Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-29-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,881
Lenses Used?

Well, with the family out and 110/43 degrees outside I had nothing better to do than sum up what lenses I used in the first six months of 2008. What became (too) obvious is that the Limiteds are a poor return on investment! Would I part with them? No way!!

Anybody else wants to join?

Attached Images
 
06-29-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto, San Diego, Seattle
Posts: 456
I guess some of my limiteds and K and M lenses don't get used as much as my other lenses or zooms do. But I would probably do a different chart where it's broken down by purpose or type of photography. For instance my art and macro photos use my K & M lenses more than any other lens, and studio portraits use my limiteds more than other lenses. I suppose it's all relevant to the type and amount of photography I've been doing.
06-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
Veteran Member
ftpaddict's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yurp
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,669
I've got no limiteds to speak of.
06-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
Pentaxian
Mike.P's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Coast .. UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,756
QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
I've got no limiteds to speak of.
Nor have I and I enjoy my hobby just as much as anyone else here.
1 body and 1 lens is all you need as long as you have a little talent

06-29-2008, 12:51 PM   #5
Veteran Member
Mike Cash's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,952
Redo the numbers with the number of keepers and see how well the Limiteds did.
06-29-2008, 01:07 PM   #6
Veteran Member
jsherman999's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,228
Very nice set of lenses!

You definitely need to send me that A* 85 1.4, though. Look at it, sitting at the bottom there, one of Pentax's best lenses! I'll put it to good use.
06-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #7
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 4,095
I use with my K10D:

- 16-45 Pentax
- 55-300 Pentax
-35-105 Macro 'A' Pentax- had since 1984- phenomenal glass
-50 Takumar Macro
06-29-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto, San Diego, Seattle
Posts: 456
It looks like about 40% of my Pentax shots are with the 50-135 zoom
and about 35% are with my Sigma 24-60. And the rest with my primes. Seems like I use the zooms more than anything else, and definitely when I grab my camera when I'm heading out the door. (something I do more of now with the K20D than I did with my Canon) And the primes for specific shots. Looks like from this analysis, my next purchase should be a high quality wide-normal zoom.

06-29-2008, 01:32 PM   #9
Pentaxian
ryan s's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,370
Why have a boatload of equipment worth thousands that rarely gets used? I don't understand.
06-29-2008, 01:54 PM   #10
Forum Member




Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Honolulu, HI
Photos: Albums
Posts: 57
QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Why have a boatload of equipment worth thousands that rarely gets used? I don't understand.
+1 although coming from someone with only 2 lenses.
06-29-2008, 02:35 PM   #11
Veteran Member
morfic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 428
QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Very nice set of lenses!

You definitely need to send me that A* 85 1.4, though. Look at it, sitting at the bottom there, one of Pentax's best lenses! I'll put it to good use.
Please run the same script on your shots and let me have the pick of your bottom 5 ;P
06-29-2008, 02:36 PM   #12
Veteran Member
morfic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 428
QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Why have a boatload of equipment worth thousands that rarely gets used? I don't understand.
They call it LBA, not LUA, explanation enough?
06-29-2008, 02:56 PM   #13
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,881
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Why have a boatload of equipment worth thousands that rarely gets used? I don't understand.
The Limited's have their place for special occasions and when you have time to work slowly. They generally outperform the zooms. You can find examples in the galleries from various forum users.

Then, of course, there is LBA. It is just so nice to own something of optical and mechanical quality!
06-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #14
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,901
This is from the list of exif data I maintain, so it is pretty much the keepers.

Pentax 12-24: (47%). I use this at museums, car shows, street shots, etc. If I only take one wide, this is it.

Sigma 18-50: (17%). If I take only one lens, this is usually it.

Sigma 70-300 (12%): What can I say, it is the longest FL. Replacing with a Pentax 55-300, though.

Canon S3: (9%). For when I'm not bringing a DSLR.

Pentax 10-17: (8%). Gotta have one.

Pentax 50-200: (4%). Sort of the odd man out of the line up. I think I chose the longer Sigma over the slightly better IQ, when I just take one telephoto.

Pentax 55-300: (3%). But I've only had it 2 weeks. It has better IQ than the 50-200 or 70-300 which I will sell someday, so it should go up to about 15% maybe.
06-29-2008, 04:24 PM   #15
Moderator
Tom S.'s Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: S.E. Michigan
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,239
Fixed focal lenses are nice, and (usually) at their focal length superior to zooms, but zooms are just so much handier to use, so I see no reason to be surprised at you findings.


But I do think you had too much time on your hands!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lenses, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax Km and old manual lenses: SMC Takumars & Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses Kendrick Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10 04-14-2010 03:23 AM
For Sale - Sold: Yard sale: M lenses, K 300mm, DA 14mm, ME film body, Nikkor lenses and more Nachodog Sold Items 24 12-26-2009 12:03 AM
For Sale - Sold: Lenses, lenses, lenses... and a flash! pbo Sold Items 18 05-28-2009 04:35 PM
For Sale - Sold: M42 / K / KA / FA Lenses Grab bag of Vintage to Current lenses. 50mm FA f/1.4 MikeDubU Sold Items 10 02-09-2009 12:45 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:07 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top