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01-06-2014, 12:40 PM   #1
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Hello From London

Hello Everybody!
Guys im new in the forum and living in London for already three years.
First of all a big thanks for all the people who run and support this fantastic site!.
My two kids are my Pentax K5 and since a week ago my K3. I do if you want to call it like this, "Documentary" photography and looking forward to keep learning and knowing my k3 much better.
As new on the forum I also have a question for you guys :-)
I'm undecided about my 35mm lens choice, I was reading the lenses section and more or less I know what are the options available but Im not sure which lens pick up If I already have a DA 50mm 1.4 (that i mainly use indoors for portraits)

My gear:
Sigma 10-20 ( Architecture and very wide shots)
DA 50mm 1.4 (indoors portraits and close ups)
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro (Walk around piece / fair enough but would like to upgrade later on)
DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 (Standar zoom that works fine for my zoom portraits)

Dilemma:
Since I already have the DA 50mm 1.4 I dont see it as a walk around lens for street shots so I want a 35mm prime for my K3 and K5.
I'm wondering if some one can tell me if the :Pentax 35mm F2 PFA SMC AL on my K3 will look almost the same as my 50mm 1.4? (since is a Full Frame lens), If that is the case I wont buy it. I want a longer angle (I must say that I could get the 35mm 2.0 AL for almost 230 pounds)

My other alternatives are: (the criteria is 28-35mm and F/2.4 or faster)
Sigma 28 f1.8
Pentax DA 35 2.4
Sigma 30mm 1.4
Samyang 35mm (Manual)

Other suggestions? (Budget max 350 pounds)

Thanks for your suggestions and comments!

01-06-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the Forums. I will leave the recommendations to other more knowledgeable folks here.
01-07-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, you may want to post your lens questions in the lens section of the forum, where you may get a a better response from folk, as not everybody come to this part of the forum.
01-08-2014, 08:42 AM   #4
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yes actually there was already a threat in other section. Cheers!

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