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04-16-2007, 12:10 PM   #16
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It depends on what you are shooting. Studio work is different from location is different from family photos is different from travel photography......

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dana G Quote
It depends on what you are shooting. Studio work is different from location is different from family photos is different from travel photography......
Exactly. I would love to shoot with just primes, but almost all of my shooting is done outdoors in the snow, rain, dirt etc, and I bought the K10D for the weather sealing; therefore, my ideal kit is made up of weather sealed zooms. I don't exactly like changing lenses often in the rainstorms of BCs north coast...
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Hahah If you are insane and have loads of CASH!

DA 12-24/4
FA*28-70/2.8
FA*80-200/2.8
FA*300/2.8
...DA40 just for kicks

If I had a K10D...somehow..but still keeping in line with my typical budget.

Well, I'm close. I have:
DA14
FA*28-70 f2.8
FA*80-200 f2.8
FA*300 f4.5
FA43 f1.9 LE

I must be insane as I don't have loads of cash.
04-16-2007, 06:08 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cideway Quote
1. Sigma 10-20
2. Pentax DA 16-45 (DA* 16-50)
3. Pentax DA 50-200 (DA* 50-135)
4. Pentax FA 50 f1.4
5. Pentax DA* 200 f2.8
Hmmm...
I think I may be in the market for an ultrawide zoom sometime in the next year or two, and am considering the sigma 10-20, DA 12-24, and sigma 12-24. Why is it that you favor the 10-20? I'd like to hear your opinion!

04-16-2007, 08:24 PM   #20
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DA21
FA35
DA70
DA*200 <- I know doesn't exist yet, but it will be essential
F*300 (or FA* version or DA* version when it comes out)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cideway Quote
1. Sigma 10-20
2. Pentax DA 16-45 (DA* 16-50)
3. Pentax DA 50-200 (DA* 50-135)
4. Pentax FA 50 f1.4
5. Pentax DA* 200 f2.8

This is my GOAL!! -- I would also want a 77mm :-p

200 f2.8? How many of there were produced? it seem like every time I see one on ebay it's at least a 1k...
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QuoteOriginally posted by wmmk Quote
Hmmm...
I think I may be in the market for an ultrawide zoom sometime in the next year or two, and am considering the sigma 10-20, DA 12-24, and sigma 12-24. Why is it that you favor the 10-20? I'd like to hear your opinion!
One reason and one reason only, it is wide, as soon as you get below 24mm, every mm counts for a lot of frame.

i find this helpful

The outside frame is 10mm, the red is 12, yellow is 14, the green 16 and the blue is 18 (this was taken with the Sigma 10-20)
04-17-2007, 09:20 AM   #23
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for starters 18-55 50-200 is fine
from the film/full frame, 28-70 70-200 2.8 as workhorse,
on the crop dslr, 16-45 50-135
went for the sigma 18-50 2.8 macro, since the 16-45 was not in stock,
might as well, as bibble pro has the distortion correction for it, and not for the 16-45, looks like the pentax is nicer to work with extra 2mm and nice color
sigma 24-135mm since it's closer focusing and wider than 50-200,
and the pentax 50-135 not available yet,
for outdoors the 70-200mm tamron is on my list.
all depends on the shooting needs/habits
cheers, Robert

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My "realistic five"
DA 18-55,
FA 50mm 1.4 (or K 50mm 1.2---I have both and both are somewhat available)
DA 50-200
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Zenitar 16mm f2.8 fish eye

With this kit you're pretty well equipped except for the very long end. I'm not a big fan of the DA 50-200 fully extended, others disagree with me, but in any event outside of the real long stuff you can do most everything. The Zenitar can double as a wide angle scenic lens you can avoid most of the distortion by careful framing, it also makes a good "close up lens" as it focuses rather close. The Tamron makes a good short tele and also doubles (triples?) as a decent portrait lens as does the fast 50. It's also one of the best macro's on the market (the Tamron that is). The DA 18-55 is fairly sharp, yes, it vignettes some at 18mm but if you need real wide go with the Zenitar anyways. It also is a good close focusing lens, you can get near macro range out of it. The DA 50-200 is a good telephoto but not too sharp focused out to infinity at 200mm, that is it's main flaw, it is very good up to about 170 or so tho. (at least my copy is, like I said many swear by this lens)
So there you go.
Extreme wide? got it ---Zenitar.
True macro? got it ---Tamron
Portrait? got it full or torso---fast 50; head shot ---Tamron
Low light? got it --- FA 50mm 1.4 or the K 50 1.2
Walk around? got it --- DA 18-55
Medium to almost long tele? got it ---DA 50-200

NaCl(everything but the true long tele)H2O
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