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12-19-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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What next?

I currently own K-7 and following lenses:
DA12-24
DA35Ltd.
FA50
DFA100WR
DA*60-250
F80-200 (from film age)
oh, and a Kenko 1,5x tele converter

My own thinking is that my lens collection is now quite complete, but what would you add if you'd had the money and permission (don't say K-5, it's already in the wish list)?

12-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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It does look nice and complete. Slide a FA77 into the gap between FA50 and DFA100, be warned though, you will be looking at the 43 next and then the 31
12-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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DA 10-17mm fisheye. That lens is a blast, and doesn't overlap with your 12-24mm (both 100 degrees FOV, at 12mm rectilinear and 17 fisheye).
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+1 on the fisheye.

I've posted this a couple times, but I think it's useful.


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What about a wide to standard like the DA* 16-50mm? I think if I had your collection that would complete it for me. Well, aside from owning every single limited prime
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You mention in your other thread that you're lenses are too big (for your current bag) so what about some primes so that you can start a fast/light set or mix/match when you want to shoot something with one lens but you want to have a different lens along just in case.
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QuoteOriginally posted by einstrigger Quote
What about a wide to standard like the DA* 16-50mm? I think if I had your collection that would complete it for me. Well, aside from owning every single limited prime
I hadn't noticed the lack of a standard zoom. That would be my first priority; 16-45, 16-50 or 17-70mm.
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One thing I see in the above comparo is the fish eye tends to flatten out or press 3 dimensional imagery into two dimensions.

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basing from the above samples the 16mm of the 10-17 looks like 12mm of the 12-24...
but aint the fisheye supposed to be distorted?
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Thanks to all of you for taking your time to comment.
I was expecting even more limited prime suggestions, especially the DA15.
It's one of my own favorites as it would permit to leave bulkier DA12-24 home.
I've been also thinking about a standard zoom, but I'm a bit confused due to the reviews.
The 16-50 seems somewhat obvious choice as it's a star lens, but 17-70 has several good reviews also.
And now the 18-135 makes the election more difficult, as it would be quite a perfect "holiday lens". I'm still waiting for more reviews on that one though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JHD Quote
One thing I see in the above comparo is the fish eye tends to flatten out or press 3 dimensional imagery into two dimensions.
..... and lacking sharpness compared to the 12-24.

You seem to have most FLs well covered to be honest .... the gap between the FLs is quite small and hardly worth adding a zoom unless you have a specific need for one.

I think your Kenko x1.5 is lacking in quality a little and adding the Pentax AFA x1.7 (which is supposed to play very nicely with the 60-250) would not only add range but give you micro-contrast focusing in the TC. US$350.

Otherwise as others have said (and you seem to have a preference for primes anyway) either the DA70 or FA77. However I wouldn't add anything else at all until I'd got that K5 !
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Frogfish,

Your right about the Kenko's quality. It's not at the level I'd want, but I got it cheap (~$100 bucks) from a local store. I may take your advice about the AFA 1.7 as I find it difficult to justify a 300mm lens as it's only a bit longer than 250mm.
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DA15 or DA21.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
It does look nice and complete. Slide a FA77 into the gap between FA50 and DFA100
+1. Not necessary, but it would be a nice addition.
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