Monday, April 1, 2019

SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6

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Pentax MZ-7, SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6

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SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6

'Five frames with the SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6, on a street shoot with the Pentax ZX-7'

The SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6, a zoom lens introduced as a kit lens to the MZ series of Pentax AF SLRs. The lens is available in both silver and black. Though plastic-bodied, the lens comes with a metal mount that fits the camera nicely and snug.

Pentaz ZX-7, SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6

The lens is solid enough for a kit lens, and has a zoom ring that is fairly smooth and not too sticky, rather stiffer around the 28mm and 80mm ranges, and has a front element that wobbles a bit.

Getting the best of the lens means looking for the 'sweet spot', which should be around f/11 at its wide end, and at f/5.6 at the long end.

Low cost and easy to find, and mostly comes included with an MZ/ZX type SLR often listed on the auction sites, the lens should do well as a beginner or backup lens, though it might not end up as a keeper.

Pentaz ZX-7, SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6

Images were shot on a roll of recently expires Fuji Superia 200, scanned at 2400 bits, and were post-processed on Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3), with final print sharpening on Google NIK Sharpener Pro 3.


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