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09-02-2014, 06:00 AM   #31
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Okay no good, got it. Thanks for the lens class

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Based on my tests, Pentax's current kit lens is a very good performer specially at 24mm to 40mm FL! I doubt if any of old film-era kit lenses can beat it in that range.
If you want better IQ than your kit lens, just go for a prime lens, the DA35 f/2.4 and DA50 f/1.8 are fantastic lenses with great IQ! There are some old 24mm and 28mm lenses manual and auto if you want wider. (like Sigma super wide and M/A 28mm f2.8)

If you want more reach, you can go for a longer lens. like the DAL 55-300.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mtux Quote
Based on my tests, Pentax's current kit lens is a very good performer specially at 24mm to 40mm FL! I doubt if any of old film-era kit lenses can beat it in that range.
If you want better IQ than your kit lens, just go for a prime lens, the DA35 f/2.4 and DA50 f/1.8 are fantastic lenses with great IQ! There are some old 24mm and 28mm lenses manual and auto if you want wider. (like Sigma super wide and M/A 28mm f2.8)

If you want more reach, you can go for a longer lens. like the DAL 55-300.
Thanks I did get a 24mm super wide and I've been looking at the 55-300 .. Maybe next year
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Yeah just looking for something little and manual to learn with so I don't mind.
If you want to try out a manual lens get in on the Traveling Nifty Fifty list. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/26-mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/42...y-50mm-88.html

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If you want to try out a manual lens get in on the Traveling Nifty Fifty list. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/26-mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/42...y-50mm-88.html
Thanks that is just one of the neatest things!!
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