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07-20-2009, 08:14 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Manel Brand Quote
Arguably, the best lens ever produced:

Pentax 43/1.9 Limited
Many would argue if that's the best ever produced...
generaly 77 & 31 are considered better.


07-20-2009, 08:24 AM   #32
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I want to say FA 20mm 2.8 BC its my new lens and I am in love

but then what would I do with out my 31mm, 77mm

I also LOVE the F 50mm 1.7 BC it was $150 yet its really not far behind the LTDs

but I can tell you that is you right now have a budget for only one lens get a normal lens. on APC-s it will be the 31mm, or the 40mm or the 43, or the 35mm something in that range pick you poison
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QuoteOriginally posted by Votesh Quote
31mm Ltd or FA* 85mm
I would buy a house next to Votesh first, then if he chose the 31 I'd get the 85 or vice versa.
Then we work out a roster
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For me it'd be either the FA 35 or the 77 LTD.

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When I still shot film, I used the Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 for well over 80% of my pictures and that for over 30 years.

So on digital I would choose the FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd.

I guess I'm stuck .
07-20-2009, 02:06 PM   #36
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This is a really easy question.

K20D- sigma 105mm
K200d- DA 35mm
MZ-3- FA 50mm f1.4
K2- M 50mm f1.4
K2- SP 180mm f2.5
SuperProgram- A 400mm f5.6
Spot F- SMC 55mm f1.8
SV (late)- Super Tak 50mm f1.4
H3- auto-tak 55mm f1.8
H3- auto-tak 35mm
K- Zebra 55mm f1.8
K1000- M 50mm f1.7
ME F- Tamron 24mm
6x7- SMC Tak 75mm

Plus the setup in my avatar.

Edit: Having seen this question several times, I have worked out an viable answer better than rams solution. That way the wife or gf can kill you.
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Hahaha. If this scenario were a reality I'm sure there would be communities of Pentax users popping up all over the place to start lens sharing programs.

QuoteOriginally posted by Kguru Quote
I would buy a house next to Votesh first, then if he chose the 31 I'd get the 85 or vice versa.
Then we work out a roster
07-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #38
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2 weeks ago i would say the DA 35 Ltd Macro... But now I recently got the DA*55 and im pretty much stunned about the sharpness from it.

So I am confused to what lens to chose!!

Ah well, voigtlander isnt a pentax prime lens. So I could go voigtlander 58 and keep my voigtlander 180 and get the voigtlander 125. So I say Pentax DA 35 Ltd Macro even tho this is a cruel thread with a cruel subject

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FA 43/1.9 LTD, absolutely no question about it, none of my other lenses even comes close, including the FA77.
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Either the DA 35 or the DA 40, depending on how close to my subject I want to get.
07-23-2009, 09:29 AM   #41
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DA 35mm Ltd.

If we're talking about Pentax DSLRs it would have to be the DA 35mm Ltd. Beautiful workmanship, perfect size & weight, great color & contrast, renders beautifully, great bokeh and doubles as both an all around "nornal" lens and a Macro! What more do you need? Well, I must admit, somehow I've managed to get 8 other Pentax lenses that I just needed!
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FA 35 mm f2


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