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04-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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what lenses for macro and landscape

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i have pentax K5 and i want to buy a macro lens and a landscape lens, can you recommend lenses for both . and provide me with lenses depending on
1-budget(cheap)
2- value
3- value and quality

and i prefer Sigma and Tamron
thank you guys

04-30-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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I have a Sigma 28mm f1.8 macro and like it.
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Macro is easy but landscape is too broad a term. Some shoot landscapes with ultra wides (10-20mm), some with wide angle (20-30mm), some with normals (35-50mm) and so on. Depends on the country you are in and what you want your 'landscape' to look like.

1) Vivitar (or other off brand) 100mm f/3.5 macro and the 18-55 kit lens

2) Pentax S-M-C MacroTakumar 100mm f/4 macro (+ adapter) and Pentax F 28mm f/2.8

3) Pentax DFA 100mm f/2.8 WR and Pentax 15mm Limited

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I second the Pentax DA 35mm Macro. It is awesome. AF can be a little slow for capturing action.

But for macro and landscape it is amazing. Super sharp. Nice bokeh. I can't recommend it enough for those applications...
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QuoteOriginally posted by K206 Quote
I second the Pentax DA 35mm Macro.
I third it.

(Is "third" a verb?)

QuoteOriginally posted by K206 Quote
AF can be a little slow for capturing action.
Manual pre-focusing via Quick-Shift helps out there.
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The Pentax DFA 50mm f2.8 macro is simply great optically, but... That occasionally long focus throw (when it doesn't quite lock the first time) just also happens to make the same DFA 50 one of the longest timed focusing lenses. Sure it's adaptable to, but some people just cannot deal with it.
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