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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-F 28mm F2.8
I have never read a more misleading review than the one previously posted. I've been a professional photographer/illustrator/writer for more than thirty years, and this lens has been a mainstay since the day I got it. It is so useful that I have purchased a second because I don't want to take the chance of being without one. As a landscape, scenic, portrait lens it is as useful as any in my bag or studio. At F2.8 it is fast enough for 99% of any jobs you might ask a 28mm lens to do. As to being ugly - I'm not sure when appearance trumped performance, and as to having a small focus ring - that's nonsense. This is an autofocus lens and an extremely fast and accurately focusing one at that. Therein lies its value. It has delivered multiple national magazine covers thanks in large part to its speed. It's small size makes it extremely handy on a film or digital body. There is a reason this lens is hard to find, and that is because it is possibly one of the most useful lenses Pentax has ever offered. I find no softness at 2.8 and its bokeh and clarity have never left me wanting. I rate it a must have for serious photographers.



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