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03-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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Future-proof you lens collection, buy the FA*24 f2, fabulous rendering, faster than the 21 f3.2, and full frame ready. Great street shooter as well.

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Excuse me, that's not LBA!

It's only LBA when wife starts threatening to leave you after you've told her that you need to buy a bigger drybox less than a year after your purchased an 86-liter one.

I have three bodies: K5II, K30 and my "P&S" KX!

(Listed from favorite to least favorite)

Black FA77 MIJ
Black FA43 MIV
K55 f/1.8
DA 15mm
DAL 35mm
K28 f/3.5
M50 f/1.4
A50 f/1.7
A50 f/1.4
FA50 f/1.4
DAL 55-300
FA 70-210 (in the repair shop for cleaning)
DA 18-135mm

and I'm still looking for FA50/1.7 and a few 35mm.
The DFA 100mm macro is also in my list.

Our Congress has yet to pass a Divorce law. I'm banking on our Catholic church to continue lobbying against passing such horrible law, as that will threaten my LB... er, marriage.
03-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
Yes it does seem tempting. But supposedly there is a new body on the way (K-3?), price at launch may be prohibitive for me though. It may impact K-5ii prices perhaps. Can't see much new K-5 mk1 stock about. The 2nd hand K-5 mk1s are still holding a fair bit of value.

Good glass always important, but then how long do I hold off the body upgrade? Dilemas
The future is very predictable. One day there will be a new camera. It will have a couple of features you think you need and several others that make your current body look terrible. It will be the highest price you wanted to pay plus 25%. The next steps for me are also predictable: I wonder when the price will fall to a decent level, which is about a month before the new camera comes out.
03-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
Future-proof you lens collection, buy the FA*24 f2, fabulous rendering, faster than the 21 f3.2, and full frame ready. Great street shooter as well.
The 24/f2 is on my LBA list... and if there is such as 20-35/f2.8 I would like that too (preferably with new HD coating).

03-21-2013, 08:17 PM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
Future-proof you lens collection, buy the FA*24 f2, fabulous rendering, faster than the 21 f3.2, and full frame ready. Great street shooter as well.
Agreed. I love the FA* 24 and would suggest that one as well as the FA 43 and FA 77 (then keep your 35).
03-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #21
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You need fast lenses

QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
I currently have

K7 + kit 18-55mm WR
50-200mm WR
55-300mm
100mm macro WR
35mm FA f2.
I have a K-7 like you and I will say that your line up lacks fast lenses.

I have three fast lenses: FA31mm f1.8, VL58mm f1.4 and CZ 85mm f1.4. They work great with the K-7

However you coud consider the K5, K5ii or even K-01 as a second body with a newer sensor. (I have a K-01 and I know what you mean.) But the new sensor does not replace good lenses.

Since Pentax will announce new bodies later this year, why don't you wait to buy s new body? The introduction of new cameras is always associated with lower prices for the previous models.

My 5 cents ... hoping that it may help.
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{fumble through my dry box} M50 f4Macro, F50 f1.7, A50 f1.7, SMC Takumar 50 f1.4, K50 f1.2....Hmm I barely made it into the LBA threshold. Oh wait I have FA43 f1.9 as well, blast....

Back to the original point, like some people pointed out already, you don't have anything particularly wide, maybe next step is to get a lens to try out and see if wide is for you. Since you are considering DA15 and DA21 already, one can assume you value the compactness of those DA Limited, I'd say go for the DA21, it's a more versatile FL, wide angle lens like DA15 is not for everyone.

And ditch the DA50-200WR if you don't intend to shoot in adverse weather condition, you already have 55-300 which apart from not WR is superior in almost every way.

The point about getting a fast lens is a valid one, provided you shoot in low light or into shallow DoF shots. Maybe get a fast 50, any fast 50 to get a feel of it.

As for new body, unless the sensor in the K-7 is restricting you from getting the shots you want, I'd say keep using it until Pentax reveal the next model.

My 2 cents
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FA20 is the obvious choice

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Some interesting points.

Yeah I don't have anything very fast and I think that's partly what's making a newer sensor tempting as the k-5 sensor for instance is much better in low light.

The k-01 would probably only be a stop gap if I bought it and that money could of gone to a DSLR so that's why I've been resisting it.

Right now I'm trying to think what fast lenses I would actually be interested in. Anything in the 30-40 range just makes me think buy FA 31mm instead and take the pain (of ). I haven't got a 50mm but I haven't felt that compelled to get one.

FA 35mm is my fastest and also my most regularly used lens because of the speed and sharpness. It is the lens I enjoy the most of my current lineup, the rendering is superb. I barely ever use my 18-55mm wr now, instead I often end up adapting my position to shoot everything with the FA 35mm.

The whole thing started with me thinking about the 15mm, but then I saw the increased flexibility of and some outstanding shots on the 21mm.

Who here has gone from the FA 35mm to FA 31mm ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
Who here has gone from the FA 35mm to FA 31mm ?
may be not from and to, but get both... then you may have the first sign of LBA
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LBA advice and options
They say, recognition of the condition i.e. being able to call it by its true name, is the first step on the long road to recovery and that in itself is a good option to have.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
The whole thing started with me thinking about the 15mm, but then I saw the increased flexibility of and some outstanding shots on the 21mm.

Who here has gone from the FA 35mm to FA 31mm ?
I haven't gone from the 35 to 31, but I did go from the 15 to the 24. The 15, 21 and 24 are each very different lenses for very different shots. You need to figure out which tool is best for the job.
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20mm and 24mm pentax are very hard to get hold of here in the UK.

Maybe I should see what April brings (other than April fools day), as buying a newer body right now might be a slightly mental thing to do (as prices should drop). Though I'm concious the K-5 mk1 may not be available soon.

I'm just getting that gear itch again and at some point I really do need something at the wide end that gives me something extra from the 18-55mm wr.
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16-45? it's cheap. then you can see which of those focal lengths work better for you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Conqueror Quote
20mm and 24mm pentax are very hard to get hold of here in the UK.
And even more so if you're unprepared to pay frankly redonkulous money for them..., (sadface Dave)
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