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07-12-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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Cool Nicknames for Pentax Lenses

A good friend of mine linked me to an article about a Nikkor lens.

Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D

Relevant paragraph below so you don't need to gaze upon the unwashed nikkors...

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Newsmen of the 1990s dubbed it the "Streetsweeper" because, much as the large-magazine, fully automatic shotguns of the same name can single-handedly eliminate a street full of uncooperative personnel, this lens can deal with just about any photo opportunity it might encounter.
Just wondering if any of the current or past Pentax lenses have earned themselves cool nicknames?

Not just names you've given your lenses like honey or baby or DOFinator - widely recognised nicknames.

07-12-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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i'd call the voigtlander 125: "macromus prime"
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My M 400/5.6 was dubbed "a bazooka" at a wildlife centre we love to visit.
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"I'm not cheap anymore"

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There are the Three Amigos : the three FA limiteds

There is the Bigma : Sigma 50-500

There's the Best Lens Ever : FA 31 mm Not that I can ever afford it...

I think the Sigma 17-70 desserves a nickname, it's so common (and good).

Most of the Ms get called Tanks.

That's about it.
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I've named my SMC 1000mm f/8, "Hak Lung" or "Black Dragon."

I also took Hin Man's lead in calling the FA 31mm Ltd, the "Lady Queen."
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S-M-C Tak 35mm f/3.5 is "shoot-thru body-cap," if that does anything for ya.
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I call my 55mm 1.8 Tak Sweetie when we're in a conversational mode. I'd be embarrassed to tell you what she calls me.

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SMC M 50mm F1.7 = Steve.
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DA 40mm - What lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
There are the Three Amigos : the three FA limiteds

There is the Bigma : Sigma 50-500

There's the Best Lens Ever : FA 31 mm Not that I can ever afford it...

I think the Sigma 17-70 desserves a nickname, it's so common (and good).

Most of the Ms get called Tanks.

That's about it.
FA 31mm 1.8 LTD = The Boss

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I like to call my Lester A. Dine macro "Louie the Dentist", partly as an homage to a thug I once knew.
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50mm f/4 Screwmount closeup lens = Super Tak Mac
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erasmo Quote
DA 40mm - What lens?


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Wow, lots of pet names. Are any of these widely used or recognised?
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