Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jesse Ashbridge House

Jesse Ashbridge House, built in 1854 -- NEX-5 & Pentax-K 28mm f3.5. Click to see larger.

I think I wrote many times that I love the small and beautiful early Pentax lenses, especially their screw mount version.  This bayonet K-mount 28mm f3.5, probably inherits the same design as the M42 SMC Takumar 28mm f3.5, but has a 52mm filter size, versus the 49mm of the M42 version.  It's also quite a bit larger.  Both of them have exceptionally sharp optics.  I also used the SMC-A version of the 28mm f2.8, but prefer this lens.  It's sharper, better made, focuses silky smooth like the M42 Takumars.


  1. The K is an update of the already excellent SMC Takumar 28/3.5, it gets an extra element in the design. It's the best of the Pentax 28's in my opinion.

  2. Adam, I agree with you that this lens is superb. Really like it.