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11-16-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Is the Pentax 28-105 f/4-5.6 any sharper than the DA 50-200? Would it be worth buying? Someone in my city is selling it used... Would it be fast enough for a good 'walk around' lens?

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I've never used the lens but there is one review in the lens database check here:
Pentax Lens Review Database - 28-105mm F4-5.6

NaCl(great resource, that database)H2O

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11-17-2007, 09:28 AM   #3
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I have the FA version, I took it over the 28-80 FA lens when I bought my PZ-1

It was a good walk around with a film body, but with the smaller sensor on a DSLR you might want something like a 16-50.

Image quality is OK and focusing on the FA version was fairly fast but the lens really needed the IR focusing assist in low light

I am presently looking to get something in the 20-70 range but much faster.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeftBehind Quote
Is the Pentax 28-105 f/4-5.6 any sharper than the DA 50-200? Would it be worth buying? Someone in my city is selling it used... Would it be fast enough for a good 'walk around' lens?

Well I had one and used it a lot on the K100D, where it performed excellently.
On the K10D, i am a little less impressed, but it is not a bad lens, slow compared to the primes I usually work with, but not too bad.
Then again for the price it is hard to say anything bad about it.

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