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01-27-2010, 11:34 PM   #16
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hmmm...you guys just gave me an idea. if 2 lenses is what I need, I would probably sell my 12-24 and get either a 16-45/4 or Tammy 17-50/2.8. cons between the two is one is 1-stop slower and the other one has weird distortion at the wide end due to it's optical construction.
probably I'll get the Tammy for the extra speed, eventhough I like the sharpness and distortion consistency of the 16-45/4.

if I'll be left with only one lens, I guess I'll get the Tamron 17-50/2.8 and reserve a A50/1.2 specialty lens. there is just no way that I could achieve something without the 1.2. we do need magic once in a while.

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My favorite would be the FA35mm F2.0AL. I find this lens very versatile as a walkabout lens and the F2.0 really helps alot in alot of situations. Not to mention it is still very sharp even wide open! This is a lens which I will never sell off.
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My lens collection is not as great nor big as some of you guys has and thus my input may be limited, but on my last trip to southern Chile I did use a lot DA 12-24 and I think is a wonderful lens. I'd just like it to be a little longer (~28 to 30).

Oh, and my absolute favorite is DA35 Ltd.

For a walk-around lens I'd like to get DA16-45, DA*16-50 or DA17-70.
Which of those, you think would be the best?
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FA35mm F2

I havn't come close to exceeding it's limits for my purposes.

01-28-2010, 06:14 AM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
The "PENTAX DA 12-24 f4.0 Lens"
I suspect that part of the reason you like it is because most people say, "that's not a useable focal length for portraits".
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My favorite lens is the FA35/2.0.
It handles low light situations well and produces
scharp and contrasty pictures.
If I could only have one single lens I would keep the DA16-45.
It is a versatile non-SDM.
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DA 70
DA 35

Neck & neck race.
01-28-2010, 02:48 PM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
Why?.............................
I cannot count how many times I have used this lens and am awe struck by how sharp it is, the amazing contrast and the lack of distortion.

A great lens.

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01-28-2010, 04:56 PM   #24
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Weirdly, the lens I use the most is one of my worst lenses. It's a cheap second hand Cosina 28mm 2.8 The construction is unbearable, it's got distortion, not too sharp, but it's the focal length I use the most.

I'm thinking of upgrading to a 31mm f/1.8 sometime, but I also want to get a rangefinder setup and may get the Voigtlander 28mm f/2 instead.
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Obviously each situation has an optimum lens, but my favourite in terms of versatility id my DA* 50-135.

This picture was taken in a dark room with the onboard flash holding the K20 at arm's length and fully pressing the button until it took the picture.

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I love my 50-135, but it's SDM, anyone care to guess where it is right now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ACImages Quote
I love my 50-135, but it's SDM, anyone care to guess where it is right now?
lemme guess, Garbage bin?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
lemme guess, Garbage bin?
Not yet, pentax repair center has it. I have had it almost a year and thought mine was ok but it recently started "going to sleep" on me, then I met another pentax shooter and we started talking glass, he let me use his 50-135 (while he was there with me) and his copy was brilliant, I couldnt take a bad shot with his lens, sharp fast focus just like a $1000 lens should while mine hunted some and started taking naps, mine got shipped out the next morning. I also drooled over the 16-50 but these forums helped me make a better choice, I got the tammy 17-50 instead, so a big THANK YOU to all of you fellow pentaxians for saving me around $600 on a POS.
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DA 40 for me. Although I use the FA 20-35 a lot too, the little pancake is my favorite. Recently got a DA 35, but given winter weather it has not yet had a chance to strut its stuff.
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