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11-24-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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LBA Pentax new 35mm f2.4 AL lens

A family member wants to buy me a Christmas present.
Does anyone have the new 35mm lens from pentax. Would it add any dimension
to the Sigma 50mm 2.8 macro lens and 40mm 2.8 ltd lens that I already have. Opinions welcome.

11-24-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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35 and 40 are pretty close, so I don't see much advantage there.

How about having them contribute toward a different "missing" lens you might like instead?
11-24-2010, 11:59 AM   #3
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If you have the DA 40, don't bother with the 35mm. I think it's a bit of a step down in many respects, and they will basically be competing with each other since they are more similar than different.

If you are considering a new prime, I think you would be better off with the DA 15, or 70 limited, to give you some coverage you don't already have (the 70 is a stop faster than you zoom, so it would be better for portraits). However you actually look pretty well set up and I'm not sure you really need any of these.
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I was going to suggest a 12-24 for a good WA or replacing your 50-200 with the superior 55-300 if you use it a lot.


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