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06-17-2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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Your 5 Most Used Lenses ?

I put this on another forum and it got a good response, so as this is a much bigger forum I thought it would be fun to put it up here as well.

What are your most used (not necessarily favourite) lenses of the past year ?

I've realised this last year that whatever I think of as my main lense(s) - is often wrong ! It really depends on the subject (naturally) and circumstances, but often what I like to use most is not what I get to use most often !

I will later compile the results from this thread to find our most used lenses.

5 points for 1st, 4 for 2nd and so on....
Lists in no particular order - 3 points per lense.
Lenses appearing on just one list are discounted.
Lenses with multiple variants will be grouped together.

Anyway including work, family, friends, 2nd shooter to a pro and for shooting those subjects I like best, here are the five I have used most over the past year :

1. Sigma 10-20
2. Tamron 17-50/2.8
3. Pentax 43 Ltd
4. Tamron 90/2.8 di macro
5. Pentax DA*300

The Sigma 30/1.4 was really close but I don't think I've had it long enough to appear in the top 5 most used.

06-17-2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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interesting

mine would be probably those:

1. FA 43 (sold it recently)
2. FA 31
3. DA* 50-135
4. K18/3.5
5. K55/1.8
06-17-2011, 04:59 AM   #3
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50mm Pentacon
24mm Sigma SuperWide-II AF
28mm Sigma DG EX
70-300mm Sigma DG APO
06-17-2011, 05:05 AM   #4
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At the moment im only using 3, all my other lens may as well be paper weights

1. FA77
2. FA43
3. DA15

06-17-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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1. Leica 35/1.4
2. FA* 28-70/2.8
3. Leica 19/2.8
4. Vivitar Ser 1 105/2.5 macro
5. FA77ltd
06-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #6
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Vivitar 75-300 MF
Pentax 18-55 AF
Tamron 28-200 AF
Pentax 50 1.7 MF
Takumar 105MM MF

Mainly it's the top 3, but the other two are favorites too. I was using that 50 1.7 a lot more actually until I got the kit lens. I haven't hardly put the kit lens away since I got it though.
06-17-2011, 05:24 AM   #7
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FA 50
DA 15
F 70-210
DA 18-55
K 55 (when I'm shooting film).
06-17-2011, 05:44 AM   #8
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Pentax DA18-250
Tamron 10-24
Vivitar-Kiron 24/2
Vivitar-Komine 28/2 CFWA
Pentax FA50/1.4

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Sigma 17-70
Pentax 50-135
Sigma 10-20
Pentax 21
Sigma 135-400 (far distant 5th place)
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I shoot a lot of wildlife type stuff, so:

1. Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 60-300mm f/3.8-5.4 (23A)
2. Russian 3M 5CA f8 500mm mirror lens
3. Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
4. Pentax-M 50mm F1.4
5. Cosina 28-210 AF zoom (Walkaround, general purpose lens. A better performer than you'd think.)
06-17-2011, 05:58 AM   #11
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Easily my five primes, in no particular order:

DA 15 Ltd
DA 21 Ltd
DA 35 Macro Ltd
FA 50/1.4
Tamron 90/2.8 Macro
06-17-2011, 05:59 AM   #12
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Pentax FA 35 f/2
Sigma 24mm f/2.8 AF
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4
Pentax DA 15 f/4
Pentax DA 40 f/2.8
06-17-2011, 06:21 AM   #13
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FA43 Ltd
DA15 Ltd
DA70 Ltd
DA35 Ltd
DA 55-300

Roughly in order without a doing a census.

DFA100 WR is only 2 months old but is aiming for 3rd place by years end.
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Right now it would have to be:
1 - DA35/2.4
2 - FA50/1.4
3 - DAL 55-300
4 - Tamron 10-24
5 - DAL 18-55
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DA50-135
FA77
FA31
Tokina 24 - 70 F2.8
DA 12- 24

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