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12-01-2009, 12:57 PM   #16
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Two lens:
50mm
24mm

Three lens:
35mm
50mm
105mm/200mm

12-01-2009, 04:00 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by tendim Quote
Chris, how do you find the 100mm as your short-tele? Do you ever find situations where it is too long?
I don't use the tele lens very often, but for the occasional portrait an 85/100mm lens is ideal.

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12-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #18
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Two (or three) prime lenses; 1 film camera body. .

Controlling factors - I own it right now and it can fit in a small Domke F3x shoulder bag I got used but like new. There is enough room for another roll of film, 2 filters, lens paper, lipstick brush and ROR for emergencies.

This style of simpler photography becomes more appealing over time - easy to "break camp" and not so threatening.

KX body:
K35/3.5
AD-2 SP 90/2.5

K2DMD body:
K28/3.5
A50/1.4
M100/2.8

MESuper body: (This set-up is easy, quick and dependable)
M50/1.7
M100/2.8

I keep 35's mounted on the K10D and KX. That FL just seems to work for me.

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12-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #19
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What I might try in your shoes: pick up a Pentax-M 100mm f2.8 and a Pentax-M 135mm f3.5. You seem to like the K135/2.5, but if you can give up a stop, the M135/3.5 is a much more convenient size, and very reasonable price. At times these have been $40, not sure if they're more now. The 100mm is more expensive, but faster, smaller and closer minimum focus distance. You should be able to choose one and sell the other without losing any money.
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