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01-26-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
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If money was no object

I asked this on another forum and I'm curious to see what answers I would get here.

If money were no object.

You just bought your Pentax DSLR Body.


You can only have one lens for it.

Which lens would you get?



My choice would be (and I already have it) th FA-35mm f2.

01-26-2007, 06:44 AM   #2
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I am not sure. That is a hard one to answer. I guess if I just got the body and wanted something I could walk around with I would say the 16-45 ( I have it) But I guess it would depend on your needs. If you are doing sports something longer and faster. If you are a landscape person something wider. It really depends on your needs.
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If I had to settle down to just one lens it would be something in the range of 18-50/2.8 (I already have the Sigma version). If money was no object I'd probably replace it with the upcoming FA* 16-50/2.8.
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the longest telephoto zoom lens with a low F number

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QuoteOriginally posted by Matjazz Quote
If I had to settle down to just one lens it would be something in the range of 18-50/2.8 (I already have the Sigma version). If money was no object I'd probably replace it with the upcoming FA* 16-50/2.8.
FA* 16-50/2.8
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Hi Eddy
Gosh, I'd HATE to be in that place! Oodles of money to spend on lenses and you can only use one? In that case I'd prolly have to do some research on a fixed lens "super zoom" prosumer camera. I imagine I could find one that would allow shutter/aperture/ISO priority metering. If you mean for a slr, I guess I'd have to do some research on one of the 18-200 superzoom lenses. I'm NOT in the market for a super zoom, I much prefer primes, so I don't know anything about them. But if I had to go with one lens, it would have to be a super zoom.

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and one backup dslr with upcoming FA*16-50/2.8
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The 16-50mm will be a DA*, not an FA*, since it doesn't cover full-frame.

If I could only get one lens that's currently not on the shelf, it would be the FA* 125-600mm F5.6


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01-26-2007, 01:14 PM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by EddyinGA Quote
If money were no object.

You can only have one lens for it.
What we have here is an oxymoron.
Money being no object = more lenses of choice
Money being no object does not = one lens
01-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #10
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That is funny, Clarence

QuoteOriginally posted by clarenceclose Quote
What we have here is an oxymoron.
Money being no object = more lenses of choice
Money being no object does not = one lens
I would want D FA 300mm for sure now.

If money is no object, I would want to have Fa* 400 f2.8 (which is not available everywhere including Bhphoto)
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
I would want D FA 300mm for sure now.

If money is no object, I would want to have Fa* 400 f2.8 (which is not available everywhere including Bhphoto)
That's an A* lens (FA* only exists as F5.6), and there was one on ebay just a few days ago. It sold for $3,200: eBay: SMC Pentax A 2,8/400mm 1:2.8/400mm 2,8/400 (item 190071886400 end time Jan-22-07 10:08:31 PST)

I'd love that lens too...

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The yet to be announced and very difficult to build DA* 10-1000 f/1.4 constant with 52mm threads and only weighs 1 pound with image quality at any focal length or aperture similar to the 31/43/77 Limited series. Internal focus/zoom (no extension) only as long as the current kit lens extended.

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That's a tough one..

But I bet I'd eventually settle on the FA* 80-200mm f/2.8
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Easy for me...

I already own 3 FA* lenses, so that makes my choice simple - I want a longer lens than my FA* 300/2.8.

It would be one of the these two:

FA* 600/4 ($6500) ...
FA* 250-600/5.6 (~ $7000 - $7900) - no longer available (except used and most likely only in Japan)...

I've seen both in photos, and they're impressive sights to behold. That focal length would be nice for wildlife photography!

Cheers,
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my ONE lens would be..

..the DA 16-45/f4. It's closest to the ideal 24-75 "standard" zoom and could cover most of my shooting situations.
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