Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-06-2013, 01:26 PM - 1 Like   #31
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by gooseta Quote
Well, the FA lenses aren't that old. The coatings argument really only applies to lenses in the M or K series.
No, the coatings have evolved since the 1990s a lot by all reports. We never had the non-reflective coatings on the rear elements until the DA series for example. We now have nano technology for the coatings too and that was just announced this past year.


Last edited by Docrwm; 03-06-2013 at 01:31 PM.
03-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #32
Pentaxian
twitch's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,571
QuoteOriginally posted by gooseta Quote
I am thinking about getting the 21mm as it's cheap and good, then selling and buying the 43 once an ff date is confirmed
If you want to minimise your outlay I'd be buying FA lenses before any official announcement is made. For a history lesson do some research on the 645 lens prices before and after the 645D annoucement.
03-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #33
Senior Member
gooseta's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: London
Posts: 157
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
If you want to minimise your outlay I'd be buying FA lenses before any official announcement is made. For a history lesson do some research on the 645 lens prices before and after the 645D annoucement.
Then I would just buy the 43 now then?
03-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #34
Senior Member




Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 126
QuoteOriginally posted by gooseta Quote
Then I would just buy the 43 now then?
If you intend to use it on crop, that's fine. Some lenses are sharp on crop but not on FF. I would wait for some feedback on FF before buying.

03-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #35
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
If you want to minimise your outlay I'd be buying FA lenses before any official announcement is made. For a history lesson do some research on the 645 lens prices before and after the 645D annoucement.
Excellent advice from someone who owns most of the current FF crop.
03-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #36
Veteran Member
Anvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,616
QuoteOriginally posted by gooseta Quote
Well, the FA lenses aren't that old. The coatings argument really only applies to lenses in the M or K series.
It's not how old or new the coating is since it isnt about the coating on the front of the lens but on the back side.

Film refect light differently then an sensor so they use a different coating to prevent reflections (inside the mirror box).

Also with film it does not matter how the light hits the grain but with pixels the light need to hit as straight as posiable.
With APS-C that's not so much of a problem but with FF the corners can become problematic with the wider lenses since the angle of the light is getting too step. So longer lenses are not a problem but wide angle lenses you need to be more considered.

I agree it's not all in all a huge deal but still maybe something to keep in the back of your mind.
03-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #37
Veteran Member
Anvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,616
sorry i meant "too steep" not "too step" ^^;
03-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #38
Senior Member
gooseta's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: London
Posts: 157
Original Poster
I think I will splash out on the 43mm, If I find it up to the hype then I will consider a 50/85mm f1.4

03-07-2013, 01:04 AM   #39
Veteran Member
Anvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,616
why not go for the limited set? 77mm?
to close to the macro perhaps.
03-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #40
Senior Member
gooseta's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: London
Posts: 157
Original Poster
Ok, here's what I have planned for my ff needs

35mm f2 250 + 20% import tax = 300 (costs 500 in the uk)

43mm f1.9 about 400 + 20% import tax = 480 (700 in the uk)

Sigma 50-500 about 900-1000

Sigma 85mm f1.4 600

Sigma 70mm macro - got it

Tamron 70-200 - got it

So altogether around 2350. I'm selling the 17-70 (300) 35mm (110), and 50mm f1.7 (30), also selling my 200-500 for sony which will fetch around 500. Also my Bessa R2 and ultron is about 400 and Jupiter8 is about 20

2350 - 1300 = 1050

I can afford that, but I'm stil unsure about the fa 24mm, it seems mildly sharp but the colors seem to be great, any advice on that?
03-12-2013, 10:12 AM   #41
Veteran Member
Anvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,616
Looks very good, have loads of fun with your new lenses =]
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax, pentax lens, primes, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to set k5 to fit the Sigma 17 70 frankfxf Pentax K-5 10 09-20-2012 10:02 PM
Want to buy: sigma 17-70 DC or Sigma 17-70 HSM raider Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 09-17-2011 03:24 PM
Is there examples of how much to fix/replace the SDM on lenses? Reportage Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 04-28-2010 12:58 AM
What 2 lenses to replace kit lenses ? dales Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 06-05-2009 09:10 PM
What 2 lenses to replace kit lenses ? dales Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 18 06-05-2009 08:59 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:45 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top