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01-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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28 f2.8 + 50 f1.7 + 135 f2.8... so, tamron 90 to make the set?

got the Pentax trio of 28 f2.8 + 50 f1.7 + 135 f2.8.

so, the question is, would the tamron 90 to make the set complete? if there was a Pentax lens that's in that range, i'd prefer that. vintage glass doesn't scare me anymore.... and my poor tamron 18-250 hasn't seen daylight since, either. mainly it's the 135 f2.8 that blows me away with everything it captures. so i can't go back, no... don't ask me, 'cause i won't.

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? Pentax makes a very nice D-FA 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Pretty much all the 90/100/105 macro lenses are excellent so you can't go wrong with any of them.

Are you ok not having anything wider than 28mm? (unless you take your 18-250)

If you want to be blown away, check out the DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ZOOM! Not quite a prime. but excellent image quality!
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
? Pentax makes a very nice D-FA 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Pretty much all the 90/100/105 macro lenses are excellent so you can't go wrong with any of them.

Are you ok not having anything wider than 28mm? (unless you take your 18-250)

If you want to be blown away, check out the DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ZOOM! Not quite a prime. but excellent image quality!

was thinking of getting the 16-50 2.8 DA* to solve that. but would MUCH rather a fast, wide prime. any suggestions?
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AFAIK, if you want fast and wide, you're looking at the Sigma 20/24/28mm f/1.8. Anything wider than 20mm maxes out at f/2.8. I've heard the Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8 is excellent. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

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Hi 123K10D

That's exactly what I have done with my AF primes, plus I have got DA14 for my ultrawide needs. I was originally thinking about DFA100 but I don't like the feel of the construction of the lens (not as sturdy as the F/FA100/2.8) and it is more expensive. Plus Tamron has got a focus limiter (is that what you call it?).

Sometimes I do wish I could find a FA20/2.8 at a reasonable price to add to my kit.

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Yes, the Tamron 90 in any form is a superb lens, fully up there with the best Pentax glass. And it gives you that macro dimension to your arsenal.
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Same vote for me as well. Either the Tamron 90 or Sigma 105. Both have focus limiters (a must have IMO) and the Sigma is all metal and built like a tank with excellent image quality.
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