I know very little about Pentax manual lenses, which is ironic because my first slr was an ME Super, albeit with an SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2 and a Gemini 28mm f/2.8. That was as far as my Pentax lens experience extended before leaving manual cameras to dive into the world of EOS a few years later. Even since I began collecting cameras some years ago, I only had a few lenses, most of which were excellent, several versions of the 50mm f/1.4, from Super Takumar through the Pentax-A and Pentax-M 1.4s, the Pentax-A 24-50mm, the Pentax-A 35-105, and a couple others. Recently I acquired the 28-135mm f/4 beast, as I posted last week. So far I'm enjoying it a lot and building up muscle carrying it around. My question this time concerns the SMC Pentax-A Zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5. I've read mixed messages about this lens, or maybe I'm just mixed up. I understand that it was a kit lens and that the non-SMC version was not a very good lens, but that the SMC "A" version (which is what I happen to have--it came with a pristine ME Super for $32!) was pretty good. Is that correct? What have any of you experienced with the SMC version of this short zoom (or the other one, for that matter), and is it a keeper or one to move along?