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11-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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Smallest wide-ish (more like normal on crop frame), check out vivitar 28mm f2.8 (i think the close focus version is better). You could find a K mount on ebay for around $30. Usually going wider will set you back considerably more than $100.

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The K 2.8/105 is much smaller than the 2.5/135 and a great lens for around 100US
The same goes for the M 2.8/120 but it is hard to find and more dear.
The Super-takumar or S-M-C 1.4/50 are great and very small and quite cheap.
And the smallest 50 that I have, the Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50/2.8 T in the aluminum, 12 bladed, preset `54 version is also great. I got mine sitting on a Praktica F.X 3 for 50US (both included) on ebay. The later versions are reputed to be of a less good, much larger make and quality (?never tried one).

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I bought a M42 Pentax 55/2 Super Takumar off ebay for like $10. It's incredibly sharp with great colour - frankly it's one of the best ever Pentax lenses. It's actually the same lens as the 55/1.8 but always sells cheaper. Nobody should be without one.
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You need RioRico to drop into this thread and give you his minimalist list of lenses. He was working on an ultra light weight prime kit of MF lenses

11-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #20
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OK guys thaks (not including the people who didn't read the thread and suggested a 28mm when I already have a 28mm f2.0? - or the people who suggested DA and FA Limiteds and the like - I suppose they have some they'd like to sell me for $140 then?)

Anyway, thank you.
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I'd vote for M100/2.8 as someone else mentioned. Small and good IQ plus good build quality. If you can live without auto aperture that is... I'd really like the A version just to get auto flash exposure, but for the price you can't really complain
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QuoteOriginally posted by FerocityK5 Quote
...when I already have a 28mm f2.0?
But... it's not the smallest 28mm!

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11-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #23
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Promaster "Plastic Fantastic" 100mm f3.5 macro. I paid $100 for mine, but they usually go for a bit more than that. ($150ish). For a 100mm, it's not very long. It's extremely light and the image quality is amazing. Macro or telephoto work is a breeze, and it's honestly one of my favorite walk-around lenses. I'll often take this and a 50mm f1.7 and nothing else.


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OK I'll look into those.
Thanks heaps guys.
11-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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Oh hey, I forgot to take pics of that Albinar 135/2.8. It's actually a bit bigger than the Pentax F 135/2.8 (which I just sold) but still reasonably compact. Pretty great results for a $15 lens!

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