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01-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
There was a 20mm A on the Marketplace for a few minutes yesterday before it sold.
There's also one on KEH.
01-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #78
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
There was a 20mm A on the Marketplace for a few minutes yesterday before it sold.
You know, I saw that listing but my hands were tied waiting to see if my offer on the FA 43mm would be accepted, I really would have liked that lens. As it is I've now got the three amigos:-). Now I need to save up for something between 15mm (hint hint Pentax) and 24mm and I'll never need another lens! (I wish)
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A sigma 100-300 F/4 and a lenses bigger than 400mm please Mr Hoya/Mrs Pentax


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My next purchase has technically already been made, but I'm not counting it as finished until it's in my hot little hands.

I snagged a clearanced Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 from prodigital2000 on ebay for $280. After weighing the options of the DA* 16-50 and Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 the Tamron won out.

Its a real shame that all of the lenses in that speed/range seem to have QC issues, but at least with the Tamron I can fix the front focus in debug if my copy shows it.

Next purchase after that will probably be a good P-TTL swivel/bounce flash to round out my kit. Still haven't decided between the Sigma 530 super, Metz 48 or the Pentax 540.
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Now that the DFA100 is in my hands, my next lens purchase will most likely be the DA21. As to when I'll be able to get it is a good question--it all depends on whether or not I decide to keep my DA35. If I were to trade or sell the 35, I could get the 21 pretty quickly, but if I were to keep it, then I would most likely have to wait until summer, at least, as I've got some other things ahead of it in line, finanancially speaking.

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Ooh I'm wanting to replace my DA40 for a DA35 for my food photography. But I'm doing okay so far.

I think my next purchases are the LX3, maybe the 60-250 if it fares well (the LX3 + K20D w/ 60-250 will be an awesome combo), and then another flash + trigger etc for my strobist kit.
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Ever since reading about the DA-35 macro I've had an itch for it. Hopefully soon I can scratch that itch.

For some reason I find myself photographing food. Guess I should assemble those in a gallery now that I have >1 food photos

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I should really become more proficient with the lenses I have now but I'm hankering for something wider than my DA* 16-50. I was thinking of a DA 12-24 but they're still pretty pricey. I missed a used one on EekBay by $11 that sold for $441. I suspect that if Pentax brings out a DA* 11-16 that it will be pretty expensive also. I wouldn't mind a 400mm f/4 for wildlife and birds either and I've been working out in the gym so I can carry it.
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I would love to get a flash, the FA 35/2 and may be the DA 15 if the price is good.

I've just bought the FA50 and I love the f1.4 but its a bit too long for indoor. I use this lens in company's Xmas party I can go without flash yet the picture is still bright. I love the speed, bokeh and its compactness but its a bit too long for indoor, so I ended up taking mostly solo portrait and no group shots. I found myself need to get at least 4-5 feet away to get a head and shoulder shot.

After the FA50 I think I am in love with the FA primes so naturally I set my eyes on the FA35/2. Hopefully I can get it within the year.

The flash, it is also related to the FA50. After using the FA50 I realize a flash can really do something a fast lens couldn't do. That is giving me big DoF while using a faster shutter speed and lower ISO. I'm still not too sure how much better I can get by buying a flash so I will start with something cheap (so the AF360 and AF540 is out of my list). Also I want to spend sometime to see if I can improve my shots without getting anything extra. So any lens/flash I will try to delay buying as much as possible.

The DA15 will probably be my "fun" lens. As the widest I have is the 18mm from the 18-250mm and the kit lens; would love to try something wider if I have the chance.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kei Quote
I've just bought the FA50 and I love the f1.4 but its a bit too long for indoor. I use this lens in company's Xmas party I can go without flash yet the picture is still bright. I love the speed, bokeh and its compactness but its a bit too long for indoor, so I ended up taking mostly solo portrait and no group shots. I found myself need to get at least 4-5 feet away to get a head and shoulder shot.

After the FA50 I think I am in love with the FA primes so naturally I set my eyes on the FA35/2. Hopefully I can get it within the year.
Not surprisingly, I find my FA 35/2 much more usable indoors than my FA 50/1.4, and if I had to choose one or the other to keep, it would be the FA 35 hands down. The IQ of the 2 lenses is very similar, but for my general usage, the FA 35 is a much more versatile lens. The FA 35 just does an amazing job for me, time after time.
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For those of you who have expressed interest in the DA35, mine is up for sale or trade (for a DA21) in the Marketplace.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographers-marketplace/45827-da35-2-8-macro.html

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For those of you who have expressed interest in the DA35, mine is up for sale or trade (for a DA21) in the Marketplace.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographers-marketplace/45827-da35-2-8-macro.html

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I thought this was one of your favorite lens??????
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I do like it, but it just isn't quite wide enough and since I now have the 100 macro, it really doesn't make a whole lot of since to keep the DA35 when I've got the FA43, which is so close in FL. I figure that if I kept both, then one would wind up getting neglected and I can't afford to have expensive glass sitting around that I don't use. Between the 35 and the 43, I like the 43 just a little bit more, so it's time to find a new home for the 35 where it will be loved and used faithfully.

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