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Pentax 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC P-FA
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Pentax 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC P-FA

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC P-FA

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Bob Conrad, pentaxforums.com
12 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Light weight, wide to tele focal lengths, pleasing results make this a keeper in my book. And I will be able to use it on the new full frame digitals, in case someone decides to donate one to further my photographic pursuits! Buy now before the crowd decides it is undervalued.
  • Pros: Price, full frame, color saturation, contrast,
  • Cons: plastic mount, sharpness at wide aperture, barrel distortion
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

dchemist, pentaxforums.com
10 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Just a quick data-point... Picked this up for $10 at Goodwill.
  • Pros: inexpensive
  • Cons: not the sharpest lens in my bag
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Freddie-O, pentaxforums.com
30 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This poor little lens does seem to be one of the 'whipping boys' of the range. It is, even so, an SMC Pentax lens, with a very useful range, efficient auto focus, great contrast and colour saturation, and can be picked up pretty cheaply. What's not to like?
  • Pros: Useful range, lightweight, good value for money.
  • Cons: Silver finish is a little dated!
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

swen_blueneon, pentaxforums.com
12 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Just to say..good value for money. I use it on K-x in some scenes instead of 18-55 and that's it.
  • Pros: Cheap, fast, light
  • Cons: Little softy, plastic mount
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Alizarine, pentaxforums.com
22 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Little can be said abut this lens. It's a good kit for starters, because of its price and zoom range. IQ is so-so, but not for prints. Bokeh is also good when the shots are made outdoors, and it doesn't render points of light very well, also masses of leaves.
  • Pros: range, price, light
  • Cons: soft all the way, built, harsh contrast
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Sagitta, pentaxforums.com
23 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Its replaced my DA 18-55 as my 'kit' lens due to its longer reach. At 90mm its equivalent to an old-school 135mm on my K-x, which is a nice length to have available.
  • Pros: Lightweight, inexpensive, speedy with decent quality images
  • Cons: Feels cheap, has a bad rep
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

filmamigo, pentaxforums.com
8 January 2008
  • Excerpt: The proof is in the pudding -- pictures taken with this lens look great. If you pixel peep, it is softer in the corners. But overall the resolution is good, contrast is crisp and the colours are great.
  • Pros: Great colour, very sharp in the centre, light weight, excellent price/performance.
  • Cons: No distance scale, front element rotates, flimsy manual focus ring.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

gremlindesign, pentaxforums.com
21 June 2007
  • Excerpt: I've had this lens for a while. I originally used it on a k1000, but found there to be minor issues with the old body and new lens. I had to have the aperture lever repaired once because the k1000 was a bit hard on it. On my PZ-1 it's been nothing but creamy goodness.
  • Pros: CHEAP! Good AF speed, Aperture Ring
  • Cons: Plastic build, filter size is a bit big, no DOF scale
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