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04-23-2010, 05:54 AM   #1
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Which lens should I buy first?

First, thanks to all of you who helped me clear up the lens lingo in my Pentax vs Tamron thread.

Now, these are the two lenses I want:

Pentax 100MM-Macro-f2.8-AF D-FA lens

Pentax 50mm f2.8 Macro AF D-FA lens

Being that I have the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my K-x...which of these two lenses should I buy first? I can't afford to buy both at the moment.

I am leaning towards the 100....

04-23-2010, 05:56 AM   #2

I have been learning of late that 50 and 100 and very distinctively different lenses in terms of macro photography. How close do you want to get to?? If you are new to macro, I would go with 100. If you want 50, I would consider DA 35 ltd. More flexible.
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I would go for the 100, which will put you into telephoto range.
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Definetly the DFA 100 Macro
check out the WR version first

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I have both. I bought the 50mm first. It's a fine lens but...after I bought the 100mm, I almost never use the 50 any more. While the 50 gives a better depth of field than the 100, the stand off distance of the 100 is much preferred to me.

If I were to do it now, I'd go for the 100mm WR version for sure.

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