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06-07-2008, 10:32 AM   #31
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Laurie, if you are willing to swap a wedding for a lens, you're heart's in the right place

As for a wide angle, if you're going for a zoom and want something that will probably be awesome, wait for Tokina to issue their 11-16mm f/2.8 in Pentax mount. Although I'm half hoping that Pentax will release it as a DA* encarnation.

06-07-2008, 10:43 AM   #32
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Overcrowded, needed a suitcase...

Laurie, if you are willing to swap a wedding for a lens, you're heart's in the right place
I do not need a Fancy wedding, names on Paper, ring. To let God know I love my man and will be with him for the rest of my life.

Wedding is just in material, nothing more. Highly over rated. They make a promise, and in the end in most cases, not all, ends in divorce. So the promise they made between each other is broken, what a waste. Just my 2 cents. Not all marrages end this way, but some do.

We both know we love each other, and promised to be together, for as long as we both live. God knows this too. And we are happy with that.

So no wedding for us, we do not need a piece of paper or ring to remind us we are with each other for better or for wores. Our Love and care for each other and our children show us each and every day...

Oh I forgot I have one of those rolling suitcases... Tons of emply space in that. What can I say my bag was getting overcrowded.

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06-07-2008, 11:00 AM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by ABCWinter Quote
Oh I forgot I have one of those rolling suitcases... Tons of emply space in that. What can I say my bag was getting overcrowded.
*needs to go out and buy one of them....*
06-07-2008, 11:34 AM   #34
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I've recently gone to a two bag system.

1st Bag;
M28mm f3.5
FA43mm f1.9
M42 85mm f 1.9
M 100 f 2.8

2nd bag;
Sony A700
Tammy 17-35 f 2.8-4
Tammy 28-75mm f2.8
Minolta 100-300mm APO f4.5-5.6


06-07-2008, 01:07 PM   #35
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Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Bag, filled with:

DA 12-24
DA 35
DA 70
Slim Hoya Polarizer for 12-24
Tiffen Polarizer for 35/70

Small kit, good for travel. Will be adding Tamron 70-300 soon for occasional wildlife/sports stuff.

06-07-2008, 01:30 PM   #36
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Let's own ''kit-collection'':

Pentax K10D (Grand Prix modell)

Sigma 14mm f2,8 EX
Pentax FA* 24mm f2,0
Pentax FA* 85mm f1,4
Elicar V-HQ super 90mm f2,5 macro 1,25:1
Pentax FA* 200mm f2,8
Pentax F* 300mm f4,5
Tamron SP 300mm f2,8 (360b modell)
+ Tamron PKA-adaptall II
+ Pentax F 1,7X AF-teleconverter

Pentax FA* 28-70mm f2,8

Pentax 360 FGZ

06-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #37
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Lowpro Slingshot Bag

K100D Super
DA 16- 45
DA 21mm limited
F 50mm 2.8 macro
DA 70mm limited
DA 55-300mm
Polarizer for 55-300
4 packages of Enegerizer Litiums
06-07-2008, 03:47 PM   #38
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I wish I could put all my lenses in one bag, but I don't think I'd love to carry it at all, especially along w/ some baby stuff we need to bring along wherever we go.

Normally I only carry one lens and camera when I'm out, and the Lowepro Toploader Zoom 1 gets used the most. It's perfect for a K20D plus any of my lenses up to the FA*28-70/2.8. Luckily in my current collectioin there are only two lenses which are bigger: F*300/4.5 and FA*80-200/2.8. Just got a Lowepro Micro Trekker 200 for that.

06-07-2008, 09:44 PM   #39
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My hiking bag:
Lowepro Rover Plus AW
K10D w/battery grip
FA 20-35 or DA 18-55 on camera
K 200 f/2.5
FA 50 f/1.4
DA 14 f/2.8 (in Lenscase 1W)
DA 50-200 (In Lenscase 2S)
and not to forget the tripod: a Manfrotto 190x Pro-B w/486 RC2 ball head and plate

If I wanted to carry everything, most of the following would go in the upper compartment:
ZX-L film camera
PZ-10 film camera
FA 28-80 power zoom
FA 100-300 power zoom
Sigma 28-80 (for novice macro work)

Not to get too off topic, but 8540- what do you think of the 200 f/2.5? I'm still debating whether or not it's worth it to carry both the 50-200 and the 200 f/2.5 (except for the extra 2 stops of light if I need it).
06-08-2008, 02:35 AM   #40
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Small shoulder bag with:
K200D w/DA21
*istDS w/DA35 Macro
Lots of SD cards
3 packs of AA Lithiums

Separate small bag in car with:
A*300 (soon to be replaced by DA*200)
AF540 Flash

Waiting for: DA15 Limited

A bunch of other Pentax lenses sit at home, in permanent storage.
06-08-2008, 05:20 AM   #41
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I've got a new brand of aussie camera bag called Dingo gear.
My bag contents are much smaller than most here.

Sammy GX10
M 50/1.7
DP1 UV filter
Skylight filter
Tamron 1.4x TC
8 SD cards

I will have to re-arrange my bag this week and make room for:
DA 55-300mm
M 135/3.5
M SMC Super Tak 200/f4
M42 Adapter
Close up filters and another CPL
06-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #42
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K10D x 2
FA 50mm f/1.4
DA 50-200mm
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro

...and supplemental gear (i.e. tripods, flashes, filters, bag, etc.)

06-08-2008, 11:52 AM   #43
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my bag

Here's what I carry in my bag (Expidition 7):
  • K 20d
  • K 10d
  • battery grip
  • pentax 100mm f/2.8 macro
  • tokina 80-200 f/2.0 zoom
  • sigma 28-70 zoom
  • pentax 18-55 kit lens
  • ring flash
  • pentax 360 fgz flash
  • Kenko 2x teleconverter
  • Sigma 1.4x teleconverter
  • Kenko 25mm extension tube
  • various and sundry filters, cleaning cloths, memory cards etc.
Carry separate:
  • Sigma 500mm f/4.5 APO EX
  • 2 tripods
Leave at home:
  • Pentax *ist ds
  • Quantaray 70-300 zoom lens
  • Quantaray teleconverter
I'm thinking of adding the 50-135 da* lens what do you think? Or is it overkill? I have serious LBA and am trying to decide between the lens and studio lights.

Opinion appreciated
06-08-2008, 12:07 PM   #44
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Whether or not you get another lens or studio lights depends on how much you might use either one.

With that being said, if you're looking for something lighter weight than the Tokina 80-200 and you don't always need the 200 length, then the 50-135 would be a good choice. You could very well leave the 80-200 at home and take along a TC to use in a pinch, should you unexpectedly need to go past 135.

After taking a closer look at your kit, I would also encourage you to consider selling your 18-55 and your 28-70 and picking up either the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5 or the soon-to-be released DA 17-70/4. By consolidating 2 lenses into 1, not only will you be getting a better lens, you'll also free up some extra space in your camera bag for the 50-135.

06-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #45
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Bag: Lowepro Computrekker AW

-Pentax K10D
-Battery Grip
-AF540 Flash
-18-50 Sigma 2.8 Macro
-70-210 Pentax A F4
-28mm Pentax A F2.8
-50mm Pentax FA F1.4

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