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12-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Any advice on Pentax K-5 lens?

I'm currently having pentax k-5 with DA*16-50, FA 50 1.4, and DA 35 2.4.
I used K110D before and also have 18-55 but not planning to sell these two.
I was wondering if I could get any advice on what to sell and what to keep?
What I thought was selling 35 2.4 because the length is redundant but there might be different opinion so...
Thank you in advance!

12-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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What would you like to be doing with your camera that you aren't able to do currently? Personally, I like primes for compactness, so I wouldn't consider overlap necessarily a bad thing.
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Why sell anything? Primes are going to get you better IQ when you need it.

You could add something like the 50-135mm or the Sigma 70-200mm to your lineup, though

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Unless you plan on shooting at less than f2.8, I'd dump the 35 and 50. If you are a prime freak, dump the 16-50 and get a 15 and 21. If you do not need money, dump nothing until you decide you never use it.

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I don't think I'd sell any of what you have. But since I'm partial to primes I'd be looking to add something a bit longer. Say a FA 77, or the DFA 100 macro...
But that's just me.
12-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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wow this helps indeed. thank you so much! maybe i will give a shot for another prime lens in the near future.
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I wouldn't say your lens collection is out of control.
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Don't sell or buy anything. Just shoot a lot with your existing lenses. As you shoot more and more, you'll get a feeling of which lens you don't like / use and what focal lenght and/or aperture (read: new lens) you miss. Then sell what you don't like / use and buy what you need. You may even discover that you already have your perfect lens collection and don't need to sell or buy anything
Unless you suffer from LBA, of course.

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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
I wouldn't say your lens collection is out of control.
No kidding. It's like a guy who has had a single beer who walks into an AA meeting asking for help.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Why sell anything? Primes are going to get you better IQ when you need it.

You could add something like the 50-135mm or the Sigma 70-200mm to your lineup, though
Yes...agreed on the 50-135mm lens; been shooting with one for 1 1/2 years and it is crisp and versitle
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You should sell DA*16-50 and buy DA*50-135 and DA15.
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Dump me your FA 50/1.4 -I'll be very happy

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