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08-24-2016, 04:23 AM   #1
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Flexar MC 28mm F2.8

Hi there !

I'm having much fun using my 50mm F1.7 on my K-50 which gives me great results but I feel like adding a wider 28mm to my collection to move on from portrait to larger scene takes
Searching ebay, I noticed this little Flexar MC 28mm F2.8 which seems in good condition and fits in my budget. I've been quite surprised by the 62mm filter thread and seller confirmed it's a 6 blades diaphragm.

It isn't in the database and don't seem to appear much on the net, does any of you have knowledge about this lens ?

Thanks in advance for your concern !
Alexis.

08-24-2016, 04:37 AM   #2
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Hi Alexis... glad to hear you're enjoying your 50/1.7. The Flexar lens you mention is in the database, here: Vivitar (Komine 28xxxxx) 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus Lens Reviews - Vivitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database. Seems like it's pretty well regarded - just remember to set your expectations accordingly, given that it's older glass.

I have several old 28mm lenses and they're all pretty decent, especially the Takumar-A 28mm f/2.8, and the Sigma 28mm f/2.8 Mini Wide II. Neither is perfect, but they have character, and they benefit from having auto aperture control, so you can use them both in Av mode with automatic metering

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Hi BigMackCam,

Thanks a lot for your answer !

That's what I thought but wasn't sure, looks like bargain to make here, not sure it's equivalent to a Close Focus version though. Seller announces MFD at 36cm.

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Apologies, I completely mis-identified the lens, and then gave the wrong link in any case!!!

A quick dig around on Google suggests that this could also be a Soligor or Vivitar lens, but my money is on the Soligor. If it's a Vivitar, then the review in our database is here: Vivitar (Komine 28xxxxx) 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus Lens Reviews - Vivitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Both the Soligor and Vivitar designs appear to have had numerous revisions over the years, and both were produced with 62mm filter thread at one time or another...

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I also had the feeling it could be a version of the Soligor from Google results.
Well, guess I'll have to get it to check its quality !

Thanks a lot for your time

---------- Post added 08-24-16 at 03:58 PM ----------

Yeah you're right, it looks a lot like the Soligor 28mm f/2.8 w/ 62mm filter thread presented as the 2nd lens on this review except those are M42 mounts and sold one is a Pentax K.
Looks great !
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