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03-11-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Favorite lenses

let me know what your favorite lens is, the manufacture and why you like it so much.. Need to get user responses. You can check the reveiws but they can be so technical. I want real opinions..

I don't have any pentax yet but I have always had fun with prime lenses with fast aperatures. I had a 50mm 1.4 for a canon once and it was BRIGHT!!!! so fun.



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Oh, I could list a few (starting with the FA 31mm f/1.8), but I would suggest trying the lens forum here. Discussing every imaginable lens ad nauseum is our bread and butter over there.
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Here is just what you asked for... real opinions of real lenses. Also, the lens reviews here are great. So is the lens forum.
03-11-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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Sooo much to choose from, and for many different purposes...

FA50/1.4 - fast, brilliant, sharp, not too expensive, for portraits/small groups. Loooove it.

Tamron 28-75/2.8 - fast zoom, also quite sharp & bright, also not too expensive, great for events/weddings etc - on my camera body a lot.

There are so many others, even better than my 2 - all depends on budget and expectations...

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i've shot with my fa50 f1.4 the most, but i love my da* 16-50 the most i think.
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I LOVED my DA* 50-135mm f/2.8!
03-11-2008, 05:45 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by attack11 Quote
i've shot with my fa50 f1.4 the most, but i love my da* 16-50 the most i think.
I am thinking about the DA*16-50 but afraid to commit since there appears to be some quality issue and may end-up with a lemon. I currently have the sigma 18-50 as my favourite lens, very sharp, but I find it a bid heavy, not sure if the DA*16-50 is lighter by how much. Of course the SDM on the DA* is also nice compared to the sigma. Thanks

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LOL, we have the exact same thread going on right now in the Pentax Lens section.
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10-17 Fisheye. just love it so much.
but not practical...

da*50-135 is up there too
03-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #11
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My favourite lens is Sigma 70-300mm. But that's only because I only have this lens and the kit lens :-)

Ideally my favourite lens would be something with the weird range of 16-105mm.
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I love my Pentax DA 16-45mm. Doesn't sound that glamorous but my particular lens is crystal clear and absolutely perfect for my uses.
03-11-2008, 07:36 PM   #13
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If you by favorite lens means 'in actual use':

FA*28-70/2.8

Fast and sharp, excellent image quality and excellent mechanical quality. Although the zoom range is somewhat limited it has replaced my FA24-90 as the lens I use the most.

Lenses I 'like a lot' but don't use that much:
A 16/2.8: It is just so beautifully finished!
FA 31/1.8: Surreal 3D quality and bokeh.
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Sigma 17-70, although coming from someone with only M42 Pentax primes, I can't speak for all the other amazing Pentax glass.
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Sigma 10-20mm. Awesome!
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