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01-23-2010, 06:31 AM   #16
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Vivitar 100/105mm macro.

01-23-2010, 06:39 AM   #17
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Three "usual suspects" and two intermittent surprises

"Usual suspects"
FA 43mm Ltd
FA 77mm Ltd
FA 20mm F2.8

Intermittent Surprises
Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro.
Pentax K 135 F2.5

I'm pretty sure that most ppl would agree with the first 3. The other two I have gotten some "magical" shots from. With the first three the 'magic' happens much of the time. Unfortunately with the other two it only happens some of the time or I would have grouped them together. That said, I can say that I've gotten enough magical shots with the 'intermittent' group to say that it is more than a fluke. I just wish I knew what triggered the 'magic' in the second group.

NaCl(I suspect that it has something to do with the guy pressing the shutter)H2O
01-23-2010, 07:04 AM   #18
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01-23-2010, 08:10 AM   #19
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FA 43
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Super Takumar 85 f1.9
K 55 f1.8

The above are all lenses I have or have used. I prefer the 85 f1.9 over the f1.8 purely because the f1.9 has more Pixies to my mind and sight compared to the f1.8. I suppose its the older equivalent of the 35mm fight going on currently between the f2 and f2.8

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Although I haven't had a chance to use it much, my latest acquisition, the S-M-C Takumar 28mm f/3.5, fits this description to a T. I very much like the rendering of the DA 35 Limited also.
01-24-2010, 11:58 AM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
. I think I have to say my Voigtlander 125/2.5 Macro APO Lanthar is filled with the magic smoke and sprinkled with the pixie dust.
. I haven't been using it nearly enough lately. ... actually, haven't used it at all in I can't remember how long.
Agree, sometimes I think that CV 125 and FA31 are enough for me, than I am reminded of the FA77...
01-24-2010, 12:21 PM   #22
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The A* 200mm Macro is as pixie dust as it gets for me, followed closely by the FA* 85mm. I have the 31 Ltd. too, but it doesn't show the pixie dust as consistently as the other 2 for me, but it still shows up.
01-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #23
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Pixie dust lenses are the FA43/1.9 and FA77/1.8.

01-24-2010, 04:27 PM   #24
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Mine is SMC 135 2.5 -- Even when I screw up it tries to make it beautiful. Something about the pictures look like classic film to me...I guess the bokeh and color...and the pixie dust.
01-24-2010, 05:55 PM   #25
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01-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #26
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01-24-2010, 06:44 PM   #27
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IMHO there is only one lens with magic for me:

D FA 100/2.8 macro

It turns lowly weeds into sublime works of art.
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For me: the 31, 43 & 77 Ltds (of course) and the FA 135 f/2.8 and the Sigma 24mm f/2.8 Super-Wide II.
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digitaldevo, no fair. The Sigma 120-300 zoom you cite @ the bottom of your list is not available in Pentax mount, as much as I wish it was. :ugh:

Question for the DA 15/4 lovers... why that over the 14/2.8? ...or am I asking a silly question as pixie dust is unexplainable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote

Question for the DA 15/4 lovers... why that over the 14/2.8? ...or am I asking a silly question as pixie dust is unexplainable.

Sigh. As I told you before, it's forged in the ether and delivered via whirlwind.

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