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07-07-2009, 01:57 PM   #61
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I want to get a good 50mm prime (or a slightly wider one) and force myself to use it and limit myself to it.

07-07-2009, 03:46 PM   #62
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DA 55-300mm. But I ordered one just today, so I will be crossing it off my list as soon as it arrives.

Next on the list, Sigma 10-20mm.

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07-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #63
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I'm pretty well covered for now (check sig), but where the heck is the Pentax DA* 11-16 F2.8, we should have that already!
07-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #64
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QuoteOriginally posted by Unlocker Quote
. . . but where the heck is the Pentax DA* 11-16 F2.8, we should have that already!
Its with my DA* 200mm f3.5 macro.

07-07-2009, 06:27 PM   #65
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What I currently have:
Samsung GX-1S
DA 18-55
DA 50-200
Sigma EF-530 ST
Pentax K20D (x2)
DA 12-24
Sigma 17-70
DA 55-300
FA 50 f1.4
A 70-210 f4
A 135 f2.8
M 40-80 (crappy lens)
Sigma 600 Mirror (low contrast hard to focus)
Zenitar 16
M 28 f2.8
85mm f1.4 maybe that Korean Samyang (ordered 07/27/09)

What's on the wish list:
90-105 macro lens of some kind
Something in the range 300-400mm
Some sort of studio strobes

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07-07-2009, 06:53 PM   #66
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ok, my current list of lenses is in my sig

first thing i want is an AF tele lens, looking at a tamrom 70-300 on ebay atm, just to tide me over, the gf can use it in future.

i would like some nice sharp zooms - a fast walk around, a wide angle, and a fastish tele which starts @ 70mm (would be happy with an f4 lens, but nothing really exists, except the DA* 60-250, but its stupidly expensive)

12-24mm pentax
24-70mm f2.8 sigma
70-200mm f2.8 sigma/tamron
1.4x or 1.7x AF teleconverter
70mm sigma macro

i think id prefer the tamron fast walk around, but the range is not ideal, so will prob end up with the big sigma wish pentax had a fast option in the 24-70ish range.

then primes id like to get

zenitar 16mm fisheye
jupiter-9 85mm f2.0
carl ziess 35mm f2.4
replace my pentax M 28mm with a vivitar PKA mount 28mm close focus
replace my 135mm with something else, either a Pentax A or a russian M42 lens (jupiter-37a looks the goods and is cheap)

also would like a Metz 48 flash, and a couple of flashes for off cam stuff, something like the vivitars, lomos, nikon sb26s etc.

its gonna take me a while to collect all that! lol
07-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #67
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All that I can think of now is:

K7 body x 2
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8

Nothing much really.
07-09-2009, 05:50 PM   #68
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DA* 300mm




Sigma 100-300mm

.. everyday I think I've decided... Gah!

07-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #69
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My kit is in my sig. I'm seriously considering adding some fast primes, so my wish list looks like this:

- Sigma 20mm/1.8
- Sigma 30mm/1.4
- Pentax FA77mm/1.8 (replacing DA70 Limited)
07-09-2009, 09:11 PM   #70
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I can't decide whether I want a DA*55, but that's the only thing really on my list. Option: buy a big, heavy lens that performs very well and will be hard to kill. Option: buy a small, light A 50/1.7 that performs very well and will be cheap to replace. Neither really strikes me as optimal.

I love shooting in inclement weather. A weather-resistant DA 50/1.7, about the size and weight of the FA 50/1.7, would be wonderful.

Anyhow, until I decide, I'll just keep using rubber bands on my lens mounts. The lens might get trashed but the body will be well protected.

Wish list item one: more rubber bands.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
My kit is in my sig. I'm seriously considering adding some fast primes, so my wish list looks like this:

- Sigma 20mm/1.8
- Sigma 30mm/1.4
- Pentax FA77mm/1.8 (replacing DA70 Limited)
why do you want to replace DA70??
any specific reason, or is it just the hype of the 77ltd?
07-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #72
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mann Quote
I want to get a good 50mm prime (or a slightly wider one) and force myself to use it and limit myself to it.
good luck. I'm sure that the LBA would be creeping in pretty soon .
07-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #73
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I'm after next:

M28 2.8

M50 1.7

both of which I'm bidding, on ebay.

A local camera store has a DA* 16-50 for A$1049 which is very tempting considering elsewhere it's $1400+ in AU.

An 135mm 2.8 prime would be next.

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07-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #74
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FA 43mm once the 55-300mm gets here (to hold me over until I get the 60-250mm down the road)......after that a K20d body and grip
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DA 35mm
FA 35mm
55-200 WR

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