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02-21-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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SMC K 24-3.5 vs SMC-A 28-2.8

Hi, I have never had an A or K series lens. My pickle is:
Get a SMC-A 28mm 2.8 for 60, or
Get a SMC K 24mm 3.5 for around 100 / 120?

I shoot with a K-X and I really like the 24mm FOV but the 24 is slower and might be twice as much the price of the 28.
Do you think that there are big differences between these two lenses? Are these good prices?

Thank you in advance.
Tiago

02-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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If sharpness is important to you, you won't like the 24/3.5
I'd recommend looking for a Sigma 24mm 2.8 -- it's very sharp and will perhaps cost less than the K 3.5 -- IF you can find one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TJMag Quote
Do you think that there are big differences between these two lenses? Are these good prices?
Take a look at the user reviews on this forum, which include price information:

SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2.8 Reviews - A Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

SMC Pentax 24mm F3.5 Reviews - K Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

My own personal favorite is the K24/2.8,
a lens that I've grown to like even more after using it intensively.
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Hmm...no samples for the 24/3.5

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-sample-photo-archive/208059-pentax-s...m-f-2-8-a.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Hmm...no samples for the 24/3.5
I'm seeing samples from @Larsenio and @gofour3 on the lens review page.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
I'm seeing samples from @Larsenio and @gofour3 on the lens review page.
I was talking about the Lens Sample Archive...
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I was talking about the Lens Sample Archive...
OK, clearer now.
02-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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@johnyates - Yes, Ive been trying to find that sigma 24 for quite some time now, but no luck .

Im leaning to the A 28mm but still expecting an answer from the seller, though the pictures Larsenio posted on his k 24 review are making me quite jealous.
Thank you all for your input.

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