Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-02-2015, 08:25 AM   #61

Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,991
QuoteOriginally posted by TaoMaas Quote
Is it even a question for 99.9% of the public?, it's not.
Does it really matter?

05-02-2015, 08:27 AM   #62
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 20,594
QuoteOriginally posted by TaoMaas Quote
Is it even a question for 99.9% of the public?, it's not.
My wife actually prefers her Q because she thinks she can get image files onto her blog easier from an SD card than from her iPhone. I've just left that one alone.

Happy wife, Happy life.

Back to the OP.
05-02-2015, 09:05 AM   #63
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Mateo, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 127
I’ve been pondering this question, but not for perpetuity; only for traveling light. If I choose from my existing kit, I would take my K3 with the 18-135. If allowed to fudge the one lens rule, I might add the 1.4 teleconverter.
But if I were starting from scratch, I would probably buy the Panasonic FZ1000. I still have the Panasonic FZ10, which produces very good images, limited only by its small sensor. Actually, I’m seriously considering replacing parts of my Pentax DSLR kit with the FZ1000, which costs only $235 more than the 1.4TC.
05-02-2015, 09:16 AM   #64
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,254
In 35mm, Leica M3, and a 50mm Summicron lens. That plus an unlimited supple of the llford B&W film.

Large format would be a Wista 4 x 5 field camera with a 135mm lens would be pretty awesome too. Again with Ilford B&W film.

In medium format I would just stick with my Bronica ETRSi with it's 75mm lens. And more Ilford B&W film.

05-02-2015, 09:28 AM   #65
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 33,139
QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
reminded me of my manual K 50mm f1.2
When coupled with an LX they formed an awesome combo.

QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
that has been neglected on the shelf...
Shame on you and you admitted it in public.

05-02-2015, 09:43 AM   #66
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 8,872
I guess I would choose either
A) a superzoom compact of some sort, or
B) a 645Z with a DFA 55 and crop for those tele shots

And really, I would consider my option B) more of "going for the best" than any Leica combo.

Option A) is the one I would choose in reality, though. And it would kill my passion for photography.
05-02-2015, 11:28 AM   #67

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Posts: 1,095
With only one camera/lens I must think what I am carrying with me now, where I have many options.
With a car, there was always my old (then fallback) ME Super with a 35-70 or 28-80 zoom attached in the boot.
Without car, I usually kept a 35mm Minox with me, which fitted in the pocket of most of my shirts. Many of the pictures were comparable with the SLR shots.

Right now, I don't have a car, but still always have a camera with me.
With small pockets, it will be an Optio A30 or A40, when heavy rain is expected, an old Optio WPi. All of these also fit in the pocket of most of my shirts.
With some more room, the Lumix DSC-LX3 replaces the Optios because of the superior IQ - presently I am looking for a cheap LX5, to add a bit of tele reach (for those not familiar with the Lumix DSC series: compared with FF, the LX3 covers 24-60mm, the LX5 24-90mm).

When I leave my home, not even every tenth time I take a DSLR with me - to carry it just limits all other activities too much.
So, a DSLR+zoom as the ONLY CAMERA would mean for me to be most times WITHOUT ANY CAMERA.

Result: a Lumix LX5 or a newer improved model would be the only option for me. Size and IQ is about the same as of the Minox GL, and it adds zoom, low light abilities and flash. And the Leica Vario-Summicron lenses really are superb.

EDIT: and also the included macro capabilities are not bad.

Last edited by RKKS08; 05-02-2015 at 11:41 AM.
05-02-2015, 11:46 AM   #68
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,082
1 Camera? 1 Lens?

I'd have to find a good superzoom APSC or M4/3 fixed lens camera.

05-02-2015, 12:05 PM   #69
TaoMaas's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,197
QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Happy wife, Happy life.
Fist-bump! I bought my wife a DSLR, but she liked her Q. Now, she shuns the Q in favor of her cellphone. So now, I'm teaching her how to get the pics off her phone and into PhotoShop.

---------- Post added 05-02-2015 at 02:08 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
1 Camera? 1 Lens?

I'd have to find a good superzoom APSC or M4/3 fixed lens camera.

Really...that's not such a bad alternative. I highly doubted digital when I first tried it, so I bought fixed lens cameras. Looking back, the pics I got with those cameras aren't all that much worse than what I've been able to do now that I have the full resources of my lens collection. Use what you've got, eh?
05-02-2015, 01:29 PM   #70
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,714
Original Poster
Wel I now only own the yellow brick, so that question found it's answer. Since I also have some interested buyers for some of my lenses I maybe have next week only the yellow K-01 with the 31mm on it. That is my most favoriete combo anyway.

Last edited by RonHendriks1966; 05-02-2015 at 02:04 PM.
05-02-2015, 02:06 PM   #71
Kiwi Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
NZ_Ross's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Timaru
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,283
QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Wel I now only own the yellow brick, so that question found it's answer. Since I also have some interested buyers for some of my lenses I maybe have next week only the yellow K-01 with the 31mm on it. That is my most favoriete combo anyway.
That is a very nice combo - all the best
05-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #72
Senior Member

Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 157
If I was to keep only one camera with only one lens among those I already own, I think I might choose the Pentax K30 + DA 18-135 for its IQ and versatility.
But I would miss my Fuji X-10 for its feeling, nice Fuji colours, compacity and wonderful lens, my Olympus XZ-10 because it is really pocketable, and my Fuji X-S1 for its superzoom versatility.
And the sharpness and bokeh of my primes in APS-C.
If I was to choose one only camera among all cameras on sale nowadays, I would probably buy a Fuji X30.
05-02-2015, 04:23 PM   #73
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Posts: 769
I see many an answer for the point and click always in the pocket. I'd go with the Fuji xp70 I have now ( or better if available). It's waterproof. Shoots great shots in daylight only and has video better than my dedicated canon camcorder.
05-02-2015, 05:12 PM   #74
ChristianRock's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Woodstock, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,556
I think I could live with the k3 or k3ii plus FA 31 Lrd.

Of the gear I own - k20d and DA 35 2.4.
05-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #75
Veteran Member

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 765
K5 and 16-50. Pretty much what I am using now, covers almost all, need the zoom range, can't think that anything else would be better.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
85mm, camera, cameras, dslr, ff, image, images, lens, light, money, paper, pentax, photography, pics, portraiture, quality, wife, wr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If you could have just one lens... Iksobarg Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 85 03-05-2015 08:19 PM
If you could only have 1 lens... curlednoodles Pentax DSLR Discussion 55 04-07-2013 02:58 AM
If you could only have one lens amorificus Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 66 03-20-2012 05:57 PM
if you could only have one lens.... Andrzej Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 48 03-19-2010 09:41 AM
If you could only have one prime Pentax lens… rams Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 41 07-23-2009 10:41 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:53 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]