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06-17-2011, 06:48 AM   #16
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My useage varries quite a bit.

If I am on vacation (with no wild life opportunities) I would say
1) sigma 10-20 60%
2) tarmon 28-75 30%
3) ProOptic 8mm fisheye 5%
4) Vivitar 85/1.4 4%

there is no 5th lens because this is all I take.

If there is wildlife opportunities involved then the list changes
1) sigma 70-200/2.8 30%
2) SMC 300/4 + 1.7x AF TC 25%
3) tarmon 28-75 20%
4) sigma 10-20 20%
5) ProOptic 8mm fisheye 5%

Overall, Including other general shooting

1) sigma 70-200/2.8 30%
2) sigma 10-20 20%
3) tarmon 28-75 20%
4) SMC 300/4 + 1.7x AF TC 15%

with the remaining 15% of my shots spread out over my collection of roughly 15 M42 primes and 15 Kmount MF primes, which I take randomly just to shoot a specific focal lengt for something to do,.

06-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #17
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These days, my bag usually contains, depending, in part, upon whether film is involved:

DA12-24 or DA15 or M50/1.4
M20 or DA21
Voigtländer Ultron 40 or DA40
FA77 or DA70
K135/2.5 or DA55-300
06-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #18
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1. Sigma 18-125
2. DA 10-17
3. Tak 50 1.8
4. Tak 85 1.9
06-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #19
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although I have used some of the lenses this year, I would only post the 5 most used recently.

1.> Sigma 70
2.> S1 90
3.> FA35
4.> A50/1.2
5.> M85

06-17-2011, 07:07 AM   #20
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My most used lenses, all Pentax :

-12-24mm F 4
-55-300mm
-10-17 mm Fisheye
-16-45 mm
-50 Macro F 2.8
06-17-2011, 07:09 AM   #21
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Most used:

1 - DA*300/4
2 - A*400/2.8
3 - DA18-135 WR
4 - Tamron 90/2.8 macro
5 - DA15/4 Ltd.
06-17-2011, 07:30 AM   #22
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DA 18-55 AL
F50/1.7
TakA 28/2.8
DA(L) 35/2.4
A50/1.7 (on film)
06-17-2011, 07:32 AM   #23
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I have four different 35mm and APS-C systems on the go, so here are my top five favourites:

My top five for Pentax:
1)SMCP-K 50mm f/1.2
2)SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
3)SMCP-FA 31mm f/1.8 ASPH limited
4)SMCP-DA 15mm f/4 ASPH limited
5)SMCP-FA*200mm f/4 ED [IF]Macro

Top five for Nikon:
1)AI-S Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 ASPH
2)Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO Macro
3)Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G
4)Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VRII
5)Nikkor AI-P 105mm f/2.5

Top five from Canon:
1)Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L
2)Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8
3)Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L
4)Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L
5)Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Top five lenses for my Leica M9/M8:
1)Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.0 ( I do own the Noctilux f/0.95, I just prefer the f/1.0 lens)
2)Voigtlander Nokton-M 35mm f/1.2 ASPH -Version I
3)Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Special
4)Konica Hexanon-M 90mm f/2.8
5)Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH


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06-17-2011, 07:33 AM   #24
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FA50mm 1.4
Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
Vivitar 19mm 3.8 (4)
F33-70mm 3.5-4.5
M40mm 2.8
06-17-2011, 07:41 AM   #25
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1. M42 S-M-C TAKUMAR 1:1.4/50
2. M42 S-M-C TAKUMAR 1:2/35
3. M42 S-M-C TAKUMAR 1:1.8/85
4. M42 S-M-C TAKUMAR 1:2.5/135
5. Tamron SP 1:2.5/90 (52B)

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06-17-2011, 07:43 AM   #26
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
I have four different 35mm and APS-C systems on the go, so here are my top five favourites:

My top five for Pentax:
1)SMCP-K 50mm f/1.2
2)SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
3)SMCP-FA 31mm f/1.8 ASPH limited
4)SMCP-DA 15mm f/4 ASPH limited
5)SMCP-FA*200mm f/4 ED [IF]Macro

Top five for Nikon:
1)AI-S Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 ASPH
2)Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO Macro
3)Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G
4)Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VRII
5)Nikkor AI-P 105mm f/2.5

Top five from Canon:
1)Canon 85mm f/1.2L
2)Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8
3)Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L
4)Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L
5)Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Top five lenses from Leica:
1)Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.0 ( I do own the Noctilux f/0.95, I just prefer the f/1.0 lens)
2)Voigtlander Nokton-M 35mm f/1.2 ASPH -Version I
3)Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Special
4)Konica Hexanon-M 90mm f/2.8
5)Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH
Next time i visit Adelaide, can we have a play date? I'll bring beer and meat!!
06-17-2011, 07:46 AM   #27
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mine would be probably;

da*50-135
da 35ltd
fa 43ltd
da 12-24
k50 1.2

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06-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #28
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Well that is always a nice question and a good one to look into from time to time.

I did a survey some months ago: ExposurePlot (former Focalplot)


Only thing that changed is the coming of DA*60-250 wich is very usefull to me:
  1. FA*85mm/f1.4
  2. DA*55mm/f1.4
  3. DA*60-250mm/f4
  4. DA 21mm/f3.2 Ltd.
  5. DA 40mm/f2.8 Ltd.

Leaving out DA 14mm/f2.8 and DA*50-135mm/f2.8, but I used these two lenses recently for two events. So everything is getting used at the time.
06-17-2011, 07:49 AM   #29
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1- Pentax-F 1.7X TC AF
2- Pentax DFA 100mm f/2.8 WR
3- Kiron 105mm f/2.8
4- Pentax-FA 50mm f/2.8
5- Vivitar 135mm close focus f/2.8

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06-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #30
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If we're talking Pentax-only, I'd say:

1. FA 43/1.9
2. DA 35/2.8 Macro
3. DA 15/4
4. FA 77/1.8
5. DA 18-135 WR


For Nikon:

1. Tamron 28-75/2.8
2. Sigma 100-300/4
3. Nikkor 50/1.2 Ai
4. Rokinon 85/1.4
5. Sigma 12-24
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