Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMCP-FA 28-70mm f/4.0
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17 January 2015
Excerpt: Just bought this lens on the bay for a very low price. Sharpness is good from 6.3 upwards. The zoom ring of my copy is rather difficult to use (not smooth at all!). The colors of the pictures are good (saturated Pentax colors). The longer end is softer.
Pros: Light, cheap, colors, sharpness stopped down
Cons: Soft at f4, zoom ring not smooth at all (my copy)
Excerpt: I'm really torn and divided about this lens. It is capable of producing very sharp and crisp images. Colors come out lively and there is good contrast in the images. It reminds me of my FA 43mm in some ways. Aberrations are minimal and I think that comes from the aspherical lens element.
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.
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!
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...