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11-14-2007, 01:16 PM   #16
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I've wanted that lens for so long, now that i know what I want to be shooting I am selling off my other lenses and will prolly replace my current walk around lens with this one.

Anyone wanna buy my lenses?
Hey Buddha,

Nice to see you back!

Be warned about the 35-105. It is absolutely one of the best zooms ever made...period!
The contrast and color saturation are superb and sharpness is not a problem anywhere across the span of focal lengths. And it actually has a macro feature that is worthwhile.

But, the lens is so well constructed, all metal, and has so many elements, that it is considerably heavier than contempory lenses.

To me, it is worth the weight for handicap for the production capabilities of this lens.

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Hopefully I'm not totally spamming this thread, but does any one have any opinions of the Tamron 28-75 XR f2.8 lens again Pentax primes?

I find the Pentax primes to be very sharp, but I've hard the Tamron is also decently sharp as well. Makes me wonder if maybe I should just go with the Tamron to cover the entire 28-75 focal length.
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I was thinking of selling my Tamron 28-75mm to help fund the DA* 50-135mm but I might hold onto it now the I see this thread. Wonder how the DA50-135mm compare against the Tamron 28-75mm on sharpness.
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by now you know I have one and love it ... but according to the pics I saw from codiac in benjikan's thread on the 50-135, you get what you pay for. This one: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/118237-post56.html I'd say the 50-135 is in another league. Oh, and that coming from a pro, who has the Tamron and loves it himself too.

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If you look at those results and conclude the Tamron is better then who am I to argue with you I know which one of those 2 I would rather like to have though.
If I could put the Nikon lens on my Pentax body then I'd agree with you, but as I can't then...
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If I could put the Nikon lens on my Pentax body then I'd agree with you, but as I can't then...
He said "best lens ever". And since you cannot directly compare the Nikon and Pentax mtf graphs and the Tamron has not been tested by photozone for Pentax, I had to use a Nikon lens to show that the claim was false.

Its very good and for the low price its great value, I frequently recommend it to others.
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If you paid $36, that's a good deal!
No such luck. Add $100 to that.
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My 2 cents

QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
Hopefully I'm not totally spamming this thread, but does any one have any opinions of the Tamron 28-75 XR f2.8 lens again Pentax primes?

I find the Pentax primes to be very sharp, but I've hard the Tamron is also decently sharp as well. Makes me wonder if maybe I should just go with the Tamron to cover the entire 28-75 focal length.
I don't do measure-bating, so here's just one person's subjective opinion. I own the Tamron, and the following Pentax primes -- FA35, FA50, FA77, and D-FA100 macro. The Tamron is a great lens -- good build quality and excellent image quality at all apertures and all focal lengths. But it doesn't quite measure up to the Pentax primes in terms of image quality. Almost but not quite.

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