Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-18-2012, 06:35 AM   #16
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,199
QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Is 77 the 60-70 area?
Nokton: 58 is closer.
7 is closer to 70 than 12.

07-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #17
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Middle of Everywhere
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,169
QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Want sharp, high IQ lens. 60-70 area.... Highest IQ mandatory.
Easy... FA 31, then crop to 50-60-70-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-etc...

... my 2 cents...
07-18-2012, 06:50 AM   #18
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Indiana
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 15,435
I agree with those who recommended the FA 77. It is easily one of the sharpest lenses that I have ever used and does have an aperture ring (those seem to be on their way out).
07-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #19
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,418
QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Want sharp, high IQ lens. 60-70 area. My 70 ltd has great IQ but the deal breaker is no manual f stop ring. Fudge that, I hate no F ring. If your suggestion has no F ring, dont send it in either. Will look at native as well as 3rd party lenses. No AF is OK. Highest IQ mandatory.

There are few lenses in that range. You lose.

07-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #20
Loyal Site Supporter
eddie1960's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,238
The 77 (but then it's higher on my list than the 70 anyway for that range)
the DA 70 is maybe sharper, but i don't see the same magic in the images people produce with it.
with an aperture ring it's likely the only NIB option close to 70mm.
Fortunately it's also a fantastic lens
07-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 180
Apologies for the silly question, but why is everyone so hung up about having an aperture ring? Even in FF there is no need for it unless you are the type that likes to shoot full manual.

I just don't understand the obsession with it. I'm willing to bet that those with an apperture ring lens never move it off the "A" setting anyway.
07-18-2012, 03:58 PM   #22
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by CrazyNuts Quote
Apologies for the silly question, but why is everyone so hung up about having an aperture ring? Even in FF there is no need for it unless you are the type that likes to shoot full manual.

I just don't understand the obsession with it. I'm willing to bet that those with an apperture ring lens never move it off the "A" setting anyway.
Macro shots and other more creative uses of the lens are much easier with an Aperture Ring on the lens.
07-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #23
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 180
Not being facetious, but how exactly? How is turning an aperture ring easier than using the scroll wheel on the camera?

It could be personal preferance, maybe; but to be honest it just seems like hype.

07-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #24
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by CrazyNuts Quote
Not being facetious, but how exactly? How is turning an aperture ring easier than using the scroll wheel on the camera?

It could be personal preferance, maybe; but to be honest it just seems like hype.
Well, for one reason sometimes you do not mount the lens directly to the camera for Macro. If you plan to use your dSLR for standard shooting without any need to do anything unusual then modern aperture ringless lenses will work just fine.
07-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #25
Pentaxian
twitch's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,571
QuoteOriginally posted by CrazyNuts Quote
Apologies for the silly question, but why is everyone so hung up about having an aperture ring? Even in FF there is no need for it unless you are the type that likes to shoot full manual.

I just don't understand the obsession with it. I'm willing to bet that those with an apperture ring lens never move it off the "A" setting anyway.
Here's my reason; this camera requires an aperture ring for direct control over the aperture. As you can see in the picture, it's not on "A".

Another reason people have is for reversing a lens for macro work requires an aperture ring on the reversed lens.


07-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #26
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern California
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,082
QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
Here's my reason; this camera requires an aperture ring for direct control over the aperture. As you can see in the picture, it's not on "A".

Another reason people have is for reversing a lens for macro work requires an aperture ring on the reversed lens.


Or simply using extension tubes.
07-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #27
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NE, USA
Posts: 1,302
Original Poster
I am an old cruster and don't have to think about how to do it. I shoot manual and that is how I like it most of the time.
07-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #28
Site Supporter
cali92rs's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,297
QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Or simply using extension tubes.
Or if you want to use film cameras that can't change the aperture.
07-22-2012, 04:12 PM   #29
Pentaxian
Marc Sabatella's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,686
If being able to use on some particular film camera is the main criteria, seems it would be more relevant to simply say so than to obscure the issue by making it be just about aperture ring. After all, an APS-C lens with an aperture ring won't help either.
07-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #30
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,199
QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
If being able to use on some particular film camera is the main criteria, seems it would be more relevant to simply say so than to obscure the issue by making it be just about aperture ring. After all, an APS-C lens with an aperture ring won't help either.
I can't think of an aps-c Pentax lens with an aperture ring.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
iq, k-mount, ltd, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to replace my 18-55 with somthing much better. coreyhkh Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 06-24-2012 06:36 PM
Need to replace my *istdl Todpod Pentax DSLR Discussion 19 05-05-2012 08:16 AM
Is there anything coming to replace the K-5 KLSMpls Pentax K-5 18 03-28-2011 05:26 PM
K-7 or K-r to Augment/Replace K200D? Biro Pentax K-r 17 10-05-2010 02:26 PM
LBA: What to get next (to replace kit 18-55)? jaieger Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 23 08-02-2010 06:11 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:36 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top