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10-31-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Nikon G serives vs Pentax Primes

For the recent shooters who moved to Nikon:

How does the G series compare to the Pentax primes?

I'm considering the 28mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8 and the 85mm f/1.8.
Or should I be considering the f/1.4 lenses?

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QuoteOriginally posted by 7samurai Quote
For the recent shooters who moved to Nikon:

How does the G series compare to the Pentax primes?

I'm considering the 28mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8 and the 85mm f/1.8.
Or should I be considering the f/1.4 lenses?
Which Pentax primes are you referring to? Optically, I think the Nikon Gs are as good or better than the Pentax primes. Build wise, well it depends on which Pentax primes you want to compare.
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Good to hear they are simular to the Pentax primes. I generally shoot the older A and M lenses so I figured it would be an upgrade just for the newer lens coatings.
I was kind of surprised by how little the G series f/1.8 lenses cost which led to my question. I throught they must be kit lenses or something.
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Which Pentax primes are you referring to? Optically, I think the Nikon Gs are as good or better than the Pentax primes. Build wise, well it depends on which Pentax primes you want to compare

Yes almost all of the Nikon G series lens' are better than anything that Pentax can put out on the market. Better optically and also better in focal number range. But for the Pentax primes, the FA or DFA lens are the best optically, yet since quite the number of them are also macro and have such a long throw to focus - they also take a bit longer to focus than the average lens.

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ok, I messed up. The 35mm f/1.8 is a DX lense, not full frame. That's why it's $200. I really got to read the description more closely.
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