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View Poll Results: If you could have only 2 lenses in the 50mm(ish) range, which two would you pick?
SMC Pentax-DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM 4325.44%
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited 7343.20%
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 2514.79%
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.7 63.55%
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro 1911.24%
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.4 21.18%
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 84.73%
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F2.8 Macro 74.14%
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.2 4023.67%
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.4 31.78%
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 21.18%
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2 10.59%
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2.8 Macro 52.96%
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4 74.14%
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 52.96%
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F2 21.18%
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F4 Macro 10.59%
SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2 (K) 52.96%
SMC Pentax 50mm F1.4 (K) 10.59%
SMC Pentax 50mm F4 Macro (K) 10.59%
SMC Pentax 55mm F1.8 (K) 31.78%
SMC Pentax 55mm F2 (K)   00%
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG   00%
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 95.33%
Sigma MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG 10.59%
Cosina 55mm F1.2 31.78%
Zeiss Planar T 50mm F1.4 74.14%
Rikoh Rikenon P 50mm F1.7 10.59%
Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/2.0   00%
Voigtländer 58mm f1.4 31.78%
Voigtländer NOKTON 1.4/58mm SL II 2213.02%
Helios 77M-4 MC 50mm F1.8 10.59%
Porst 55mm F1.2 Color Reflex MC Auto 21.18%
Porst 55mm f1.4 Color Reflex Auto   00%
KMZ Helios 44-2 58mm F/2 52.96%
Auto Chinon 50mm f1.7 10.59%
Lensbaby Muse   00%
Lensbaby Composer 10.59%
Lensbaby Control Freak   00%
Other 42 through 58mm prime lens 84.73%
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03-27-2010, 08:25 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
my dream coming true
I have just placed order for K50/1.2
Should be with me on monday....geeeeeeeeeez, that's whole 3-4 days (depends how you count and when it'll arrive) but I caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan't wait to play with that one
I love our A/1.2. There's just such a range of unique artsy things you can do with it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cgoudie Quote
I've been wondering if the 43mm was everyone's second pick or your first?
It was my primary pick as it comes closest to 'normal' on APSc and is therefore more universal; it's also the widest which can give it an edge. Even on a film a body, it would be my first choice in your scenario.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
1. Helios-44K-4
2. Helios-44M

Interesting that you would give up the FA 50mm f1.7 in your sig line to keep 2 copies of the Russian lens in the scenario. One of them and the FA I could understand.
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I really think the DA40 f/2.8 should be included. It's the most 'normal' lens of the group on APS-C. Also, only 3mm difference from the FA43 f/1.9.

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I really think the DA40 f/2.8 should be included. It's the most 'normal' lens of the group on APS-C. Also, only 3mm difference from the FA43 f/1.9.
at 50mm +- 10mm the number of lenses just exploded, and I'm really trying to get a picture of 50mm(ish) lenses.
03-27-2010, 01:17 PM   #36
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I'll give up my FA50/1.7 for the FA50/2.8. they are equally rare but since I have the A50/1.2, it would be ideal to pick the macro sharpness at f2.8.
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I'll give up my FA50/1.7 for the FA50/2.8. they are equally rare but since I have the A50/1.2, it would be ideal to pick the macro sharpness at f2.8.
But would you trade that FA 50mm f1.7 for one of the Russian lenses?
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But would you trade that FA 50mm f1.7 for one of the Russian lenses?
NO ! there are a lot of them that you can just pick whenever you go to St. Petersburg.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cgoudie Quote
at 50mm +- 10mm the number of lenses just exploded, and I'm really trying to get a picture of 50mm(ish) lenses.
Why specifically 50s ? Why not lenses in the range between 24 and 35 or between 105 and 135?

And if you really want to limit, between 1000mm and 1200mm or so
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Oops, see now that it's even a triple

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Sorry, double post because the forum is slow tonight.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Interesting that you would give up the FA 50mm f1.7 in your sig line to keep 2 copies of the Russian lens in the scenario. One of them and the FA I could understand.
To be honest, the 50mm range on digital isn't something that I use all that often, and I use the Helios(es) way more often than the FA50/1.7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
To be honest, the 50mm range on digital isn't something that I use all that often, and I use the Helios(es) way more often than the FA50/1.7.
I'll take that as a yes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cgoudie Quote
I've been wondering if the 43mm was everyone's second pick or your first?
First, obviously. It's simply the best lens in rendering and the best lens in fit and feel. Here's a random photo I processed today. I have posted hundreds of others.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
I'll take that as a yes.
Wait, what was the question?
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