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12-26-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Recommend Some Prime Lenses

I don't really like to shoot with zooms at the lower-end. I like to use zooms for the higher ranges because primes for those ranges are just way too expensive. Currently, I have the Pentax-M 50mm F1.7, which I'm very happy with. I also have the Pentax-DA 18-55mm, which I have not touched since I received my M50/1.7. I would like to cover the 18-55mm range with cheap, old Pentax primes. Could you guys recommend some primes in that range? [Eventually, I plan on getting the DA Limiteds, but that's not an option right now.]

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Unfortunately, that whole supply-and-demand thing has made prices crazy for lenses below 28mm, which isn't that wide on a DSLR. I would recommend picking up an M42 adapter and some old screwmount primes if you want to keep costs down. And besides, then you can still use Av...
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Forgot to mention that the Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5 is a great, cheap little lens.
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Finn, is it SMC.

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