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My New Toy
Posted By: MrEspie, 07-14-2009, 09:05 PM

I just bought a Pentax-A Zoom 28-80mm off of another forum member and, while it'll never win any awards for build quality (focus damping is nonexistent), I'm rather hard-pressed to but it down. The image quality coming out of the macro mode is something I really wouldn't have expected from this rather unassuming lens. I'd say it was certainly worth the $30 I paid for it. I hope you'll all agree.

I love the bokeh especially - it's reminiscent of some of those oddball European normal lenses.

That's it for now, but I think these three are probably the best of the lot anyways.
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07-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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I really like that 2nd shot. Has the feel of looking through antique glass. That lens certainly does get harassed and/or written off as complete junk almost universally. But so does the Holga...
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Nice shots! From the last shot (or from the subject) you could get awesome abstract image!
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second shots perspective is really nice

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That was the lens that came with my P30t, and I hardly ever removed it. I didn't try many macro shots but set at f8 in aperture priority it made a great travelling/tourist lens.

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