Pentax-A SMC 28mm f/2.8 F2.8

Adam Maas adam at mawz.ca
Tue Jul 13 23:25:32 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 9:32 PM, Eric Weir <eeweir at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> On Jul 13, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Adam Maas wrote:
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>> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Eric Weir <eeweir at bellsouth.net> wrote:
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>>> On Jul 13, 2010, at 3:41 PM, J.C. O'Connell wrote:
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>>>> you may want to consider the K28/3.5 version, its
>>>> reputation is better than both m or a versions.
>>>
>>> . . . .
>>>
>>> I'm a bit unclear about K as a lens series versus K as a type of lens mount. Until this thread I assumed all -- or almost all -- Pentax lenses were K lenses. I gather now they are distinct classifications. However, as a reference to a lens series, I think I have yet to encounter a K lens.
>>
>> A brief history of Pentax K mount.
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>> . . . .
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>> Pentax lens lines:
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> Thanks for the informative history, Adam. However, I don't see where in the evolution of Pentax lenses I would find "the K28/3.5 version" recommended by J.C. Contrary to what I'd just begun assuming, there seems to be no K series of lenses.
>

Right here:

  "SMC Pentax - Original K mount lenses, often referred to as K lenses.
Many lenses are holdover designs from the SMC Takumar screwmount
lenses."

-Adam




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