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10-27-2010, 08:32 PM   #16
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This is going to make me weep!

DA 15
FA 31
A 50 1.2
FA 77
DA * 50-135

Only 2 or 3 in the bag at a time.

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10-27-2010, 08:38 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Hi, JP. That is quite close to what I actually carry around. I carry five lenses and a TC. My Flickr site shows that the AFA 1.7X AF works very, very well indeed with the DA* 50-135. I would really rather have the FA* or A* 250-600 than the M 400, so that's the one I would cry about giving up at the end of it. The 1.7X and the M 400 really don't seem to get along, so I carry the 1.4X-S with the 400. Since I already own the first three lenses, they cannot take them away.

DA 12-24
DA* 16-50
DA* 50-135
+AFA 1.7X (with 50-135 = 85 - 230)
M100/4 Macro - rather have the DFA 100 WR, though!
M 400/5.6 - rather have the 250-600.

But I would not be able to give them back after only three years!!!!
I see you have a great kit already, Rockies!

It never donned on me that I could use the 1.7X Pentax adapter with the 50-135 actually but I already have a Tammy 70-200/2.8 which is quite good. Nonetheless, I don't own the 50-135 but I sure saw a lot of good reviews about it.

Also, when I was threading through here on this forum, I encountered a fellow's "long lens kit" which carried this FA*250-600 ... we all know who that is, don't we?
Anyway, this would be one lens I would seriously consider if, for one thing, money wasn't an issue, and that it would become available.

Giving up the 250-600 would literally kill me too!

Pleasure to read you again here!


10-27-2010, 08:46 PM   #18
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My choices would be:

When zooms are handy
DA* 16-50 F2.8
DA* 60-250 F4

When size matters
DA 15 F4 Limited
DA 40 F2.8 Limited
D-FA 100 F2.8 WR Macro

This would be a great setup for the K-5!
10-27-2010, 09:03 PM   #19
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Asahi SMC Takumar 35mm f3.5
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Leitz Elmarit-R 90mm f2.8
Voigtlander Color-Dynarex 135mm f4

10-27-2010, 09:21 PM   #20
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I refuse to put any lenses that I will only use within a limited time.
10-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #21
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F 28mm F/2.8
A 50mm F/1.2
FA* 85mm F/1.4
DA* 50-135mm F/2.8
DA* 300mm F/4

This I suspect would last me forever, though I've never owned any of the five

(with extension tubes and reverse ring adapters of course )
10-27-2010, 11:17 PM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
DA 12-24

That's for three years only?




Yes! I like the way you think.
10-27-2010, 11:32 PM   #23
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Well, if you insist:

FA 20/2.8
FA 31/1.8
FA 43/1.9
A 50/1.2
FA 77/1.8

10-27-2010, 11:45 PM   #24

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My take would be as follows :

Three highly reputable zoom lens

DA* 16 - 50 f/2.8
DA* 50 - 135 f/2.8
Sigma 100 - 300 f/4

coupled with two primes

FA 50 f/1.4
FA 85 f/1.4

10-28-2010, 03:21 AM   #25
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DA 15mm Ltd
FA* 24mm F2
FA 43mm Ltd
FA 77mm Ltd

last one is tough.. maybe:
A* 200mm F4 macro
10-28-2010, 05:49 AM   #26
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I would choose the following:


Hey, I already own 3 of those !
10-28-2010, 05:57 AM   #27
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10-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #28
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sigma 8-16
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100 macro WR
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In many of the posts, the kit stops at 15mm, which I find is not wide enough. 15mm equates to just below 24mm FOF on a film camera, and I found 24mm on film was never wide enough.

For me I have a 10-20mm sigma, and I consider really a perfect kit, should cover down to 10-12mm at the wide end.

similairly, at the long end, I like 200mmF2.8, whether this is done with a zoom or prime, is up to th eindividual

what I am no t so sure about is the mix of primes and zooms in the middle, and the 50-135F2.8 zoom at all.

It would seem the OP may not need this lens.
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FA 31mm Ltd

D FA 100mm WR macro

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