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05-05-2015, 05:47 AM   #16
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...yes, he says a bit sheepishly
I was just joking. But for somebody that usually just picks two primes, it sounds like a hell of a lot to carry around

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What are your favorite light weight lens combinations?
Most used at the moment: 20-40 with the DFA 100
Great for everything.
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  1. Usual walkaround: 18-135
  2. Prime or small zoom walkaround: DA 21 or DA 35 f2.4 or F 35-70 or Auto Chinon 45 f2.8 pancake or DA 50 f1.7 or Tokina SZ-X 80-200 (which is indeed a small lens)
  3. Combo: #1 and one from #2 or two from #2
  4. Travel kit (I bring these along though I don't always carry all these around with me): Rokinon 8mm fisheye + Sigma 10-20 f4.5-5.6 + DA 18-135 + (DA 21 or DA 35 or DA 50) + (M50 f4 Macro or Tamron 90) + DAL 55-300

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Most used at the moment: 20-40 with the DFA 100. Great for everything.
Interesting combination, that. Wide angle to narrow tele zoom, plus a longer prime for a little extra reach when required. I can see how it would work.
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I think some variation of a superzoom + fast normal prime is the ideal foundation for any lens kit.

Currently for me this means:

DA 18-135
FA 31

Versatile kit for a lot of situations.

You build outward from there, based on your shooting preferences and needs.
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Interesting combination, that. Wide angle to narrow tele zoom, plus a longer prime for a little extra reach when required. I can see how it would work.
1 My Travel kit:
- Pentax DA 18-250
- Pentax FA 35mm f/2

My indoor family gathering kit:
- Pentax DA 16-50
- Pentax FA 35mm f/2

My Walk around kit:
- Pentax F 50mm 1.7
- Sigma Super Wide AF 24mm 2.8

05-07-2015, 02:57 PM   #23
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My basic kit now is the DA 16-45 and the DFA 100 macro. I have the Sigma 180 macro and their 70 - 200 telephoto, but they are not used all that much now so they stay in the bag in the boot.

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I use tamron 18-250 on one body and a sigma 130-400 on another body. That way I do not have to change lens.
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My kit would be the Tamron 70-200 2.8 and the Sigma 17-70C. Walk-around would be the Pentax 18-135. When I want to have some fun it's the Pentax A35-105 and any of the 50's. Camera is always the K-3
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Da 15, Fa 31, Fa 77 on K3. Have a Zeiss 50 and F100 macro as well, but use those mostly at home. When I'm away from the house, size/weight favors the others.

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My two zoom kit is the DA*50-135 and Tamron 17-50.

For primes, it's often the DA15, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art and the FA 77.

I tend not to pack a 50mm lens on APS-C.

Doesn't seem to be much that can't be achieved by stepping back with the FA77 or coming forward with the 35mm.

If saving weight in the bag, the DA35 f2.4 replaces the Sigma.
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My kit would be my K3,20-40, FA77
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1. Two lenses : 21mm & 70mm
2. Three lenses 15mm, 35mm (or 30mm Art), 70mm (or 77mm).
3. I add 10-17mm & 200mm.

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