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12-18-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Converting from Fujifilm to Pentax, so hi!

I'm no stranger to these forums, I've often been linked here for old film lens reviews.

I have a Fujifilm X-E1 and I'm converting to the Pentax K-3 once I get the money, so i thought I'd establish myself here.
I'm moving to Pentax because I have a history of being paranoid about cameras in cold weather and rainy weather, Nikon is not friendly to its DX users, and Canon I've heard bad things about.

So hello everyone! I do have one question, what's a good wide aperture short tele lens?

My goal so far:
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Super Takumar 50mm F1.4
Maybe a battery grip
18-55 WR

12-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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The FA 77mm F1.8 comes to mind if you're looking for an autofocus lens that will fit the K-3 without adapter.

I've also had good results with my Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 1:1.9/85, although some prefer the F1.8 version.
12-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #3
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I've got an SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2 (otherwise known as the K version) and an SMC Pentax A 50mm F1.7
They both produce terrific results, and fit into the short tele range on a crop sensor camera.

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12-18-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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Eh, sorry I specified wrong, I meant a good quality short zoom lens.

Like a 18-55 but not a kit variation.

QuoteOriginally posted by Merts Quote
I've got a SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2 (otherwise known as the K version) and a SMC Pentax A 50mm F1.7
They both produce terrific results, and fit into the short tele range on a crop sensor camera.


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I have to agree about the DA 18-135mm being a good choice. It's a great walking around lens and a step up (in my opinion) from the 18-55mm. What "short-tele" range are you considering? I only ask because everyone has their own preconceptions. Some great suggestions have been made above.
12-18-2014, 10:26 PM   #6
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Something in primarly the 18-55 range or the 28-80 range.

The 18-135 sounds nice but I need a bit of a wider aperature, a low light general use kind of thing.

That said, may pick up the 18-135 over the 18-55 if my budget allows for it.

QuoteOriginally posted by yucatanPentax Quote
I have to agree about the DA 18-135mm being a good choice. It's a great walking around lens and a step up (in my opinion) from the 18-55mm. What "short-tele" range are you considering? I only ask because everyone has their own preconceptions. Some great suggestions have been made above.
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Both Tamron and Sigma make 17-50 F2.8 zooms. Both get pretty good reviews.
Neither are WR though, and I'm not convinced that the construction quality of the Tamron is within a bulls roar of the Pentax lenses.

---------- Post added 12-19-14 at 04:37 PM ----------

You can push the ISO a bit on the K3 without getting too much noise, so the 3.5-5.6 aperture on the 18-135 might still do the job for you. They are pretty versatile.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arvexrun Quote
...I have a Fujifilm X-E1...
...I'm moving to Pentax...
Please check your PM box, if you're interested in a trade...

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Welcome here, I'm sure you will enjoy that K3 once you get your hands on her.
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Pentax weather-resistant zooms:
- 18-55WR version
- 18-135
- 16-85 - just released, haven't seen any reviews yet.
- 20-40 Ltd
- 50-200 WR version
- 55-300 WR version
- DA* lenses: 16-50, 50-135, 60-250
I think that's about it. Your preferred focal range (and budget) should decide it for you.

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Yep I went from Fuji (had the Xe-1 then the X-Pro1). The EVF's were always a kluge or gimmicky, even the jpegs were outstanding. Still have the X20 but the main squeeze now is my K-5iis. with the 20-40 zoom. Love the metal.
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What an interesting thread.
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Please be aware that not all Pentax lenses are weather sealed.. and, apparently, not all the sealing is the same between Pentax 'sealed' lenses... meaning WR sealing is different than DA* sealing (supposedly).
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Please be aware that not all Pentax lenses are weather sealed.. and, apparently, not all the sealing is the same between Pentax 'sealed' lenses... meaning WR sealing is different than DA* sealing (supposedly).
That's certainly what Ricoh/Pentax say. The DA*s are categorised as water-resistant, whereas the WR lenses are weather-resistant. The former being more sealed than the later. I also suspect that due to the fact the DA WR zooms extend with zoom, this must cause air (and potentially some moisture or dust) to be drawn in.
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