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06-30-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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FA 28-70mm f4 vs FA 28-105mm f3.2-4.5

Hi all,

Just having a bit of a conundrum. I have the FA 28-70 f4 and i find that to be a great lens for its weight and price that i got it for.

But, an opportunity has come up for me to get a FA 28-105 f3.2-4.5, and in getting that I would have to probably consider letting the 28-70 go.

I've scoured these forums for opinion on the 28-105, and they have been positive overall.

Id just like some opinions regarding between these two lens.

Should I go for the 28-105 (more range) and get rid of the 28-70, or just keep the 28-70?

07-01-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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it might help if you listed the lenses you have and what type of shooting you do.
07-01-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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Used both lenses, actually had 2 copies of the FA 28-70mm. I think the FA 28-70mm is a tad sharper but the 28-105mm is definitely the more versatile lens in terms of focal length. Not much to choose from.
07-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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hi guys. my only other lens is an FA50mm 1.4. I shoot mostly portraits with that and the 28-70 is for general use when i need that little wider end. i dont shoot much landscape. i did have a FA 28-200 (which i have since sold). useful as it was i found it heavy to lug around and i find that i didnt end up using the long end much as i didnt really like that compressed look that long end zooms usually give (correct me if im wrong here).

if anything the 28-105 would give me more range, less magnification and similar size/weight compared to the 28-70, as sometimes i find the 28-70 a bit short. i guess ultimately it depends on the end price of the 28-105 on auction.

seems like i answered my own question. i appreciate your advice though.

creampuff, i went to your blog, really great pics there. do you still have the 28-105?


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