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05-28-2014, 01:23 PM   #16
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A DA15, DA20-40 (or similar), and DA*50-135 is pretty much what you need at this point, don't you think? If you sell your other Tamron you'd basically have no lenses, right? I mean, you do want to take photos with it!



A few additions somewhere down the road could make sense, but you'll know when you need them. Obvious areas are a 300mm lens, a macro (can go cheap here if you want), possibly a fisheye or UWA, and possibly a prime or two around f/2 or faster.

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That's scary Jatrax! I've owned all those lenses (or in a couple of cases their FA equivalents).
70-200 Tamron overlaps with 50-135... But Yes, I canceled the sale today I like it too much to get controversial 50-135 with with it's slow and fail prone AF instead.

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Welcome to Addiction! I started with 18-135, then had to get the 15 Ltd, followed by the 35 Macro, Ltd, then the lovely 70 Ltd, an odd Sigma 50, then the perfect 21 Ltd. forgot the critter lens: 55-300. Now I must have the FA 31 Ltd. My 35 Ltd is just too long, and the images too sharp and flat, without that 3D pop. When Mrs. waterfall sees my lenses, they are on the camera. I am afraid to display them on my bookshelves. But perhaps this fear is unfounded when Mrs. Waterfall owns over 150 pairs of shoes!
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Those manual primes are no longer so cheap either.....
Well, I confess I got more than I paid for, for most of the lenses I sold. Especially manual focus ones.
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Well, I confess I got more than I paid for, for most of the lenses I sold. Especially manual focus ones.
Unfortunately I have not been able to sell many any so I have not realized any gain yet.

At some point I will need to sell some of the ones I don't use on. Just have not gotten to that place yet. I mean, I still have shelf space available, right??

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[quote= When Mrs. waterfall sees my lenses, they are on the camera. I am afraid to display them on my bookshelves. But perhaps this fear is unfounded when Mrs. Waterfall owns over 150 pairs of shoes![/quote]


Yes "important note to married people" ……. not a good idea to display all your lenses at once! Keep them in a secret dark place…… for their own good! (mould, theft etc)
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When Mrs. waterfall sees my lenses, they are on the camera.
Well Mrs. jatrax likes lenses as well so I'm safe. Biggest problem is getting them back after she borrows them. I still don't have my DA 35mm Limited back. Every time I ask she is still using it. She seems to think it is her lens now......
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70-200 Tamron overlaps with 50-135... But Yes, I canceled the sale today I like it too much to get controversial 50-135 with with it's slow and fail prone AF instead.
Remember, the AF is only slow for the fastest sports action. There's not much controversy over the high IQ. It's even better IQ than the Tamron, but that doesn't mean it's the better lens for you (overall).
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Remember, the AF is only slow for the fastest sports action. There's not much controversy over the high IQ. It's even better IQ than the Tamron, but that doesn't mean it's the better lens for you (overall).
Yes, my original hope was to get better overall lens that could cover occasional sports as one of the scenarios... 50-135 looked faster and lighter on the paper + covers portraits better.

But now I realized that Tamron might work even better for sports. Also I'm completely fine to carry 70-200 mounted whole day So there is no justification for an pricey exchange left

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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
Remember, the AF is only slow for the fastest sports action. There's not much controversy over the high IQ. It's even better IQ than the Tamron, but that doesn't mean it's the better lens for you (overall).
Yes, my original hope was to get better overall lens that could cover occasional sports as one of the scenarios... 50-135 looked faster and lighter on the paper + covers portraits better.

But now I realized that Tamron might work even better for sports. Also I'm completely fine to carry 70-200 mounted whole day So there is no justification for an pricey exchange left Likely I'll take 50-135 someday later to try... but for now I can get both Tamron 28-75 to cover the portrait focal length gap and 20-40 for the price of 50-135 and keep 70-200 with me...

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Somehow I can't edit posts with apparently >1 post and > than 1 day on forum Is it because I have cropped sensor I need to wait 1,6 days?)

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QuoteOriginally posted by pukipuki Quote
Somehow I can't edit posts with apparently >1 post and > than 1 day on forum Is it because I have cropped sensor I need to wait 1,6 days?)
No, this is a Pentax forum - the crop is only 1.5 days!

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But now I realized that Tamron might work even better for sports. Also I'm completely fine to carry 70-200 mounted whole day So there is no justification for an pricey exchange left Likely I'll take 50-135 someday later to try... but for now I can get both Tamron 28-75 to cover the portrait focal length gap and 20-40 for the price of 50-135 and keep 70-200 with me...
It sounds like the Tamron 70-200 really makes more sense for you right now.

The Tamron 28-75/2.8 is also a very good lens, and it's a favorite "normal" zoom for a number of sports shooters - it's generally more useful than the 17-50/2.8 for this type of shooting. May I suggest that it's good enough that you don't need the overlap of the DA20-40? The DA20-40/2.8-4 is a bit of a pricey lens, and it can't even hold a constant aperture of f/2.8. I'd suggest the FA*24/2 is much more useful, has nicer IQ, and is less money too. Alternately, I think the FA20/2.8, DA21/3.2, or DA15/4 would be a better use of the money if the FA*24 doesn't suit you - at least for most people. But the FA*24/2 is the one I use the most by far - that combination of the nice 24mm Focal Length and the very good performance at f/2.2 really makes it more useful and flexible than a slower zoom here - it's the widest fast lens I own.

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Welcome to PF and "bonjour" from France, pukipuki ... Enjoy & hope to see some images soon ... Salut, J

... and LBA (?) ... never heard of it before ...
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... and LBA (?) ... never heard of it before ...
Lens Buying Addiction - A genuine ailment to some, and a good joke to many others.
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Lens Buying Addiction - A genuine ailment to some, and a good joke to many others.
You know I jest ...
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You know I jest ...
Oh, sorry, I wasn't paying attention. You're so good at greeting new members. I somehow forgot about your mere 10,000 posts!
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Oh, sorry, I wasn't paying attention. You're so good at greeting new members. I somehow forgot about your mere 10,000 posts!
No problem ... here's an old snap of my Helios 58mm collection ... there's more and more varied now J

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