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02-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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SMC 30mm f/2.8

Hi - new to the forum - I have an MX which I really love, and one of the lenses I have is a 30mm f2.8. Definitely has a different quality to the standard 50mm. People at various times have told me that it's 'rare' but I have no idea, I just bought it new with the camera. There doesn't seem to be much info about it via a straight google search. Can anyone tell me anything about it - is the quality meant to be good/bad, is it uncommon, etc? Thanks.

02-20-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Here is a link to the review of the K30/2.8, it will give you some info on the lens. The lens is more uncommon than rare.

SMC Pentax 30mm F2.8 Reviews - K Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

This web site also has some more info:

http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/wide-angle/K30f2.8.html

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This lens is not so great. give it to me
02-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Welcome to the forum.

Here is a link to the review of the K30/2.8, it will give you some info on the lens. The lens is more uncommon than rare.

SMC Pentax 30mm F2.8 Reviews - K Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

This web site also has some more info:

K 30/2.8

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Thanks gofour3 - I'm now a great deal better informed. I always thought it was a pretty decent lens, but I didn't realise that tests and opinions would be so positive. When I bought it (mid-70s?) I recall the magazines at the time being a little negative about it - "what's the point when there's a 28 and a 35" and so on. As a result, stores sold them for less than those other two sized lenses. That wasn't an insignificant factor in my purchase, I'll admit!

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This lens is not so great. give it to me
Hi there aurele - I'm not sure that your considered opinion matches up with what else I've read... I'm sure I could be persuaded though, if you have a Rickenbacker bass to swap ....
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Keep it. It is one of the best lenses pentax made.
Welcome and enjoy your stay.
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QuoteOriginally posted by recipr0kl Quote
Hi there aurele - I'm not sure that your considered opinion matches up with what else I've read... I'm sure I could be persuaded though, if you have a Rickenbacker bass to swap ....
This was a pure joke it's a very good lens, often praise. if you like taking picture keep it and use it !
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