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06-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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It's time introduce myself, have been reading here for a while without posting. I'm a Pentax owner from Sweden with my second Pentax. First the K100D and present the K-7. I'm here to read about cameras, lenses or just get inspiration from the photo threads.

I own the K-7 with 18-55WR, 50-200 and M 50mm f/1.7. I also own a Soligor 28mm 2.5 and a Soligor 135 2.5, which isn't that great. The Soligor 28mm needs to be step down to be sharp to at least 4 and the 135mm has an oily aperture, which now is stuck. My next buy will be one of the limited lenses. But I'm not sure which yet. Maybe the 35mm Macro?

06-06-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it.
The DA 35 macro is an excellent little lens, some have thought it's one of the best Pentax ever made. In any case, I don't think you can go wrong with it, unless you need some working distance from your closeup subjects.
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I'm sure I will.

Actually I'm not looking for a macro lens, that was just a bonus with the DA35. I've read that the DA40 has a shorter focus range, which makes the autofocus faster, e.g. if the autofocus doesn't lock on anything and needs to turn the whole focus range again. Do you know anything about that?
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Well that's true Hockert. The 'focus throw' is shorter for the DA 40 since it is not a macro lens.
The DA 40 is an excellent lens, not just for its size and quirkiness. A cheaper prime in that focal length is the DA 35 f/2.4, which is also very good optically, but not a macro and an all-plastic build.

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Welcome to the forum, Hockert. The DA 40 giveaway in the Pentax day photo contest would be a great win! I would love to win it, but good luck to you too.
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