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02-25-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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Best single lens for K-50

If you could pick only one lens for your K-50 to shoot low light indoors, outdoors landscape and anything in between, what would it be ?

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^^What he said^^ (or the da35 f2.8 macro if budget was an issue)
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QuoteOriginally posted by kjphilippona Quote
If you could pick only one lens for your K-50 to shoot low light indoors, outdoors landscape and anything in between, what would it be ?
It would be the 17-70mm F2.8-4 "C" for me if I wanted a zoom, the FA 31mm if I wanted a prime, or the Sigma 35mm F1.4 if size is not issue.


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QuoteOriginally posted by robthebloke Quote
^^What he said^^ (or the da35 f2.8 macro if budget was an issue)
What Rob said.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
17-70mm F2.8-4 "C"
Or the Tamron/Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8. Or the Tamron 28-70mm f/2.8.

Adam, why are you usually recommending the 17-70 over the 17-50? Just curious.

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Extra reach I imagine.

Of the lenses I own, the da 40mm limited or the 18-135.

Of lenses I want to own, probably the 31mm limited or sigma 30mm f1.4.
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Fa 31mm Ltd
I had my finger on the order button at Adorama, they are offering the 3 year drop or spill warranty and free shipping for $1059.00 but just could not get my self to click buy

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31mm Limited. I shot the Caverns of Sonora with that lens, handheld, with no flash, mostly at f/1.8, and it worked beautifully. You can see some of my photos of that here. That lens is a monster in low-light, and the camera + lens combo is still small enough to fit in my small-ish purse.
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I keep it on my K-50 most of the time.
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Honestly? Sigma 18-250 and use built-in flash. If I could have only one lens it had better be able to do a lot!
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Honestly? Sigma 18-250 and use built-in flash. If I could have only one lens it had better be able to do a lot!
What he said limited to only 1 lens 18-250 +macro
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QuoteOriginally posted by kjphilippona Quote
I had my finger on the order button at Adorama, they are offering the 3 year drop or spill warranty and free shipping for $1059.00 but just could not get my self to click buy
Fully understand. I was on the same situation. However, when a sale came last year finally, I pulled the trigger... Wonderful lens!

If you are patient and do not want this lens so eagerly, you can wait for a deal, which happens several times per year.
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