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01-23-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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The best thing about Pentax lenses...

The best thing about Pentax lenses (at least the Limiteds) is that it's so easy to search for them on the internet. Go to any photography equipment site and all you have to do is type in the focal length without needing extra qualifiers like the brand name or the f-stop range. Examples:
  • 31mm
  • 23mm
  • 77mm
  • 15mm
  • 43mm
  • 40mm

Sure the optics and the build quality are nice, but the real reason to choose Pentax Limiteds is the typing that it can save you.

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don't forget the 250-600
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QuoteOriginally posted by br.davidson Quote
The best thing about Pentax lenses (at least the Limiteds) is that it's so easy to search for them on the internet. Go to any photography equipment site and all you have to do is type in the focal length without needing extra qualifiers like the brand name or the f-stop range. Examples:
  • 15mm
Just did a Google search on "15mm lens."

The top items were Canon, Sigma, and Nikon.
The DA15 was no earlier than 7th on the list.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Just did a Google search on "15mm lens."

The top items were Canon, Sigma, and Nikon.
The DA15 was no earlier than 7th on the list.
I just did 15mm by itself, the DA 15mm is third

01-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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Hmmm, 15mm isn't as rare as I thought, but google 31mm and the pentax is right on top.
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Great news for the genuine couch potato lol
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what lens is the 23mm? I only found a russian AA gun. Thats probably not going to fit on Pentax.
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oops, make that 21mm

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Then a Carl zeiss distagon is a great 21mm lens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
Then a Carl zeiss distagon is a great 21mm lens...
Hi Jardo, the old Contax version is great optics, but its price is unfortunately also GREAT.......did you have a chance to try it? I wish I could one day....
I don't know about new ZK....but it is probably same or even better....

i need dollar, dollar
dollar is all I need...
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The best thing about Pentax lenses is that they fit Pentax cameras.

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Vrrattko - unfortunately I only read the review on photozone.de. It basically looks like a FF cousin of my favourite crop wide angle, the DA14. But with better bokeh... If I ever wanted to buy a FF camera, this would be the reason.
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The Ltds are actually:

* 15mm
* 21mm
* 31mm
* 40mm
* 43mm
* 77mm

Other makers have produced 15mm and 21mm and 40mm lenses. (I happen to have a Tokina 21, and Meyer and Kilfitt 40s.) 43mm is 'normal' for 135/FF just as 31mm is virtually 'normal' for APS-C, but like 77mm, I can't recall other makers choosing just those focal lengths.

Pentax *could* have more distinctive focal lengths. Call the 40 a 39 and call the 21 a 22, and they'll be unique. Can't finesse a 15 the same way -- too many 14s and 16s around. Let's see what would bsome other unique focal lengths? How about: 11, 27, 33, 47, 53, 63, 67, 72, 82, 87? No mistaking those, eh?
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Should be:

11mm
17mm
23mm
31mm
47mm
73mm
89mm

Pentax can sell 'em as prime primes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
Vrrattko - unfortunately I only read the review on photozone.de. It basically looks like a FF cousin of my favourite crop wide angle, the DA14. But with better bokeh... If I ever wanted to buy a FF camera, this would be the reason.
yes, many say that it would be a waste to buy such lens for aps-c.....especially if 21 zk lenses are optimized for even sharpness accross the frame....
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