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02-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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I'm getting lens lust ...

after going through my camera collection have come to the realization that while I have way more bodies than I need, I have very few, what I would consider to be, great lenses. I have some very nice M42 and K-mount bodies and want some good glass for them. Because there are so many lenses out there, and my knowledge on Pentax glass is pretty minimal, I need some help. If you could chose 3-5 lenses for each mount, what would you take? ( I still regret selling my LXs' and and the glass back in the late '80s and the PZ1s' in the 90s' but things were a little different back then)

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Just browse the Lens Review database then check out the Lens Sample Archive.

Pentax Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Lens Sample Photo Archive - PentaxForums.com

IMO they are good indicators of what is worth having and what isn't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hsteeves Quote
f you could chose 3-5 lenses for each mount, what would you take?
What I would choose really isn't important. What you should choose depends on what you like to shoot.
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there are lots of lens reviews, but in the end they may not reflect "want". The question was "if you could have 3-5 MF lenses in either M42 or K mounts, what would would you want?" What I shoot is irrelevant - I usually adjust my shooting to what I have in hand.

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28 - 50 - 135 - 200 - 400

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
(24) - 28 - (35) - 50 - (85 - 100) - 135 - 200 - 400
And this is where lens lust comes from.
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Sorry . . . I misread your original post.

I intend to buy a takumar 50mm f1.4 one of these days

And if I win a lottery, the K28mm f2 and the FA*24 are on my list.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hsteeves Quote
I have some very nice M42 and K-mount bodies and want some good glass for them. Because there are so many lenses out there, and my knowledge on Pentax glass is pretty minimal, I need some help. If you could chose 3-5 lenses for each mount, what would you take?
This is my choice;

K-mount: 31mm, 43mm, 77mm
M42 mount: 24mm, 55mm, 105mm (and one M42 to K adapter)

Regards

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In the K mount my lens lust list, say that fast five times, might include:

SMC Pentax K28/2
SMC Pentax 50/1.2
SMC Pentax K85/1.8
SMC Pentax K135/2.5
SMC Pentax K200/2.5

in A series

SMC Pentax A* 85/1.4
SMC Pentax A 100/2.8 macro
SMC Pentax A* 135/1.8
SMC Pentax A *200/4 macro
SMC Penyax A* 400/2.8

That's my lust list for what its worth.

Tom G
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