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07-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #91
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07-05-2011, 06:36 AM   #92
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All my lenses are walk around lenses. Which one I have at any given time depends on where I'm going at what I anticipate shooting. When weight is a factor I ditch the DSLRs and go with the NEX-5 and kit. Compared to the K-7 and K-x with the DA40, it's much smaller and as light as a feather.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ming Quote
mine is da40 ltd coupled with...

da21mm ltd.
Ming, I like this photo a lot. can I request for the full RAW file? and permission to do something with it? of course credits would be given to you. thanks.
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07-05-2011, 09:25 AM   #95
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Fa24-90 or da14
07-05-2011, 09:30 AM   #96
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If I only take one lens for a walk about, it will be in the 28-55mm focal length. (I only shoot film) It all depends on where I'm going and what FL I think will work best.

My top five most used would be:


07-06-2011, 07:34 AM   #97
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My top three for now are:

Sigma 10-20 F3.5
Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5
Pentax DAL 35 F2.4
07-06-2011, 07:53 AM   #98
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Tamron 28-75/2.8 walkaround.
SMC Takumar 50/1.4 favourite.

07-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #99
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
As the saying goes, "it is what it is". Likely:

- slow AF
- soft wide open, significant distortion @ 28mm
- soft @ 300mm
- best range will probably be somewhere around 50-200mm
- will have significant CA and/or PF
- will produce sharper images stopped down
- pseudo-macro capability will be fun!

If you hate changing lenses and want to shoot a large variety of subjects, either this or an 18-250mm is what you'd get.
Yeah the "soft @ 300 is what I do not want.......I want sharp clear @ 300. This is why I have chosen to be so picky about what I purchase. I am checking out all the use ratings, what photographers have to say and seeking y'alls advice beforehand. Just wish there were the PERFECT/Affordable wide range walk around lens
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For me right now it would be my m-50mm 1.4 then my sigma 18-250mm
07-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #101
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FA20-35 or F35-70 or FA43 or FA28 or DA 35 or DA 40. Maybe an FA 50 macro, although that is getting a bit heavy. I'm still trying to get it all straight.
07-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #102
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Uh, that's kind of a dream team of lenses. That's a prime line I would love to eventually have in my possession. Nice kit!

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My top five most used would be:


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If I can only take one, it's probably the FA43 - in reality though I usually have the F28 or DA15 and a telephoto - F135 or DA55-300 depending on mood/need for reach.
07-06-2011, 10:55 PM   #104
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My walk around lens these days is the Sigma 17-70, F2.8-4.5, non HSM, non OS version. I find the lens is awesome when shooting outdoors, though using it indoors, in low light conditions has been a bit of a challenge.
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I'm walking around with my Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM II on my K-5 right now. So silent and so fast...

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