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12-16-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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What is your lens use percentage?

In my first year of Pentax ownership, this is approximately how much I've used each of my lenses, in percent:

DA 12-24: 25%
DA 35 Ltd: 60%
FA 50 f1.4: 15%
SMC-A 70-210 f4: 0% (just got it today)

I'd be curious to know the lens use percentage of others members over the past year.

12-16-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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Approximate % use on either my K10D or KM bodies.

Pentax 16-45 40 %
Pentax 55-300 30 %
Pentax 50 F1.4 10 %
Pentax 10-17 Fish Eye 20 %
Pentax 18-55 Kit lens plastic mount 0 %
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Looked up what I'd posted to flickr, and it looks like this:

FA 31/1.8: 25%
FA 77/1.8: 10%
DA 21/3.2: 10%

The rest is spread between 16-45, 18-55, DA15, and a slew of 50's. My LBA-on-a-budget has me cycling through lenses a lot.
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DA 60-250mm F4ED[IF] SDM 60%
DA 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 AL 40%

Seems every time I take the 60-250 off, I'm putting it back on again in 3 minutes....

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Super Tak 55mm f/1.8: 10%
Super Tak 50mm f/1.4: 30%
Super Tak 85mm f/1.9: 10%
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8: 30%
Borrowed long lenses (can't afford crap for long lenses even though I've shot a whole bunch with them in the past year): 20%
Rest of M42 adapted lenses, an extra 5% that is mainly testing/shots just for bokeh.
12-17-2009, 12:32 AM   #6
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FA100/2.8=20%
Sigma 70/2.8=10% (catching up pretty fast)
FA50/1.7=13%
A50/1.2=13%
DA12-24=13%
DA55-300=18
FA35/2=8%
Rokinon 85/1.4 = 2%
K55/1.8 = 2%
K28/3.5 = 4%
DA18-55 = 10%

and last, the M50/2 = 0.00001%
12-17-2009, 01:10 AM   #7
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I hardly use them. All sitting in my cabinet.
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As you can tell from my lens usage, my subject matter is close up and usually in the dark, oh the joys of gig/music photography.

SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.2 - 25%
SMC Pentax A* 85mm F1.4 - 30%
SMC Pentax-A* 135mm F1.8 - 30%
SMC Pentax A* 200mm F2.8 ED - 10%
Occasional, SMC Pentax 24mm F2.8, Pentax-A* 300mm F4 and SMC Pentax Shift 28mm F3.5. - 5%

Even the numbers add correctly first time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
I hardly use them. All sitting in my cabinet.


Why ? :ugh:
12-17-2009, 04:36 AM   #10
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I really havenít given this a lot of thought. It varies from year to year but I suspect my lens usage would be something like this at the moment:

SMC Pentax M 400/5.6 50%
SMC Pentax K 200/2.5 25%
SMC Pentax DA 70/2.5 10%
SMC Pentax A 100/2.8 macro 5%
SMC Pentax K 24/2.8 5%
All others 5%

All others include: M 28/2.8, M 35/2, M 50/4 macro, M 50/1.4, K 135/3.4, M 150/3.5, M 200/4, K 300/4, M 75~150 zoom, M 80~20/4.5 zoom

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Also never thought to calculate either total time gear is in use or time each lens is used.
But as a rough estimate, 40% DA* 16-50, 10% FA 100/2.8 macro, 10% DA 55-300, 10% DA 12-24, 10% FA 77 ltd, 10% FA 31 ltd and the rest scattered amongst the remainder of my lens kit, particularly the Tamron 70-200, DA 10-17 and FA 50/1.4.
12-17-2009, 04:54 AM   #12
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"What is your lens use percentage?"

100%. I never take a photo without one.
12-17-2009, 06:08 AM   #13
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dammit mike i was going to do that one
12-17-2009, 06:27 AM   #14
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hmm..

My favorite prime - 30%
My favorite zoom - 30%
My second favorite prime - 15%
My second favorite zoom - 10%
The rest - 15%

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12-17-2009, 06:42 AM   #15
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Approximate:

Sigma 17-70 : 45%
FA 100-300 : 20%
FA 50 macro 20%
F 50 f1,7 : 10%
M 150 f3.5 : 5% (specific situations, like weddings)

Pretty much what you'd expect.
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