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08-20-2012, 01:02 AM - 1 Like   #1

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If "you" would limit yourself to have only two prime lens...

If "you" would limit yourself to have / shoot only two prime lens, what would you have and why?

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08-20-2012, 06:35 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Da 21 and fa 43

Wide angle and a low light portrait

Compact and great IQ
08-20-2012, 06:44 AM - 1 Like   #3
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31 and 77

Covers my landscape and street, as well as portrait.
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As a film only shooter:

K28/2: classic FF wide angle lens
K50/1.2: the best all around normal FF lens


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I do this pretty often when I go out of town for a weekend. I bring my Pentax 15mm f/4 limited and my Sigma 85mm f/1.4. The 15 is fun for landscapes, capturing a whole scene and indoor stuff. Its versatile, small, easy to carry and is nice and wide. The 85 is killer at low light and portraits or shots where you need to emphasize shallow depth of field
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easy, FA31 and FA77. done!
08-20-2012, 08:53 AM - 1 Like   #7
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I was in this kind of situation before. 31 and Voigtlander 125 worked as a beautiful combination to me.
08-20-2012, 09:04 AM - 1 Like   #8
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Based on a fantasy ownership
on apsc - da21 and da55
on film fa24 and fa77

On apsc Lentar 21 3.8 and tak 55 1.8
On film Tak 28 3.5 and jupiter 9 2.0

08-20-2012, 09:08 AM - 1 Like   #9
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M42 55MM Takumar
M42 200 or 300MM Takumar

I could get 90% of what I had to do done with those two lenses but I prefer not to go there. I don't believe in limiting myself photographically speaking.
08-20-2012, 09:13 AM - 1 Like   #10
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Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 (or one of the many equiv private label'ed versions of the Samyang lens) and Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5. I have a love affair going with both of them; moreso than w/any of my lenses I love and almost typed here.
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For APS-C:
DA 14mm f2.8
FA* 85mm f1.4

For FF, probably:
FA 31mm f1.8
FA* 85mm f1.4
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If its the lenses I own:
35/2.4 & 70Ltd

If I could pick any:
15Ltd & 77Ltd
08-20-2012, 01:16 PM - 1 Like   #13
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FA 31 and 77, like a few others have said... Why? Look at the photos taken with them.
08-20-2012, 01:43 PM - 1 Like   #14
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FA31 and FA77 for me too.....

I spot a trend
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31 has all the fans and such but I just can't see being limited to that narrow a field of view if you only have 2 lenses.

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