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02-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Lens Question for Upcoming Photowalk of Downtown LA

Hi All,

I am going on a Photowalk next weekend to the streets of Downtown LA. I was thinking of renting a lens from one of the online rental sites ( - Canon, Nikon and Pentax Lens Rentals.). They offer a wide range of Pentax and 3rd Party glass.

What I will probably be shooting is mostly historical buildings, people and statues/sculptures. I have the kit lens & a 28mm - 300mm F3.5 Tamron lens.

What lens should I rent for this photo walk? Here are the ones I was looking at:

Pentax 14mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) smcP-DA
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM for Pentax
Pentax 77mm f/1.8 Limited (Black) smcP-FA
Pentax 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM smcP-DA

The rentals are pretty cheap for a 4 day rental. Any suggestions would be great.


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Of those, the 14. I would suggest the 12-24 if you can locate it.
02-17-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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I say the 16-50. 16mm to 50mm is just right for buildings, statues/sculptures. The zoom gives you the flexibility in case you see anything else you want to shoot plus it has great IQ.

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