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04-10-2014, 07:18 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by davek Quote
Do you miss the zooms at all? I'm not at a point where I would be comfortable not having them as an option. Maybe I haven't had my limited kit long enough yet.
Well - if you noted I still have a DA 18-135mm WR. First of all I like having the WR capability, and secondly I keep it for "light" use. In the last 9 months I have used it for 13% of my pictures - thing is I never seem to use it if I bring a couple of primes... The 18-135mm replaced a DA* 16-50 that, while nice, was too big and heavy for "light" use.

I just sold my Tamron 70-200/2.8. In the last 9 months it ended up being used for less than 1% of my pictures. Either I went long with my 300, or short with my 77/100, and it was too big and heavy to just bring along "in case". So while the IQ is much superior to say a 55-300, it doesn't help a lot if I don't bring it. May get a 55-300mm again just because that lens is easy to throw in the bag.

Before this I sold a Sigma 10-20mm. I liked the lens, but like the big Tammy 70-200mm it usually got left behind. Ended up selling it and getting the 15mm Ltd. Have not regretted it once, and this gets used for about 15% - about the same as my 21mm Ltd.

My go to lenses lately have been the 43 and the 77. They combine to about 45% of my pictures. The 100 WR is only used for Macro (and too little at 3%). The 300 is a favorite, but only accounts for 7%. However these are specialist lenses that gets used in "spurts" and really don't have a substitute. With a new 31mm my guess is the 15, 31, 43, and 77 will account for 80% of my pictures! with most of these likely being the 31 and the 77.

So do I miss my zooms? Nope! I would like to have kept them but that is the LBA whispering - selling them helped me justify getting my current lenses, and I really like my current set.

Now I just need that 1.4x TC, and I will never ever need another lens

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In the last six months I've assembled my basic prime kit (DA15, 21, 40 & FA 31, 77) and I shot a 60th birthday party last Saturday and took my Normal tele for this (Tamron 17-50 2.8)...... I took 500 or so shots..... didn't end up using the Tamron at all.... mostly 31/77 and a few 15. So I'd quite happily not have the Tammy now. Still use my sigma 70-200 though for across room candids...... I consider it my indoor sniper lens.

Also....I've found the Domke F-XC shoulder bag fabulous for carrying camera and up to 5 primes.....it makes the whole kit feel special.....see. http://www.photovideo.com.au/domke-large-shoulder-sand-p-6247.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
IAlso....I've found the Domke F-XC shoulder bag fabulous for carrying camera and up to 5 primes.....it makes the whole kit feel special.....see. Photo & Video Accessories Pty Ltd : Domke F-5XC Large Shoulder Bag Sand [700-53S] - $124.00
I just got an fstop Bandon today - looks very similar to your Domke.

https://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/millar/bandon.html

How do you deal with the multiple primes in the pockets? I am considering the OP/TECH double caps, as well as building some extra dividers. Using lens bags will of course work, but it would be nice to have direct access to the lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
In the last six months I've assembled my basic prime kit (DA15, 21, 40 & FA 31, 77) and I shot a 60th birthday party last Saturday and took my Normal tele for this (Tamron 17-50 2.8)...... I took 500 or so shots..... didn't end up using the Tamron at all.... mostly 31/77 and a few 15. So I'd quite happily not have the Tammy now. Still use my sigma 70-200 though for across room candids...... I consider it my indoor sniper lens.

Also....I've found the Domke F-XC shoulder bag fabulous for carrying camera and up to 5 primes.....it makes the whole kit feel special.....see. http://www.photovideo.com.au/domke-large-shoulder-sand-p-6247.html
My Domke F-5XC just arrived today coincidentally. Upgraded from the F-5XB (I carry too much camera gear). I'll be using the small inserts from the F-5XB to help compartmentalize the F-5XC

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I just got an fstop Bandon today - looks very similar to your Domke.

https://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/millar/bandon.html

How do you deal with the multiple primes in the pockets? I am considering the OP/TECH double caps, as well as building some extra dividers. Using lens bags will of course work, but it would be nice to have direct access to the lenses.
That fstop is a nice looking bag.

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QuoteOriginally posted by geomez Quote
My Domke F-5XC just arrived today coincidentally. Upgraded from the F-5XB (I carry too much camera gear). I'll be using the small inserts from the F-5XB to help compartmentalize the F-5XC

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That fstop is a nice looking bag.
I will have to look into those Domke inserts. Got the fstop for 50% off, so couldn't resist it. Appears to be really good quality, but does not have all the insert options...

