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02-18-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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"Nice Normal" lens for the K1...

I was thinking, whenever I buy the K1 it would be a great time to buy a nice new prime for it that will be able to really do it justice. I have the DA 1.8 50mm and the DA 35mm 2.4, 50mm SMC-M 1.4 lens as well. I imagine my SMC-A 28mm will work really well on it and be a bit of a second life for that lens.

I'm thinking either the DA* 55 or the 77 limited. Pros... WR for the 55, or better portrait length for the 77... which would you do, or something else all together? The difference between f1.4 and 1.8 doesn't play into it that much for me.

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The FA43 is just about the perfect "normal" focal length of film, so that would be my pick.

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Of the lenses you nominated, my advice would be to go for the focal length you do NOT have covered (77mm) with a lens you absolutely KNOW is full-frame.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Of the lenses you nominated, my advice would be to go for the focal length you do NOT have covered (77mm) with a lens you absolutely KNOW is full-frame.
another vote for that.

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You've gotten two bits of good advice, but they're based on interpretations of what you want. You indicated in the title you wanted a normal lens for full frame, which most will say is 50mm. If that's what you want, then the 55 of your listed lenses is closest, the 43 is a great lens, and your existing M50 1.4 is also FF normal.


If you want something you don't have, the 77 was voted the best ever Pentax lens. I know I'll never let go of mine.
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Thanks guys. 77 it is, I have always wanted one!
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