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02-24-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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FA 28-70... Brilliant?

Or.. at least nice enough to spend 120 bucks on? I find that when I use my kit 18-55 I tend to be in the range of 35ish mm or 55mm and wanting more. I just picked up the *50-135 which is amazing, but also, about 2 pounds. I'm thinking the FA 28-75 f4 is a nice range for general use, add on the wide end in a prime later, and it's faster at the focal lengths i use most on the kit. does anyone have good words for this guy? I saw some reviews in the database, just lookin for a couple more maybe?

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There is a discussion on the FA 28-70 f/4 here
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If it's strictly a budget issue then the Pentax is a fine lens. I've owned the lens and only 'traded up' for the extra speed and close focus of the Tamron. You'll spend about 3x as the current used price of a Pentax. The Pentax does have the advantage of smaller size and weight, so that could also be a consideration.
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Go get Tamron 28-75 f2.8


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