Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 46
Why the DA 50-35

I have the FA 50/1.4 and an FA 100/2.8. I do not make poster size prints.

Why would I spend $900 on the DA 50-135/2.8?

I can shoot with the 50mm and use 2X digital zoom to get to 100mm. I cam use the 100mm and 2X digital zoom to get to 200mm.

I can even buy another K10D body for around $600 and keep both lenses mounted.

So why the DA 50-135 other than because it's there?

09-17-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 750
QuoteOriginally posted by 713alan Quote
I have the FA 50/1.4 and an FA 100/2.8. I do not make poster size prints.

Why would I spend $900 on the DA 50-135/2.8?

I can shoot with the 50mm and use 2X digital zoom to get to 100mm. I cam use the 100mm and 2X digital zoom to get to 200mm.

I can even buy another K10D body for around $600 and keep both lenses mounted.

So why the DA 50-135 other than because it's there?
SDM and weather sealing aside.....

If those two lenses suit your needs, then don't wast the money. On the other hand, someone who does a lot of shooting in that range might find it to be a great benefit.

I was shooting a lunchtime charity function at work the other day with a 77mm ltd. And while I really love that lens, it wasn't up to the job that I was using it for. I needed more reach, more flexability in framing because I was limited in where I could shoot from and lastly an f/2.8 lens would be nessessary in that kind of poor light.

Personally, of all the DA*'s on the road map, that's the one I've had my eye on since it was announced. And I'll sacrifice my 77mm ltd to get it too.
09-17-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Arpe's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,344
If you're happy with what you've got and how you use it, then indeed, why would you require anything else. I'm a tad confused about why you ask the question, is someone forcing you to buy it?
09-17-2007, 06:52 PM   #4
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,863
Unless you need the flexibility of a zoom, you don't need that lens. Yor primes are most likely sharper anyway. Perhaps you should instead consider the 70 or 77mm limited to plug the gap between 50 and 100mm?

09-17-2007, 07:22 PM   #5
Veteran Member
Kguru's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Perth - WestAust
Posts: 602
QuoteOriginally posted by Andrew Faires Quote
that's the one I've had my eye on since it was announced. And I'll sacrifice my 77mm ltd to get it too.
You won't be the first. I know someone who already did EXACTLY this
09-18-2007, 04:58 AM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Outside of Philly
Posts: 1,564
DIGITAL ZOOM WITH A DSLR???????????? Tell me you didn't just say that! But hey, if you'd rather shoot with a 50mm and crop out half the shot, go for it!

Seriously, if you don't see the need for a f/2.8 zoom in the range of 50-135mm, then you don't need to buy it. But you're kidding yourself if you think you can get comparable results by cropping the bejesus out of a 50mm shot.
09-18-2007, 06:23 AM   #7
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 126
I sold my DA 70mm Limited for it and don't regret my choice.

The DA* 50-135mm is perfect for portraits, weddings, concerts... and even sports where the action isn't too far from the photographer.

But if you don't need it, just don't buy it
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
100mm, 2x, da, fa, k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:25 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top