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06-11-2018, 02:24 AM   #1
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Which Pentax lens will/would be your next purchase? (we need more posts;)

As we need more posts...
In fact I am wondering what are the real needs of photographers on forum in terms of lenses. And in general I mean new and modern lenses (but it is not obligatory condition). The lens may be existing one or no. I propose such scheme of answer (compressed to one line):
Camera: APS-C/FF
Type: zoom/prime
Focus: MF/AF
Focal length(or range)/Maximum Aperture:
Price (you are ready to pay for such a lens):
Other Features: (WR, AW, Focus Lock, aperture ring... whatever are Your needs)
Use: Amatour/Professional and where (landscape, events, weddings, travel, portrait, photos of my cat/feet/testing charts).

So I will start:
APS-C; zoom; AF; ~16-50/ 2.8; 1000-1200 euros; AW with solid build, no zoom creep, sharp center from 2.8, new better version of DA* 16-50/2.8; 80% of professional for events and real estate.

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I definitely do not need any more lenses, have more than 100 of them........
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I will NOT buy any more lenses until I can get enough together for the three Amigos, well perhaps not all at once.
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300mm f/2.8 or 400mm f/4 or 500mm f/4.5
(let's call it daydreaming...)


Camera: FF (I won't ever buy APS-C lens anymore)
Type: prime
Focus: AF
Price 3.000 - 5.000 EUR
AW !!
Use: Amatour/ wildlife (birding)

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Probably DA15. That would cover me from 15mm to 300mm.
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We need more posts, but do we need more posts about what lenses people might one day maybe never buy!?! People could post more about each others photos and the techniques used to take them, we need that..... Come on, I've put a few on recently! ......

(Well at least my post here has added one to the total....)
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If I had any money, it would probably be the 150-450 - or maybe a new 100mm macro, as my +/- 30 year old F version is getting bit sticky on the AF and is generally a bit battered. In fantasy land, if Pentax did something in the 15-30 FF range in an f/4 version (smaller, propper filter thread, lighter, cheaper) I'd probably save up for that.
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Happy with what I've got(only posting to keep the numbers up!)

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DFA*50 - hopefully before November....

It was going to be the DFA150-450, but I'm not sure I'm willing to carry it where I want it to go.

I'm not sure the 55-300PLM qualifies, because it's already in the mail
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcgregni Quote
We need more posts, but do we need more posts about what lenses people might one day maybe never buy!?! People could post more about each others photos and the techniques used to take them, we need that..... Come on, I've put a few on recently! ......

(Well at least my post here has added one to the total....)
My kitties - cats being the most important subject on the interwebs - taken with the K1, FA 43mm F1.9, and Af360FGZII

Top of my lens wish list is the Sigma 500mm F4.5, because whale watching season started this week. I will need to win the lottery.
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Some say 400mm f4; but I would like a 450mm f4 (midway between the 300mm f2.8 and 600mm f4). All AF FF with AW sealing of course.
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my LBA is getting stronger

and it is the SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro that is calling me

why, well I have this gap between my Kino Precision Japan Kiron 28mm F2 MC P/KA and my best in its class SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS

simply inexcusable and intolerable to have such a gap I know
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Probably the DA*11-18/2.8. Not that I really *need* it though...

I have the Sigma 8-16, but I could do with a UWA that gathers more light. Though I also have the Samyang 10/2.8 for that, but that doesn't take filters. Of course, I do have the Samyang 16/2 which does, but isn't that wide and isn't WR...

So yes... the DA*11-18/2.8.

Oh, and should Samyang make a T/S lens wider than their 24/3.5, that might come on the list as well. But I think that's very unlikely.

On a longer term, I might get the updates of the DA*16-50/2.8 and DA*50-135/2.8 to replace my two aging screw drive converted copies. That is, if the rumour that claims their imminent replacement holds...

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Pentax 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye, APS-C AF zoom, 150-200€, amateur use.

Reason is, I already have my lineup down ok, what I miss are only specialty lenses, for those times when you want a particular effect, and it can't be replicated in post.

I already have a Helios 44K-4, which I try to use sparingly ( ), a rectilinear UWA, a teleconverter with helicoid that I can use for macro up to (I found) more than 4:1 with a certain trick (hehehe), and as a 2X teleconverter proper, so I can go up to 400mm (600mm equivalent FoV on crop format).
All this quite on the cheap, but working as intended nonetheless.

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QuoteOriginally posted by taktoon Quote
APS-C; zoom; AF; ~16-50/ 2.8; 1000-1200 euros; AW with solid build, no zoom creep, sharp center from 2.8, new better version of DA* 16-50/2.8; 80% of professional for events and real estate.
Here's my take. I want two.

FF zoom; AF; 60-250mm F4 with the 70-200mm's AF system and built-in FF coverage (my modified 60-250 is perfect optically, but I have to switch the camera's coverage each time and it bugs me); 1200$ CAD, optically identical to current 60-250.

Pentax has a 70-200 F4 in the works, for the life of me I can't understand why they don't simply use their 60-250 design and make an even better lens. New users would buy it and current 60-250 users might also.

FF zoom, 24-105mm F4-F5.6, 800$ CAD, same as the 28-105 but with a wider end.
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