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12-25-2011, 10:20 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
For a budget manual general-purpose 'normal' lens, get an M28/2.8
...or any of the huge host of available 28mm lenses from multiple makers. Most are as good or better than the M 28/2.8 and almost all are inexpensive.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...or any of the huge host of available 28mm lenses from multiple makers. Most are as good or better than the M 28/2.8 and almost all are inexpensive.
Well yeah, I was just trying to keep it in the family. My faves are my three fast 28s, all acquired cheap in one lucky week: first the Vivitar-Kiron f/2.5 (US$20), then the Tamron BBAR f/2.5 (US$4), then the best, the Vivitar-Komine f/2 CFWA (US$18). The Tokina-made f/2.8s labeled Access AMC Macro and Soligor were cheap too, as was the amazingly sharp A-type TOU 5-Star f/2.8. Are many many options.

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In general, the A setting will help you take better photos. Bokeh / sharpness are fine, but useless when you accidentally overexpose by 2 stops.
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