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07-28-2018, 11:19 AM   #76
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The K28/3.5 is so great overall performer, I seriously doubt the sigma, or any 1.4 design is going to beat it at F8.
Flare would be the F1.4's enemy.
The Art version of the Sigma 30 1.4 is actually pretty good when it comes to flare. I'm not sure 40+ year coatings are going to beat it... I don't think it's at DA 15 levels - not that either one is, but as I said the Sigma is not bad at all.

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70-200/2.8 Pentax - it is too pricey.
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I always wanted the 771.8 and I did get it. Then I never ended up using it, focal length to long for me however the IQ is wonderful. Now its the 31 I guess.
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I always wanted the 771.8 and I did get it. Then I never ended up using it, focal length to long for me however the IQ is wonderful. Now its the 31 I guess.
On an aps-c body, I found the 31 focal length to be quirky, but the 77 was my go-to lens. On full frame the 31 is always close at hand.

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For me it has been the DA*300. I have the DA*60-250 and a Sigma 50-500, so I'm covered in that focal range. I doubt that I would buy on now. If I were to get another lens in that range it would be the DFA 150-450.
I was in the opposite boat in that I had the DA*300 and wanted more length and wanted the DA 560 for some time but since it's not FF I got the 150-450 and now, I never look at the DA* 300.

My lens is now the Kerlee 35/1,2. It was the K 1.2 50mm. Anybody know if they ship to US?

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For me it’s the DA* 300. I got the 60-250 and the HD DA 1.4 x TC. I will probably pick up a DA* 200 as well for the extra speed and lighter weight.
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about ten years agp I bought a K50/1.2 mint in the box for $325. Its in such nice shape Im afraid to use it. So I cant tell you if its worth the money or not. Mine is in the box, and the box is probably just collecting dust.
At least take it out for a spin! Unless you're really unlucky it'll still be just as mint at the end of the session, and you can put it back in the box for another decade... I use my K28/2 on occasion, though TBH it's not a focal length I really get on with.

Haven't really got an on-topic candidate for this thread. Need to use the lenses I already have a bit more... Maybe the 560, can't ever see myself justifying that one!
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The one lens that you just ended up never getting
I'd like to add the words so far...

For me that'll be the SMC Pentax-A* 400mm F2.8 ED [IF] and it's only cos I can't think of a suitable harem name for her... you understand.

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For me it’s the DA* 300. I got the 60-250 and the HD DA 1.4 x TC. I will probably pick up a DA* 200 as well for the extra speed and lighter weight.
Similar but opposite for me. Its the 60-250 that I just ended up never getting. I always wanted it but it was always out of my budget. I got the DA*200 and DA*300 (both bought used), the 1.4 TC and the 55-300 PLM which covers those focal lengths. You may not need the DA*200 having the 60-250 already covering that focal length. I never use my DA*200 wide open f2.8 since it is prone to purple fringing wide open. I find I have been using it less since I got the DA*300 and the PLM.
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As others have said, too expensive.

At the other extreme, I just bought a K 200mm for a song. Strange (awesome) that some really great lenses are so cheap. The K 55/1.8 is another good example.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
I'd like to add the words so far...

For me that'll be the SMC Pentax-A* 400mm F2.8 ED [IF] and it's only cos I can't think of a suitable harem name for her... you understand.
Alright, this is now a class project everyone. Let's help Kerrowdown come up with a harem name for the lens he now admits to covet.

Here's suggestion #1: The Queen Mary
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Alright, this is now a class project everyone. Let's help Kerrowdown come up with a harem name for the lens he now admits to covet.

Here's suggestion #1: The Queen Mary
Yeah, we can workshop this … 'Elegant Lady', 'Majestic Princess', 'Town Bike', perhaps.
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Alright, this is now a class project everyone. Let's help Kerrowdown come up with a harem name for the lens he now admits to covet.

Here's suggestion #1: The Queen Mary
You’ve got to do crowdfunding too...
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Alright, this is now a class project everyone. Let's help Kerrowdown come up with a harem name for the lens he now admits to covet.

Here's suggestion #1: The Queen Mary
Problem is that what comes in the order of precedence between a duchess and HM the Queen is HRH the princess, and we already have Pentaxian princesses. I strongly suspect however that if Kerrowdown coaxed her, she'd whisper her name in his ear.
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DA 560mm. Simply too much money for an amateur, but I would love to have a go at the birdies with this one. I guess another reason for not getting it would be the long learning curve for getting good pics with it... Don't have anything longer than 300mm today, tried that with a 2x TC but no good results at all.
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