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11-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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I am new to the forum and I am trying to decide on a prime lens in the 40-100 range. I am shooting with a K5II. I have obsessed over reviews and am leaning towards the Limited 70mm because I like the idea of being slightly farther away from the subject than with the 40mm. The IQ I read about in reviews seems pretty good. Can anyone talk me out of getting the 70mm Limited over the FA 77, DA 100 or Da 40 Limited? I'm hoping for a price break since the 70 and 40 limited models have been discontinued in favor of the new HD models.



11-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I hope you will enjoy and benefit from the forum as much as I have done.

In selecting from among Pentax's great prime lenses, it is pretty much every man (or person) for himself. I have the Sigma 30 1.4, the Pentax 43 ltd, the Pentax 50 2.8 macro, and the 77 ltd, and love them everyone. Focal length is pretty much a function of what kind of shooting you do the most of. I find my 77 ltd to be at the top of the list in terms of image quality, but quite inconvenient for lots of photography. You simply cannot use it for inside parties, that sort of thing, because you are constantly trying to find a way to stand farther back. I dearly love the 43 ltd on those occasions, as well as the 43 ltd.

To some extent, it is a question of which lens to purchase next, as many people will do a range of different types of photography requiring different focal lengths. I would never dispose of my 77 ltd, but keep reaching for the Sigma 30, which almost lets you take photos in the dark without a flash, or for the 43 with its even better image quality. The Tamron 17-90 constant f 2.8 (or the Sigma equivalent) is a great way to be prepared for almost anything.
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