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03-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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What lens do you use most often with the K-01 ?

I have been using the K-01 for almost three months. Most of the photos are family portraits, and some street and landscape photos.

I found myself using the kit 40XS most of the time:

1) 40XS (60%)
2) FA35 (30%, when I can afford to carry a large camera bag)
3) A50 1.7 (5% MF is fun, but too slow for moving kids)
4) DA18-55 (5%, use only when the FA35 is not wide enough)
5) Sigma 70-300 (0%, size is too big and AF is too slow on the K-01)

03-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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1) 40mm xs (40%)
2) DA18-135mm (60%)

I used occasionally the FA31mm with great results, but I prefer the 'stealthy' size of the 40mm xs and the convenience of the DA18-135mm zoom lens.

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX
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M50 f1.4 most of the time. The rest is divided between other manual lenses (M20 f4, M100 F4 macro, K135 f2.5 and M200 F4, even though the 2 biggest lenses aren't that comfortable without a tripod). And sometimes the DA35 2.4 and DA16-45 F4

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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC HSM II - this is a revised optical formula and the lens is sharp from 18-200, even wide open. When I am working, I can't carry a bag full of primes but with this lens I never feel compromised.
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FA31, FA77, DA15, DA21. In that order.
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03-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #8
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DA40 (Limited, not XS), DA*55, FA77, Sigma 14mm f/2.8, FA135.

I use the 40 as my "normal" lens, the 55 and 77 are my portrait lenses (which is mostly what I shoot), the 14 is my landscape and creative wide-angle portrait lens, the 135 is mostly just used outdoors if I need some reach.

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Find myself mostly shooting with the DA21 and 40XS kit lens but I really do like the DA70. I hardly use my manual Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 even though it's great too. My least used is the Sigma 16mm f/2.8 which is also manual.
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I've assembled a K-01 kit bag that doesn't overlap at all with my main kit: DA 16-45mm, FA 28mm, FA 50mm, DA 55-300, Sears A 135mm macro, Raynox 150. Everything fits nicely in a Pentax sling bag.

I have a medium sized messenger bag that fits the K-01 with FA 28mm mounted and a couple of spare lenses. Mostly, I just carry the K-01 in a small messenger bag with the FA 28mm mounted. I've used the 28mm for most of my photos.
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Sigma 17-70 probably 70% --as my main walkaround lens.
03-12-2013, 06:02 AM   #12
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Almost exclusively the 40 XS or 21 Ltd. for me. It hangs around my neck, while the K-5 and 60-250 are in my belt case, or the K-5 with the A-400 are on the tripod is over my shoulder.
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18-135 (nice silent AF for video
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DA 40 xs
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