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08-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Suggestion for a wide angle prime (FA or M)

I am looking for a wide angle small prime. I also plan to use it with FF bodies (Canon/Sony for now) so DA14/21 are out of question. AF is not important. I heard great things about Rokinon 14mm but it's heavy, and I plan to use small primes only.

I can see a few choices, FA20 is good but expensive, FA28, M28/3.5, 24mm etc.

Which one do you suggest?

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Yusuf

08-18-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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From those I only have experience with Samyang/Rokinon 14mm, and you are right, its pretty big and heavy. MF only, too.
I would just like to quip that at those focal lengths, 4mm is a huge difference. 28mm, 24mm, 20mm have very different FoV. So I suggest you choose based on that, and your budget. The Pentax primes are all pretty good.
Another tip I might give is to think about m42 lenses, because those are easiest to adapt to Pentax and Canon. Zeiss makes some good wide angle m42 lenses, but they might be expensive.
08-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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I've chosen the A 28mm 2.8 ($77 I paid on Ebay) for now until I can afford the DA 21. The only gripe I have is that it doesn't have the contrast of the DA lenses, buy hey, its not a DA lens

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get the M 20mm f4. I think that would be good enough.

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