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05-24-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hi from London, England

Hi everyone,

I am a long time Pentax user (from 1972) living in London. I have had many Pentax bodies and lenses over the years and am currently using 50mm f/1.7A and 35-105mm f/3.5A Pentax lenses.

I am also using Canon EOS 5D DSLRs. I would be interested to hear people's experience with various Pentax lenses used with these DSLRs.

Colin

05-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Hi Colin, I'm an ex pat from Brighton, living in California, Canadian by adoption eh (it's a long story. Welcome to the forum.
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Thanks Gary. I lived in Brighton for a while. I miss the place but I still visit when I can.

Whereabouts in California? And in Canada for that matter ...
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Hi Colin - welcome also - I'm only an Aussie with no history as intersting as Gary's ......

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QuoteOriginally posted by fula6 Quote
Hi Colin - welcome also - I'm only an Aussie with no history as intersting as Gary's ......

Thanks Bill! I'm impressed by the detailed list of Pentax gear. Perhaps I should go through my outfit and list it all too.

I really like the optical qualities of Pentax lenses - excellent sharpness, even illumination and good bokeh. Distortion is a little high, but that isn't critical.

These are sweeping generalisations, I know, and there are variations between Pentax lenses. However these are the features that characterise Pentax glass for me, compared with Nikon or Canon glass, on the basis of having used a wide range of Pentax and Nikon lenses, plus a few from Canon.

I cannot express an opinion on the DA lenses for the small digital sensor as I haven't used any.

Now I am using Canon EOS 5D DSLRs with a variety of lenses, I would really like to discuss using Pentax lenses on a full frame DSLR.
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Hi Colin and welcome to the forum. My mother was from England - St. Helens. I spent a year living there when my father was stationed in Iran. Visited England several times since and still miss steak and kidney pie and warm ale.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ColinJ Quote
Thanks Bill! I'm impressed by the detailed list of Pentax gear. Perhaps I should go through my outfit and list it all too.

I really like the optical qualities of Pentax lenses - excellent sharpness, even illumination and good bokeh. Distortion is a little high, but that isn't critical.

These are sweeping generalisations, I know, and there are variations between Pentax lenses. However these are the features that characterise Pentax glass for me, compared with Nikon or Canon glass, on the basis of having used a wide range of Pentax and Nikon lenses, plus a few from Canon.

I cannot express an opinion on the DA lenses for the small digital sensor as I haven't used any.

Now I am using Canon EOS 5D DSLRs with a variety of lenses, I would really like to discuss using Pentax lenses on a full frame DSLR.
Thanks Colin - I am now at the 'limit' according to my wife so will be looking at selling a few. Just got to decide which ones Some of the primes I have picked up cheap on ebay but they all work so well.
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