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10-29-2010, 02:16 PM   #61
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Tokina 11-16/2.8 (in K mount!) *
Sigma 30/1.4
Hartblei 35mm f2.8 TS Super Rotator
Pentax 77/1.8 (85/1.4 would do as an alternative)
and the fastest 135mm I could find (135/1.8 or so, manual focus fine)

*or, if I must, I suppose a Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6 would do.

Last edited by MrA; 10-29-2010 at 02:35 PM. Reason: forgot the Hartblei. Definitely better than a 50/1.4!
10-29-2010, 02:26 PM   #62
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DA 15/4.0
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10-29-2010, 02:37 PM   #63
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DA 12-24 f4
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DA* 50-135 f2.8
DA* 300 f4
FA* 600 f4
10-29-2010, 02:44 PM   #64
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QuoteOriginally posted by TaoMaas Quote
DA 12-24 f4
DA 35 f2.8 macro
DA* 50-135 f2.8
DA* 300 f4
FA* 600 f4

I want to see you fit the last 2 in your sling bag.

10-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #65
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10-29-2010, 04:17 PM   #66
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DA* 16-50mm F2.8 - THE lens I can't live without! Surprised it was not there in the original list.

DA 12-24mm F4 - Ultra-wide zoom, excellent quality. I wish to go wider sometimes but I could not stand
the sacrifice in image quality by the Sigma 10-20 which was pretty much the only other option at the time.
Maybe the Sigma 8-16mm will do well? I'd like to see before replacing this one on the ultra-wide side.

FA 31mm F1.8 Limited - Possibly the best prime ever made. Razor-sharp and a reasonable angle.

100mm Macro WR - Currently have the 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited but you've got to get way too close.

DA* 60-250mm F4 - Its big and heavy but really useful for details... Got some awesome shots with it.
10-29-2010, 04:41 PM   #67
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10-29-2010, 06:23 PM   #68
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Sure, I'll play:
18-135mm WR
100mm WR macro

If I was pushing it into a backpack and travelling, I'd take;

50-200mm WR
Macro of some description

And use the rest of the money for a better plane ticket!

10-29-2010, 06:30 PM   #69
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My current 5 lens kit consists of:
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5 -5.6 EX DG
Pentax SMCP-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
Pentax SMCP-K 50mm f/1.2
Pentax SMCP-FA 77 f/1.8 Limited
Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG
10-29-2010, 07:16 PM   #70
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Where will you find one of those?


17-70 bad!
10-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #71
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QuoteOriginally posted by brofkand Quote
FA 50 1.4.
The other four? Nah, I have legs.
I don't think the Safari guides will let you get that close to the lions as you'll need; both for your own safety and because they get their tips @ the end of the trip so they need to keep you around for that.

Otherwise, 5 lenses? Dunno if I can do it. If so, close to what I have with the addition I plan...

Pentax 12-24/4 (tho I'm not in-love w/this lens; would like something better)
Tamron 28-75/2.8 (or one of the close variants)
a classic Pentax Fast-50 of your choosing.
Voigtlander 125/2.5 Macro (or one of the close variants)
Sigma or Tamron 70-200/2.8 (the Sigma is the addition I plan)

...and nope, can't do it. Because I need my Sigma 300/2.8 too. And that's 6. :ugh:

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10-29-2010, 10:09 PM   #72
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10-30-2010, 04:12 AM   #73
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
I want to see you fit the last 2 in your sling bag.
The 300, I could probably make fit...but the 600 would have to ride alone. lol Hey, I only have to tote it around for 3 years, so why not?
10-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #74
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my perfect lens kit would be these 3

DA* 16-50 - general use
DA 55-300 - general use
DA Ltd 40 - walk around lens (low weight with a K5 is a dream )

but since I have to get 5 (oh my!!! ), ill get these two also
DA Ltd 70 - low weight concert use
DA*50-135 - sports
10-31-2010, 12:03 AM   #75
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K 20mm f1.4
K 35mm f1.4
CJZ Pancolar 80mm f1.8
A* 135mm f1.8
K 300 f2.0
You did say perfect, not realistic.

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