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01-04-2010, 10:59 AM   #1
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Improve my equipment

now that I begin to understand a little more, I want to improve / customize my equipment.

-Today: the Z1 is me just fine and the MZ-50 for nostalgic reasons keep me as was my first SLR (also because those who are going to take?).
-Tomorrow: a medium format to assess calmly and after sound evidence

-Today: The K 24/2.8 not be touched, the M 40/2.8 should be bringing this all pentaxiani, the A 50 / 2 does its job without infamy and without praise, the 135 gives me pictures of babies who like a lot both me and my wife and I have to say I use 200 little.
-Tomorrow: it makes sense to add a 35? Worth changing the 50? I would be attracted by a 55/1.8 or, better yet, a 50 macro that can be used as normal without any problems. Then I would take the K 105/2.8. The gap between 50/55 and 105 is too much? Maybe not for me but I can not then replace the 200 with a 300 / 4 but having never had experience with telephoto lenses so I would not know if it's for me or not.

-Today: Here comes the sore. The 28-80 does not satisfy me at all while the 70-210/4 is fine.
-Tomorrow: I have a pair of zoom to make me a versatile outfit that allows me to bring the camera with the family. The idea is to keep the 70-210 and to support one or two (depending on the range) lenses of which, however, does not know anything.
Solution 2 zooms: A 70-210/4 +
-FA 28-70/4
-A 35-105/3.5
-A 35-70/4
-M/A/F 24-50/4
Solution 3 zooms: A 70-210/4 +
-FA 20-35/4 + A 35-105/3.5 (or A 35-70/4)

Thank You

P.S. sorry for my bad english

01-04-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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Forgetting about your dream medium format camera that would change all your lens lineup, sounds like you're not going to a dSLR and would therefore be limited to M/A/FA lenses.

Your A 50/2 is good but not as good as the FA 50/1.4. The FA 35 is a good lens in anyone's language. If you're really after macro, then either the DFA 50 or 100 would be fine, but there's also the excellent Sigma 70mm macro - and that would close your gap between the 55 and the 105...

Zooms - well, that's up to you and what you like shooting. The FA 28-70 is good, but the film people here could shed more light on what would suit you better.

All the best in your decisions Luca.

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