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04-25-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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OK my revised lens line up.

Now that the *istD has passed on and I have had some time to use other lenses ( not all on the K20D ) I have revised my lens line up.

Da 21mm Limited to be added in may
A 28mm F2.8 going
Fa 35mm F2 kept
Pentax 35-80mm F4-5.6 going
F 50mm F1.7, going with the *istD
A 50mm F1.7 kept
DA 70mm F2.4 Kept
Sigma 70mm or 100 F2.8 macro adding soon ( wish they had the 150mm in Pentax )
Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 going
Sigma 100-300 F4 adding soon ( can't wait for the 60-260 )

The tokina 28-70 F2.8 and 400mm F5.6 going. I will wait on the Pentax 17-70 F4 before deciding on what next. I also don't go wide often so the 21mm should be fine for now to.

So what do you guys think.

BTW the *istD has gone to my younger Brother doing journalism.

04-25-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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Nice Line up, Congrats!
I have the DA 21 & 70 myself, so I can only say that keeping them is justified. You could consider replacing the FA 35 with the DA 35 ltd (I have that one myself, it's a swell lens.)

I only don't understand why you keep the A 50 and do away with the F 50...

Other than that: very nice line up that should keep you going for a while...
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looks like you've got every range covered except for the super wide
the DA21 is great, makes the SLR feel like a P&S when you need it
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couple of questions.

the 28070 F2.8, is it AF? same question with the 400 F5.6.

If so, I think getting rid of them is a mistake.

even if the 28-78 is not AF it would be a great walk around lens.

If you let go of the 400 F5.6, I would add a 1.4x TC for the 300mm F4. the extra reach would be worth it.

I also think you need a 10-20 or 12-24 somewhere in the line up,

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the Tokian lenses are AF but they just don't have the sharpness to match the K20D, hell even the 70-300 sigma is sharper in comparison, I will add the 1.4 TC and thats why I'm waiting to see how the 17-70 F4 works out before I buy a zoom in the range. As for super wide, I'm waiting to see if I actually use anything in that range before I buy.

Now question about the F 50mm vs A 50mm, I think my F lens has a nasty focus bug on the K20D, it works fine on the *istD tho. so it goes with he *istD untill the 55mm F1.5 shows up, and is the new 35mm macro that much better then the 35mm F2?
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Now question about the F 50mm vs A 50mm, I think my F lens has a nasty focus bug on the K20D, it works fine on the *istD tho.
Can't you fix the focus issue with the adjustments on the K20D?
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yes but still, I like the older "A" better.
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