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What is the lens that lives on your camera?

Just as the title says what is the lens that you use most and is most likely always sitting on your camera?

07-08-2021, 10:42 AM   #2
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K-1 HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

K-3 SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR

Not very fancy, but cover a lot of situations!
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The 18-135! On the Samsung GX-10.
On the K-01 35mm F2.4.
On my new KP sits the 20-40mm Limited.
The K-3 Mark II is my Jack-of-all-Trades body, any of my other lenses for the specific purpose I take this camera with me.

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Pentax-A 35-105mm.

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None. I try to excersise most my lenses, and I have too many favorites.
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On my K5IIs, the DA 35mm Macro Limited.

I haven't had the K1 long enough to settle on any lens too long yet, but I've been using the M 28mm f/2.8 and DA 70mm Limited quite a bit.
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Sigma 17-50 on the KP and Pentax 55-300 PLM on the K-70 but I reserve the right to change lens and my mind.

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Once it would have been a 35mm or prior to that a 28-70 with an occasional 100 macro, simply because that's all I had. Now with more lenses I'm trying to rotate through them and complete the thought process of which lens I like to use in which situation, a difficult and possibly futile exercise A recurring theme is the number of shots taken on the 100 macros I've had. Definitely a favourite lens of mine.

Currently the DA 40 Ltd and I are spending some time together.
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On my K1 lately it's been the DFA*85 parked. The K3III has been the Sigma 18-35 (sometimes that *85), and the K-70 has a DFA100 almost all the time. In fact the only lenses I can recall using at all in the past month are those, a Pentax DFA70-200, a *55 and a Pentax FA31.
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I change them around a fair amount, but the one most often mounted is the Sigma 17-70mm DC Macro on either the KP or K-5IIs. (If I could afford it, it would be a DA 16-85mm, not that I'm unhappy with the Sigma.)
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If my 20-40mm ever leaves customs, they have had it a month, that and my KP will be inseparable. If it turns out they have lost it, once the ranting stops it will probably be a 35mm, either the FA35mm f2 or the DA 35mm limited

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The ranting will never stop!
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The DFA150-450 on the K1-II, FA*300f4.5 on the K-7 and DA 16-45 on the *istD.
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My K1 has a 35-135mm SMC F-Zoom on it, but I also take a FA80-320mm & Takumar F Zoom 28-80mm with me when I
take the camera out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dneira29 Quote
Just as the title says what is the lens that you use most and is most likely always sitting on your camera?
Usually on my KP, its the 20-40mm Ltd., but once in a while a special lens comes in and nudges it out of the way for a bit. Right now its the SMC K 28mm f3.5....all manual, vintage 1975, but at some point the 20-40 will be back!
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It used to be the 16-85WR when I went out and about a lot with the KP. But with an increasing lens collection it's whatever was last used (except for the 150-450) - right now it's the DFA 2.8 100mm Macro WR.

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