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05-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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OK my set of primes almost completed

I went back to the same store I got the sigma 24mm a few days ago.

and got the F 50mm 1.7...

that makes it 24, 31, 50
next one will be the 77mm and I think that I am done (for now)


yay!!


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Good choices

Too bad I don't have a store like that around me LOL
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yeah I hit the jack pot with that store

they have a Pentax shelf that probably set there untouched since the end of the 90's

both lenses that I got are form display but completely new!

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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
I went back to the same store I got the sigma 24mm a few days ago.

and got the F 50mm 1.7...

that makes it 24, 31, 50
next one will be the 77mm and I think that I am done (for now)
I have the MF version of your new Sigma 24mm. When Pentax brought out the DA15/4, I thought this would be a good mostly MF lineup for me:
DA 15/4
Sigma 24/2.8
FA35/2
A50/1.4, or maybe a 55
Super-Tak 85/1.9
Something at 105 or 135mm that fits in the same bag as these

I have them all except the 15mm.

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I have the MF version of your new Sigma 24mm. When Pentax brought out the DA15/4, I thought this would be a good mostly MF lineup for me:
DA 15/4
Sigma 24/2.8
FA35/2
A50/1.4, or maybe a 55
Super-Tak 85/1.9
Something at 105 or 135mm that fits in the same bag as these

I have them all except the 15mm.
nice one!!

I am not a pro and I am polishing my style of shooting... (which getting closer and closer to P&S manual camera) as unglamorous as it sounds.

I would love to have the 15mm some day but since I found the sigma that filled my wide side needs for now. I got two "cheep " good lenses so the next one have to be the little pricier 77mm LTD
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is it ever really possible to finish a prime lens set there are so many each with its own quirks soon you find out that after buying some primes you end up with 21,24,28,30,35,43,50,55,58,77,85,105,135,150,200,300 and still going
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is it ever really possible to finish a prime lens set there are so many each with its own quirks soon you find out that after buying some primes you end up with 21,24,28,30,35,43,50,55,58,77,85,105,135,150,200,300 and still going
I know! for now thou I'm good after shooting almost 6 months with one lens (the one your missing on your list by the way ) I enjoy the 24mm very much... .and I have no idea when I will ever get to use the 50mm BC soon I will start missing that first one again.
the F 50mm 1.7 is so small thou that I am keeping it in the bag just in case
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
I went back to the same store I got the sigma 24mm a few days ago.

and got the F 50mm 1.7...

that makes it 24, 31, 50
next one will be the 77mm and I think that I am done (for now)


yay!!
Hi guys, I'm a newbie so... sorry for the question!

Aren't you bothered that you have to change lens continuously?
How do you do practically? how do you plan?

PS: you forgot the 14mm!

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Reply to Max11, after a while you develop the ability to pre judge which lens is required for what situation.

Failing that, feed your CBA (camera buying addicition) and use mutliple camera bodies.
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That's nearly exactly the same as my dream prime setup. Except I'd have a 20mm instead of the 24mm, and I'd have a 135mm aswell.

So far all I have is the 50mm. =[
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Hi guys, I'm a newbie so... sorry for the question!

Aren't you bothered that you have to change lens continuously?
How do you do practically? how do you plan?

PS: you forgot the 14mm!
Hi Max

I am a newbie too ... but I started to teach my self photography with a k1000 and 50mm manual lens. and got used to it.
I am asking the opposite today... how can some one shoot with a zoom... its seems to me that it will be so hard to choose a focal length in a split of a second. and most likely I will loos a lot of shots.
so bottom line its all about what you used to.

for what I am taking pictures of a normal-wide lens is perfect. so I am sticking with the 31mm or the 24mm

in a few day I would feel like I want spend the day taking portraits ... then I will use the 77mm. and that covers it for me.

until I will decide I in to bird photography for example that I will just have to get another lens.
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That's nearly exactly the same as my dream prime setup. Except I'd have a 20mm instead of the 24mm, and I'd have a 135mm aswell.

So far all I have is the 50mm. =[
I wanted a 20mm but faith worked that way that I found the 24mm
I am still on the look for the fa 20mm

the sigma 20mm is a little big for me
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
...for what I am taking pictures of a normal-wide lens is perfect. so I am sticking with the 31mm or the 24mm
in a few day I would feel like I want spend the day taking portraits ... then I will use the 77mm. and that covers it for me.
until I will decide I in to bird photography for example that I will just have to get another lens.
I think you might find there is a whole world between portraits (77mm) and bird photography (300mm +) - and a lot of primes that go with it
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I think you might find there is a whole world between portraits (77mm) and bird photography (300mm +) - and a lot of primes that go with it
oh absolutely.. but I am focusing right now on photographing one thing... strangers in the streets of NYC. hens my choice of lenses.

sure when I will have a new project its a new game.
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... strangers in the streets of NYC...
Hm, are you sure 300mm + wouldn't be a safer option for this subject?
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