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08-16-2014, 04:21 PM - 2 Likes   #151
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Nice, with vibrant colors!

Walking down Main Street during the holidays last year - M28/3.5
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Nice, with vibrant colors!
Thanks, Paul. Some time even a cheap polarizer makes huge difference.
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DSLR fun with 28mm: Club for any 28mm lens

I had fun wandering around Auckland on the weekend (over there for a few days). I'm quite pleased with this:


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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Nice, with vibrant colors!

Walking down Main Street during the holidays last year - M28/3.5

Nice composition, light, and colours

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Nice composition, light, and colours
Thanks! Love the eye-catching signage in your Auckland shot. What a great city - I was there about 20 yrs ago & I'm dying to return!

Taken just before the sun set while walking the dogs in the woods. I did some exposure corrections in post, but did not boost saturation or vibrance.
M28/3.5 (xposted to M Club)
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SMC Pentax K 28/2.0

This is my prized 28mm - shot is xposted.

I also have the Pentax K 28/3.5, Pentax F 28/2.8, Pentax A 28/2, W-Komura 28/3.5, KMC Komuranon 28/2.8, Super Takumar 28/3.5 (posts to follow as I accumulate some material)



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I'm xposting this one in the bokeh thread. I was surprised the M 28mm can deliver such bokeh and detail.


Intense red
, with first version Pentax M 28mm f2.8
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I'm xposting this one in the bokeh thread. I was surprised the M 28mm can deliver such bokeh and detail.


Intense red
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Very nice - sometimes I think about getting an M28/2.8 to go with my f/3.5. I also own an Image 28/2.8, and a CPC 28/2.8 macro, so I don't really need another 28mm. But then, its not really a question of "need" .

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Very nice - sometimes I think about getting an M28/2.8 to go with my f/3.5.
Thanks! I was surprised that the M 28mm f2.8 is usually ranked as one of the worst Pentax 28mm lenses. In my experience it is decently sharp even wide open, and it has nice vibrant colours and bokeh. Its my first 28mm on digital, though. I only had an old Revue on a Zenit camera, but its rather soft and I never got the m39 adapter. But wow, you seem to have a nice collection! And you post some very nice photos around here, too
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I had an M 28 2.8, it was super sharp, but then I got an A 28 2.8 and sold the M almost immediately. I should have compared them.

A few weeks later I got a Rikenon XR 28 2.8 and it was so much better than the A 28 at all apertures (especially color rendering - yes I was surprised) that I sold the A and now my only 28 is the Rikenon. But I always tell myself I should have checked the M vs the A, the pictures I took with the M do look nice, even though I didn't know what I was doing back then.

Recently I passed on a K1000 with an M 28 3.5 like the one PaulH has, but I ended up using the money towards my new K-r body. There was an M 50 1.7 and a flash in the 50 dollar deal, too... shoulda gone for it. But the K-r deal was too good (almost new for 150...) and I needed a "wife camera" since she hated the Optio RZ18 and wouldn't give me my K20D back...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I was surprised the M 28mm can deliver such bokeh and detail.
On close subjects it can do very nicely, although as your shot and mine below show, the wide-open bokeh highlights do have rather distinct haloes:



QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I was surprised that the M 28mm f2.8 is usually ranked as one of the worst Pentax 28mm lenses.
The usual complaint is that people find it blah, lacking pixie dust. But I've always liked mine. Admittedly I haven't used it recently; I mainly keep it with the idea that it makes part of a great compact kit with the MX and M50/1.7.

QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
sometimes I think about getting an M28/2.8 to go with my f/3.5
Other than speed, the 3.5 is probably better all around (it's scarcely any bigger than the 2.8, although it is a bit heavier). But the 2.8 is cheap and small, so no harm picking one up and trying it.

BTW I am talking about version I of the M28/2.8.
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Cosmicar "A" 28mm F2.8




I've been all over the forum looking for info on this lens. Just picked on up...in the mail to me. Hopefully mine will do as well as yours. Cheers.

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Nice shots. When I lived in the mountains farther north, we used to see the northern lights once in a while. Very surreal!

Yep, it was a shame about the mini-wide, but... it happens once in a while. I have two other 28mm lenses, a Pentax-M, f: 2.8 and a Sears MC f:2.8 Macro. I've never used this particular focal length much. I also just bought a very nice Sigma 75-300mm Macro lens for the bargain-basement price of $10.00! I'm going to take it out this evening when it cools down a little and see what I can come up with. We've got a large rail yard just on the edge of town, so.... we'll see.

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So sorry to hear that your $5 buy is a bummer. That's how it goes sometimes. A Cosmicar A 28/2.8 is on it's way. Keeping my fingers/toes crossed. I also have a Sears. I pulled it apart to try and fix the fix the focusing. The ring turns without doing it's job. So far, I can't figure out how the plastic ring grip the metal focus ring underneath the plastic part. Maybe someone here have ideas.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
This is my prized 28mm - shot is xposted.

I also have the Pentax K 28/3.5, Pentax F 28/2.8, Pentax A 28/2, W-Komura 28/3.5, KMC Komuranon 28/2.8, Super Takumar 28/3.5 (posts to follow as I accumulate some material)



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You really love the 28's

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You really love the 28's
Indeed it is a nice focal length and there are many nice lenses available. I have to cull my collection though. I am currently evaluating these lenses and sadly a couple must go. I absolutely love the Pentax A 28mm f2. Very small and light, but produces lovely images and bokeh. The Pentax K 28mm f2 is simply stunning, but weighs a tonne - both these lenses have their place. The Pentax F is nice but is not as good as the former two just mentioned. I am currently working out how important AF is and indications are that it is largely unnecessary ... so it might go ;(
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Back on Main Street with the M28/3.5 (xposted)
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