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01-17-2010, 11:13 PM   #1
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how good is FA 28-70mm/4 vs. DA 18-55mm II?

Hello, how good is FA 28-70mm/4 vs. DA 18-55mm II? Except loosing 18-28mm...
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aside from the focal length and constant aperture, it isn't really that better than the DA kit lens. but distortion can really be a problem for the kitlens at the wider end. the FA is a good performer honestly speaking, but there is something that is missing from it.
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I heard that between 28-55mm is better than kit lens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mec17 Quote
Hello, how good is FA 28-70mm/4 vs. DA 18-55mm II? Except loosing 18-28mm...
Regards, Edi
One thing from my reading was the FA is prone to element separation. Maybe just occasional cases, but be sure to check out the copy carefully.

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FA28-70@28mm


FA28-70@35mm


FA28-70@50mm


FA28-70@70mm
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I haven't used my FA enough to speak on the IQ of it, however I was intrigued by it as a complement to my 10-20, and for 50 bucks it was worth the shot!
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