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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-18-2016, 03:50 PM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
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Allright.

So here is our trial for the next couple weeks. Then revise if necessary.

150-500 Sigma for birding.
10-17 mm pentax fish eye for fun, and for a wide angle at 17mm.
18-250 for walking around.
35-105mm for landscapes.
50mm for portraits.
18-55WR for the rain.

I'm going to try this combo out for the next couple weeks on hikes, and in a shoulder bag. See if we need to reduce or add something.

Thanks for all the input.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-17-2016, 02:11 PM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
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The 40 actually would be a good backup. Ilk have to reconsider.

---------- Post added 12-17-16 at 02:14 PM ----------


So I've skimmed the threads for the 35-105. I should probably use it more, considering some of the reviews. I do find it heavy, and unless I'm shooting stationary objects I'm useless for manual focus. Unless shooting on an old ME.
Any tips for this.?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-17-2016, 01:01 PM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
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Well we are used to changing lenses. So that's not a problem. But we typically pick one or two for the day depending on the activity and leave the rest.

For example on a hike we might bring the 18-250, the macro and 80-320. But this totally depends on the season. Of there are now flowers the macro tends to stay at home.

Or if birding we might only bring the 150-500 and the 40mm macro.

Or in town maybe the fish eye, and the 18-250, and 50mm.

In Iceland. We have birding, hiking, landscapes, landscapes with people, and some city stuff.....

it covers the whole spectrum.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-17-2016, 12:53 PM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
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Well we typically try to do a big trip ever couple years. This will be the first with our little one who is 1 yr old. So very exciting.

Your lens selection is different if only because of only manual focus. Can you explain the stack of primes. To be honest in don't use the 35-105 much.

---------- Post added 12-17-16 at 12:54 PM ----------



Good question. We are not sure we will be able to get the K1 before the trip. Though I'm trying....so let's say for this time. It's for the k5, and it there is some overlap to the K1 that's a bonus.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-17-2016, 12:50 PM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
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Thanks. It might be worth a trial at home but....that 150-500 for birds is going to come. Especially because there should be a number of species we have never seen before.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-17-2016, 12:48 PM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
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Kinda my thought was as a backup.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-17-2016, 10:49 AM  
Travel Kit opinion
Posted By armi101
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Greetings from Canada,

Long time lurker and decided to finally join.
We are currently planning a trip to iceland and trying to get our camera equipment sorted, without getting overwhelmed.
Long time pentax user. MX,ME,ME SUPER, K100D, K5. Currently saving my pennies for the K1. We shoot wide variety of subjects, and enjoy birding. We are trying to figure out if we need/want a different lens for our trip or should we use what we have. What would your ideal lens combo be?

At my current disposal.
50mm M f1.7
50mm A f1.7
50mm F f1.7
50mm A f2.8 macro
40mm DA f2.8 XS
35-105 A f3.5
28-80mm FA f3.5-4.7
10-17mm DA f3.5-4.5 fish eye
28-90mm FA f3.5-5.6
90mm Sigma F2.8 macro
18-55mm F3.5 WR
100-300mm FA f4.7-5.8
80-320mm FA f4.5-f5.6
18-250mm Sigma f3.5-6.3 macro hsm
150-500mm Sigma f5-6.3

My current thoughts are.
18-250 sigma, 50mm F, 50mm A macro as backup, fish eye, 90mm macro, 150-500 sigma, 40mm XS.18-55 WR

If feels like a lot. I do know, less is more, but we are going along way and will not be going back. So I figure this covers landscapes , if we stitch the 50mm shots. Macro for up close stuff, fish eye for fun, 150-500 for birds, 18-250 for walking around lens, 40mm for Pocket, WR for the rain.......also, gorilla pod, and a tripod.


I have been eyeing the 1.7x adapter for a teleconverter, and the 50mm FA, and the 77mm FA limited. But I haven't picked them up because I think the K1 is probably a better investment.

I would appreciate some input from the forum.

Also, just to note. In the past we have never brought more than 2 or 3 lenses and got on just fine. So...... what would your combo be and why? Also if there is a lens you think would be IDEAL, I'd like to hear why?

Cheers,

Armi101
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