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03-29-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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FA 28-200 as a walkaround lens?

How's the Pentax FA 28-200 f/3.5-5.6 as a walkaround lens on a dSLR? I don't do much landscape stuff, so I don't think I'd really miss the long end. What I would like basically is more reach for casual and candid shots... and I have the opportunity to get this very cheap ($60 with a film body for good measure!)

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is it this one? FA 28-200/3.8-5.6 AL [IF]
that's a fantastic price for that lens! i bought the tamron equivalent for $155 on this forum and it seems decent. autofocus is slow tho

there are very positive reviews on Fred Miranda's site
FM Reviews - AF 28-200MM F/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical (IF) Macro
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
is it this one? FA 28-200/3.8-5.6 AL [IF]
that's a fantastic price for that lens! i bought the tamron equivalent for $155 on this forum and it seems decent. autofocus is slow tho

there are very positive reviews on Fred Miranda's site
FM Reviews - AF 28-200MM F/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical (IF) Macro
Thanks for the pointers, I'm glad to hear it! I guess it will be a "poor-man's 18-250" for me

Actually, for $60 (assuming I get it) he's offering the MZ-10 film body (a pretty nice one!) and this lens *and* the 28-80 kit lens. Hmmm, camera bag too! Though I don't think that last one is worth anything in this day and age... it's basically the 18-55mm kit lens without the crop factor So it's a real good deal, hope I get it.
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