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Set 1 2028.57%
Set 2 4767.14%
Set 3 34.29%
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07-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Which Set of lenses would you rather have....

with the current batch of cameras?




Set 1:

















Set 2:


















or Set 3:








Set 1 is what I have now. Set 2 is what I could buy if I sell my current lenses at the average prices listed on this website. Set 3 is an alternate set or weatherproof zooms - I would still have close to $2,000.00 to play with.

Just curious what other people think. I love my lenses, they are just too big and heavy for me now. And I'm open to suggestions for other sets.

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07-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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1 probably, although 2 is attractive. Not 3 - not going to own SDM lenses.
07-08-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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I voted for 1 but 2 is very close. In fact, 2 is a lot like what I actually have.
07-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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Well I wouldn't sell everything you have for replacing, but I would change some of the things.

- If you don't mind the weight I would keep the 14mm since I think it is better then the 15mm.
- I would sell the 24mm, 28-70mm and AF-adapter.
- Keep 85mm and 300mm.
- Buy 31mm and 55mm.
- Buy 60-250mm.

How is that looking on the money?

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I like set 2 a lot, I'm actually aiming to get that similar set. but I would ditch the 60 - 250. I would be fine with the 15mm, 43mm, 55mm, 77mm. I love small primes and that's what I'm going for.
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Set 1, but with a 31 instead of a 24.
07-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #7
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Good idea, but...

QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well I wouldn't sell everything you have for replacing, but I would change some of the things.

- If you don't mind the weight I would keep the 14mm since I think it is better then the 15mm.
- I would sell the 24mm, 28-70mm and AF-adapter.
- Keep 85mm and 300mm.
- Buy 31mm and 55mm.
- Buy 60-250mm.

How is that looking on the money?
I think I'd get the 35 limited macro instead of the 31.

And although the 85 is nice, it's quite LONG on APS-C, and HEAVY, and also it is SO big people get intimidated by it...but it is technically a 127.5 F 1.4, which is amazing...thanks for your suggestions, though, and I do greatly value and appreciate your opinions, Ron.

And nobody is appreciating the WR Zoom set but me up here in rainy old Vancouver?

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07-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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set 1 is nice but add a telezoom and it would be the perfect gift for me

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
And nobody is appreciating the WR Zoom set but me up here in rainy old Vancouver?

Cheers,
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Wel, I'm not a fan of the 16-50mm lens. The 60-250mm lens is much better then the 50-135mm. If you like to have some options in that region I would buy the 18-135mm for the rainy days when taking snapshots maybe. I heard that the upcoming 18-200mm lens will also be WR, so that is an option to wait for at PhotoKina.

For the macro: that 35mm is for things that don't run or fly. If you are aiming such creatures then take a 100mm WR macro.
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Definitely set 1. I have no problems with set 2 however. But Set 3 only has 3 lenses and with the 18-135 it is redundant so really only 2 lenses.
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Most definitely Set 2. The 43/55 can replace one another. I would add the DFA100 Macro WR as an alternative to the 77.
Lenses in Set 1 are mostly only going to be available used as most are discontinued.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Wel, I'm not a fan of the 16-50mm lens. The 60-250mm lens is much better then the 50-135mm. If you like to have some options in that region I would buy the 18-135mm for the rainy days when taking snapshots maybe. I heard that the upcoming 18-200mm lens will also be WR, so that is an option to wait for at PhotoKina.

For the macro: that 35mm is for things that don't run or fly. If you are aiming such creatures then take a 100mm WR macro.
Yeah, the 35 would be mostly flowers and a general all purpose lens.

QuoteOriginally posted by AOShep Quote
Definitely set 1. I have no problems with set 2 however. But Set 3 only has 3 lenses and with the 18-135 it is redundant so really only 2 lenses.
Set 3 would have the super zoom as a daily walk around WR lens. And I'd still have a bunch of money left over for other stuff.

QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Most definitely Set 2. The 43/55 can replace one another. I would add the DFA100 Macro WR as an alternative to the 77.
Lenses in Set 1 are mostly only going to be available used as most are discontinued.
Set one is what I currently own...I'm thinking of selling them and getting set 2. And yeah the big macro would be nice, but then we're back to full frame lens sizes...which is a very strange phenomena in the current Pentax lens lineup...a macro 50 and 100 full frame. Just trying to save money from a redesign of the FA macro lenses, which were super-fine, of course, or....?

Thanks for your input.

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07-08-2012, 05:40 PM   #13
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I'd wait until Photokina before offloading a whole lot of very nice FF lenses now.
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Set 2 hands down, I would add the 10 - 17mm fish-eye
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
I'd wait until Photokina before offloading a whole lot of very nice FF lenses now.
Very good advice.


I mean, bad advice. Send that FA 24 my way, I'll give you $50.


I sold my T/C, FYI. The price is high, in part, because

1. The A/F adds to manual lenses... which is nice because Pentax hasn't made a lot of over-300mm AF lenses.
2. There isn't a Pentax T/C right now.

Both of those things are (according to the roadmap at least) going to change. Of course some people will go to their grave with the 1.7x but I think the price is going to drop drastically when the new T/C and 560mm are introduced.

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