Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-24-2016, 07:39 AM - 1 Like   #1
Veteran Member
zmohie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: egypt
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 384
I'm now dfa 28-105 user!!!

Thanks to all advisors here and a special thanks to Adam.
Today I bought a dfa 28-105 from my old and trusted store Alsalam store Abu Dhabi.
I tested the lens to avoid any decentering issue. It is perfect and has a silent smooth drive focus motor. It is almost silent may be the focus ring of the camera is higher than it.
Sharpeness is promising and the color rendering is similar to the prime lenses. The contrast is amazing.
The harmony with the camera is noticeable. Thanks Pentax you made a very good kit lens though the price has to be like competitors or make it 400$
At this price you can attract more consumers to the system as fuji did with the excellent kit lens XF 18-55.

05-24-2016, 07:49 AM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,390
Nice to see that you like your lens. Happy shooting.
05-24-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,526
I got the DFA24-70 as general purpose lens and landscape... but given the depth of field on FF at f2.8, I wonder if I shouldn't have gotten the DFA28-105 instead. Because I shot a lot at f8 , f11 , f16 and up to f22... and so the DFA28-105 would be more versatile.
05-24-2016, 01:32 PM   #4
Veteran Member
zmohie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: egypt
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 384
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
I got the DFA24-70 as general purpose lens and landscape... but given the depth of field on FF at f2.8, I wonder if I shouldn't have gotten the DFA28-105 instead. Because I shot a lot at f8 , f11 , f16 and up to f22... and so the DFA28-105 would be more versatile.
But you got extra 4mm and this important for landscape work.

05-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #5
Veteran Member
Dr_who's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 690
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
I got the DFA24-70 as general purpose lens and landscape... but given the depth of field on FF at f2.8, I wonder if I shouldn't have gotten the DFA28-105 instead. Because I shot a lot at f8 , f11 , f16 and up to f22... and so the DFA28-105 would be more versatile.

And you can always stop down which you probably are doing anyways for landscape photos. The 28-105 is tempting thou
05-25-2016, 03:55 PM   #6
Veteran Member
zmohie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: egypt
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 384
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Dr_who Quote
And you can always stop down which you probably are doing anyways for landscape photos. The 28-105 is tempting thou
And here is a very heavy cropped sample dfa at the 28 mm
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-1  Photo 
05-27-2016, 07:07 AM   #7
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 39
is there any comparisons out there between the DFA 28-105 and the DFA 24-70?

I have the 24-70 and honestly, its damn heavy. Like to the point where it becomes hard to actually walk around with it for long periods of time. If there isn't a massive drop in quality the 28-105 may honestly be a better choice for many people specifically because of this.
05-27-2016, 10:01 AM   #8
Veteran Member
zmohie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: egypt
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 384
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Ginnipe Quote
is there any comparisons out there between the DFA 28-105 and the DFA 24-70?

I have the 24-70 and honestly, its damn heavy. Like to the point where it becomes hard to actually walk around with it for long periods of time. If there isn't a massive drop in quality the 28-105 may honestly be a better choice for many people specifically because of this.
I think the main advantage of dfa 24-70 over 28-105 is the constant aperture over variable aperture otherwise the 28-105 is beating it regarding the sharpness and versatility.

05-28-2016, 03:41 AM   #9
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 39
QuoteOriginally posted by zmohie Quote
I think the main advantage of dfa 24-70 over 28-105 is the constant aperture over variable aperture otherwise the 28-105 is beating it regarding the sharpness and versatility.
Can you point me to a test of that so I can see how big the difference is?
05-28-2016, 09:10 AM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 908
QuoteOriginally posted by Ginnipe Quote
is there any comparisons out there between the DFA 28-105 and the DFA 24-70?

I have the 24-70 and honestly, its damn heavy. Like to the point where it becomes hard to actually walk around with it for long periods of time. If there isn't a massive drop in quality the 28-105 may honestly be a better choice for many people specifically because of this.
If you come from the DA*16-50 you wil be very dissapointed at missing the 4 wide mm. That is why I got the 15-30 as well. But that lens is even bulkier than the 24-70 and to be honest , I see myself gettin the 24-70 as well. I don't see myself slogging around all the time with the 15-30 when I "need" something wider
05-28-2016, 01:16 PM   #11
New Member
mir156's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 15
QuoteOriginally posted by Ginnipe Quote
is there any comparisons out there between the DFA 28-105 and the DFA 24-70?

I have the 24-70 and honestly, its damn heavy. Like to the point where it becomes hard to actually walk around with it for long periods of time. If there isn't a massive drop in quality the 28-105 may honestly be a better choice for many people specifically because of this.
Source: Ephotozine
http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/mw690/4a9d0e16gw1f3zdl3ggagj21e03344qp.jpg
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dfa, dslr, focus, full frame, full-frame, k-1, k1, kit, lens, pentax k-1, price, store
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any test shot with K-1 for FA 77mm DA* 55 and DFA 28-105? rlatjsrud Pentax Full Frame 9 09-11-2016 11:10 PM
dfa 28-105 users zmohie Pentax K-1 16 05-24-2016 02:04 AM
Dfa 28-105 lr cal PENFRED Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 2 05-15-2016 05:57 PM
Hello, I'm now a pentax user, and I dont decide which lenses are better. rmgabor1993 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 8 04-23-2016 09:35 AM
The Pentax DFA 28-105 declasses Nikon and Canons similar offerings beholder3 Pentax Full Frame 7 03-04-2016 10:47 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:21 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top