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01-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #31
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CPC 28/2.8 macro.Like someone else in this thread I have been knows to walk around shooting old pieces of wood.Have another
28mm Rikenon but have misplaced it but it will turn up.
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Nice, Jake. Yesterday was the first time I really got out & shot my CPC 28mm. I find it's nearly unusable wide-open, but sharpens up nicely at f/8. Mine has the A-setting, so I can just set focus to infinity at f/8 and wave it around like a point-n-shoot .

At the marina yesterday afternoon - *istD & CPC 28/2.8 macro (taken thru the windshield!)



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Thanks.I have the m version,like yours it seems to have a wide depth of field.Have used it wide open and don't remember it being that bad.Will take it to the mailbox today and shoot some wide open to check it out.Would like to shoot a landscape but pretty hazy today.
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28mm CPC wide open

Looks a little soft at times
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QuoteOriginally posted by bjake Quote
Looks a little soft at times
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Those aren't bad at all - you've got a better copy than mine I think. Here's the same shot I posted earlier (at f/8) - but this one was wide-open. Soft & fuzzy, altho the bokeh looks better


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Detail at f8 was definitely sharper but wide open isn't too bad.
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I <3 my F 28mm

Its the widest lens I own, and is more than enough for the shooting I do. Its probably my most practical and clean-cut lens I use












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Three portrait shots taken from my FA28 K-x combo in this thread...
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.Still, though, 28mm is sort of a "lost" focal length for APS-C. A little too wide as a "normal" and and not really wide enough if that is what you need. I have two 28s, but they see very little use on the K10D despite being my fav's on my 35mm film cameras.

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Not at all Steve. 28mm is probably the best lens for landscapes, quite wide and having the lease distortion, distortion is more at 24mm and then the wider you go the more the distortion. If the scene exceeds the 28mm perspective just stitch !

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Here's three from the Zeiss 28/2.8 :



This one probably won't look so hot on the forum .. the link to it on my SumgMug is here : Shanghai by Night - Frogfish's Photos



This one is from the M28/2.8

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...as well as the off-brand, dirt cheap, and Vivitar clubs!! Still, though, 28mm is sort of a "lost" focal length for APS-C. A little too wide as a "normal" and and not really wide enough if that is what you need. I have two 28s, but they see very little use on the K10D despite being my fav's on my 35mm film cameras.

A gallery showing good work might be just what the focal length need!


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I have to agree with you here. The 28 is a little too wide for normal and vice versa. I tend to use in this order my 35mm, 28mm and 50mm. I use the 28 much much more often than the 50mm. I generally would not use a 28 as a walk around but in specific areas and projects the 28 shines; the 28mm does well for me indoors and/or tight areas.

Kx + Pentax M 28/2.8






Very very tight crop...

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Sears 28mm f2.8

Mailbox trip in a little different conditions from yesterday,iso 200 f11 barn 1.125 vally 1/60
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I also find 28mm a bit of an inbetweener focal length, prefering (what I see as) the more natural fov of 24mm (35mm efl) and the concise, easy to compose with 35mm (efl 50mm). But 28's are plentiful and cheap, so I picked up a 28mm f3.5 to go with my MX. And taking it out on my K7, I did actually enjoy the focal length, and welcomed the discovery that it performed perfectly fine at max. aperture - makes life a lot simpler being able to use Av mode!

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K10D + Pentax M 28/2.8

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K100D, Image 28/2.8 (52mm version)

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From Sunday's outing... It was COLD!!
FA28 no cropping... Love this focal length, so easy to shoot with!
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