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11-11-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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Cheapest f2.0 (or quicker) 40mm or shorter lens?

Hi,
I sold my 50mm f1.7 to fund a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 lens.
The 50mm was too long.
Just wondering what's the cheapest I could get a similar lens. But shorter than 50mm and f2.0 or quicker?

this seems like a nice lens and if it goes for $350 it could be next on my list
Pentax 35mm f/2 AL SMC P-FA ($350 roughly)Pentax Lens: Primes - Pentax 35mm f/2 AL SMC P-FA - SLRgear.com!

I saw the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (sounds lovely) but way too expensive.
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11-11-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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Go for an smc tak 35 mm F2 Best sub 50mm there is
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I don't shoot auto, but there's a brand-new, pretty fast Pentax 35 coming out any day now--and it's cheap.
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if talking about 35/2.4 it's available, for a couple of days now. afaik. (see adorama)

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QuoteOriginally posted by greymda Quote
if talking about 35/2.4 it's available, for a couple of days now. afaik. (see adorama)
That must be the one everyone has been talking about.
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My wife has been mad at me for the last couple of days, so I don't think I'll be buying any lenses soon.

Unless I win the Mamiya that I'm bidding on on eBay.

If I do, I'm in trouble.
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that's a good one)

good luck (with both: mamiya and ur wife)
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QuoteOriginally posted by greymda Quote
that's a good one)

good luck (with both: mamiya and ur wife)
Life isn't easy sometimes.

But man--I want that Mamiya!

I had this same lens in 1972.

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That 35mm would be perfect, if it was not discontinued and overpriced as a result. The replacement is not much slower and going to be a good deal, so take a good look at the 35mm 2.4. If manual focus is your thing, then the 35mm 2 Tak would be great - just harder to use than a fancy new AF lens .
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