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02-16-2009, 09:38 AM   #31
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I have usually an FA 50mm f/1.4 on my K20D for several reasons. There are so very few fotons for the graphy over here in the middle of the winter and the big aperture is always welcome. It's also so light and compact it's fairly comfortable. And most of all, I still haven't gotten tired of playing with its (too) small DOF!

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I like to shoot in the 85-135mm range (M85/2, M100/2.8, K or SMCT 135/2.5) on my K200D. I use that for lots of things like people shots, tight landscapes, pets, and sports photography. I will of course mount something wider for family or group portraits, or for wider landscapes or sky shots. These can take the form of the A24/2.8 or occasionally the K17/4FE if I'm feeling adventurous. And fast fifty A50/1.4 occasionally for really low light situations or other random stuff. So...really I shoot all FL, but tele is my most used.

PS I'm looking for an A100/2.8 to replace my M100/2.8...
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QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
I have usually an FA 50mm f/1.4 on my K20D for several reasons. There are so very few fotons for the graphy over here in the middle of the winter and the big aperture is always welcome. It's also so light and compact it's fairly comfortable. And most of all, I still haven't gotten tired of playing with its (too) small DOF!
Yeah, you can use that speed. I've lived in northern (ish, to some here) latitudes and tend to be a tad nocturnal, so speed's a big thing. My second-most-used lens on my old Canons is a 50 1.2, mostly for the speed. You try not to *shoot* those wide open if you can at all help it, but at least you can see. And you get focus.
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Defintely 50mm (FA 50mm F/1.4). I shoot a lot of low-light and need the aperature. Maybe someday when I get the 31mm or 77mm ltds that will change!

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Well, the fact that a 50 1.4 is about the cheapest spankin' new prime out there is a plus for me, cause for me it's substituting for an 85 1.8 SSC, not a 'normal lens.' (My answer to 'If you could only have one lens forever, was an unequivocal '85mm 1.2L' ....let's face it, if I didn't have to worry about lenses, I could put up with what a FF body costs. Eventually. )


Downside of this is that if I want to shoot film with this Pentax stuff, I'm in it for a grand if I *want* an 85. Think I'll be splitting systems a while.

Upside is, of course, if I want my fast short portrait on APS-C, ....I sell a couple big prints, it's a candy store out there.
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My DA*50-135 lives on my K10D about 90% of the time. I shoot throughout its range, and it's hard to find a predominant FL among my work with it over the past year.
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Kind of meaningless, really. It depends on the subject. If you are into wildlife, a wide angle won't get used much. Vice versa for street photography...
There you go...
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I love 50mm focal length. Most used focal length these days... This is a habbit after forcing myself to use 50mm lenses and now the habbit is here with me for good.

50 mm photos

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300mm mostly with f*300. But i'm shooting a lot at 200mm with the tamron 70-200mm since it arrived
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I didn't mean to start a controversy by the question. I was just curious where most people caught themselves snaping the shutter.
Like EricT did, he just went thru his folders and showed us his average with the nice graph.

Thanks Everyone...
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Recently, I've been shooting a lot with my 43mm Ltd. I like the results, the lens just feels right on my camera, and I like the FOV I get.
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A- 50mm 1.7....can't seem to take it off my k200d at present!
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Most of my indoors pictures are taken between 20 and 40 mm. I would say that about 80 to 85 % of my indoor pictures are taken between these two focal lenght. I use my 16-45 and 35ltd a lot inside. the 50 is used for portrait inside. Outside, I stick to my 50-135, a terrific lens. I found that most of my outside action shots are taken between 90 and 135 mm. These figures will certainly change when I get my DA*300!
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ExposurePlot (former FocalPlot) is a new free utility that analyzes your usage of the focal length of your lenses (jpeg only), show charts for ISO, aperture and shutterspeed.

I didn't know about this till just now. You just choose the folder your photo's are in and click Start Analizing..
Real Cool Program.

http://www.cpr.demon.nl/program/exposureplot_113.zip
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