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10-09-2008, 06:11 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by bentax Quote
FA 35mm F2.


Same here... and (un)fortunately i think this will change once i get a DA* 50-135!

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My favorite changes from time to time. Over the summer it was the DA* 50-135mm. Right now it's the A* 85mm f1.4. I suspect when I get Sigma's 100-300 this weekend there could be a new love affair (depending how it renders bokeh, though).
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It changes for me too. But thinking about it critically, it only took a few seconds of thought of what really is on top from the set that I have... regardless of the added effort of it being manual focus only:

Voigtlander SL Series 125/2.5 APO-Lanthar
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Everything in my sig I consider at the very least 'very good', or I wouldn't be keeping them. But, to rank, as of right now...

1) M 85 f/2
2) FA 77 f/1.8 limited
3) DA* 50-135 f/2.8 + DA 35 f/2.8 Macro Limited
4) DA 12-24 f/4 + Sigma 70 f/2.8 macro
5) DA* 16-50 f/2.8 + Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 + M 20 f/4
6) Super Tak 105 f/2.8 + M 100 f/2.8 + Vivitar 28 f/2.8 Close Focus (K2) + Jupiter-9 85 f/2
7) Everything else left in my sig is about tied, all good

Jury's still out on the new Tammy 70-200, but that will probably be somewhere up in the top 6. (Tye top 6 are all excellent, # 6 is not in any way substandard, it's just that you're making me rank them )


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FA77 for me
gives me the reach i want to take most of my pictures with a flatter perspective
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Bummer you don't have the DA 70mm Limited jsherman999... I'd be very interested in knowing where it fits in your ranking.
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Oddly enough with all the mighty fine lens I own, I find myself with the tamron 70-300 mounted on my k10d most of the time. Probably because my preference is wild life and bug walks and the tamron 70-300 is a lightweight lens that always surprises me. It is much more comfortable to hike for a few miles with it compared to my bigma! The limited lenses I own, I love to use but I do use them in more specific situations.
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My overall favorite is the FA77 Ltd. However, the lens most often mounted on my K10D is the FA35/2 because its focal length is more "general purpose". The Sigma 17-70mm is a close second, for sheer versatility.

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18 -250. Obviously not the best lens, especially in low light, but for all around use, it's my pick, particularly when traveling.
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Lately it has been my 24 f2.8 OM Zuiko. It gets bumped often by my Nikkor 35/2 and 55/3.5 micro lenses.

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I just got the 77 ltd. so I can't say thats my favorite.

In my case, used most doesn't equal favorite. My 50/1.4 has got much use than all my others. My favorite, though, is my Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 macro. It's just so fun to use, and it's built like a tank!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
My overall favorite is the FA77 Ltd. However, the lens most often mounted on my K10D is the FA35/2 because its focal length is more "general purpose". The Sigma 17-70mm is a close second, for sheer versatility.
Yep. My favorite is the FA77. Most on the camera is the FA31.
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Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 is my favorite lens but the one that is usually on the camera is the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.
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Pentax FA 35/2 is on the camera, though the Jupiter-9 85/2 is probably my favorite.

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More often than not, my FA 35mm F2. The right size, black (my 43 is silver), and the right weight. I am hoping to land a DA* 50-135 at some point before Christmas so that might change!
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