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03-22-2013, 06:06 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Whats the overall average lens review rating of your bag? Tongue in Cheek!

My bag currently has the following, a couple of K-5s (classic type) and a few primes. This morning I decided to do a quick average of my lens ratings and from a set of 7 lens, I came to an average value of 9.59

K35 f/3.5 - 9.74
K55 f/1.8 - 9.41
A50 f/1.2 - 9.43
FA31 f/1.8 - 9.47
FA43 f/1.9 - 9.57
FA50 f/1.7 - 9.7
FA77 f/1.8 - 9.79


Some observations:
FA77 Limited is probably the best design overall (tend to agree, but are not telephotos easiest to design? ) + its a very pretty lens
FA50 f/1.7 and K35 f/3.5 - very highly rated, I wonder if sharpness is THE big driver for some?
FA31 f/1.8 This is an interesting one, urban myths about the MiJ vs MiV, big and bulky front element, useless hood, but cost is holding it down ratings wise methinks
K55 f/1.8, my favourite sleeper lens, cheap, lovely wide open, just keep it at wider than f.2.8 and the bokeh is painting like
F43 f/1.9 hmm, I sometimes forget I have this, but when I put it on it never disappoints, the forgotten Limited?
A50 f/1.2 For me, Pentax's best 50 bar none, sorry and nobody will ever convince me otherwise

Anyone agree, disagree? Anyone want to steal my bag?


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03-22-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
overall average lens rating value of your bag
At first I thought you were talking about monetary value and I really didn't want to go there.

For the five lenses I carry on a daily basis, my average is 9.49.

SMC Pentax-A 15mm F3.5 - 9.0
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.2 - 9.43
SMC Pentax-A* 85mm F1.4 - 10.0
SMC Pentax-A* 135mm F1.8 - 9.20
SMC Pentax-A* 200mm - 9.83

Not really sure what you can determine from this, but whiled away a few minutes doing it.

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Hi Robbie - I'm certain you have me beat by a point or so - I've a couple DA Limiteds, the SMC-A 24mm and 50/1.7 and the 55-300 which gather praise, but nobody likes my 18-55wr and the manual gear is too seldom rated.

Hope all is well in Cork, I should like to revisit the family homeland some day!
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That's impossible to beat, unless you have some dogs like the F 35-80mm F4-5.6 hidden in your closet!

My total list is:

K35/3.5 - 9.74
M50/1.7 - 9.32
M85/2 - 9.13
M135/3.5 - 8.44
A50/1.7 - 8.94
F35-70/3.5 - 8.72
F35-105/4 - 8.43
F70-210/4 - 8.44
Sigma EX 180 macro - 9.75
Sigma EX 15-30/3.5 - 9.57

The old Tamron 400 is not listed.

My average is 9.05. Which is terrific.

But can you beat my value score? I hereby define Vsc = 100 x points total / cost total (USD, excl postage)

My "Vsc" is 7.40.

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On the average, they make me happy!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bassek Quote

But can you beat my value score? I hereby define Vsc = 100 x points total / cost total (USD, excl postage)

My "Vsc" is 7.40.

Seb

Straight away I cheated by substituting Euro for USD but came to a Vsc of 3.02.. Well done that man
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
Straight away I cheated by substituting Euro for USD but came to a Vsc of 3.02.. Well done that man
My Euro to USD rate was 1.30.
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I generally carry one lens from the following:

DA* 16-50 = 8.5
DA* 50-135 = 9.28
DA 35 Ltd = 9.45

If I'm feeling forgiving I might take the FA 50/1.4 = 8.87 but the 50-135 defecates on it from a not inconsiderable height when size isn't an issue. And the 35 is a nicer focal length. Also have (and rarely ever use):

DA 35 2.4 = 9.22
M 135mm f/3.5 = 8.44 (Doesn't deserve to be anywhere near the 16-50)
M 200mm f/4 = 8.31 (Definitely deserves way more than the 135mm)

So my average is 8.87, precisely the rating of the FA 50! Clearly I need a big slice of LBA.

QuoteOriginally posted by bassek Quote
My "Vsc" is 7.40.
Mine is 62.07 @_@

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DA 15mm Limited - 9.45
DA 18-55mm (I) - 7.46
DA 55-300mm - 8.68
M 50mm f/1.7 - 9.32

Average: 8.7275

Hmm... Planning on replacing that kit lens some time soon...
03-22-2013, 07:32 AM   #10
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As a beginner, not so hot yet...

DA 18-135mm WR - 8.27
A 50mm F1.7 - 8.94
Average - 8.61

Probably the next lens I pick up will be the 55-300 but that won't raise it much
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I guess I don't get this - how can any real comparison be done when one just rates their own lenses however they want out of thin air?

Take all those lenses and go out and shoot!
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Not rated out of thin air, your kit referenced to the Lens review area. And I do take mine out and shoot :-)
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I'm not sure what value this is. I use my old Sigma 70-300 Macro for some shots, and it's rated at 7.92, my DA@ 60-250 is rated at 9.62, but in some circumstances the Sigma significantly out performs it. And I wouldn't sell the Sigma based on it's rating. I don't even care what it's rating is, what others may think of it is of little importance. Used for what it's good at, I don't know of a lens that's better.

But I guess as something to kill some time with, it's an interesting question.
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Oh - had no idea you were using the lens review statistics.
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