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03-07-2016, 02:02 AM   #1
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Sony FE28: How it compares to Pentax 28mm?

I plan to get Sony FE28 and was wondering if anyone compared against Pentax K28/3.5? I have K28 and was wondering if worth getting FE28.

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03-07-2016, 02:34 AM   #2
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Whats your expectations?

f2 vs f3.5
Plenty of distortion that needs 100% correction in software as part of its 'design' vs more traditional optical correction (with some distortion leftover)
AF vs MF
Price difference too (K28/3.5 being cheaper)


I've tried the FE28 quite a bit.
My conclusion was that if I wanted an AF,f2 28mm w/o too much money as FE lenses go (ie. not cheap), I'd just get it. (this as well as if I trusted Sony enough in the long term with keeping a mount around long enough)
So exactly for the reasons against the conclusion, I stuck with the Pentax K28/3.5.
03-07-2016, 02:19 PM   #3
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the fe28 has much nicer bokeh, k28/3.5 can fail pretty badly there, and of course the fe28 wins at wider apertures.

fe28 distortion is pretty serious, but if you have the right raw developer the in-camera corrections should only apply to jpeg, so you should be able to exercise control over it, but correcting distortion lowers the resolution across the entire image.
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