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09-07-2020, 05:08 PM   #16
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Thank you very much. I worry that the f/2.8 aperture isn't going to be enough for the darker setting I want to shoot.
I am very much interested in darker/ night photos, and I need to get more light from the larger aperture. So a f/2.8 might be to small. I might be wrong too.
I need to experiment.

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Native k-mount 35mm prime options are kind of limited when you want to have a lens faster than f2.8 AND you need an aperture ring. FA 31 f1.8 might be your best bet.
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Yes the FA 31 f1.8 seem to be the best choice.
THe SMC Pentax-M 35mm F1.4 will fit too right?
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The M 35 f1.4 is so rare as to basically not exist. Pretend you heard about via urban myth.

Samyang actually sells a 35mm f1.4 that will work as intended on your K1000. I just remembered it. It's large, physically.


You've kind of got two threads going with the same general content in them. I would get a cheap fast 50 and see how that feels before splashing out on a fast 35.

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Yes that is very good idea.
I do have a 50mm f/2 which i got with the K1000, so I will be enjoying it for a while before doing anything else. But I am researching for the future.

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Sorry, yes about the 35mm f/1.4 yes it is impossible to find, and maybe it doesn't even exist hehe. No point in talking about that lens.
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Pentax-M and Pentax-A Lenses are readily available on eBay for modest prices. Read the reviews here and look for what you’re interested in.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Harbaror Quote
Yes that is very good idea.
I do have a 50mm f/2 which i got with the K1000, so I will be enjoying it for a while before doing anything else. But I am researching for the future.

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Sorry, yes about the 35mm f/1.4 yes it is impossible to find, and maybe it doesn't even exist hehe. No point in talking about that lens.
From f2.0 to F1.4 is only one stop more. Consider that the difference between ISO 100 and ISO 200 is also one stop. It is normally not worth fussing about.
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It sounds like you are interested in multiple things. Night shots, street shots, indoor portraits, black and white, etc. Though I am also a beginner and I am in the same situation as you (wanting to satisfy many needs, although mine are only oriented towards nature and landscape), I have come to the conclusion that one lens just isn't enough for all the things I'd like to shoot. Finding one that does all those things well will be hard. So perhaps having a small selection of prime lenses (or zooms) is the better choice in the long run.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Harbaror Quote
THe SMC Pentax-M 35mm F1.4 will fit too right?
LoL! We have just been discussing that lens on another thread and it is belieeved that only 5 of them were ever made!
Any M-Series lens will fit a K1000.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Harbaror Quote
Why not the smc 35mm f2?
I get the impression that you have been looking at old lens catalogues, but not prices, like this? :

http://www.lucan.org.uk/IMGP6726_is.jpeg

In the day, not many 35mm lenses were made compared with 28, 50 and 135mm, which made up a popular kit to have. Today those can be found at reasonable prices, but it is hard to find a 35mm F2.8 at all, let alone a F2 (or the "almost mythical" F1.4 I referred to previously) and if you do it will be expensive.

Generally, prices go up exponentially with aperture, and you do not really need a large aperture on a wide angle lens. The extra large apertures (say below F2) are primarily for throwing backgrounds out of focus, and with a wide angle you are starting on the wrong foot for that anyway. As far as light is concerned the difference from F2 to F1,4 is only one stop, and it matters for little once you are out in the field.

For a beginner, even an old hand, a 28mm F2.8 is more than adequate for wide angle shots except ultra-wide (which would be 15-20mm). I used one with ASA200 film for years, including for historic interiors, and there was never an occasion when I wished for more aperture.

Despite the fact that 85mm is meant to be the ideal portrait lens, there has always been a dearth of prime lens production between 50 and 135mm. Prime 85's themselves tend to be very expensive, partly because of their rarity, partly because taking such portraits is considered a professional activity, and partly because they have large apertures - not because they need the light but to throw backgrounds out of focus. I think the M85mm prime was mentioned above, but for most of us it is only a dream lens - I'd love one. But 50mm is fine for a full length portrait, and 100mm (if you can find one) or 135mm (lots on Ebay) are fine for head and shoulder shots if your room is not too small.

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Thank you so much everyone.
I ended up getting the K 50mm f1/4 prime. At for now. I was lucky to find one in perfect condition. So I am excited to start trying it.
As a beginner, I think I will have my hands full for now, learning the K1000 and the lens. Who knows, I might really be bad a taking photos, so for now, ill enjoy trying.

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