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06-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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If you won $1000 in a landscape photography competition and you want to improve your landscape pics. Which lens would you buy and why?

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Definitely the FA31mm. I really couldn't justify buying it ordinarily but I would love something fast in the wide-normal range, with ltd rendering.
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I'd get ahold of a DA 12-24mm, make sure it's a good copy, and use the rest for a square, drop-in filter system with ND and GND's(like Lee, Hitech, Cokin Z-pro, or Schneider).

Oh wait, I already did that (but, sadly, didn't win the money in a photo competition).
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QuoteOriginally posted by lightningthief Quote
If you won $1000 in a landscape photography competition and you want to improve your landscape pics. Which lens would you buy and why?
I have a F28 and a DA15, so I'd be looking for something long. F/FA/DA300.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lightningthief Quote
Which lens would you buy and why
Well, I wouldn't buy a lens. The thing is you won the $1,000 so obviously you either already have a great lens or you have the great skills - so why buy another lens to shoot already what you can apparently already do quite good without a new lens? A better tripod, swivel pano heads, etc.. all come to mind for better landscaping photog before lenses do...
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I'd pocket the cash and save it for the FF coming out next year.
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FF's are out now, if you mean hold on to it for a ptax FF that will be a long time holding it (wouldn't ever be able to spend it).
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$1000? Probably a 60mm for the Chamonix...


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Perhaps a shift lens? A good used shift K28/3.5 should match the price tag. Nikkor 28/3.5 cost about the same on used market.
Also you can get about 1/2 of the olympus OM 24 shift.
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Haha.. some of of you made me laugh - thanks. I didn't win money but so want a great lens. Too much talk between the sigma 10-20, 12-24, Pentax 12-24, Da15 ltd has left me so confused. I have to eliminate a few because of the silly lens hoods which can't take square system filters - such as the DA15 and Sigma's.

I've heard great things about the Pentax 12-24 but it seems bit luck of the draw with quality. I'm also thinking about a DA25 / 31Ltd. You can alwasy stitch for a wider view. Anyway... keep them coming..
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