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03-31-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Which zooms?

Hallo,
I want choose 2 zooms to the easy way out of every day or for when I walks with my infant (street and family pictures).
I have a Pz-1 and I use Velvia 50/100 or Sensia 100 for color pictures and kodak BW400Cn or Ilford Hp5 or Fp4 for black and white.

I want a "short" zoom to choose between these:
-Pentax FA 20-35/4
-Pentax F 24-50/4
-Sigma 15-30/3.5-4.5
-Tokina 20-35/2.8
-Tokina 24-40/2.8

And a "long" zoom between these:
-Pentax FA 28-105/4-5.6
-Pentax F 35-105/4-5.6
-Pentax F 35-135/3.5-4.5
-Pentax F 70-210/4-5.6
-Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8
-Tokina 70-210/4.5

Can you recommend me?
Thanks Luca

09-17-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by ellepi Quote
Hallo,
I want choose 2 zooms to the easy way out of every day or for when I walks with my infant (street and family pictures).
I have a Pz-1 and I use Velvia 50/100 or Sensia 100 for color pictures and kodak BW400Cn or Ilford Hp5 or Fp4 for black and white.

I want a "short" zoom to choose between these:
-Pentax FA 20-35/4
-Pentax F 24-50/4
-Sigma 15-30/3.5-4.5
-Tokina 20-35/2.8
-Tokina 24-40/2.8

And a "long" zoom between these:
-Pentax FA 28-105/4-5.6
-Pentax F 35-105/4-5.6
-Pentax F 35-135/3.5-4.5
-Pentax F 70-210/4-5.6
-Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8
-Tokina 70-210/4.5

Can you recommend me?
Thanks Luca
You've got fine taste in film, my friend. Did you ever decide on a lens? If not, I no longer use zooms but would recommend that you pay extra for the fixed-maximum-aperture lenses rather than the 4-5.6 etc. Also, I understand that the Tokina lenses are no longer considered second class at all. If I had to choose just one from the list above, I'd say have a look at this one:
-Pentax F 24-50/4

That's a very versatile and useful range.

FWIW, I found an old manual-focus 28mm prime is just the trick for shooting around the house or on walks with our little one. Of the important things about shooting small children is to get the shapes and skin tones right. I love m/f primes for their (cheap!) sharpness and all-round good rendering.

Congrats on the birth!
09-17-2010, 06:07 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by ellepi Quote
Hallo,
I want choose 2 zooms to the easy way out of every day or for when I walks with my infant (street and family pictures).
I have a Pz-1 and I use Velvia 50/100 or Sensia 100 for color pictures and kodak BW400Cn or Ilford Hp5 or Fp4 for black and white.

I want a "short" zoom to choose between these:
-Pentax FA 20-35/4
-Pentax F 24-50/4
-Sigma 15-30/3.5-4.5
-Tokina 20-35/2.8
-Tokina 24-40/2.8

And a "long" zoom between these:
-Pentax FA 28-105/4-5.6
-Pentax F 35-105/4-5.6
-Pentax F 35-135/3.5-4.5
-Pentax F 70-210/4-5.6
-Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8
-Tokina 70-210/4.5

Can you recommend me?
Thanks Luca
When I bought the PZ-2 I took the FA-28-105F4.-5.6 lens. It is optically pretty good, but a little slow at 105mm (F5.6) if you don't need the length, take the FA-28-80 F3.5-4.5 (also a power zoom)

for the wide end, although it does not get much respect, you can look at the FA-J 18-35F4-5.6 which was the kit lens for the *ist and *istD at the onset of digital.

p.s. I had shot film for years with a 24mm manual focus lens and was always frustrated that when travelling in cities, it was never wide enough on film. When I went digital, and the *istD came with the FA-J 18-35, I used my PZ-1 for wide angle shots with the 18-35 and the *istD for everything else. 18mm on film is acceptably wide.
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