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05-24-2019, 03:58 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Its going to depend on the photographer and what they like to shoot, of course.

For me, I now have my dream set of princesses (for K-1): FA 31 Limited, FA 43 Limited, and FA 77 Limited. While I sometimes supplement them with a lens, they do 80% of what I want (and to be fair 95% of what I really need). The one extra is often something around 20mm (currently using a Sigma 20mm f1.8 but don't often take it as its just too bulky and just adequate optically) - would love to have a relatively compact 21 limited for FF (the FA20 is hard to come by and now expensive in NZ)! Often pop in my kit a Pentax 17mm f4 fisheye as its quite fun and so compact!

For travelling lite with APS-C (K-01), I take a DA15, DA40 xs and DA70, which does a good job for me. Given that I really love the FA31 on FF, I'm sure I would like the DA21 on APS-C, so I guess thats on my dream list.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
only three?

05-24-2019, 11:34 PM - 1 Like   #18
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On crop, DA15, 21 and 70.

On FF lightweight, FA31, DA*55, FA77. On FF more serious, Sigma 35mm Art, DA*55 (would be DFA* 50 if I could afford), Sigma 85mm f1.4.

Retro kit: K28, K55, M85 f2.

05-25-2019, 12:37 AM   #19
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I do get the charm of primes and would prefer them on many occasions, but adding a zoom or two to your kit can give you a lot more flexibility.
My K3ii outdoor kit includes Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 and Pentax 50-135mm, so I do use zooms, but there is something grab-and-go that I like about little primes.

05-25-2019, 02:21 PM   #20
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My K-1 prime kit is usually something like:
DFA50, Rokinon 24, DFA100WR

Where the DFA50 (or, if I'm feeling like saving weight, the 40XS is acceptable in a pinch if you don't care about corner sharpness) will be my "walkaround" and I'll swap to the 24 or 100 as the situation calls for it. On a trip two days ago I took the 40 instead of the 100 as I was planning on the wider end; didn't end up taking the 40 out but it's so light it often rides along because why not... Sometimes I'll swap in a Helios44 or Takumar 55mm if I'm feeling like a break from modern glass.

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