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View Poll Results: How yould you design a lens kit
Min FL 10mm or less 1618.82%
Min FL 11-16mm 3743.53%
Min FL 17-24mm 2731.76%
Min FL 23-30mm 78.24%
Min FL >31mm 78.24%
Max FL <50mm 55.88%
Max FL 51-80mm 1416.47%
Max FL 81-100mm 78.24%
Max FL 101-135mm 1416.47%
Max FL 136-200mm 1315.29%
Max FL >200mm 3642.35%
Is F2.8 Important over most of this range 4552.94%
Should this range be zooms 4957.65%
SHould this range be primes 3743.53%
Extreme telephoto =300mm 1618.82%
Extreme telephoto =400mm 78.24%
Extreme telephoto =500mm 1315.29%
Extreme telephoto >500mm 910.59%
Should macro be prime 4148.24%
Should a zoom have macro 1315.29%
Fisheye as prime 1214.12%
Fisheye as zoom 1315.29%
Other 55.88%
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11-02-2010, 11:25 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
define a fast tele.
I suppose I was using "fast tele" in a very loose sense, for faster than a consumer zoom offering ("slow"), so e.g. @200mm 2.8 is fast, @300 4 is fast in that sense. A stop faster would be "very fast", I suppose - "fast" / "slow" is relative, the scale being essentially what is available.

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The issue is, if you are only occasionally into wild life, and sports, a big lens may not be needed, you would be better off with the 50-135 and save the weight and volume. moving to wild life is a definite cost driver.
I suppose my point was that the the longer and faster we are talking about the more motivated (by specific applications) one needs to be to buy / carry around a piece; these are somewhat special purpose gear for practical reasons. If cost was no object it would sure be nice to have, say, a Sigma 200-500mm 1:2.8, though ;-)

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I select what I want to carry out of my 30 plus lenses I never take them all
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11-04-2010, 01:38 PM   #34
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My two favorite lengths, 10mm and 200mm, makes it so that I have to choose the extreme ends of this poll

2.8 used to be important to me, but when i got the K-x suddenly iso 1600 becomes usable, so as long as image quality is good I dont mind using a slower lens. If anything i prefer small size more than anything now (that's not in the poll). Zoom and prime are both important. Zoom for flexibility and Prime for ... everything that comes with using a prime.

A macro prime and macro zoom are both important, and serves different functions.

Fisheye is a must in anyone's bag! A circular and/or high quality prime and a versatile zoom. I love DA 10-17, but i wish pentax makes something like the new Canon 8-15mm. I used to think that was impossible to make. DA 4.5-10mm would be very awesome.

Another option that I would add is access to two bodies. I find this a crucial part of my kit. Two bodies and three lenses is more useful to me than one body and five lenses.

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Another option that I would add is access to two bodies. I find this a crucial part of my kit. Two bodies and three lenses is more useful to me than one body and five lenses.
I like carrying two bodies too. What bag are you using? I can fit two bodies in my Pentax sling bag, but only by displacing my flash. I'm looking at the Think Tank bags, but I need to figure out exactly what I want to carry before I spend that much on a bag.
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I like carrying two bodies too. What bag are you using? I can fit two bodies in my Pentax sling bag, but only by displacing my flash. I'm looking at the Think Tank bags, but I need to figure out exactly what I want to carry before I spend that much on a bag.
Depends on the need. I usually have one DSLR on hand anyway so I use a knockoff Crumpler I bought in vietnam (I think it's the same size as the 4 millian dollar model). It fits either the K10 or Kx in with a lens + another lens or flash, and I just carry the other body in my hand. It can fit both the K10d and K-x when DA 40 is attached to one of them but same problem with yours.... there's no third lens. It's fine for me in most cases as DA 40 + Sigma 10-20 (or DA 10-17) covers almost everything that I like to shoot. Right now if really I need to carry both body in a bag and still have space for extra stuff I carry the Lowepro Sling AW 200. There's a lot of wasted space in there, but it will have to do for now. If I'm on assignment the extra space is nice since I can bring one or two spare lenses.

Another combo that I like to walk around with is K10D + 3 Taks in a lowepro terraclime. Maybe if I end up not being able to justify the Full frame body I always lust for whenever i use the taks, I'll just sell them all and go complete limited like most dedicated pentaxians here

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For 2 bodies I use a lowepro micro trekker 100 which holds 2 camera bodies and a 70-200/2.8 zoom and 2 smaller lenses or 4 smaller lenses

This can be for walking about or just to get there

Walking about with two cameras I use a small shoulder bag that can hold two lenses or one camera with lens. Usually the second camera is in hand
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