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FA 28mm F2.8 AL - Some Test Shots
Posted By: legacyb4, 02-23-2009, 10:06 AM

Doing a temporary lens swap with another member on the forum (dugrant135) and since you don't see this lens mentioned much, thought it'd be worth posting a few test shots from it.

There's a touch of flare coming in on the 3rd photo as I was shooting with the sun coming at me through the window to the right side of the pic. Also, my daughter wasn't feeling so good on Saturday thus the lack of her usual beaming smile.

The only post-processing were some exposure tweaks (still wrestling with under-exposure on my K20D) and brightness bumps (for your PC users). Otherwise, I'm finding I really like the color saturation, nice contrasty results, and fast AF coming off this lens as well as the diminutive size of the lens on the K20D!

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02-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing these test shots, looks good to me.
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Sealed the deal on the FA 28mm (thanks, dugrant153!) last night; guess what I bought helped him fund the purchase of a DA 21mm. Here are some quick and dirty shots for those who wonder just how much a 7mm spread can affect your FOV. All taken from the same seated spot back to back.

FA 28mm

DA 21mm

FA 28mm

DA 21mm

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The FA 28mm FOV really works well for basic landscapes:

medium range views

bird's eye views

close ups

and low light


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