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08-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #76
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my favourite non-pentax lens is Sigma 50-150/2.8 HSM II. I was split between this one and DA*50-135. While I was just charmed with optical quality of the DA*, the SDM performance (coupled with my K200d) simply annoyed me... Oh, and the sigma cost me exactly half the price of DA*.
Before I bought 50-150, my favourite non-pentax was sigma 10-20/4-5.6.

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08-26-2010, 08:44 AM   #77
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for me, it's the following:
Tamron 18-250
Sigma 50-500 (the Bigma)
Tamron 90 macro
08-26-2010, 08:07 PM   #78
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Here are my 2 cents worth:

1: Vivitar Serie 1, 105mm f:2,5 Macro

2: Sigma 10-20mm

3: Sigma 50-500mm Bigma
08-28-2010, 06:46 AM   #79
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Voigtländer 58/1.4 SLII

08-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #80
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My favorite is my canon 300mm f2.8 L is, it is just a real joy to use.
08-28-2010, 02:59 PM   #81
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If I had to walk out of the door with one none Pentax lens it would be an easy choice, the Helios 44M.
08-28-2010, 03:16 PM   #82
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From my limited selection (non-AF), the Vivitar branded 100mm f 3.5 macro (with AE). Plastic is underrated. :-)
08-29-2010, 07:06 AM   #83
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Zeiss Planar 50mm 1.4, just such a great 50mm.

08-29-2010, 07:14 AM   #84
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There are 2 favourites:
Sigma 2.8/70-210 (the original one, manual focus)
Panagor 2.8/90 macro
I like "heavy stuff"
01-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #85
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Tokina AF 70-210/4-5.6
Elmarit 90/2.8
Helios 44-2 58/2
Ultron 40/2
Pentacon 29/2.8
01-29-2011, 11:23 PM   #86
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01-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #87
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Voigtlander Apo Lanthar Macro 125mm f2.5.
01-30-2011, 02:55 AM   #88
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MY TOP THREE (all in my camera bag):

Vivitar Serie 1 105mm f2.5 macro (not very rare)

Tamron SP 180mm f2.5 + pka adapter (rare, just some 3000 lenses made by Tamron)

Vivitar Serie 1 55mm f1.2 (have to be very rare. I have seen only 4 copies of these totally and one of them is actually on sale in EBAY:
Vivitar Series1 55mm f1:1.2 Lens Pentax K Mount Rare! - eBay (item 390263256483 end time Feb-15-11 00:50:17 PST)
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For me, that would be the legendary Leica 50mm f0.95 Noctilux-M Asph, but as far as I'm aware it's not available in Pentax mount.
01-30-2011, 06:40 AM   #90
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That's easy. Schneider-Kreuznach Betavaron 50-125/4-5.6 enlarger zoom, brutally sharp and totally weird.

But that two pounds of glass and steel, like my Lil'Bigma 170-500, isn't in my carry bag that much. So my fave non-Pentax glass that actually get used are: Zenitar 16/2.8 -- Vivitar-Komine 24/2 -- Nikkor 85/2

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