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08-05-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Walkabout in Pentax 3 D Prime

Scenario:

You and your Pentax DSLR are going on a day's walkabout at one or more not yet known locations. You only have room to carry three Pentax digital prime D(A/FA) lenses. Hoods and Polarisers may also be taken but nothing else. A lens is not yet mounted on the DSLR.

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Which three of your prime D(A/FA) lenses would you take?


My answer would be (too) simple to compile as they are the only three owned.

DA 35mm F2.4 AL
D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR


So over to you folk for more experienced and/or available preferences.


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08-05-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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If it's a day shoot, and weight is not particularly an issue, I'd bring

DA21
FA50 macro
K135mm

But two of these lenses are currently for sale, and I suppose the answer will vary according to everyone's kit. Which ONe lens would be a trickier question.
08-05-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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--Pentax DA 15mm (which I wish I owned);
--28mm lens, such as the A 28mm 2.8 (or my nice Gemini 28mm);
--Pentax DA 40mm;
--135mm prime (I like my JC Penney 135mm).

Practically, this is a 3 lens set-up, since the DA 40mm weighs almost nothing and takes almost no space.
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This is a fantasy set up:

DA 15, a 28mm f2.0, and a 55mm f1.4.

For now, I think I could afford:

DA 15, FA 28mm f2.8, FA 50 1.4.

What I actually do:

DA 15, DA 18-55, FA 50 1.4.

Luckily, the kit isn't that much bigger than a prime, so it does not bother me so much (it's a reasonably good "normal" but I would snatch up a DA ltd. 24mm or 28mm prime pretty quickly if it wasn't incredibly slow).

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Although, lately I've been learning to live with only the 15 and the 50. It's a little limiting, but also very flexible.

08-05-2011, 01:11 PM   #5
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Impossible. I only have one AF prime, the FA50/1.4. I don't fantasize about those I can't afford. I don't even have an A prime, just a couple zooms. I have some AF zooms, a K and a few M's, and a pile of Taks. And a zillion other lenses. But I can't list 3 AF primes of any brand. Oh bother.
08-05-2011, 01:35 PM   #6
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DA14, DA35 and DA70

I picked DA35 over DA40 because of its macro capabilities and it's also a bit wider.
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Hmmm, it depends on how I'm feeling
1) DA 15 or 21
2) FA 31 or 43
3) A 100/4 or A*135 or FA 135 or A*200 macro

I'd probably cheat and take more than three.
08-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #8
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da15
da40
M 100 Macro

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15, 43, 77
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QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote
15, 43, 77
^this.
08-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #11
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I'd probably take 2 lenses only (as I do these days):
FA*24 and DA*55

But if I had to take 3, I'd probably take along 31ltd which is on permanent loan to my Mrs.
08-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #12
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Fantasy: (lenses I wish I had)
DA 15mm
FA 31mm ltd
FA* 200mm macro

Real life (lenses I own)
FA 20mm F2.8
FA 43mm ltd (maybe substitute the A 50mm F1.7)
K 135mm F2.5

NaCl(covering all the bases)H2O
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Im still waiting for a certain lens to arrive....
So at the moment it would be-

15/43/77
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Im still waiting for a certain lens to arrive....

You didn't?!
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FA 35/2
D-FA 100/2.8 Macro WR
FA* 300/4.5

That is what I normally have with me. I am dreaming for having DA 15 Ltd and having it would make selection of three lenses lot harder.
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