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11-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Anyone use the FA 28-105mm F4-5.6 with their K-r?

Reason I ask is that there are 3 different FA lenses with this focal length and this one (SMC-Pentax FA 28-105mm F4-5.6) is rated the highest on this forum by users, but it also has Power Zoom and I don't think I can use that on my K-r. I suppose it wouldn't matter so much. I am more interested in image quality than power zoom. I suppose it would just work as a manual zoom/auto focus. Is anyone out there with a K-r using this lens?



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11-05-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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I have the FA 28-105 PZ lens. You can use it with your Kr but not all of its power zoom functions. It's a nice lens actually. It is not the very best of them but it's a good one regardless.
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Thanks for your response. Which do you think is the best in that focal range?
11-06-2011, 07:20 AM   #4
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I have the 28-105 3.2-4.5 that I use as my walk around lens. I really like the colors, but it's not the fastest focusing lens. Check out my Picasa site, most were taken with that lens.

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Of the 3 versions, by far the best version of the 28-105mm is the one with the f/3.2 maximum aperture, speaking as someone who has owned all three in the past.
This lens delivers nice punchy colors.

11-06-2011, 01:43 PM   #6
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Thank you for your responses. Beautiful pictures. The color is really rich. I need a lens in that focal range and I want one that is sharp as possible with really nice color.
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I'll third the 28-105 f3.2-4.5 recommendation. This is one of those cases where the reviews have it wrong. If its build quality were higher, it might be considered a Pentax classic...
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