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03-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #31
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DA12-24f4, DA15f4, DA35f2.8, K30f2.8, FA31f1.8, FA43f1.9, FA77f1.8, DA* 55f1:1.4, DA* 300f4, DA* 16-50f2.8, DA* 50-135f2.8, K135f2.5, K105f2.8, K28f2.0, DFA100mm f2.8WR, FA*200f2.8, FA*85f1.4, FA*24f2.0, A50f2.8, A50f1.2, A35-105f3.5, Tak 50f1.4 (8 element), Tak 105 f2.8, Voigtlander 58f1.4, Tak 50mm Preset 1:1 macro, Tak 50mm 1:2 macro, Sigma 50mm 1:1 macro, Tamron 90mm f2.5 1:2 macro

Shown above is my current lens list. The lenses marked in red have already been used for month long challenges. In all cases, quite faithfully. For some special shots I usually get in April, I'll be swapping lenses but for the sake of the game, I'm going to let the group decide. I have a lot of 50 and 55 lenses and would prefer to use different focal length but if the group decides on one for me, I'll oblige. I already know that every one of these is very capable so, Challenge me. What lens shall I use for SiA? You will know my final decision April 1.



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My vote will make it easy on you lets see the Fa31 in action. (i was going to be funny and suggest the DA300)
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I'd like to see the DA*50-135 f/2.8 in action, Jeff.
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How about the Voigtlander 58?

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I'll second on that voigtländer 58.
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Decisions, decisions

Which one do i take?
-Helios 44-4 (58/2)
-K55/1.8
-K35/2
-Kiron(Vivitar)24/2
-Exakta 70-210/2.8

I'm really at a loss here... one moment i want the Kiron, the next i fancy the exakta...

EDIT: OR I take a trip to hamburg and search through a couple of second hand stores and buy a random k-mount/m42 lens.
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Don't know how much you've used the Helios, but for this time of the year and whirly bokeh that's a perfect lens.

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I thought about asking this question a week ago but Jack beat me to posting it. Looks like we've started a trend here.

The Exacta 70-210 f2.8 sounds interesting to me.. The Helios sounds interesting too..

Eddie, Very funny. I actually considered the 300 but The Hound Really runs when I put that baby in his face. All others that have been mentioned are in consideration (and have been).

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By the look of things the Helios will be a popular choice. At least it's being talked about a lot. I am considering it myself but I have not decided yet.
Good luck with your choices.
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Decisions, decisions

Which one do i take?
-Helios 44-4 (58/2)
-K55/1.8
-K35/2
-Kiron(Vivitar)24/2
-Exakta 70-210/2.8

I'm really at a loss here... one moment i want the Kiron, the next i fancy the exakta...

EDIT: OR I take a trip to hamburg and search through a couple of second hand stores and buy a random k-mount/m42 lens.

I vote for the second hand shop fueling your LBA Bwaaahaahahaahahaaha
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How about the Voigtlander 58?
this would be my other choice as a lens it intrigues me, I'm a voigtlander fan thanks to rangefinders
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Hey, I thought these challenges were supposed to help with LBA. I saw Karens' Pansy Pic and now I want a Helios
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Damn, my Helios is somewhere between Russia and Australia, and won't arrive in time.
Someone else is going with the 24mm.
I did 35mm in february, looks like I'm left with this....




I did some practice shots this morning, and I have a headache already.
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Hey that looks like fun to play with. Lucky.
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that's what i'm talking about baby go wide :0

i'm pretty much confirmed on the 14 i need that distorted view for a while
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