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12-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Pentax K01 + SMC 28mm M F2.8

I just got a pentax SMC M 28mm F2.8 from ebay for $31 shipped. Lens looks like new, focus ring is smooth as butter, very compact and well built.. Its very dull and grey outside so i havent found much anything to photo -- this was on my lunch break just outside my work.

cropped 50% of the photo out to get rid of unwanted clutter. Lightroom 4.2 for post processing to add contrast, maybe a bit too much. I think its F5.6 100 iso



12-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Great find! Can't go wrong with that purchase judging by the image!
12-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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The M28/2.8 is probably my favorite manual lens on the K-01 - nice and small, and easy to focus. A hood helps a little with the contrast (I use the short round metal type).
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I just receivied my white K-01 last night and my M 28/2.8 was the first lens that I put on it. As THoog says nice and small and I think the M series of lenses look right at home on the white body.

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Nice. Might get one of these.
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Nice.

Can't wait to pick up a 28mm.. After the kit 18-55mm, the Pentax-m 50mm f2 was my first lens purchase for the K-01. After that I went to Rokinon 85mm f1.4... I'm really loving manual glass.

Both are just that little too long though... I think the 28mm would be perfect for me.

Going to LA and Vegas soon. Am thinking of maybe just taking the 50mm and 28mm to save weight and sace.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Plainfaced Quote
maybe just taking the 50mm and 28mm to save
This is what I do with my K-01 these days. A 24mm would be fantastic too, but usually much more expensive than 28mm. I have a Sigma Super Wide II 24mm, but it's sensitive bright light even with a hood. Skin tone is often blown out if the sun is behind me.
I have a bunch of 28mm's from different brands, but when it comes to color the SMC coating is the real deal.
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Just purchased a Pentax-M SMC 28mm f2.8 on eBay.

Didn't think they were so pricey. I got my 50mm f2 for $50 AUD... But in Aus and International, looks as though they were going anywhere between $50 and $150..

Had my eye on the f3.5. Never really heard of it before, but the price was getting a little high. So I just jumped on an f2.8... Looks to be in good condition.. Can't wait to try it out.

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Here's one with the M28 f2.8- albeit with a K20D...

09-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #10
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F-- error with smx 28mm manual lens

I'm bumping this thread, hopefully somebody can help. I bought a k-01 and an SMC manual focus 28mm lens. It sounds from some threads like this combo can work, but I am getting the F-- error on the screen, which I believe means the camera and kens cannot communicate. Is it possible the lens is too old and doesn't have the right electronic connections even though it is a manual focus lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by joflaig Quote
but I am getting the F-- error on the screen
Have you set your menu to Custom 3 > 16. Using Aperture Ring > 2 Enable?

Better still, have a read of this excellent thread, particularly the first post, which explains a lot when it comes to using manual lenses on your K-01:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-camera-articles/217034-k-01-m...en-button.html

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