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02-24-2016, 08:58 PM   #46
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I'll probably start with the 43. The 31 has been my fast normal for the past year or so... It will be bittersweet transferring that role to (presumably) the 43. I look forward to the great reduction in lens size, but have come to love the 31 on my K-5II. We shall see.

Also, count me surprised that the DA40/2.8 was not listed by Ricoh as having full frame coverage. I've certainly been satisfied with it on my ZX-7, but I don't shoot 135 film for ultimate IQ.

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Which would be a good manual focus lens to have in K mount in 56mm and/or 85mm ? Any suggestions ?
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Which would be a good manual focus lens to have in K mount in 56mm and/or 85mm ? Any suggestions ?
Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 or the cheap Pentax K 55mm f1.8. On 85mm, good value the Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f1.4 or Pentax K 85mm f1.8.

I've used the VL and both K58/K85 and they are all excellent, the K55 stands out as its so cheap and available, the VL58 has an advantage of being an 'a' mode lens so you can control the aperture from the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoopsontoast Quote
Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 or the cheap Pentax K 55mm f1.8. On 85mm, good value the Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f1.4 or Pentax K 85mm f1.8.
I've always found the K85/1.8 truly amazing....if you don't mind a manual lens.

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I've always found the K85/1.8 truly amazing....if you don't mind a manual lens.
I agree, its possibly the best built lens I have handled, and so compact too. Main reason I passed it on was I needed AF for the work I do on my day job.
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it will take a year to try them all.
..you aren't the only one.
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I've always found the K85/1.8 truly amazing....if you don't mind a manual lens.
Yes was looking for manual only. Currently I only have a spotmatic so the lenses won't go on k-1 without an adapter. Will definitely look for the K85/1.8
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If you have a 55 f/1.8 or 85 f/1.8 S-M-C Takumar as I do they'll fit the K-1 with the M42 adapter. For sure I'll be testing them when I get the K-1.

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Does anyone have any thoughts re the Samyang 14 2.8? All the reports from full frame Canon-Nikon users seems to be that it is incredible value, so now that the K1 is here it should be a good fit? Am very keen on UWA for night photography - stars, auroras. Thanks in advance!
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FA*85/f1.4, M50/f1.2, DA*55/f1.4, D-FA100/f2.8Macro, F50/f2.8Macro, A50/f2.8Macro, DA*50-135/f2.8, F50/f1.7, M50/f1.7, K55/f2, M100/f2.8 (non-macro) in that order.

I may want to part with my DA*60-250/f4 soon.
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Does anyone have any thoughts re the Samyang 14 2.8? All the reports from full frame Canon-Nikon users seems to be that it is incredible value, so now that the K1 is here it should be a good fit? Am very keen on UWA for night photography - stars, auroras. Thanks in advance!
I quite like it - the absence of coma will suit your astrophotography. Here it is on my A7:


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Try first? The FA77 of course, the most amazing "open tunnel" of glass.

But it will be nice to have the FA28 Soft and F85 Soft running at their proper focal lengths. Both had strange fields of view due to crop factor on APS-C. The K-1 might even arrive on time to be able to catch some cherry blossom shots on the Boston Esplanade this spring. (The FA28 Soft lens' target market in Japan was cherry blossoms.) The "Soft" lenses are so much easier to use when you can "chimp."
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My K 30mm f/2.8 and K 135 f/2.5 will probably be on there first. Followed by the 43mm ltd.

The Sigma 180 EX Macro might also get a look in shortly after.

I'm not expecting the first two to be stellar performers on such a sensor but I am hoping they both maintain their slightly magical qualities.
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Great! (offtop) What copy do you have, newest (made in Russia) or classic old (made in USSR)?
Hey, i just checked which version i have: It looks exactly like this one, but i can't see anywhere where it's from (neither Russia nor UDSSR is written on it. )
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
I quite like it - the absence of coma will suit your astrophotography. Here it is on my A7:
Nice shoot.

I've just ordered my first Samyang, a 24mm f1.4 in preparation for the K-1 as all my current wide lenses are aps-c sized.
I hope the Samyangs are good value as for once they actually suits the Pentax system in that they don't have an in lens stabilization. (Which we often have to pay for without getting it.)
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