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QuoteOriginally posted by HenrikDK Quote
I will have to look into those Domke inserts. Got the fstop for 50% off, so couldn't resist it. Appears to be really good quality, but does not have all the insert options...
Pentax limited lenses are just to darn small for camera bags...
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QuoteOriginally posted by HenrikDK Quote
I just got an fstop Bandon today - looks very similar to your Domke.

https://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/millar/bandon.html

How do you deal with the multiple primes in the pockets? I am considering the OP/TECH double caps, as well as building some extra dividers. Using lens bags will of course work, but it would be nice to have direct access to the lenses.
I placed the bag floor divider above the bottom side pocket compartment......and then I placed two dividers in the bottom compartmet to create 3 lens pockets..... built then as you intimated........so I unzip the side pocket and access the 3 lenses directly......normally my DAs. In the top I have one divider to have a spot for camera and lens (sized to have the 31 on the camera) and the other 'third' compartment for the 77. For 99% of the time I only have a wrist strap on my camera.......then use a sling strap occasionally.

Only downside to such a small neat camera bag as this as it's easy to place under a chair in a coffee shop and forget it.......with about $5-6,000 of gear in it!

Whilst not quite the same as a LBA.....a camera bag buying addiction (CBBA) can be quite fullfilling in it's own way....... and much more defensable to the other half........ie a common dialogue including things such as handbags and shoes seems to settle down things nicely!

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I placed the bag floor divider above the bottom side pocket compartment......and then I placed two dividers in the bottom compartmet to create 3 lens pockets......so I unzip the side pocket and access the 3 lenses directly......normally my DAs. In the top I have one divider to have a spot for camera and lens (sized to have the 31 on the camera) and the other 'third' compartment for the 77. For 99% of the time I only have a wrist strap on my camera.......then use a sling strap occasionally.

Whilst not quite the same.....a camera bag buying addiction (CBBA) can be quite fullfilling in it's own way....... and much more defensable to the other half........ie a common dialogue including things such as handbags and shoes seems to settle down things nicely!
I plan on doing the same with my bag except I'm gonna use the two small, non articulating dividers from my F-5XB to create three pockets in the top compartment as well. I use my bag just for lenses. Occasionally for a flash or my IR converted K-01 body.
I never put my main camera in my bag. I usually have it connected to the bag's strap or my belt with either a Peak Design Capture or B-Grip Evo.
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I did not really need a new lens, but saw this DA40 pop up used for a good price so I pulled the trigger on it. I'm very curious to how it will work for me, especially in the handling department. Optically, I'm not worried about it

What worries me more is whether it will spark the limited addiction
Enjoy your 40 mm limited. I bought one used 3 years ago and really enjoyed it. Later I thought I would want another one and got the 15mm and thought I had all I want. No way! It took 3 years but I ended up needing to have all of them. My favorites are the 21mm and the 35mm Macro but I use and love all of them. By the way count in the DFA 100 mm macro, You will inevitably want that one too as part of the limited collection.

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..nice camera bag!....I need to look into one pretty soon. I usually end up going out with one lens on my travels during the day and making do with whateve I brought for the day. Today I had a situation where I had my DA 15 on the K-7 and needed a telephoto. Fortunately the baby bunny was startled and motionless for a moment and I ended up putting the camera on the ground almost in his face to get a shot....a tele would have worked much better if I had one...


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QuoteOriginally posted by Lauke_101 Quote
I did not really need a new lens, but saw this DA40 pop up used for a good price so I pulled the trigger on it. I'm very curious to how it will work for me, especially in the handling department. Optically, I'm not worried about it

What worries me more is whether it will spark the limited addiction
OP: sorry for stealing your thread . It is the limited addiction!
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QuoteOriginally posted by HenrikDK Quote
OP: sorry for stealing your thread . It is the limited addiction!
Ditto
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No problem! Love to hear and see what you all do with the 40.

It arrived Friday, just in time for a weekend trip to Maastricht with my students photography association, so I took quite a few shots with it already! Love th small size, quality feel and the images really 'pop'. Definitely looks better than my sigma 18-50 2.8 at 40mm.

Pics will be there in a few days!
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
..nice camera bag!....I need to look into one pretty soon. I usually end up going out with one lens on my travels during the day and making do with whateve I brought for the day. Today I had a situation where I had my DA 15 on the K-7 and needed a telephoto. Fortunately the baby bunny was startled and motionless for a moment and I ended up putting the camera on the ground almost in his face to get a shot....a tele would have worked much better if I had one...

That's super cute. I think it actually worked out really well being shot at 15mm. It adds a good bit of size perspective I feel might have been lost with a telephoto.
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Well, you are following me. DA 40 ltd was also my first limited lens. I still have it. It is a very pleasant and natural focal length for indoor shooting. I am using it also outdoors on my Zx-l camera, on which this lens provides another very interesting focal length.
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My first Limited lens was the 70mm....about a year and a half ago. Then I bought the 40mm Ltd...last April....and then the 21mm Limited in December.

The Limited lenses are addictive.

They're addictive to use...the workmanship and quality in construction is wonderful.

Using one reminds of the mechanical feel of my old Leitz Elmar...the movement and controls of the Limited lens are silky smooth.

The picture quality is exceptional from these lenses.

I believe if Canonikon owners/users were to try a Pentax Limited lens they would be envious.
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