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07-19-2009, 08:58 PM   #16
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Don't do it man!!!!!!
If your just switching to Pentax take a little time to figure what works for you.
Lens discussions tend to be a hot topic here and all the answers to your question don't mean athing if that lens doesn't fit your style of shooting.
To answer your question : SMC A 50/1.7 You should check some of the pictures in the "Traveling Nifty Fifty " Thread in the Mini Chalenges and Games section.

Thanks! I have the SMC M 50/1.7 and I like it. As I said before, I am getting the DA* 55/1.4 next week and that should be the lens that will stay on my k100ds 99% ot the time.

07-19-2009, 09:19 PM   #17
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I want to say FA 35mm F2. I really do. Incredibly sharp, fast, and versatile. But the 35mm f2.8 Macro Limited is nearly as sharp, nearly as fast, and it does macro. I'd have to go with the Limited.
07-19-2009, 09:29 PM   #18
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K55/1.8 is my pick for a flim camera.
07-20-2009, 01:41 AM   #19
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43mm or 31mm

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I've never shot with one, but I just know that it would be the FA31ltd. Why do I know that? Cos I love the Sigma 30 1.4, and from what I've seen the FA31 delivers even better results
07-20-2009, 02:46 AM   #21
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31mm LTD. I use it with both film and digital bodies - very versatile!
07-20-2009, 02:55 AM   #22
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FA 31ltd or DA40ltd.
I can't really choose between those 2.
One day I love 31 more than 40 and next day it's the other way round...

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
K55/1.8 is my pick for a flim camera.
I love this lens also..... nice long focus throw, great for easy fine tuning, seems to be built a little better than the Ms that replaced it, more like the older M42 Takumars.

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31mm Ltd or FA* 85mm
Also my answer
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SMC Takumar 55mm 1.8
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Just received my 35mm f2.8 macro lens to keep 35mm f2.0 lens company - both are my new fav lens

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QuoteOriginally posted by Votesh Quote
31mm Ltd or FA* 85mm
QuoteOriginally posted by netuser Quote
Also my answer
me too.
07-20-2009, 07:07 AM   #29
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Film: FA 85mm
Digital: F 50mm 1.4

Can you tell I shoot portraits.

If I had to choose just one, I'd have to go with the 50mm, as the 85 is a little too long for digital.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rams Quote
...but if you had “a gun to your head” which one would you choose.
Arguably, the best lens ever produced:

Pentax 43/1.9 Limited

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