In the last post we welcomed my 3rd copy of the smc-A 50/2.8 macro, a 1:2 wonder that gets high marks everywhere. This copy is as good as the other two and might focus a bit more smoothly. Next up is the F 17-28mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye zoom. I really like the K17/4 Fish-Eye but this does as well and I finally found a sub-$200 copy; that's a real surprise in the new post-anouncement, imminent-36×34 'FF' Pentax dSLR environment! The zoom has AF and data contacts and somehow goes slightly wider than the K17, so those features will ameliorate the loss of extra-close focusing that the prime does so well. In most places the K24 will do for wide enough, but the F17-28 gives me back the ultrawide option. Hoo Ray!
|F17-28, DA18-55wr, K-r with A50 macro, K24, and another K-r (faux K-x)|
Two more surprises next week, an old friend and a new oldie! :^)