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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2.8
I've owned this lens since the mid 80's. Although I don't consider it to be particularly sharp I used it regularly in the film era and since it's my favourite focal length for aps-c, I use it even more now. It has good contrast and pleasant colour and if I don't go overboard cropping images the sharpness is acceptable. I've adjusted infinity focus on it and I'm satisfied with the results I'm getting. Quite often there are Pentax-M, Tokina and Rikenon versions available on CL from $20 to $70C but I'm not tempted because I don't feel there's a chance of much improvement. I've included four sample images in the review. The first is of an through-arch bridge over the Fraser River. Even though it's taken through a window it shows infinity sharpness at f5.6. The second is of an elderly gentleman standing at a community bookshare station. It shows sharpness at f2.8. The third is an overhead shot at an ocean pier showing some people in the process of leaving after a public baptism ceremony while others are still engaged in conversation. The person of focus is a young man on the left side of the frame looking across the gathering to the horizon. It's shot at f6.3 and has good sharpness edge to edge. The fourth illustrates its close focus and bokeh capability. Here the subject is of a small figure in an display case ...

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