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Re: [OM] Opinions on 35-105 f3.5-4.5 Zuiko

Subject: Re: [OM] Opinions on 35-105 f3.5-4.5 Zuiko
From: Gary Schloss <schloss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 01:03:29 -0800
Larry Clark wrote:

>The 35-105 [...] I've really enjoyed it. It ends up being the lens
>I keep on the camera in my #1 bag. [...] If i could change
>one thing, it would be to make it constant aperture.

Pentax made such a lens -- it was the SMC-A 35-105/f3.5, pretty
heavy (620gr) and with 67mm filter. It looked even bigger on the
compact A-series Pentax bodies, and, AFAIK, wasn't a great commercial
success, although I heard rumors that it was actually quite good
(Pentax's record on zooms is rather spotty).

Pentax also made a monstrously big SMC-A 28-135/f4 lens (2 lbs,
77mm filter), which quickly lost out to Tokina's much more compact
and very sharp AT-X 28-135/f4-4.6. Admittedly, both Pentax lenses
qualify as serious babe magnets. :-)

P.S. Larry, I'm intrigued by the #1,2,3 bags. Care to elaborate?
/G.S.

Cheers,


/Gary Schloss.
Studio City, CA
schloss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx



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