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11-06-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Hi, i now have a k20d with grip and some lens.

pentax DA 16-45
Tamron 28-75
pentax f 50 1.7 (what do you think about it ?)

I sold some lens i didn't use and now i have some money to buy a new lens.
But what lens.

pentax da 50-135
pentax da 55-300 + FA 50 1.4
tamron 70-200 f 2.8
sigma 70-200 f 2.8
some primes ?

11-06-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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That depends a lot on what you are willing to photograph. If long range, I would go for the DA 50-135. If you are seeking something wider, then the DA 12-24. Both are pricey but worth it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by studiocrocevia Quote
Hi, i now have a k20d with grip and some lens.

pentax DA 16-45
Tamron 28-75
pentax f 50 1.7 (what do you think about it ?)

I sold some lens i didn't use and now i have some money to buy a new lens.
But what lens.

pentax da 50-135
pentax da 55-300 + FA 50 1.4
tamron 70-200 f 2.8
sigma 70-200 f 2.8
some primes ?
All of the above

Seriously though, it depends on what you want to shoot. for me, and my own preferences I would go for a 70-200 F2.8.

I can;t recommend between sigma and tamron, you would need to really touch and feel both. I prefer sigma because they "feel" better to me, but that is a very subjective view.

p.s. I own an origonal sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX (non DG non Macro) and am very impressed with it.
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I think that depends on what you want to do, what your needs are and what your budget is.

Maybe a tele zoom might extend your range. Like a Pentax 50-200 or a Sigma 70-300.

If you want to do portraits, maybe a 77mm, 85mm or 100mm. Or do you want to do some macro shots? Maybe some extension tubes for your 50 mm. The Pentax 100mm 2.8 also does macro.

Landscape and architecture would need wider lenses, though you do have the 16-45 for that. A wide prime might give you better results though.

It's very easy to recommend lenses, but as I said above, it all depends.

11-06-2008, 09:35 AM   #5
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Primes. When I got my K10D, all I had was a 50mm 1.7 from the 70's. I have bought a few zooms since then, but never use them since I bought some Takumar primes. I still think some of the best photos that I've taken with that camera are with manual primes. It is an addiction.
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I can only speak for the DA* 50-135 and it is a great lens. The other lenses are also spoken highly of.

Depending on what you shoot, the 55-300 + 50/1.4 could be a good choice. I don't shoot that long so I have a DA* 50-135 + Tamron 70-300 and I don't use the latter very much.

But it really comes down to what you will be shooting. You'll probably end up with more
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thanks everyones,
i think the 50-135 is the best choice for me,
i like the FA 50 F1.4 but i have also the F 50 1.7 and the takumar 50 1.4 so.

i don't know how better is the FA 50 f 1.4 than the F 50 f 1.7 ....

my shoots are usually between 35 / 90 i'm not a tele and big lens lover so
i'd like the 43 f1,7 and the 40 f 2.8 too

but too much money. so i think for the 50-135.
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QuoteOriginally posted by studiocrocevia Quote
i think the 50-135 is the best choice for me,
Yep, wise choice! Weather sealing, silent focus, great images and 50-135 is my favorite focal length range: M50/1.7, FA77 and M135.

I plan on getting one myself soon.

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