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04-01-2015, 05:54 AM   #16
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I just received (from eBay) a Sigma Mini-Wide II 28mm.... still playing with it but it looks to be a great manual lens....

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Much under 100$ Sigma/Vivitar A 24mm f2.8, with around 200$ Sigma 30mm f1.4. Those are very sharp second hand lenses between wide and tele, just perfect mm for many kind of use. M-28 is good FL and lens too,FL maybe absolutely perfect.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joojoo2010 Quote
Much under 100$ Sigma/Vivitar A 24mm f2.8, with around 200$ Sigma 30mm f1.4. Those are very sharp second hand lenses between wide and tele, just perfect mm for many kind of use. M-28 is good FL and lens too,FL maybe absolutely perfect.
Tell me where you see those prices please...
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ebay sometimes have good prices

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Okay, looking around on the internet if you get lucky you can get a DA21 LTD and a DA 35 both for 400.
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I have a Rikenon 28 which you can have if you pay for shipping. It's a manual lens but quite sharp.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxxxx Quote
I have a Rikenon 28 which you can have if you pay for shipping. It's a manual lens but quite sharp.
If that is the XR he should jump all over it ! I use the same lens and it is great !
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Agreed on the 35/2.4, if I didn't already have the 40 Limited I'd get one for sure. I still might anyway. The 40 is very nice and small if that is significant to you. Being so close to 50 it probably wouldn't be the best purchase now.
The DA 15 is my favorite lens but you are not likely to find one within your budget. But if you do, get it!

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I would think the 21 mm (or something around that focal-length) would best complement your 50 mm, and the 21 mm (and other 20+ mm lenses) can be quite versatile and multi-purpose. Wider than 20 mm, and the lenses start to become more specialized. For instance, the DA 15 mm is a fantastic lens, but I find it is basically a landscape or architecture type lens, but you'll struggle to do much else with it. With the 21 mm, I'm comfortable using it by itself. If I need wider, I can take two shots and stitch for a panorama. And with the K3, you can easily crop in to get a tighter shot if you felt you needed something tighter than the 21 mm but wider than the 50 mm.

My only complaint on the 21 mm is that it doesn't open up to f2.8 or more. Of course the lens would be larger, but I can still wish.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxxxx Quote
I have a Rikenon 28 which you can have if you pay for shipping. It's a manual lens but quite sharp.
This is sort of generosity makes this forum a community. Well done @Maxxxx.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mullac7991 Quote
f you could have one cheap prime lens...
The one you already have - DA 50 1.8
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