Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-26-2015, 12:06 PM - 2 Likes   #226
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 6,581
DA limiteds: 21, 35 & 70.

Not much you can't do with that.

07-26-2015, 12:08 PM   #227
Forum Member

Join Date: Apr 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 61
QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
It has been shown the K28/3.5 resolves as high as 98 lpmm @ f/8 and in the high 80's at f/5.6 and f/11. The K30/2.8 resolves somewhat higher and the K35/3.5 resolves as high as 98 lpmm down to f/2.8 and up to f/11. There are numerous K and M lenses resolving in the very high 80's at their peak aperture. That doesn't even begin to address the FA35/2, FA*24/2.8, FA Limiteds and the FA50/2.8 Macro at 110 lpmm.

A Fred Miranda article and a similar post on from 2007 refer to 60 lpmm as 'high resolution.'

I have no concerns about my collection of legacy and manual focus lenses' resolving power on modern high Mp sensors.

Yoshihiko Takinami Lens Resolution Test Index Page
Many thanks for the most informative reply.
It has alleviated any doubts that i had in choosing to use legacy glass in preference to the sony zeiss fe lenses for the a7r.
I hope that this will encourage those who will buy the pentax ff camera to resurrect old lenses or even to buy a few to have in their bag.
07-27-2015, 06:23 PM   #228
calsan's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,458
15, 35, 300 is ideal for me. Don't have a three hundred prime - that one's a wish-list item.
08-06-2015, 06:02 AM   #229
Veteran Member
Michi Joel's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Catalonia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 436
Only -F 28mm f2.8 & - F 50mm f1.7 (less 400gr and 49mm filters). The 3rd is optional.

Last edited by Michi Joel; 08-06-2015 at 06:09 AM.
08-09-2015, 07:30 PM - 1 Like   #230
Veteran Member

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Somewhere near the middle...
Posts: 301
ZK T* 35/f2
VL 58/f1.4
ZK T* 100 f2 Makro

Biding my time waiting for 2nd generation of Pentax FF (when the first generation goes on clearance)
08-10-2015, 03:57 AM   #231
Senior Member

Join Date: Jun 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 235
My Best Three

I could probably swing it lots of filters and close up lens would be needed lol but here is my list

Three Primes I could use for Eternity

Pentax SMC M 50mm f//1.7
Asahi Pentax Auto Takumar 35mm f/3.5
Takumar Bayonet 135mm f/2.5

I could probably survive about 6 months
08-10-2015, 08:28 AM   #232
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,590
Of what I have...

SMC DA 15 limited f4
SMC DA 40 limited f2.8
F 100 macro f2.8
HD DA 1.4x TC (56 f4, 140 f4 effective)

DA 15 f4
FA 31 f1.8
DFA 100 F2.8
1.4 TC
(43 f2.4, 140 f4)

Honestly after thinking about it more. I'd go with what I carry today when I carry a light prime kit:

SMC DA 15 f/4
SMC DA 40 f/2.8 (2.66x)
HD DA 70 f/2.4 (1.75x)

Plus these optional accessories:
HD DA 1.4x TC (sometimes - typically only to make a 98mm f/3.5 for a little more reach or with the raynox for more magnification)
Raynox 250 (used with the 70 for "macro" work)

I would also think about adding the 35 Macro and dropping the 40 and the Raynox long term if push came to shove That would give me:

15 f/4
35 f/2.8 (49 f/4)
70 f/2.4 (98 f/3.5)

Plus Macro with either 35mm base or 49mm base. Not shabby. The loss in this one is the compact DA 40 which is a sweet little lens but I think it would work out.

Aw heck now I want a DA 35 Macro. LBA sucks!

Last edited by UncleVanya; 08-10-2015 at 11:18 AM.
08-10-2015, 10:35 AM   #233
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,353
The 100 WR will give you a 150mm equivalent FOV zoom, but beware - without a limiter,the focus hunts a lot and you will want the quickshift feature. This basically means deploying the hood from its reverse position (where it obstructs access to the MF ring) to the forward, which makes it a substantially longer lens while in action. If you want short, light, unobtrusive and quick of handling, it probably isn't for you. On the other hand, if you go FF at any stage, it's ready to go.

08-10-2015, 01:27 PM   #234
Senior Member

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Madison (Verona), WI
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 144
Mine: 35 Marco Ltd, FA77 Ltd, DA15mm Ltd
08-10-2015, 01:42 PM - 1 Like   #235
mattb123's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado High Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 9,443
I have the 15/40/70 Limited combo with me today. Great compact kit with stellar IQ.
08-10-2015, 02:56 PM   #236
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 12

Would go with these

Pentax 21 mm
Pentax 50-135 mm
Pentax 55 mm
08-10-2015, 05:44 PM   #237
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,590
QuoteOriginally posted by Odovacar Quote

Would go with these

Pentax 21 mm
Pentax 50-135 mm
Pentax 55 mm
Primes only. 50-135 is great and on my list of awesome lenses. But it doesn't fit the question.
08-10-2015, 07:39 PM   #238

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,912
QuoteOriginally posted by wullemaha Quote
If you had to give away all zooms...
What is this 'had to' you speak of?

I could take the 3 amigos around the world and be content.

I only own one zoom that I use on occasion but I shoot with an all prime line up for the most part. Admittedly I have considered getting a zoom though if for nothing else to be able to react to scenes on the street faster.

Aside from the 3 amigos I have a manual 50 and a F50. I also have the 21 and 15, but as of now I don't use any of the other lenses that much.
08-11-2015, 06:04 AM   #239
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 12
Ok, I change the 50-135 on my list to the Pentax 77mm.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
essentials, fa, fa31, fa77, k-mount, k28/3.5, k50/1.2, k55/1.8, k85/1.8, kit, lens, pentax, pentax fa, pentax lens, phil, primes, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When you get your K-3, how will you dispose of your older body mamethot Pentax K-3 67 01-18-2015 11:24 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC A 35-105mm f/3.5 Stack of primes davidgreen3003 Sold Items 2 07-02-2013 11:33 AM
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar Series 1 primes: 135mm f/2.3 and 200mm f/3.0 Designosophy Sold Items 5 11-04-2012 06:18 AM
OK my set of primes almost completed redpigeons Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 53 06-07-2009 07:56 PM
For Sale - Sold: smc Pentax M Primes, S-M-C Primes, THE Series 1 70~210 Zoom, Viv MFTC and more monochrome Sold Items 33 02-13-2009 01:29 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:03 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]