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07-25-2015, 07:04 PM   #46
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On second thought, I also have two film bodies to cater for - perhaps the 50mm f/2.0 A or the SMC 58mm or 28mm Takumar should be the last to go... until such time as a 50mm f/1.2 A falls into my hands.

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Considering my style of photography, I can live with solely the Voigt Nokton 58/1.4 SLII. It's good for both DSLR and Film SLRs. Not to mention the upcoming FF DSLR
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QuoteOriginally posted by wullemaha Quote
... let's assume you HAVE to take a prime.

Which one would it be?
FA43 Ltd f1.9.

And a very close second, DA35 Ltd f2.8 Macro.
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Easy question...
Zeiss Makro-Planar 100/2 ZK

07-27-2015, 02:04 AM   #50
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Tabulation:

FA 43 (Zekai, drypenn, Ratcheteer, Savoche, aleonx3, kdafa) - 6

FA31 (Wullemaha,SandyHancock, PApaLazarou, freerider, NZUnicorn) - 5
DA35/2.8 (NaHoruk, Wissink, reytor, pathdoc, mattb) - 5


DA40 (Mattb,lesmore49(?),jwc77) - 3
F300 (NoelPolar, Driline, fwcetus) - 3

Sigma 50/1.4 (ZoeB, Iguckert79) - 2
Sigma 35/1.4 (Zekai, atomx) - 2

DA300 (Venom3300) - 1
FA85 (MrNPhoto) - 1
FA77 (6BQ5) - 1
A100 (pepperberry) - 1
DA*55 (longbow) - 1
SMC Tak 24/3.5 (DartmoorDave) - 1
FA35/2 (Stevebrot) - 1
Sigma 24/1.8 (Kozlok) - 1
A*1200 (Zombiearmy) - 1
F28/2.8 (NZUnicorn) - 1
DFA 50 (jimrpdx) - 1
VL Nokton 58/1.4 (vinceloc) - 1
ZK 100/2 (ich947) - 1
DFA 100WR (CristiC) - 1
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A 50 F1.2!

Something wider would probably be more versatile, but this is the lens that I just can't let go!
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DA21 f3.2

But I am convinced that I have given this answer many times in similar threads in the past. The only thing wrong with my copy is that it is not silver, as there was a price premium on the silver version when I bought it. I think the 21 was the second prime I bought, after the 40XS, which I only bought because it was so cheap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bagga_Txips Quote
DA21 f3.2
+1

'nuff said

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Oh, that's a hard call for me!
DA15? DA21? DA35? DFA100WR?
No, I can't decide.
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Mtux, I can't decide which ones to carry out of 3 that you mention, so soon I will buy the 35 ltd and carry all 4, nearly always.
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That's easy, it has to be a normal lens for me. The most featured normal lens I have is the DA 35 2.4. So that's the one. Though if I had to live with just my Rikenon 28mm f2.8, I could probably do that as well. It's easily as sharp as the Pentax, it just lacks AF and program automation.

If I had unlimited resources, I think it would be the FA 31mm Limited. But the plastic fantastic does nicely. Its optics are as good if not better than my SMC-M 50mm f1.7, which is very well regarded (and I have a good copy of it, sharp from wide open). I just got the F 50 1.7, and it's also a very sharp copy, so I'll see how it compares to the DA 35 2.4 (I can tell already it's slightly contrastier than my SMC-M copy).
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For years the only lens I had was the K50/1.4. Then it was the M50/1.4. It was 25 years before I could even choose something other than a 50.

Any 50 I own. You pick the actual version.
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My collection consists only of K and M series lenses, but of the ones I own, I'd flip a coin between the M85/2 and M28/2. Twist my arm, and I'd give the nod to the M85 just barely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
For years the only lens I had was the K50/1.4. Then it was the M50/1.4. It was 25 years before I could even choose something other than a 50.

Any 50 I own. You pick the actual version.
I could live with a fast/sharp 50 on a FF body. I also think lenses should focus past infinity and leave it up to the user to find it.
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If I had to choose from what I already own, it would have to be my Bower (Samyang) 35mm f/1.4. This isn't even a close contest.
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