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05-23-2020, 11:22 PM - 2 Likes   #61
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1. HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Cannot imagine my K-1 without it. If I lose it or break it I'd buy new one within a month. This lens is just so good that I don't care about the weight. Plus being a man I trust my masculinity.

2. HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW (When it is out): I have two kids and I want to take their pictures till they graduate from college with this lens on K-1 // Yes I am not going to buy any other camera and going to keep K-1 unless it is broken or stolen.

3. D FA 21mm Limited ED DC WR (When it is out): For my landscape needs

Since I am not into wildlife or macro photography. This set will remain with me for at least one whole decade.


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Only three? Lemme check what I have. I will go with:
  • SMC Pentax M 20mm f/4
  • SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.2 (or SMC Pentax A 50mm f/2.8 macro)
  • SMC Pentax 200mm f/2.5
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Ok I’ll play
D-FA 24-70, 70-200, and the 560/5.6

Since he does not mention a TC I’ll add the 1.4x Tc to go on the 70-200

BTW. Shooting on a K1 MKII

Although not asked for here is my logic. I have been on the edge for a super Tele for my wildlife interests for a long time, hence the 560/5.6.

I currently use a Tammy 28-75/2.8 and a sigma APO 70-200/2.8EX (Pre DG coatings lens with teleconverter)

While I really love the sigma zoom, it is now 18 years old, and if it breaks I would need a replacement. The Pentax plus TC is an obvious replacement

I have also been considering replacing the Tammy, because even though it is a good and sharp lens, 24 mm is much more useable than 28 on full frame, and WR is a big benefit. I have fogged my Tammy twice now in high humidity places (New Orleans and Dublin, Ireland). The lens just can’t do any bad environment because it is not internal focused. Between focus and zoom movements the lens breathes too much And is a real issue. Hence the reason to try the 24-70

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05-24-2020, 08:12 AM - 3 Likes   #64
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I've been thinking about this for a couple days.

I'm an APS-C guy, so my camera of choice would be the K-New.

Lens #1 - HD 20-40 Ltd. I pondered this selection the longest, but every lens I considered requires significant compromises. I briefly owned the HD 20-40 - returned due to faulty AF - and was quite enamoured with its rendering.

Lens #2 - FA* 200/4 Maco. A lens I'd love to own, but would never buy due to cost. Heck, I'd be happy with the A* version.

Lens #3 - So tempted by the DFA 150-450. Soooo tempted. But, I decided to dance with the girl who brung me - the A 400/5.6. Smaller & lighter than the big DFA, sharp stopped down just a little, a focus ring conducive to precise adjustments... yeah. Besides wildlife, it's my main lens for butterfly photography, too - nimble for so much range. I'd take along the A 1.4x-L Rear Converter.




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05-24-2020, 08:34 AM - 1 Like   #65
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatridger Quote
Imagine you could have any three, and only three, Pentax lenses to use for a year. No restrictions on just one camera, however. Which lenses would you pick?
D FA 21mm f/2.4 Ltd, D FA* 50/1.4, D FA* 85/1.4.

You didn't say what year. I'll settle for 2022.

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1. HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Cannot imagine my K-1 without it. If I lose it or break it I'd buy new one within a month. This lens is just so good that I don't care about the weight. Plus being a man I trust my masculinity.

2. HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW (When it is out): I have two kids and I want to take their pictures till they graduate from college with this lens on K-1 // Yes I am not going to buy any other camera and going to keep K-1 unless it is broken or stolen.

3. D FA 21mm Limited ED DC WR (When it is out): For my landscape needs

Since I am not into wildlife or macro photography. This set will remain with me for at least one whole decade.
I see we think the same way.
05-24-2020, 08:55 AM   #66
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On my K-1 MKII: FA 43mm, DFA 100mm WR, and F* 300mm f4.5

Will probably add a 4th when the new DFA 21mm becomes available.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
D FA 21mm f/2.4 Ltd, D FA* 50/1.4, D FA* 85/1.4.

You didn't say what year. I'll settle for 2022.

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I see we think the same way.
Yes we certainly do. I wonít ask for anything once I have this set. Probably will add few quality filters for landscape etc.
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I only have three. Well Ok I have an FA zoom in the cupboard and two waiting to go up for sale but the only ones in my camera bag are a DA21mm, DA 40mm and F DA 100 macro.

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I'd go for four bodies and four lenses, bodies: K-5, K-1, 645D & P67 (plus required adapters).

Lenses: FA20-35, 645 FA33-55, 67 55-100 & late 67 200/4 (the latter slightly edges the 67 90-180).

All you need, four formats and four lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bedisaab Quote
Yes we certainly do. I wonít ask for anything once I have this set. Probably will add few quality filters for landscape etc.
You can never have too many lenses.
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If I had to pick my three favorite third party lenses, they would be:
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5
  • Rokinon 85mm f/1.4
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO
I could live with only those three. There is a bit of a gap between 20mm and 70mm but I could make it work.
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You can never have too many lenses.


that's right...
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Think about it as a thought exercise, not limiting yourself. You might want all the lenses, but itís good to remind yourself about how you shoot and whatís important to you and your work... unless your goal is to collect lenses. Nothing wrong with that of course, but itís not photography.

Thinking about medium format, a 645D or Z with the FA35, FA75, and FA150-300 could do just about everything Iíd want.

Similarly, a K1 with the new DFA21 limited, the 43 or 77 limited, and the 70-200 f2.8 or.

Or APS-C with the 15 or 21 limited, the 43 limited or 55 1.4, and the 60-250 or 55-300 PLM.

The trend seems to be clear for most of us however: something wide, something normal, something long. Prime or zoom depends on personal budget or preferences of course.

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For most of my travel and general photography:
DA 10-17 FE
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Laowa 12/2.8 (UWA / Landscapes)


FA 31ltd (Wide angle portrait/ Landscapes / small things )


FA 77ltd (Portraits / shallow DOF /distant landscapes)
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