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07-15-2015, 05:41 PM   #181
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This is easy...
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DA15
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pepperberry, yes you do - a UWA or better still as you like zooms, the 10-17 FE
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Classic -> 24 • 50 • 100 -> x * 2 * 2
ALT1 -> 50 • 85 • 135
ALT2 -> 35 • 55 • 85

Because I have them -> 31 • 43 • 77
Because I have them -> (K24/2.8) K28/3.5 • K50/1.4 • K105/2.8
Because I have them -> K35/3.5 • K55/1.8 • K85/1.8

etc.
07-15-2015, 06:51 PM   #184
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bagga_Txips Quote
pepperberry, yes you do - a UWA or better still as you like zooms, the 10-17 FE

ah - maybe so.... I do keep a DA 18-250mm handy, just in case....

07-15-2015, 07:33 PM   #185
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I posted in this thread about 1.5 years ago, and apparently I've picked up a few more lenses. So, these are my favorite primes now. I guess I'd pick one out of each group depending on the situation. If I'm limited to 3, someone stays home.
  • Rokinon 8mm FE
  • DA 21 f3.2 / DA 35 f2.4
  • Auto Chinon 45 f2.8 / K 50 Macro f4 / DA 50 f1.8 / SuperTak 55 f1.8
  • Tamron 90 f2.8 / SuperTak 150 f4 / M 200 f4

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07-15-2015, 08:17 PM   #186
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My favorite camera and 3 prime kit. I've used it for years:

Pentax MX

K28 f/3.5
M50 f/1.4
Tamron 90 f/2.5 (52BB)
07-15-2015, 08:29 PM   #187
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Tak 28mm
Tak 55mm
Tak 105mm

and if I could make it 4, the Tak 200mm because this in MHO is the perfect minimal set, period, and if I had to sell every other lens in my kit these are the primes I'd keep. That being said, no way would I ever do it. :P
07-16-2015, 05:32 AM   #188
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QuoteOriginally posted by burzum Quote
Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ltd Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 ltd Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 ltd
I'd have the same combo ^^

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The 3 primes that I actually have:

Sigma Ultra wide 24mm 2.8
Pentax FA 35mm f/2
Pentax FA 100mm 2.8

I know there is a big gap between 35 and 100. If 100 is too long I use the Pentax F 50mm 1.7

Everything else I use the 16-50, the 18-250 or the Sigma 70-200 2.8
07-16-2015, 07:30 AM   #190
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Because I have them -> (K24/2.8) K28/3.5 • K50/1.4 • K105/2.8
Because I have them -> K35/3.5 • K55/1.8 • K85/1.8
Like those kits!

I'll add another, this is my "night/low light" K Series kit:

K28/2
K50/1.2
K85/1.8

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07-16-2015, 08:57 AM   #191
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With what I shoot, I could get away with this as my kit.

FA* 24
DA* 55
FA 135

Now to start saving...
07-16-2015, 09:08 AM   #192
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QuoteOriginally posted by wullemaha Quote
Hey guys and girls,
FA31, FA77 and FA*24/2
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QuoteOriginally posted by 89Y49Si Quote
With what I shoot, I could get away with this as my kit.

FA* 24
DA* 55
FA 135

Now to start saving...
Great kit for APS-C! I might personally change out the FA* 24 for DA 21 but otherwise it's a capable and versatile kit that brings home unique images.

These days I'm on FF so I use a 24mm, 85mm, and 200mm lens and I'm pretty happy with the results. I only feel like I have a hole in the 50mm range, and I'm looking for something special in that range.
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QuoteOriginally posted by icywindow Quote
Great kit for APS-C! I might personally change out the FA* 24 for DA 21 but otherwise it's a capable and versatile kit that brings home unique images.

These days I'm on FF so I use a 24mm, 85mm, and 200mm lens and I'm pretty happy with the results. I only feel like I have a hole in the 50mm range, and I'm looking for something special in that range.
The DA21 is definitely a fantastic lens and has a lot going for it, but I think I would rather have the DA15 instead as it's longer (physical dimensions), which gives me a little bit more to hold on to. But I would still have the kit I named as all of them would be usable if I decide to step up to FF.
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I have a number of primes. I've got a FA 50 F1.4 (normal), a 50 F 2.8 Macro, a 40 mm Ltd., a 70 mm Ltd. and a 21 mm Ltd. They're all very good and very sharp.

Last evening I went to a vintage car show...outside...dark, foreboding clouds, etc. When I go to car shows, I usually take my 12-24 on my K-5 and one of my primes..usually the 21, 70 or 40 Limited...I rotate the primes.

Last night I decided to slap on my 50 normal...sharp, sharp, sharp and I gotta take it more often.
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