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03-21-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Which lens to buy ?

Totally into to lense craze, so far I have the following in my bag...
Camera pentax K 10d
Pentax 540 flash
77 limited
31 limited
50 1.4 lense
Sdm 50 135 star lense
Sdm 300 star lense on the way
100 marco lense
Kit lense 18 55
75 300 faJ lense

Love to add a wickid awsome wide angle lense
I am also intrested in the 35 limited marco
Which tc is the best choice.
What additional lense out there make my kit complete ?
Got tip April to decide any adivce
Should I buy the k20d or wait tip later ?
Should I buy another flash?


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03-21-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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You seem to have your primes well covered over a wide range, maybe you should as you said look at a super wide angle prime... really depends on what you are shooting most of

Not sure why you need another flash.. so cannot comment on that one


cheers mate


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03-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Your lens set up is awesome.
Just wait for the DA 15mm and you're good to go, for life.

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03-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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If I was on your shoes I would just wait.
I would go out and enjoy my outstanding gear to the full.
And would put myself the same question(s) again in a period not less then 6 months from now.
Wait until you see what is going to be the next body after the K20D, and if it relates to the lens evolution, then take a decision.

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03-21-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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Our lineup is similar, I have the 360 flash rather than the 540, I don't have the * zoom but have the 43Ltd and the 21Ltd.
In normal times I would have waited before getting the 20D to see what Pentax comes out with next. But I've concentrated on glass up till now and when Pentax said the next body would be announced in the summer I decided on the 20D now. This way when the new camera is out hopefully in the fall, I can wait till prices fall before I need it. Like you I've picked up some very very nice glass and I figured now is the time to upgrade to the 20D's sensor to take full advantage of it. I could be wrong here, but the price increase talk of the lenses (especially in Canada) is going to hit us in the States also and I figure if the lenses go up so will the bodies. So for $692 at Amazon I bought the 20D. I just checked, they are $672 at Amazon right now. $799 at Adorama, $695 at B&H, but B&H are out of stock and have been for awhile.
It's a tough decision, will the 20D's price decrease even further as the new camera gets closer or will it's price increase along with the lenses? Will you want the latest and the greatest at $1300 (what the 20D cost new) when it first comes out or will you be willing to wait for 6 to 8 months and get it at greatly reduced cost? What about the FA 43Ltd? You have two of the three amigos.......
The DA 21Ltd is a very nice lens:-). I feel all I need now is the DA 15Ltd but I'm at the end of my money supply, it may have to wait depending on it's cost.
I've about given up on a Pentax teleconverter, my Tamron 1.4X may have to do and it does SDM. The cropability (if that's a word) of this 14mp sensor on the 20D is awesome, Jay has talked about this a lot and I fully agree with him. Amazing.
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I would look or think seriously about the DA 12-24 or if you want a little fun 10-17 fisheye. I really like my DA*16-50.
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Thank you all for you're kind advice.
I finally jumped ship and ordered the
12 24 why ?
The 14 sounded great and the 15
Limited was not far away. But the 12
24 covered a nice long range. So now
I am covered. Fish eye not my cup of
Tea but hey everyone is different.
Any Advice on a tc to get more reach out
Of my telephoto da star 300mm without sacrifising
Image quality ?
Abcwinter

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