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05-12-2011, 10:37 AM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
DA 55-300 (is there something faster in this range)?
Yes, faster, much larger, a lot more money; DA*60-250mm f/4.

05-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #122
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Let's play. Here is my best 5 lens system:

DA 12-24mm f4 (landscape)
FA 31mm f1.8 Ltd (normal)
FA 50mm f1.4 (artistic and portrait)
DA* 50-135mm f2.8 (portrait)
DA* 300mm f4 (wildlife and sport)
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FA*20
FA 43
CV AL 125 macro
FA*200 macro
FA*250-600

Tempted to say: 5 X any of the last 3 on my list --as long as I get to keep them after 3 years...I'm willing to suffer...

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Hmmm....

Sigma 8-16
FA 50/1.4
Bigma
A* 200 f4 macro

And I'm honestly not sure what after that. Probably a more reasonable sized mid-zoom.

05-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #125
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Sigma8-16
DA12-24
FA31
FA50f1.4
K50f1.2
FA77
A*85f1.4
DFA100
DA*50-135
A*135f1.8
DA*200
DA*300
...
How can you only select 5 lenses?
05-13-2011, 09:34 AM   #126
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Mi relación es:

- Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Diagonal Fisheye
- Pentax K 28mm f/3.5
- Pentax-F 50mm f/1.4
- Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
- Sigma EX APO 100-300mm f/4
05-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #127
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My Fast 5

If I were starting over, I suppose I would get the following:

DA 12-24
FA 31
DA 40
DA 70
Sigma 105 Macro

It would be *really* difficult to give up my 10-17 fish eye and my FA 85 Soft Focus, however.
05-13-2011, 07:06 PM   #128
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Did I already post in this thread?

From what I have:
A 16
FA20-35
FA 43
Tokina 90/2.5
FA 75-300

Although I might be tempted to sub in my A50/1.2, FA 50/2.8 or F35-70 for the fisheye.
In an ideal set up, I would switch in the DA 55-300. Hey, I'm almost there!

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  • DA 15mm
  • Zeiss distagon 28mm 2.0
  • FA 43mm
  • DA 70mm (I say it without trying it because I want more compact than the 77 I have)
  • FA 135mm 2.8

If hiking more than 10 miles in a day leave the Zeiss behind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mika. Quote
Voigtlander Skopar 20mm f3.5
Asahi SMC Takumar 35mm f3.5
Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f2
Leitz Elmarit-R 90mm f2.8
Voigtlander Color-Dynarex 135mm f4

Revision:

Nikkor-N.C 24mm f2.8
Nikkor-N.C 28mm f2
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2
Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f2
Pentax K 45-125mm f4
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QuoteOriginally posted by mika. Quote
Revision:

Nikkor-N.C 24mm f2.8
Nikkor-N.C 28mm f2
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2
Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f2
Pentax K 45-125mm f4
Mika - a question not a criticism. Why would you select 4 lenses covering only 26mm between them and why two with only 4mm between them ? What's so special about those lenses ?
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Mika - a question not a criticism. Why would you select 4 lenses covering only 26mm between them and why two with only 4mm between them ? What's so special about those lenses ?
At these focal lengths (24-40mm), the differences between the lenses is very dramatic. Wide-angle zooms, in my opinion, have too many problems with their design to be worthwhile. That is why I only have one zoom lens on my list, and it's a normal to short-telephoto focal length.

As to what's so special about the lenses, top on my list is spacial and color rendition, then speed and sharpness.
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Based on what ranges I shoot most:
Voigtlander Scopar 20**
Voigtlander Ultron 40
Nokton 58**
FA 77**
Voigtlander 125 macro**

** I'll get these..... one day.
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125 VL macro
50-135 with no issues

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given my shooting style, and my prime preference it would have o be the following if money wasn't an object (though i would prefer a 7 lens kit)

Da 14/15 either though i have the 14
FA31
FA43
DA55
FA77

add the DFA100 macro and the DA* 200 for a complete kit ( i use the long end much less

I cover most of this range right now with old MF lenses as I don't have the 3 + grand to spare it would take to accumulate this
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