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12-18-2009, 05:34 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
Sometimes I drool over the Zeiss 28/2 and that 50.
I can't justify the 28/2 (a.k.a. "Hollywood"). Did you know the Pentax K-version is the same lens? The 28/2.8 is really good enough for me. It and the 1.4/50 in the old Contax mount will cost you 150,-US-$ per piece (here in Europe). Leitax mount or a bayonet mod (3 notches on the back filed down) make them go on the Pentax cam. Later versions have a rounded aperture (vs. early ninja star).

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QuoteOriginally posted by georgweb Quote
I can't justify the 28/2 (a.k.a. "Hollywood"). Did you know the Pentax K-version is the same lens? The 28/2.8 is really good enough for me. It and the 1.4/50 in the old Contax mount will cost you 150,-US-$ per piece (here in Europe). Leitax mount or a bayonet mod (3 notches on the back filed down) make them go on the Pentax cam. Later versions have a rounded aperture (vs. early ninja star).
Hee. Contax was always my pipe-dream-expensive 35mm system, too. Logistics would be problematic, though.

With a modicum of success, I could 'justify' a couple of really top-grade lenses, I think, (I just don't use many *of* them, so it's not like getting to that level of quality would mean buying a brace of two thousand dollar pieces of glass. ) But I need the AF for a crutch pretty frequently with digital, especially at that effective magnification, so I don't drool too hard. On film, I rely on fast lenses to nail my focus, though. Not that there's anything wrong with the Pentax stuff. There's a similar rationale, there.
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Fat rats need fat lenses .-)
The 50 is a no-brainer imo, same lens group since 1972 til now. If you happen to find one of those you can simply handhold it into the Pentax
to check infinity. If it's OK, go for it. There is said to be copy variation in this lens. I went for the very early 59xx (58xx) serial nos. and they are both
awesome (actually gave the cosmetically better one to a friend already). It is allright to focus.


f/1.4 ISO800 1/13 on K100D
12-19-2009, 11:50 AM   #34
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FA 31 about 75%

DA 17-70 25%

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DA 18-55mm 20%
DA 14mm 20%
Tamron 90mm macro 20%
FA 50mm 1.4 20%
K 135mm 10%
the rest 10%
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OK,
I have rung exposure plot and results are bit different from what Iexpexted.
1 - FA31 = 22.75% (some of it may be accounted for by my wife using DA18-55 but it's still safe to say that 31ltd on it's own would do over 20%)
2 - Sigma 10-20 = on agregate around 13% (some may come from DA18-55 but really not much here!)
3 - DA40 = 8.54% here is the surprise... I thought this one will be much higher! On the other hand, DA40 didn't travell to Egypt with us. That trip on it's own made HUGE difference in numbers!
4 - Sigma 24/2.8 = 7.5%... s big surprise! I have only owned it for a few months and it didn't go to Egypt. Shame I didn't like the rendering, because I have obviously enjoyed the FOV
5 - 50mm = 5% most of these would come from F50/1.7 but I'm sure DA*50-135 which I had for 3months helped here.

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edit: these figures are for 2009 only

PS: Now I really have to get me some good 24mm lens

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I'll be vague because I don't have the percentages nailed down.

Tamron 28-75................probably the most
16-45.............................a lot
Vivitar 105 macro...........a lot
43 limited.......................pretty much
Tamron 70-200..............pretty much
Sigma 30........................pretty much
Sigma 24 Super Wide II..once in a while
10-17 FE.........................once in a while
The rest of my lenses.....when the others don't do the job
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K10D, Lightroom keepers only

DA 12-24 ..... 23.0%
DA 16-50
..... 44.2%
DA 50-135
..... 22.6%
A 70-210
...... 1.6%
FA 28-80
...... 0.1%
M 400
......... 6.1%
M 100 Macro
... 2.4%

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2008-2009

I just pulled these figures from ACDSee for years 2008/9. Maybe some of these shots go back to 2007...

Anyway, here are the figures and some explanations:

1. DA40 ..........................19.3% (main lens since summer '08)
2. FA31 ..........................14.25% (bought early '09)
3. Sigma 10-20 .................13% (main WA since winter '07)
4. Tamron 70-300...............10.8% (my wife's default lens of choice)
5. SMC 400/5.6..................6.8% SOLD (my long lens in 2008)
6. DA18-55.......................6.1% SOLD (my main lens pre-summer '08 and back up WA until selling)
7. FA*300/4.5...................5.8% SOLD (decided to give up on long lenses)
8. F50/1.7........................4.75%
9. DA*50-135....................4.7% SOLD (traveling lens)
10. Tamron 28-200..............4.4% SOLD (main lens if WA not needed pre summer '08)
11. Sigma 24/2.8 AF............4% SOLD
12. Sigma 105 Macro............2.7% (probably next to be sold)
13. Tokna RMC 28/2.8 MF......2.26% SOLD (got this in search for prime between 20-40, replaced by 31ltd)
14. Hoya 135/2.8 ................0.54% SOLD (my first ever prime....what did I know then )
15. Tamron 70-200...............0.33% SOLD (liked it a lot but lost trust in it after falling victim to sticky aperture lever syndrome)
16. FA135..........................0.27% NEW (only one lunchtime outing)
17. SMC 55/1.8................... --- NEW (no pics categorized yet)

so, looking at this now, I expect FA135 to shoot up next year, DA40 vs FA31 battle to rage on. F50 vs K55 battle to errupt. And if I were to get DA35ltd for my wife (she likes 31ltd FOV and closeups) it may stirr things up. It seems I'll be trying to find new home for Sigma 105 as it doesn't get much love with us and if'll like the 55 as much as I seem to like it now, the minty F50 may be up for grabs too...

BR
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
if'll like the 55 as much as I seem to like it now, the minty F50 may be up for grabs too...

BR
Peter

I'm sure you will.
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