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01-05-2010, 10:43 AM   #31
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I decided to chime in.
Never owned 16-50 but used to have 50-135. Now with direct side by side comparison, 40 & 50 are quite close and my 50-135 was bit wider at 50 than my F50. Back in those days I'd take 10-20, 31ltd and 50-135. Rarely missedd a shot.
If you want to keep the 50-135, I'd go with 31 or 35 (whether DA or FA) and would skip 40.
Just my 2p

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QuoteOriginally posted by herzzreh Quote
You find 16-45 bulky? Haha... try handling 16-50! After doing this, the 16-45 will seem like a pancake lens!
One of the reasons why I chose not to go after the 16-50.
It's all relative I guess. If I'm comparing bulk against my Hassy, then my Pentax k200d w 16-45 can be considered a pancake. But, my goal in taking pictures with the Pentax is for "street" type photos, candids. Hence my thought is to go with primes, single focal length, when I'm out and about taking pictures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentHassyKon Quote
One of the reasons why I chose not to go after the 16-50.
It's all relative I guess. If I'm comparing bulk against my Hassy, then my Pentax k200d w 16-45 can be considered a pancake. But, my goal in taking pictures with the Pentax is for "street" type photos, candids. Hence my thought is to go with primes, single focal length, when I'm out and about taking pictures.
Even my relatively giant "modern" primes with their 77mm filter threads are dwarfed by many of these zooms when they're extended. Even Tamron 90 f/2.8 (with focus limiter on) seems discreet when compared to the zooms.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
Even my relatively giant "modern" primes with their 77mm filter threads are dwarfed by many of these zooms when they're extended. Even Tamron 90 f/2.8 (with focus limiter on) seems discreet when compared to the zooms.
So true. When you look at a 17-70 extended, it is hard to believe it is providing less telephoto than the FA77--and with 2+ stops of speed.

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