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03-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Just thought I'd say hello . I am a pro Photographer based in Stoke . I use the K-30 7 K-5 along with athe 15mm , 21mm & 70mm Pancake lenses as wells the 35mm f/2.4 . I have used aCanon & nikon kiyt for years but have founfd the Pentax lenses sharper , crisper and much higher quality .

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That's a nice assortment of prime lenses, for sure.
03-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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Thank you . I am getting used to the slightly slower mindset needed for prime lenses. The other thing i have noticed since i went over to primes is that I consider my compositions more , having superb lenses to work with helps.
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I have a richoh 50mm f/2 but cant use it . I have an odd shaped eye which my glasses cant correct so when I use it the focus point is always behind where I focus , and the amount changes with different focus distances so i am waitng to get a auto focus 55mm f1.4 .I would love a 100mm macro how good do you think the Pentax one is compared to a 90mm f/2.8 Tamron as the Tamron is around 100 cheaper

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I haven't compared the Tamron to the Pentax, but I think it's highly regarded. I use an FA100mm Macro and wouldn't trade it. The thing is built like a tank and serves me very well in the field.

Primes are excellent at making you consider your composition. A few zooms do the same thing. I rented the Sigma 8-16 and found it to be like two different lenses at the extremes, same with the 10-17 fisheye. I rarely used either between the extremes.

And let's compare astygmatisms, shall we? Mine's not extreme, but annoying enough.
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Welcome to the forum, I wish you well in the business, there are today precious few Pentax users in it, now that 6x7 and 645 film cameras, have lost their everyday appeal.

Me I'm at the other end of the career path.

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thanks ,
i have used Canons & Nikons , my 1ds canon died emphatically at xmas and the cost of replacement made me sit back & think.The beauty of the pentax is that I can use the 645 & the smaller k series machines and get the same colour rendition , file type and colours straight from the camera without hours of tweaking& tuning on lightroom or photshop that is simply brilliant and the most comprehensive & fleaxible upgrade system.

one of the magazines this week has shown that a K5iis is as sharp as a full frame Nikon (even with the kit lens) , so the logical step is to have a small form and a 645 which has larger pixels and a better tonal range.
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