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11-06-2012, 05:57 PM   #31
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SMC A 50 1.7`s look pretty on newer bodies.

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11-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #32
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Old lens: A series lens is pretty. I have A 50mm f/1.2 and it is very nice.
Modern lens: DFA 100mm macro WR
Modern lens series: 645D lenses.

Ugly lenses: F series, then FA series.
11-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #33
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Voigtlander SL125 f2.5 manual focus with the square metal hood. Everything about it is beautiful.

11-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #34
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Prettiest lens: FA 77
#2 FA 43

But I do love my K55 1.8, she's beat up, scratched, dented filter threads, brassing and a little stiff. But the optics are perfect and the pictures "it" produces are unique.

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I was going to say my Zeiss 25/2.5 Distagon ZK - it really is very nice - wonderful images too. But then Medium FormatPro's post got me thinking, so I'll have to go with a little lens system I helped design that is located down in west Texas. They call it HET, as in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
The HET's 9.2 meter effective aperture makes it currently the world's fourth largest optical telescope.

11-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #36
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My M 50 1.7 is a work of engineering and artistic beauty.
11-07-2012, 05:44 AM   #37
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If by "pretty" you mean attractive then I'd say FA* 85mm. With the hood attached it's voluptuous in a Sophia Loren / Christina Hendricks kind of way—bulbous curves and big, glassy eyes. The DA* 55mm is a scaled-down version of the same look. A Voigtländer 58mm Nokton also makes a Pentax look like a snappy dresser.
11-07-2012, 06:11 AM   #38
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Since big is beautiful, the Sigma EX 180 macro wins among my lenses with M50, M85 and M135 taking other podium places.
The A1200 or FA 250-600 would be obvious choices...


11-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #39
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the prettiest lenses i own/owned?
definitely the first place goes to DA*50-135 with its internal zoom and focus in great build compact black body
second place to K 85/1.8 ... which is the best match for K-5 among all lenses I ever tried...
3rd place has to be granted to FA 31/1.8, which is an eyecatching lens on its own
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Not necessarily the prettiest, but undoubtedly the cutest lens I own is the Q 01 standard prime, just arrived today.
11-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #41
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If we are widening 'pretty' to 'cute', then 'macho' has to come next:
11-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #42
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I don't really think any of my lenses are prettier than any other actually. Some of them stand out for what they do but a lens is a lens to me when it comes to looks. I tend to like all the good ones I own for various reasons, but I can't say aesthetics plays a huge part in things. I do tend to like old style all metal lenses with a bit of heft but I'm not anal about it.
11-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #43
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They're all beautiful

But if I had to pick a fave, it would be the silver FA77.
11-07-2012, 04:50 PM   #44
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Mind you, the 01 Standard Prime is pretty nifty with its optional hood....

11-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #45
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
They're all beautiful
Agreed! Wait - what's that "ugly" little brick doing lurking in the background?

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