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11-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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What's Your Prettiest Lens...

regardless of optical quality? I love my new-to-me "A" 50 1.2 with the K85 1.8 a close second. Ain't nuthin' like the look of large glass.

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Oh, you mean the looks of the lens.. well then that's my Tamron 70-200. Looks professional, big front element, and dat petal hood~

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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
regardless of optical quality? I love my new-to-me "A" 50 1.2 with the K85 1.8 a close second. Ain't nuthin' like the look of large glass.
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 be...um, my K55/1.8. Classic retro look.

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Still love the internal-focus, builtin-shaded Rikenon 70-150 f/4!


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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
regardless of optical quality?
Well, there's the rub, eh? My "prettiest to look at" lens is a silver 31mm FA Limited, but the "prettiest results" come from it's little friend, the silver 43mm FA Ltd.

Oh heck, now I think the 43mm takes both prizes...
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The DA21 with its square-opening hood looks quite good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
regardless of optical quality?
No, handsome is as handsome does.

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The K 200/2.5 gets my vote as the best looking lens I own.

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If results factor in I definitely would nominate my DA duet, 70 first then 40. The 70-150 is a fun throwback but cannot touch them for iq.
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For image quality my Sigma 24mm f2.8 or the m42 200mm f4 are the best.The bad is that I hardly use the 200mm as it is very heavy and have to deal with adaptor
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50-200mm WR
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DA*50-135 nice colours and contrast, also joy to use.
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Auto-Takumar 2.8/105. I keep having to remind myself that it's not on the camera just for looking pretty.
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for me it´s the SMC Takumar 55mm f1.8. Old, but still gorgeous.
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