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08-06-2007, 08:09 AM   #31
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Zoom - I'd go with the upcoming DA*16-50. Covers good ground from WA to Portrait.
Prime - FA31 Ltd - Superb Normal Lens on APS-C with 1.53x crop.

08-06-2007, 10:36 AM   #32
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Tough...

Any of my primes in the 14-43mm range could do the job I think.
Given that we are talking on the K10D,

The FA31 would be my choice I think but truth is that it is because it is a close to normal... my wideangle addiction in landscapes would suffer, but if I were to choose only one, that would be my choice.
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Assuming you mean a fixed focal length lens, I'd probably go with 14mm right now as that's what's been on the camera for the last week.
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FA35/2 or DA35/1.4 if there would be one...

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No question for me .. like many here, if I could have only one lens it would be the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 macro. Very useful zoom range, fairly fast, very good image quality, little CA, and good close-up capabilities. I love my Pentax Limiteds, but when I want one lens for a day of shooting, this is the one a reach for. For both versatility and price, I don't think there's another single lens that can touch it.
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Since I bought the Sigma DC 18/50 EX Macro 2.8 it's on my K10 all the time. It would be nice if it went wider and further but I'm very happy with it, for now. ken
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Ditto for me too.

QuoteOriginally posted by pawzitiv Quote
No question for me .. like many here, if I could have only one lens it would be the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 macro. Very useful zoom range, fairly fast, very good image quality, little CA, and good close-up capabilities. I love my Pentax Limiteds, but when I want one lens for a day of shooting, this is the one a reach for. For both versatility and price, I don't think there's another single lens that can touch it.
Could not have said it better... Phil
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Since I got it, the 31mm f/1.8 Limited has rarely left the camera. I think I could be happy with this lens for the rest of my life. It's nimble and sharp and is quickly becoming my "voice" in the photographic world.

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I guess it will have to be the 16-50 f2.8 lens...

2nd would be the 31 Limited.
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Whew, it's a toss up between the 80-400mm tokina and 2.8-28-70mm sigma. With the long lens most likely winning 75% of the time.
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Tough choice

Would either be the Sigma 17-70 or a Tokina 24-200

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if only one, it would be SMC Pentax-FA* 80-200mm F2.8 ED [IF]
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No brainer for me: FA 31. It stays on my camera 80% of the time anyway.
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Oh wait, I should have specified the 31 for digital. For film it would have to be the M 50/1.4. Call me conventional...
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Just back from holidays. Stats say I should keep my Sigma 105 2.8 AF Macro. However I am verrrrrrrrrry pleased about the FA 50mm/1.4 . I Guess the latter wins.

Fortunately your question is hypothetical.

However, during my holiday I did a similar thought experiment. Now I am considering selling four or five lenses I have stored all the time.

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