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02-11-2010, 11:38 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
I keep discovering it's the ones I don't own that are essential.
I used to have that problem.

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Well, all of the ones that I have are definitely essential.
02-11-2010, 01:22 PM   #18
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DA 15ltd, 35ltd, FA 77ltd.

Or:

S-M-C Tak 35 3.5, 50 1.4, 135 3.5.

Or:

F 28 2.8, F 50 1.7, F 135 3.5

Or:

M 20 f4, M 50 1.4, M 85 f/2, M 100 2.8

Or....

K 35 3.5, K 50 1.8, K 200 f/2.5

Or...


02-11-2010, 03:05 PM   #19
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5 lens combo

DA15, FA35, DA70, FA100, FA135

DA 15, 28/3.5, DA40, FA77, FA135

DA15, FA31, DA70, FA100, FA135


3 lens combo

DA15, DA40, DA70

DA15, FA43, FA77

DA15, FA50, FA77

DA15, FA50, FA100

DA15, FA50, FA135

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6 lens combo, let's go for 7!

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6 lens combo:

DA 15ltd + DA 35ltd + F/FA 50 1.7 + FA 77ltd + DA* 200 2.8 + DA* 300 f4

or:

DA 15ltd + DA 35ltd + FA 43ltd + FA 77ltd + F/FA 135 + DA* 300 f4
02-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #21
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36 lens combo:

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Nice collection, there, Wheatfield! I see a few I would like to have.

The old rule of thumb was 2X. If you have a 50, you need a 24 and 100 and 200 and 400, etc. For many years I got by with 28/55/135 which would equate to 19/33/90 or 20/35/90 rounded. With the quality of modern zoom lenses, I now use the DA lenses in my signature for most of my photography. I have just purchased a Genuine Pentax M42 > K mount adapter, and will try out the banged up but seems to be OK until I test it SMC Takumar 55/1.8 I was given along with a beat up Spotmatic F. That would have me using 3 elderly MF primes and 3 DA zooms for all my photography. I always was a fence sitter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
36 lens combo:
(think kid in a candy store) I'll take that one, and that one, and that one, and....

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I think zooms have reached the point where some of them are actually better than some primes. But in my eyes, Pentax zooms are behind the competitions in general, and the idea of replacing slow zooms with another slow zooms is just a waste of money imho.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
I think zooms have reached the point where some of them are actually better than some primes. But in my eyes, Pentax zooms are behind the competitions in general, and the idea of replacing slow zooms with another slow zooms is just a waste of money imho.
What speeds are you talking about with the competition?

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Thanks everyone, really. I'm seeing a trend that seems to correspond with what I remember. Thanks for the "combo" responses, they're bringing back some old memories about this stuff in general and I really like the specifics you offered since Pentax has sooooo many lenses available for me to utilize on the K2000. Well this could be the last time any of you respond to my posts but I want to nip something in the bud if you don't mind. If I do offend any of you who gave me such good advice, sorry, but it doesn't change my appreciation of your insight and knowledge. So...

Wheatfield, glad I could provide you with an opportunity to show your.... ehm, lenses. Your responses don't bring out the best in me. I know what to expect from you in the future so feel free to ignore my posts from here on out. Bandwidth is such a commodity it would be a shame to waste yours where its not really appreciated. I realize I'm new and am probably pissing off king shizzle of the forum but whatever. It happens, doesn't even make either of us bad people necessarily.

Sorry if others here are put off by my response to Wheatfield, I really do appreciate the good info you've given me, but I recently came to understand that life is too short for me to suffer associations where our interactions don't bring out the best in each other.

Hopefully I can continue to benefit from the depth of knowledge on these forums and maybe even contribute a bit myself in the future.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote

Wheatfield, glad I could provide you with an opportunity to show your.... ehm, lenses. Your responses don't bring out the best in me. I know what to expect from you in the future so feel free to ignore my posts from here on out. Bandwidth is such a commodity it would be a shame to waste yours where its not really appreciated. I realize I'm new and am probably pissing off king shizzle of the forum but whatever. It happens, doesn't even make either of us bad people necessarily.

Sorry if others here are put off by my response to Wheatfield, I really do appreciate the good info you've given me, but I recently came to understand that life is too short for me to suffer associations where our interactions don't bring out the best in each other.
C'est what?
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C'est what?

I think someone missed the point that "essential" hold different meanings to different people.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote

Wheatfield, glad I could provide you with an opportunity to show your.... ehm, lenses. Your responses don't bring out the best in me. I know what to expect from you in the future so feel free to ignore my posts from here on out.
And you caught him on one of his good days!
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I used to think I was a zoom guy. My first two lens were the DA 16-45 and the DA* 50-135. However, when I got the DA 35, I discovered a whole new world of photography. Basically, I think you need a prime for every type of photography you are into.

Therefore, if you are into...

... landscape, go for the DA 15 ltd;
... reportage, go for the DA 35 macro ltd, DA 40 ltd or FA 31 ltd depending on your style and budget;
... portrait, go for the FA 50, DA*55, DA 70 ltd or FA 77 ltd depending on your budget;
... indoor sport/events, go for the DA* 200;
... wildlife, go for the DA* 300;
... macro, go with the D-FA 100 WR

The problem (beauty) with primes is you get to buy one lens for every type of photography you do and thus can become expensive.
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