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11-08-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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My Favorite Schlep around the street Lens

My favorite walk around lens, has to be the Pentax 16-45 f4.0..Even more so than the 16-50 f2.8 which makes me nervous when I use it for casual photography.

Just wanted to pass that on to you, as I used it today and just love how sharp it is, even at wide open.


11-08-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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I have only the 16-50, so my walk around is the 16-50. What makes you nervous? Are you fearful that un bandit va le prendre and walk away with it?
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Yeah, I think you lose weather-sealing, SDM and 1 stop, but you don't seem to lose any IQ with the 16-45, it's a super sharp zoom. I've been thinking of getting one and pairing it with my K100D as a kit.
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I almost was sold for 2.8- but after 3 () copies still kept my 1645 one (I guess lucky plus always with 540FGZ+Lumiquest when not shooting in available light- You all know about the "weird" extension @16mm)
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Zoom, schmoom.

FA50 1.4

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Pentax M 28mm F2.8 and Pentax A 50MM F1.7 is my street kit :P
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I've had good luck with either a paired DA40mm and a Vivitar24mm, or the F35-70 zoom. I don't miss many shots I want to take for missing focal length, go figure. Maybe I just don't see 'em!

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