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11-20-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Advice needed for lens selection

Ok now that I have replaced my stolen K20D ( with another ) it's time to rebuild the lens line, I still have my Sigma 70mm macro and will add another Da 70mm ltd ( I love that lens ) but now I'm at a loss as what to add next.

I had a 35mm F2 and liked it but it didn't seem to match the DA 70mm, I'd like something similar and am wondering if the DA 35mm macro is a worthy replacement ( but I need fast AF in low light is the DA faster than the Fa ?)

Also I am wondering about a zoom or 2.

I'm looking at the Tammy 17-50 F2.8 but wondering if the Pentax 17-70 F4 will be more versatile.

Also a good tele zoom, I'm a bit stuck wondering if to wait on the 60-250 before I decide but the 50-135 is very tempting, as is the sigma 70-200 hsm. I know the tammy is optically better to.


so the decision is 35mm DA or FA

Tammy 17-50 or Pentax 17-70 ( or something else )

a good tele zoom ( tho I may wait on the 60-250 to see how it is first. if it's not so good I'd prob get a sigma 100-300 and a Pentax 50-135.


so thoughts?

11-21-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
I had a 35mm F2 and liked it but it didn't seem to match the DA 70mm, I'd like something similar and am wondering if the DA 35mm macro is a worthy replacement ( but I need fast AF in low light is the DA faster than the Fa ?)
For fast AF, you'll never beat - nor indeed, be likely to come close to - the DA40.

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I'm looking at the Tammy 17-50 F2.8 but wondering if the Pentax 17-70 F4 will be more versatile.
Yes and no, in the obvious ways. One gives you better low light possibility, the other better short tele possibilities. If it were me, I'd probably go 17-70, on the assumption that I'd be using the 35 or 40 for most of my normal-ish low light needs.
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