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06-28-2011, 02:01 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by ming Quote
mine is da40 ltd coupled with...


da21mm ltd.
Before I answer - what the hell is that black cloud?!?

For me it depends if I┤m sight-seeing on holiday, in which case it┤ll be the Tamron 17-50, or wandering round purely for the pleasure of photography. In that case I will usually take a combo of three M primes: the 28/3.5, the 50/1.7 or /1.4, and the 85/2. Of those three, the fifty probably gets left on as standard, as I prefer the focal length, and the speed is very useful.

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DA 18-135 WR. I got it because I thought the combination of size, weight, zoom range and IQ seemed good. After using it for a few months, I am happy with its performance and I use all of the zoom range. Most of the time, I feel little need for more. For "walking around, just taking pictures of stuff", I have no desire for larger apertures. But that's just my style of photography - I sometimes have trouble getting enough depth of field, but I can't think of any situations where I have the opposite problem. But then again, that's just my style. I sometimes wish I had a larger aperture for other reasons - like a few days ago when I found a bio-luminescent bug in the middle of the (not completely dark) Scandinavian summer night. But that does not happen often enough for me to justify carrying around a heavier large-aperture zoom all the time.

So that is the lens that I happily use and my rationale for why I do it. You should know that it is also the only modern lens I have ever owned and used, and that I value being able to actually bring my gear everywhere I go very highly (hence size and weight are very important factors to me, and multi-lens solutions is not for me, even though I do use other lenses on occasions when I don't have to carry them too far).
06-28-2011, 04:13 PM   #48
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On the K-x, DA40/DA21
On the K20d DA17-70 FA35/2
On the K10d Cosina 55/1.2/Kiron 28/2
On the K100d DA 18-55/50-200
On the MX, VL 40mm/2 Ultron
On the LX SMC K135/2.5/ FA77/ M28 Ver. II
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If I am going to have just one lens it would be the tamron 28-75 on my k-r. My k100d is enjoying several new m42s, but its favorite is the helios 44-2.

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Tamron 28-75

QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
On the K-x, DA40/DA21 On the K20d DA17-70 FA35/2 On the K10d Cosina 55/1.2/Kiron 28/2 On the K100d DA 18-55/50-200 On the MX, VL 40mm/2 Ultron On the LX SMC K135/2.5/ FA77/ M28 Ver. II
We should ask, what is your walking around camera
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On a lazy day DA40mm/f2.8 but for that I really want a plastic K-5

Otherwize either DA*55mm/f1.4 (on K-5) or FA*85mm/f1.4 (on K-5 Silver) depending on the camera I'm taking.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VaughnA Quote
FA-31 or DA-15 depending on where I'm walking around. I usually have both along.
Yup, exactly the same for me.
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Tamron 28-75



We should ask, what is your walking around camera
Normally, the K-x or MX.

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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
FA-31 or DA-15 depending on where I'm walking around. I usually have both along.
QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
Yup, exactly the same for me.
+1 - Today it's the DA15, but the 31mm more frequently.
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Is that a stitched panorama shot then?
yes, it's a 5 shots stitched in photoshop.
06-28-2011, 11:32 PM   #56
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FA31 usually.
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With my impatient wife, FA*24/2 or FA35/2

By myself K24/2.8 (love its smaller size over the FA*) or FA35/2
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QuoteOriginally posted by DebLewis Quote

Ming

That's a dramatic shot... what is going on there? is it all one photo?

QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Before I answer - what the hell is that black cloud?!?

that's a fast approaching heavy cloud of dust. the scariest sandstorm that i have
seen here in kuwait. i was waiting for the sunset when all of a sudden this thick dark smoke-like thing covered the sun...
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It was K 28 f/3,5 for years , but actually is FA 31 ltd.
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