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12-30-2008, 07:28 PM   #46
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43mm Ltd for me.

12-30-2008, 07:29 PM   #47
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I'm pretty happy with everything in my bag now, but if I had to pick one, it would be the 43--great IQ and practical FL for me. I figure I must really like it since inside of a year's time, I bought one, sold it, regretted it, and bought another one.

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10-17 Fisheye for its distinctive quality.
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I'm a sucker for underdogs and so my vote goes to DA16-50/2.8. What can I say, a fast, sharp, and contrasty standard zoom with SDM in a solid weathersealed package.

12-31-2008, 12:02 AM   #50
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The one and only true FA43!

Here at f1.9:


(the purple light on the left side of the book and the bottle came from the teli left hand)

But in a line behind (a line thin as a hair from my you know):

DA35
DA21

Best,
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12-31-2008, 12:37 AM   #51
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This is an easy thread for me to answer. My choice is the Auto Takumar 85mm f1.8

Here Pentax Lens Review Database - 85mm F1.8 you will find why I choose this Pentax gem.
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By far the FA 31mm ltd f/1.8...normal field of view on a DSLR, super fast at 1.8 and amazing rendering that I just do no see from any other lenses...with a great all metal build to boot.
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[QUOTE=Jewelltrail;434078]This is an easy thread for me to answer. My choice is the Auto Takumar 85mm f1.8

Almost agreed - the S-M-C Takumar 85/1.8 is my favorite.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jensm Quote
QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
This is an easy thread for me to answer. My choice is the Auto Takumar 85mm f1.8
Almost agreed - the S-M-C Takumar 85/1.8 is my favorite.
These are two completely different lenses: http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/Pentax_Takumar_85mm.html


Auto-Takumar 85/1.8


S-M-C Takumar 85/1.8

Cheers!

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Went to so many outings and trips and I observed that the DA14 is my most used lens. I will not go without it and so the DA14 gets my vote
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Most used?
I could of course let lightroom count them, but it is something that change with time. When new the DA10-17, DA50-135 and DA35ltd was on my lens a lot, but still the kit zoom beat them in total number of shots, though I had it much longer. The highest count is still my A lenses, but lightroom seams to count them as one lens.

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It must be the A*135/1.8. It took some time on the *istDS to figure out how to use it as a 200mm equivalent, but gradually I became comfortable with that as well. For a while I thought that the DA*50-135 would replace it, being more versatile and lighter to cary, but after testing them against each other I've learned that the DA*50-135 does not perform so well at 135mm as to rivale the A* lens. The A*85/1.4 is a fantastic lens as well, but the A*135 performs better at small aperture numbers in low light, so despite that the 85 is closer to my old film focal length favorite of 135mm, I prefere the A*135 over the A*85. Testing them against each other I've also learned that the DA*50-135 is close to its best performance at 85mm so I'm now less sorry that "my" A*85 is only on loan, and less craving the FA*85 or FA77ltd ("less" meaning they are still on my want-to-get-list, but currently surpassed by my crawing to find a favorite wide angle).

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Another vote for the 77 ltd. It was my first limited lens and changed the way I thought about lenses, and kicked off my LBA!

I still get excited when I put it on the camera. And even more so when I see the images I get. A truly magical lens--even mistakes can look spectacular.

Great for portraits and candids, very unobtrusive too. People generally wonder why I back up so much when I use it.

I have to agree with an earlier comment that the 31 looks sleek on the camera--it really looks like a man's camera with that thing on!

The 43 is my latest, and I'm loving that too. Especially with the winter coming, it's a great indoor snapshot lens.
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Id love to get my hands on both the 135 and the 85.
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Id love to get my hands on both the 135 and the 85.
They are out there, but you'll need a trip to the bank for a large withdrawl first.
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They are out there, but you'll need a trip to the bank for a large withdrawl first.

yea, that's the problem.
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