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05-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #31
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I still use mine..for the time being anyway. It's definitely my go-to in more destructive environments..

05-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #32
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I have it somewhere but I am not sure I could find it if I wanted it. My FA 31mm Limited is my walk around. The only zoom I use at all on my digital or 35mm cameras is my old Vivitar 70-210

MF is a different story altogether but I actually think the 75mm was the kit lens for the 645Nii back when I bought it.
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I still use my kit lens when doing 'reportage' type photography and sometimes when I really want wider than 31mm (which is not that often); possibly use it twice or three times a year.

PS Not using K-r but K5, K10D and K100D
05-14-2012, 01:20 AM   #34
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I sold my original kit lens (the mark II) and bought a WR version, which I like much more. The optics are the same but even apart from being WR, it's better built. It's very handy for adverse environments. I used it almost exclusively on a weekend away in which it snowed constantly.

05-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #35
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Only for landscapes. I usually use the 35mm f/2.4. I will be getting the 15mm f/4.0 Limited sometime soon, which will replace my need for the kit lens. I like my primes. My main kit after that will be the 35mm, 15mm, and the 55-300mm that also came with the K-r.
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I use my 18-55mm DA L ll often. I use it differently than just straight on the camera. I have three closeup lenses, plus an extra element from a defunct 28mm lens. These extras give me some extreme macro shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
I use my 18-55mm DA L ll often. I use it differently than just straight on the camera. I have three closeup lenses, plus an extra element from a defunct 28mm lens. These extras give me some extreme macro shots.
And that's how I generally use it, as a platform upon which to hang optics (close-up or wide or whatever) and filters, geegaws and whirligigs, multifaceted crystals, prisms and kaleidoscopes, etc. It makes a good test-bed.
05-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #38
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Nope I got rid of it some time ago not bad but soft tele end not great really.

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The kit lens with the home machined M4/3 adaptor
It works OK except the "poor man's" aperture setting fixed with heatshrink tube means taking off the lens to adjust aperture by guesswork.

So I can drill into the side of the kit lens and fit a brass aperture adjustor - looks not an easy job.

Or I can buy a $90 Vivitar series 1 f3.5~4.5 19~35mm with a Minolta mount and make another M4/3 adaptor.
-as this lens has a manual aperture ring.

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