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12-03-2014, 04:56 AM   #31
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Unfortunately, I doubt any of us can recommend which one of those lenses would be best for you. They are probably very close in quality. The 50 is a tiny bit faster, but I personally don't have any experience with it. I know the DA 35 is a fantastic value lens.

Personally, I would prefer the 35 because I would be more comfortable with the a wider view much of the time. However, I have no idea what your preference would be.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ts357 Quote
I am about to pull the trigger on a K5iis
Beauty!

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my only dilemma is which lens to choose...
Pentax SMCP-DA 50mm f/1.8 OR Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.4 AL both are priced at ~100$ each.
Thoughts...

Until the lens is chosen, the camera's not really chosen

The 35mm would be more general purpose; you could make a photo of any subject with it as long as you aren't too picky and/or can walk, run and jump to a good vantage point. You'll probably find more people who live with a 35mm as their only lens than you would find the same for a 50.

The 50mm would be a great choice if you want to focus on more abstracted views, indoor sports, portraits, ...? It has lovely circular bokeh.

The good thing is, those are both fine choices.
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the decision was made for me, the 35mm is out of stock...

did get two used lenses:

Pentax-m 75-150/4.0 Lens
Pentax-a 35-70 3.5 4.5 Macro Lens

what do you think?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ts357 Quote
the decision was made for me, the 35mm is out of stock...

did get two used lenses:

Pentax-m 75-150/4.0 Lens
Pentax-a 35-70 3.5 4.5 Macro Lens

what do you think?
Cool! There's tons you can do with that. Enjoy!

---------- Post added 12-03-14 at 09:55 AM ----------

You might be inspired by these:
Flickriver: Photos taken with Pentax smc P-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 lens
Flickriver: Photos taken with Pentax smc P-M 75-150mm F4 lens

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12-03-2014, 03:04 PM   #36
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Thank You, great photos!
hope that everything will go smoothly...
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Thank You, great photos!
hope that everything will go smoothly...
its here!!!
arrived safe & sound!
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