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05-13-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Need help identifying this lens

Can anyone tell me what lens this is?? It says Pentax on it and it appears to be a 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom, but the filter size says it's a 55mm. It also looks macro capable. Any help would be appreciated, here is a pic.

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05-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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It's a Sigma or Tamron, or one of those rebranded under another name like Quantaray.
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It says PENTAX right on the front but looks just like a SIGMA.
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It says 'for Pentax AF', the focus ring and distance scale almost guarantee it's a Sigma lens.

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When I briefly googled with that camera body's name, I got the impression this might've been the kit lens at the time.
05-13-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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Oh, and 55mm is the filter size, not the focal length of the lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
It says PENTAX right on the front but looks just like a SIGMA.
That is what confused me.



QuoteOriginally posted by F16 Quote
It's a Sigma or Tamron, or one of those rebranded under another name like Quantaray.
I believe you are correct. I know there are a lot of them floating around here. I was just confused by the Pentax name on the front of the lens.
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It's a Sigma. here's a Nikon version. Identical:
Sigma 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 for Nikon Details and Product Specifications - Epinions.com

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Do you guys think it's worth $80?? It comes with the camera.
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This doesn't appear to be a very common lens. It's not in our review data base and I couldn't find any reviews (any mount) on the net. Consider that as well as that for a mid range FL, it's a pretty slow lens at the long end. It's only a guess but I'm thinking that this lens is an average performer. $80 might be a bit much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr tibbs Quote
Do you guys think it's worth $80?? It comes with the camera.
You gone keep the lens and the camera?
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You gone keep the lens and the camera?
It would all depend on how good the lens is. The camera no, but possibly the lens. then again I already have a DA 18-55mm and a F 35-80mm. Who knows, maybe I'll let this one go.
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