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11-22-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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lenses you'd like to see reviewed

Hi guys,

I'm trying to shift from getting bogged down on technical stuff to throwing more content on the site.

More reviews will be coming your way in the coming months, including the K-r on december 12th.

Other gear after that will include the zeiss 50mm f1.4, tamron 70-200mm f2.8, sigma 70-200mm os, 200fg flash, dal 35mm f2.4, and the 645d.

I'm wondering if you guys have any further suggestions for stuff you'd like us to go hands-on with. We'd also like to invite users to review gear; if you're interested in testing a piece of Pentax equipment for a month and then posting a review, let me know!

Suggestions so far:
Zeiss 85 vs Sigma 85 vs FA* 85
Zeiss 100/2
Sigma 10mm HSM fisheye
Sigma 8-16mm zoom
Pentax Kit Lens
Legacy Glass Comparisons (Cabinet of 150 lenses will help there)
Pentax 100mm WR Macro

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zeiss 100mm f2
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great! Keep the suggestions coming, guys, and we'll include the most popular items.
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fa* 85 vs. new sigma 85 and zeiss 85.

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DA L 35mm 2.4
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QuoteOriginally posted by patk Quote
fa* 85 vs. new sigma 85 and zeiss 85.
+1 on this.
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DA L 35mm 2.4
That one's already being covered, actually. Let me add it to the first post.

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K or A 50 f/1.2, a good copy verses the FA50 or Zeiss 50
FA * / A* 200 Macro.

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some older lenses if possible?

Pentax A 35-105 f/3.5
Pentax A 70-210 f/4.0
Pentax FA 20-35 f3.0
Pentax FA 20 f/2.8
and the legendary Pentak K 135 f2.5

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Some helpful reviews would be to compare some lenses that appear to overlap, such as the DA 14, DA 15, DA 21, and the DA 12-24. There are a lot of opinions and lots of threads and those of us looking for a lens in that range often have a difficult decision.
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A35-105/3.5
50mm AF/MF roundup
Sigma 30/1.4
Sigma 50-150
Sigma 10-20 3.5 & 4-5.6

(The Sigmas is essentially cheaper alternatives to the 31/1.8, 50-135 and 12-24, would be interesting to compare them with each other.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
Some helpful reviews would be to compare some lenses that appear to overlap, such as the DA 14, DA 15, DA 21, and the DA 12-24. There are a lot of opinions and lots of threads and those of us looking for a lens in that range often have a difficult decision.
Good idea. By the same token, a comparison of the 35 2.4, 35 2.8, 40 2.8, and 43 1.9 would be very helpful too.
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Without wanting to offend anyone, but is there much point in reviewing Zeiss glass, which is no longer produced in the K mount?

I agree with the Sigma 85mm review, but I think the comparison should be against similar counterparts that are available new: the Rokinon/Bower/etc 85/1.4, the 77 ltd, maybe the DA70 ltd.

No good to me as Ive made my choice already, but the most popular kit-lens upgrade seems to be a fast standard zoom, so a comparison between them could be good: the Tamron 17-50, Sigma 18-50 & 17-50 OS, DA* 16-50. This might be very useful for many.
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I'll be writing a longer review on FA*24 tomorrow. Have used it for a month now, practically exclusively with exception of my holiday where I used my other lenses too.

Some suggestions:
FA135
DA*16-50
DA*55
FA*28-70
K85/1.5
A* & FA* 85

Would I be happy to test (no technicality involved, pure real life) some lenses? Sure. I'd be more than happy to post my experiences (for example K50/1.2 - I practicaly didn't use other lens in September due to SiS challenge.
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There are a lot of people who want to upgrade their kit zoom lenses to a faster 2.8 lens.

So with this group in mind could there be an official comparison review of the DA 16-50 with the best comparable sigma and tamron variants?
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