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02-01-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Pentax SMC P FA 28 mm - 90 mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens

Hi,

This lens is on e-bay at the moment.

Pentax SMC P FA 28 mm - 90 mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens

I have a k-x. Would this give me a) autofocus b) an improvement in picture quality over the kit lens?

If no, can anyone recommend a sub 200 lens that would cover a similar range?
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02-01-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
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That lens is definitely autofocus. But probably about the same IQ as the kit lens; could be better, could be worse, depending upon the one you get (and your kit lens). Th FA 28-70 f/4 is probably a little better, as is the FA 24-90 f/3.5-4.5, if you can find them - I think there is one of the latter in the marketplace right now, for about your price. The F 35-70 f/3.5-4.5 has a more limited range, but really nice IQ as well, and doesn't cost much. Hope that helps!
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F, FA, and DA lenses are autofocus. You might want to check the lens reviews here: Pentax Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
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Many thanks to you both. Looking speculatively really. I was given a 50mm prime manual lens which is awesome but my focussing eye is not quite there yet. The price of this kens attracted me! Will look in the marketplace.

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