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02-26-2011, 12:38 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by PGillin Quote
Monochrome,
I'm with you on that. My 55mm is my 55mm, NOT my short tele. My short tele is my short tele. The 35mm is a wide-angle lens, not a standard lens. I want to be able to work with my lenses the same as I always have, changing to digital shouldn't HAVE to mean re-building the lens kit to fit a different sensor size. I like the FOV of my 135mm as is, I don't want to change it!
So you're right, I just overlooked that point, because I don't shoot digital. It hadn't occurred to me.
Hah Hah! Yep! My K10D still does everything I need as a hobbyist so I haven't upgraded (although a K-5 will be mighty tempting in about a year).

My FA35/2 seems as permanently attached to it as my K50/1.4 is to my KX (not really a compromise - I love that lens),

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Monochrome, funny thing, but my FA35 f2 lives on my K10D, too (when I'm not shooting theatrical productions at my school - then it's my old manual focus Hoya 135 f2.8).

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Hah Hah! Yep! My K10D still does everything I need as a hobbyist so I haven't upgraded (although a K-5 will be mighty tempting in about a year).

My FA35/2 seems as permanently attached to it as my K50/1.4 is to my KX (not really a compromise - I love that lens),
QuoteOriginally posted by KJon Quote
Monochrome, funny thing, but my FA35 f2 lives on my K10D, too (when I'm not shooting theatrical productions at my school - then it's my old manual focus Hoya 135 f2.8).

Best,
Kevin
Same here! The 18-55 kit, 77 ltd, and Tamron 70-150 are in the bag with the either the Zenitar or the Sigma Macro, but it is the FA 35/2 that stays on the K10D.


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So, it being Pentax day and all, and I was cleaning out the film cabinet (I found film I didn't remember having)... I figured I'd show how to shoot film with a DSLR




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QuoteOriginally posted by KJon Quote
Monochrome, funny thing, but my FA35 f2 lives on my K10D, too (when I'm not shooting theatrical productions at my school - then it's my old manual focus Hoya 135 f2.8).

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Kevin
SMC K135/2.5 lives on my K10d, when it isn't on the LX.

It would be hard to ask for just one thing, because if you have full frame, then you need a non-crippled mount and a large, bright viewfinder to take advantage.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PGillin Quote
Monochrome,
I'm with you on that. My 55mm is my 55mm, NOT my short tele. My short tele is my short tele. The 35mm is a wide-angle lens, not a standard lens. I want to be able to work with my lenses the same as I always have, changing to digital shouldn't HAVE to mean re-building the lens kit to fit a different sensor size. I like the FOV of my 135mm as is, I don't want to change it!
So you're right, I just overlooked that point, because I don't shoot digital. It hadn't occurred to me.

Well, I kind of have a different point of view, regarding the relative importance of FOV: to me, FOV is actually fairly important, (framing and where I am in space and how close I am to the subject is kind of important to how I think and work

...so, to me, different formats mean you get the different qualities that come with the attending focal lengths. I happen to get along OK with APS-C, actually. There's kind of an interplay there consequently I do use a 50mm on crop much like I use an 85 on full-frame, and a 110 on 645 in a fairly similar way, (Though there's obviously a lot of differences there) and so forth.

Basically, my accumulated habits and preferences mean I usually actually just don't mind APS-C for digital very often, so happy me, there, probably to about the same degree wide-angle fans might find APS-C just onerous. (First thing I did was order up an FA 50, with great enthusiasm, not a worry I was cropping a normal lens. I'd figured I'd be wanting a 58 Nokton, but I kind of love this one, so.... ) One thing about being a fan of the 85 in film and a low-light person is, I'd as often wish for a little more DOF as appreciate the shallowness of it. Fast 50's work. (Even if Sightseer reminds me how much more I like a 55-58mm lens as absolute focal lengths go. )

When I was still shooting film, someone was like, 'Hey, I know how you feel about zoom lenses, but this one's just for you:' Then they showed me a Tokina 60-120.

Full-frameness I could basically kind of take or leave, I'd just want the better finder.
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