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07-08-2011, 07:14 AM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Iím also going to Europe in a few months, but will be only taking a small kit.
Two film bodies (K2DMD & K2) and three lenses maximum.

Iím leaning towards the K24/2.8 as a wide, FA43/1.9 for a standard and the K135/2.5 as my telephoto. Most likely will just shoot Kodak Ektachrome 100G and have most of it processed in my last stop before I go home. (One less x-ray hassle)

Iím glad that you will be shooting some film as well, enjoy your trip.

Phil.
i shoot film every trip but the camera for that varies, Last year it was one of my Feds with the 35 2.8 biogon knockoff (almost ideal actually)
a couple of years back it was my bronica 645 kit (with 3 lenses and a tripod - won't do that again )
Since the only film i'll be shooting will be b/w likely i may pack powdered chemicals and a tank and develop on the fly at night
The only time i've been forced to xray my film was at the rome airport, if they try and tell you it's fine for film tell them you have shot some at 3200 iso and some IR film and it's very sensitive as their machine manufacturer would tell them.
Really just carrying it on and requesting a hand check is all you need to do in my experience, once in a while you'll run into a guy who gets wistful about film(i did in London last year)

the kit your taking should be all you need (24 will be wide enough for 95% of needs i would think - the reason i'm taking the DA14 is that, it ends up being one of my most used lenses if i take it.

Have a great trip (much longer trek for you coming from BC.

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FA50-1.4 followed by Tamron17-50-2.8...
If I had a F/FA28 I'd probably leave the tamron at home...
Also close to letting LBA take me on a 35mm Ltd macro ride... Holding myself together for the time being but it's hard...
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
FA50-1.4 followed by Tamron17-50-2.8...
If I had a F/FA28 I'd probably leave the tamron at home...
Also close to letting LBA take me on a 35mm Ltd macro ride... Holding myself together for the time being but it's hard...

Good luck with the LBA resistance.
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With or without a tripod...

QuoteOriginally posted by DebLewis Quote
I saw this question on reddit and thought it would be interesting to see it answered specifically from Pentax users..

If you are just grabbing one lens to do nothing specific, but to have your camera with you and ready, which lens would it be?

For someone new like myself I think your answers will be an education..

Thanks Much
Deborah
without, for casual shots, the 18-55 II, and I shoot jpegs...for good stuff, WITH a tripod, the FA* 28-70 and I shoot RAW...for wider I have the FA* 24 and the DA14 2.8.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
i shoot film every trip but the camera for that varies, Last year it was one of my Feds with the 35 2.8 biogon knockoff (almost ideal actually)
a couple of years back it was my bronica 645 kit (with 3 lenses and a tripod - won't do that again )
Since the only film i'll be shooting will be b/w likely i may pack powdered chemicals and a tank and develop on the fly at night
The only time i've been forced to xray my film was at the rome airport, if they try and tell you it's fine for film tell them you have shot some at 3200 iso and some IR film and it's very sensitive as their machine manufacturer would tell them.
Really just carrying it on and requesting a hand check is all you need to do in my experience, once in a while you'll run into a guy who gets wistful about film(i did in London last year)

the kit your taking should be all you need (24 will be wide enough for 95% of needs i would think - the reason i'm taking the DA14 is that, it ends up being one of my most used lenses if i take it.

Have a great trip (much longer trek for you coming from BC.
My wife and I drove to Oregon and Washington State last month for a holiday.
I took way more gear & film on that trip since we drove.

K2, K2DMD, K18/3.5, K30/2.8, K50/1.4, K105/2.8 and the K200/2.5.

I shot colour slide, b&w slide and IR neg which I’m having processed as a positive.

Phil.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
My wife and I drove to Oregon and Washington State last month for a holiday.
I took way more gear & film on that trip since we drove.

K2, K2DMD, K18/3.5, K30/2.8, K50/1.4, K105/2.8 and the K200/2.5.

I shot colour slide, b&w slide and IR neg which I’m having processed as a positive.

Phil.
I thought about experimenting with doing my own b/w positives

it holds appeal (yet another excuse to haul out the slide projector and bore friends and family to tears lol)
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Iíve been sold on the 40mm film equivalent for more than 20 yrs. My experience with the 40 started while working as a news photographer. I found it would generally replace the wide angle and the standard 50mm. A zoom that includes the 40mm in the lens range w/ Macro would be an excellent choice. I will leave the choice of manufacturer & range up to you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kaufeetime Quote
Iíve been sold on the 40mm film equivalent for more than 20 yrs. My experience with the 40 started while working as a news photographer. I found it would generally replace the wide angle and the standard 50mm.
Maybe I haven't drunk enough depresso (decaf espresso) yet, but I'm confused. The APS-C FOV equivalent of 40mm on 135/FF would be 27mm. So the closest thing to a 40mm on K1000 would be a 28mm on K5-Kx-K20-whatever. And that happens to be my main walkaround prime, a manual Vivitar-Komine 28/2 CFWA. A 40mm lens on APS-C would have FOV closest to a Helios-44 58mm on 135/FF -- rather long for general purpose.

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Tamron 18-250 or Sigma 17-70 HSM OS...Either one will get me through the day in most cases. The Sigma is lightning fast to focus and is better if you are mostly inside...the Tamron is great outdoors and even indoors with the high ISO of the K5.

Regards!
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Since a couple of weeks I own the Tokina AT-X Pro 2.8/28-70 (actually it is the cheaper PRO SV lens). It is an amazing lens and the focal range suits me very well. You might want to check the reviews here Tokina AT-X Pro 28-70mm f2.6-2.8 Lens Reviews - Zoom Lenses - Pentax Third-Party Lens Review Database and you will understand why I hardly ever change lenses anymore (well, other than going for sports or wildlife).

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I just ordered (won an auction) on a Sigma 28-105 f/2.8-4. Once I get it, I'll post my opinion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Designosophy Quote
I just ordered (won an auction) on a Sigma 28-105 f/2.8-4. Once I get it, I'll post my opinion.
I thought that lens was f4-5.6? There's an f2.8 version, cool.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I thought that lens was f4-5.6? There's an f2.8 version, cool.
Yeah, there are two versions. The 2.8-4 seems to get better ratings, so I sought that one.
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