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02-15-2014, 08:03 AM   #571
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Hm, Tamron lenses are actually good, a shame they can't really profit from PK sales. I really love my 70-200mm f2.8 on my K5, it's a damn fine lens.

02-15-2014, 10:27 AM   #572
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Tamron 70-200 is an excellent lens on K-mount. On Nikon it focuses terribly slow.

I would purchase a lot more Tamron products if they WR'd their lenses...
02-16-2014, 01:08 AM   #573
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Tamron 70-200 is an excellent lens on K-mount. On Nikon it focuses terribly slow.

I would purchase a lot more Tamron products if they WR'd their lenses...
And got their lenses for PK
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One of the things I don't like about fast standard zooms is getting close to someone with a huge lens. This thing is almost as big as the DA* 50-135 and it has a bigger filter dimension.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikemike Quote
One of the things I don't like about fast standard zooms is getting close to someone with a huge lens. This thing is almost as big as the DA* 50-135 and it has a bigger filter dimension.

Ruins the interaction, I agree.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikemike Quote
One of the things I don't like about fast standard zooms is getting close to someone with a huge lens. This thing is almost as big as the DA* 50-135 and it has a bigger filter dimension.
fast = big...just this nasty thing called physics
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
fast = big...just this nasty thing called physics
If somebody can't understand that, then they don't deserve to be photographed anyway!
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The most appealing application for me with a lens in this range is street photography and intimate and environmental portraits but the physical dimensions of this makes it difficult to use it effectively in that capacity.

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maybe you shouldn't buy it then since obviously it's not for your purposes.
I really don't mind the dimensions of that stuff at all, the camera alone is already big enough. I don't think people on the street care either, those who don't want to be photographed see the cameras anyway, no matter how small the lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pfannkuchen_gesicht Quote
I really don't mind the dimensions of that stuff at all, the camera alone is already big enough.
I agree. I think that a photographer with a huge camera covering their face is where most of the intimidation factor lies.
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They type of photography I would use it for is one in which people expect to see a camera pointed at them, cosplay photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I agree. I think that a photographer with a huge camera covering their face is where most of the intimidation factor lies.
I enjoy taking pictures of people using the DA 40 Ltd pancake lens. The look of puzzlement about whether there's actually a lens on the camera at all is priceless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
I enjoy taking pictures of people using the DA 40 Ltd pancake lens. The look of puzzlement about whether there's actually a lens on the camera at all is priceless.
I have gotten that look as well. it is entertaining.
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I recently got the DA XS 40 and it is such a slight lens that I can really feel the mirror slapping around when I depress the shutter. Does the regular 40 mm feel that way as well or does the extra weight help dampen the mirror?
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I wish this lens is already in my stable. And the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 if it ever comes in Pentax mount and if ever it is as good as the Art 35mm f/1.4.
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