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11-12-2020, 11:02 AM   #46
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I have 3 more used lenses:

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8
Pentax DA* 50-135mm f2.8
Sigma APO 100-300mm F4 (the MOST used lens).

I do use them to cover Motorsport at a semi-pro level.

So what do I use them for?
Sigma 100-300mm f4: Track Action.
Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 Pre-Start grid action and sometimes track action + holidays
Pentax 50-135mm f2.8 Pre-Start Grid Action and sometimes track action also.

11-13-2020, 01:18 AM   #47
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recently I am using my SMC 28mm f3.5 for buildings in the town as a documenting the state of the town 2020 probably flow over into 2021.
of my lenses I have no most used.

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11-13-2020, 02:22 AM   #48

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DA 15 Ltd - short
DA 20-40 Ltd - for anything (most usable)
DA 70 Ltd - longer
DA 55-300 - wildlife, etc
12-08-2020, 07:20 AM   #49
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If I don't know what I will shoot:
Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or Sigma 18-125 f3.8

DA 35 f2.4 or SMC-A 50 f1.4 + optional TC SMC-A 2x
Carl Zeiss Flektogon 35 f2.4
Zenit MC Helios 44K-4 58 f2.0 (rare portraits)
SMC-A 35-105 f3.5
Soligor C/D 75-205 f3.8

For bad weather:
DA 18-55 WR
DA 50-200 WR

Mostly inside, in-camera deviation correction on short end:
DA 16-45 f4

SMC-M 50 f4 macro

Unfortunately most of my other many many lenses don't see much use.

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12-16-2020, 04:06 PM   #50
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DA 15mm

DA 35 mm f2.4

Portraits and Landscapes.
DA* 50-135mm f2.8 (favorite)
DA 55-300mm WR

DA 35mm 2.4

Everywhere in all situations except bad weather:
DA 50mm 1.8 (most used)
12-23-2020, 01:24 AM   #51
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28-300mm Tamron is what I use 99% of the time it suits my website images. I can crop in the camera and saves heaps of computer time. Lots of options with one lens. Basically cut out the editing process.
12-23-2020, 08:37 AM   #52
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I think that two Limiteds are lately mostly on 43+77.
Mentally makes my think more and moving/walking. And rendering is wonderful.
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DFA* 50 f1.4 I guess, but this is until I get some wider star. I think if I was owner of some other, longer lenses, 50 would have been glued on my K1 anyway.

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My most used lens is my Pentax-M 50mm macro. I fell in love with it immediately.
01-24-2021, 09:43 AM   #55
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Hmm… well, right now my most used lens is my recently acquired DA 18-135 which I use for a general purpose, walkaround, and hiking lens. Sort of a “jack-of-all-trades” lens. However, when spring and summer arrive, my most used lens will be the HD-DA 55-300 (non PLM) because the birds will be much more active. The 18-135 will be the lens I take hiking and backpacking because it is so versatile and I can just leave it on the camera. I like the way my DA 35 f2.4 renders, and it is super light, I use it for indoor “family” shots and the like. My DA 50 f1.8 I really don’t use much, but I keep it for its speed. Last year at my son’s indoor soccer match I had to use the 50mm lens at f2 and ISO 6400 in order to barely eke out 1/250 sec shutter speed, which was BARELY fast enough!! I got some cool shots with good contrast, so it was OK!
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By number of shots, I'm sure it's the FA 100mm f 2.8. I carry it in the field with the DA 300mm Tele so I can shoot close and long.

Most fun is the DA21 whether indoors or out, it's just a pleasant lens with fantastic contrast and rendering.

If I'm at the dog park or can only take one lens on a trip etc. it's the 18-135, it's universally useful.
I even got some winter photos with it a couple weekends ago in the snow and diffused flash.

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