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11-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #61
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Prettiest lens? That is a hard question. I love the general elegance of my LF view camera lenses, but for SLR lenses, the prize goes to my M42 Auto-Vivitar 135/2.8...

...or maybe the Auto Mamiya/Sekor 55/1.8???


11-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #62
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The FA 77mm for sure out of all my lenses

The DA 40mm f2.8 Limited was a beautifully made lens when I owned one.
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Not from the standpoint of cosmetics, but for other reasons there is no beautiful lens more so than this one; Hasselblad Carl Zeiss planar T* 110/2,0. This thing is just flat out beautiful.
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Ignore what I posted above. My Silver LZOS Jupiter-9 85/2 in Contax/Kiev mount is my prettiest lens.


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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Those are a couple of gems, no doubt! My 'prettiest' would have to be my M28/3.5, followed by the A35-70/4. I love the rendering & I don't have to do much, if any PP with them. Honorable mention would have to go to my workhorse M50/1.7.

edit: oh, I guess my 'best-looking' lens would, my K55/1.8. Classic retro look.
Has to be my nice silver colored FA 77 limited. It takes pretty good pictures too.
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Definitely my K28mm/f2.0 also my rarest
Second would by my DFA 100mm Macro. Just love the way it's compact, with pretty engravings (why oh why no aperture ring, it is a macro lens afterall...but i digress).
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
The FA77 without a doubt.
+1 Mine is in black - but the silver ones mounted on a matching silver camera look spectacular.

though the FA31mm f/1.8 is certainly an objet d'art

just one of the three lenses I most commonly use on my Pentax DSLR cameras..

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
The K 200/2.5 gets my vote as the best looking lens I own.

Tom G
++, then the K135/2.5

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Without thinking - a tie, between the FA 31 Limited and the Zeiss 25 Distagon.

Both just metal and glass, lots of both. They both look good, feel wonderful and take great images.......

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I have a few "nice looking" lenses ... no pics of them here 'cause I usually take pictures with them ...


FA 31mm
FA 43mm
Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4

The others are also "pretty" but don't have this special look to them.

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The 18-55 mm kit lens in white, a beauty!
Would love to lay hands on a 50-200 mm or a 55-300 mm white too.

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