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07-11-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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opinion of older lensesauto zoom lenses

I have two older lenses the PENTAX smc28-105 FA1:4-5.6 power zoom and the PENTAX SMC 100-300 FA 1:4-5.6 power zoom, both were used with my PZ-1

How do they compare to the newer ones as far as use with the k10.

07-11-2008, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hmm.. I would say they rate as good as or maybe a little worse quality than the kit lenses (18-55mm & 50-200mm)
This is on Digital. They might be good on 35mm, but the K10D demands a little more from its lenses..

If they are FA-J... remember the "J" stands for "Junk"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shashinki Quote
Hmm.. I would say they rate as good as or maybe a little worse quality than the kit lenses (18-55mm & 50-200mm)
This is on Digital. They might be good on 35mm, but the K10D demands a little more from its lenses..

If they are FA-J... remember the "J" stands for "Junk"
Actually they are KAF2 mount lenses, and I have both the 28-105 and the 28-80

Image quality and contrast is quite good even on a K10, and the K10 allows you to use the motor in the lens to zoom, but unfortunately the better functions such as image size tracking are not supported.

Note however, they are not internal focusing lenses, and the front element rotates.
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