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11-03-2014, 03:57 PM   #31
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M50/1.7 is dirt cheap and very good. Great colors, very sharp. You can't go wrong with it and even if you felt that way, you'd be out 50 eur/usd max.



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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
Even better, buy the a K50 kit at Adorama and you can buy the 50 for $80 and the 35 for $121.

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Any of the Adorama kits.

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Could you please show me a link to the particular lenses you are talking about?
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Just go to the Pentax Forums lens review section in any of the Pentax lenses mentioned and many of the other brands are evaluated by brands and models as well.
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One budget, but definitely more costly compared to vintage Pentax 50 mm lenses, option is Samyang 85/1,4. This lens is also sold as Vivitar, Falcon and perhaps other brands.

Some examples could be found in the Samyang Lens Club thread:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/137335-samyang-lens-club.html

This lens is relative easy to focus manually and in the beginning you can use bigger apertures like 5,6 (this will make the keeper (I mean in focus) ratio higher while still having quite good separation from the background). Big plus compared to some old lenses is an "A setting" - this lens behaves like Pentax A series lenses, so it allows for automatic exposure metering.
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Thanks everyone, lots of great ideas and I wish I could have bought them all, but the Platic Fantastic 35mm 2.4 won out.

But I might expand my repertoire In the future.

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Good choice. I can't live without a good, sharp, 35mm... For now is my only lens. And for the past 9 months, with the Fuji, also only had the 35mm. Been on a (very) tight budget since I started this adventure, so choices had to be made... Some examples from the Fuji (only got the K-5 II a few days ago, and the 35 arrived only yesterday, so not much time to shoot with the Pentax so far...)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124554776@N07/

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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
But I might expand my repertoire In the future.
You *MIGHT*? Bahahaha.... thanks for the laugh It is inevitable.
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