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04-21-2010, 04:29 AM   #61
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I'd go the vl 125 and the fa50/1.7.

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I would have to say my m50 f1.7 followed by (believe it or not) DA 55-300.
04-21-2010, 05:22 AM   #63
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Pentax M 50mm 1.7

pentax m 50mm f1.7. i haven't used any of the limiteds - can somebody tell me if they much sharper than what i'd get from my 50mm?
04-21-2010, 05:26 AM   #64
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In my modest stable of lenses, my M 50 f1.4 and my A50 f1.7

Thanks,

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With a round lens it's hard to say.

I still don't understand how a round lens produces a rectagular or square image.

but's that's okay..don't tell me...otherwise the mystery would be gone and I would have to start all over.

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Very hard to say, as I guess I like sharp lenses, because I have a bunch of the lenses mentioned so far. My Pentax-F 50mm/2.8 Macro is incredibly sharp. And of course the Vivitar Series 1 105mm Macro is razor sharp as well. The DA 40/DA 70 pair are super sharp. As is the Pentax-F 50mm/1.7. M 28/3.5 and Viv 28mm/2.8 CF lenses are very sharp. The tamron zooms, FA 35/2 and DA 35 Macro are no slouches either. I just don't know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
Macro-Takumar 1:4/50 preset 1:1

doesn't get much sharper than this I think. it always blows me away, even wide open.
I definitely concur.
04-21-2010, 07:43 AM   #68
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Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 at f/5.6.

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Pentax 645 FA 120mm f/4 Macro. Recent purchase. Amazing lens. Use it with my Pentax 645N as well as my Pentax K10D.
04-21-2010, 08:43 AM   #70
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If I rank my 10 sharpest lenses by "guess,"

50mm macro Tak (1:1)
DA 35mm ltd
Sigma 105mm EX DG
Tamron 90mm 52BB
Tamron 180mm f2.5
M 50mm f1.4
DA* 300mm f4
SMC 55mm f1.8
FA 77mm ltd
FA 50mm f1.4
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FA 43mm is my sharpest, but my 16-45mm and 55-300mm are not far behind.
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I would say the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1:1,8 85mm

but the FA 77 ltd are not far behind
04-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #73
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
I'm just waiting for someone that owns an A*85 to post... What I have seen from it, very few things come close...
Yes, it's sharp. But I don't measurbate, I use this lens for it's focal length and speed.
The A* 200mm f2.8 isn't bad either, nor is the FA35. The F*300mm f4.5 is also in the top league. But as said, I've never compared them for sharpness, only for purpose.

Anyone own an extra A* 200mm Macro for a life long loan?

Kjell
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My DA 35 Ltd. at high magnification (close to 1:1) may be the sharpest I've seen so far,
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Right now, unfortunately, the 18-55 :/
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