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12-20-2015, 03:44 PM   #31
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For all around fun, I like my Rokinon 8 mm fisheye, mounted either on my K-30 or my K-3.

12-21-2015, 10:09 AM   #32
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K-3 and F* 300/4.5. Period.
12-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #33
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Can I say lenses and bodies I don't have?
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K-50 and DA 18-55...
12-21-2015, 10:32 AM   #34
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I only have a K-3, so that would be my favorite body. I sometimes dream of the built in GPS on the K-3 II, but it wouldn't fit my Yongnuo flashes with the larger hump.

My favorite lens is definitely the 18-135 WR. It's fast, mostly silent, and covers almost all the range I need. I pick it over my other primes / long zooms almost all the time since it just works so well. My only gripe is that it's only weather resistant, and zooming will still pull humidity into the lens so it can fog up if you go from warm to cold (like going from the beach into an air conditioned hotel). I wouldn't trust the WR for continuous use in the rain, but at least I know that a sudden downpour won't destroy my camera before I can get indoors.

For playing around for fun I like my Pentax-A 35-105 f/3.5. It performs great in low light, but I have trouble manually focusing with the K-3 stock focusing screen in the dark (when I really want it!). When I have time and I can double check focus in live view or take multiple shots I use this lens for super clear pictures since it really is like a stack of primes, but if I don't have time to futz around or there's plenty of light I just end up using my 18-135 instead.

Things might change slightly this Christmas if Santa's elves can reverse engineer a 17-50 f/2.8 and forge a copy for me. I will still probably bring my 18-135 for travel though, since the WR is a nice reassurance if the forecast even hints at rain.

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For now I hardly remove my FA 43 ltd from my K5iis, if I do it's for my fisheye lens. This may change once the 100mm macro gets here.

01-17-2016, 05:54 PM   #36
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I only own old stuff, but a few fave combos:

K10D with A35/2.8 or DA18-55
*ist D with Zenitar 16, and new fave Super Tak 28/3.5 - fun!
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This kind of depends on my mood at the time. However:

Original Q with the 08 Wide Zoom is a daily carry.
Rolleiflex 3.5 Automat is certainly a favorite of mine.
The Pentax 645Nii with the FA 45-85. I think this is the best zoom ever built by anyone.
My newest favorite is the Wanderlust Travelwide 4x5 with the Angulon 90/6.8.

Long term it is either the LX with the M40/2.8 or the K1000 with the M50/2. I have never kept count of the number of rolls of film that have found their way through those cameras.
01-17-2016, 06:20 PM   #38
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I have quite a few lenses but the lens that has been really getting the most use has been the Sigma 17-70C on my K5. As an all around lens, it's the best I've ever owned. It's sharp, quiet, and nails the focus every time. It stays on the camera and I can rely on getting good results every time. Yes, I do have some other very good glass but they are more for special uses. My DA 10-17 has seen a lot of use and performed well on both my K10D and K5 as has my DA 15 but they don't get the use of the Sigma.

01-17-2016, 06:43 PM   #39
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It's hard to go past Kerrowdown's suggestion of the LX with the A50/1.2

In the digital age, K-3 + DA*50-135 would have to be it: perfect ergonomics and superb image quality.
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I'm guessing that a person needs to have more than one body ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hjoseph7 Quote
I'm guessing that a person needs to have more than one body ?
I didn't think a single body was an option lol...

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K-3 with FA31 or K-3 with DA*50-135
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My latest combo is my new K3 with a 18-200mm Tamron, I also use a second body K5 IIs, that has a 10-17 Pentax lens. I am going on vacation now & when I do I always use 2 bodies. This would be a new but similar combo event, so hopefully it will work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
I only own old stuff, but a few fave combos:

K10D with A35/2.8 or DA18-55
*ist D with Zenitar 16, and new fave Super Tak 28/3.5 - fun!
Zenitar 16 here too but in front of K100D (hundreds of shots in month)
With K-3 I use 18-135 kit lens (tens of shots in month)
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