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K20/4 - FA43/1.9 - DA70/2.4 624.00%
K20/4 - FA31/1.8 - DA70/2.4 936.00%
FA24/2 - FA43/1.9 - DA70/2.4 1040.00%
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07-12-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
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3 lens combo poll

I hope you fellow pentaxists are not too tired to read yet another lens combo thread. Finally LBA is almost gone and I found myself in process of reducing the lens lineup. I was thinking of putting together a 5 lens system that will more than safely cover my field of use - specifically landscape and street photography, ocassional portraits, rarely some animals and sports. Now the question for you is which of those two combos would you prefer: (I'm not including M*300 and DA*50-135 in the combos as they have more specialized use for me)

1. K20/4 - FA43/1.9 - DA70/2.4
2. K20/4 - FA31/1.8 - DA70/2.4
3. FA24/2 - FA43/1.9 - DA70/2.4

I've read so many FA43 vs FA31 threads that I'm completely confused .... to me both are great lenses, but maybe too close to each other to have both. I really like my K20....superb UWA lens....easily wide enough for my uses - so far I didn't get to situation where I would wish for a wider lens. DA*50-135 great travel and landscape glass, I need its flexibility, WR and silent SDM. M*300 sees just occasional use when photographing sports or animals, but it is good to have it handy when occassion appears.

07-12-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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I think 24/2 31/1.8 and 70/2.4, but barring that option, the k20/4 will do
07-12-2011, 07:09 AM   #3
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Since I own none of those lenses, I will have to give my own list.

Sometimes I bring

DA 15, 23 and FA 31 and 77 Social engagement

DA 15, FA 31 and 135 plus DFA 100 nature walk

DA 23, FA 31 and DFA 100 flowers

ETC...all depends
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I like the 43 better than the 31, and I've heard mostly disappointing things about the 24/2, so I went with combo #1.

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I voted for 24 + 43 + 70, why?
I used to have FA*24+ 3xFAltd. And I never took 24+31 out, NEVER. But 24+43 were terrific combination indeed. Never owned 70 but then again with 77 I was pretty close to the situation you have dilema about....
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Current prime combo in my bag
07-12-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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Hi Clinton

QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
I think 24/2 31/1.8 and 70/2.4, but barring that option, the k20/4 will do
Well i thought about that combination as well but deciding on 3 options is somewhat easier than having 4 options.....
and besides....i really really like my SMC K20/4. For its purposes it is equal to FA31 in my bag....
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one helluva selection :)

QuoteOriginally posted by Soap Quote
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and a good combo it is, i can imagine

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Thank you all for your votes and replies. Strange - i thought it would be a draw between option 1 and 2, but it's draw between 2 and 3.
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One should be wider :-)
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