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11-05-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Decided on PK lenses


I'm a M43 user and wanted to expand my range of lenses for not a lot of money. Also, this is my first camera that I actually can change setting and lenses. Doing some homework, and practicing with the digital. If it were film, I'd be in the hole thousands just in processing. I've decided to go with the PK as they seem to be the most plentiful. I've acquired a Sears 50mm f/1.7 and a Kino 80-200 f/4.5 Macro 1:4 to start....Any other suggestions?

11-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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Yup - buy them all - seriously , I started from 50mm f1.7 -that was 7 years ago.. today - despite my resistance - I got nearly full set of M42 and K primes along with some zooms + of course autofocus lenses for K pentax system. So just to save you the pain - go for what's anyway unavoidable and just buy them all - they all are just splendid lenses
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1. A good macro lens in the 90-105mm range is always worth while - high IQ, and versatile. The vivitars and tamron 90mm adaptalls are the most common.
2. Check the reviews and browse around for a highly rated 135 for minimal price (thats half the fun, scoring a good deal!). Soon enough you'll be an LBA addict.

PS recommend a M42 adapter as well as the PK for your M43, I have never found the PK-M42 adapters to work well in the m43-pk adapters - too loose.
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I would advise to buy - 50 1.4 it is very bright and creative lens,
portrait lens 135 2.8
And maybe something from a wide angle, 14-20 mm

11-05-2014, 01:19 PM   #5
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Any other suggestions?
Welcome to the forum, you kidding... you just unleashed LBA and all the tons of advice that goes with a request like that.
11-06-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
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A wide angle and a 400mm might help.

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