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Pentax-smcp-fa-28-70mm-f-4-0.33343092
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Pentax SMCP-FA 28-70mm f/4.0

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMCP-FA 28-70mm f/4.0

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Jyrkira, pentaxforums.com
28 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had two of these lenses both have similar pros and cons. From 28-45mm 28-70/4 is actually quite nice. Good contrast and shapness. Unfortunately tele end is unusable soft.
  • Pros: Sharp and contrasty between 28-45mm
  • Cons: Feels cheaply made, very soft at tele end.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

nono, pentaxforums.com
30 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The FA 28-70 (regular f/4, not FA*) has been one of the lenses I amost always keep at hand for at least a few months, but this is the first time I really use it so much.
  • Pros: close focus
  • Cons: a little soft
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joojoo2010, pentaxforums.com
22 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Good one
  • Pros: Sharp,colors,contrast,size,weight,af sharp
  • Cons: 0nly 28mm, nolens hood
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

shawnbo, pentaxforums.com
22 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens from a retailer clearing inventory, at an excellent price. Turned out to be a good value - decent sharpness, relatively compact and reasonably good materials and construction. It hunts for focus, but I don't use this lens for action photos, so this is a minor drawback. It doesn't get as much use as other lenses in my system, but if conditions are going to be rough, I can relax knowing trashing it won't be a financial disaster.
  • Pros: Constant aperture, value, good construction
  • Cons: No hood provided
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Omnis, pentaxforums.com
18 May 2012
  • Excerpt: - 40cm-3m is very short distance of focus, therefore, we cannot expected any good bokeh here expected the subject within 3m.
  • Pros: Common FA lens...
  • Cons: Soft at f4 and f5.6, build quality
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

theunartist, pentaxforums.com
11 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a nice little lens and is at least equal to the Kit Lens 18-55 in IQ, value and handling. For me, it's biggest drawback is the wide end, not really wide enough and close focus distance but the longer end to 70mm is a very very usable focal length!
  • Pros: Constant f4, 70mm, lightweight, relatively sharp
  • Cons: Not really wide enough
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Alizarine, pentaxforums.com
31 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The FA 28-70 f/4 is probably one of Pentax's most underrated lenses. It features a constant aperture in an ultralight package, coupled with an very good optical formula. I've owned it for close to a year now and been using it most of the time so I hope I do justice for this lens with the following review. Unfortunately for this lens I just acquired the FA 28-105 f/4-5.6 PZ so it will now sit in the box more often. I also wish I had a hood for it too.
  • Pros: light, inexpensive, fairly sharp
  • Cons: seemingly weak build, focus throw too short
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

victordeamorin, pentaxforums.com
19 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens after having been disappointed by the Tamron 28-75, a pretty good lens but my main problem with it was size and weight.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Cheap and poor construction and handling
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

gut1kor, pentaxforums.com
3 September 2011
  • Excerpt: After reading many good reviews, I bought this lens over ebay. My main purpose was to have the 50mm> focal length for portraits. My 18-55mm kit and 16-45mm wide zooms are good but fall short in the focal range.
  • Pros: Surprisingly sharp, color rendition, light weight
  • Cons: No hood, build quality
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Clarkey, pentaxforums.com
21 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a great film solution - I used this lens extensively with a MZ-5n and was very pleasantly impressed.
  • Pros: Size, Weight, Simple, neutral rendering, small filter
  • Cons: Contrast loss without a hood, a bit constrictive for a digital zoom
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