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05-02-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Lens selections

Hey guys im new to this site and just had some questions about quality lenses and some other favorites
also any thoughts on this lens....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200517934218&ssPageName=S...#ht_500wt_1156


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QuoteOriginally posted by Rawprospect Quote
Hey guys im new to this site and just had some questions about quality lenses and some other favorites
Almost anything that says "Pentax" on it. I love the DA* 50-135, the FA 35mm f2, and the 100mm f2.8 Macro; they all have that ... 'color' to them. The DAL 35mm f2.4 is "supposed to be" the same optical formula as the 35mm f2, and is MUCH cheaper.

FA 35mm f2:




100mm F2.8 Macro (Mine is a Schneider Xenon D, but it's the same as the Pentax of the same vintage (CA 2009)):



And the DA* 50-135 f2.8:


05-02-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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For lens selection I would start at the User review database:
Pentax Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database

I would also check some independent lens review website, especially:
Welcome to Photozone!
Camera lens tests, user reviews, camera accessory reviews - SLRgear.com!
as well as
Pentax Lens Reviews | Pentax in-depth reviews | PentaxForums.com

Lastly I would read some discussions/threads in this forum, in which you might learn more from users:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/

Hope that the info will help.
05-05-2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rawprospect Quote
Hey guys im new to this site and just had some questions about quality lenses and some other favorites
also any thoughts on this lens....
Pentax 70-210mm Digital or F ilm K A mount by Sigma 8.5 - eBay (item 200517934218 end time May-07-11 15:01:22 PDT)
looks like it is this sigma lens in the review database...
Sigma 70-210mm F4-5.6 Lens Reviews - Pentax Third-Party Lens Review Database

i have not tried that lens, but i would suggest saving up for a pentax 55-300mm DAL (grey market) which is priced pretty low for what you get.

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looks like it is this sigma lens in the review database...
Sigma 70-210mm F4-5.6 Lens Reviews - Pentax Third-Party Lens Review Database

i have not tried that lens, but i would suggest saving up for a pentax 55-300mm DAL (grey market) which is priced pretty low for what you get.
Absolutely. After buying the Tamron 70-300 that many people swear by, and the Sigma 70-300 that others swear by, I picked up a DA-L 55-300, and there is no comparison; it's a MUCH better lens on my K-5. The Tamron might be close if it ever focused right.

I've got the DA* 50-135 and Bigma (the Sigma 50-500), but I needed something light to throw in my daily bag that had some reach. The other two are DISMAL by comparison. I know it's a fool's game comparing $200 lenses with $1000 lenses, but I have to be able to LIVE with the images I get, don't I?
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