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Forum: Pentax K-1 12-08-2016, 11:52 AM  
First prime lens
Posted By Mentium
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Well in life I'm not known for dithering and faffing (British term!) around but there is something about the minefield and complexity of lens choice that brings it out in me. (I wrote the OP).


Anyway after some consideration, not to mention reading posts here and watching numerous YouTube clips I have decided the 100 mm (Pentax DFA 100mm F2.8) is too long and a little too limiting as a prime. It would seem to me that the best bet for a first prime would be a 50 mm, which gives one plenty of options for street photography with just a tad of wideness. Will probably go for the 100 mm for my next purchase.

There is only one D FA 50 mm listed on this site. Any other options?

---------- Post added 12-08-16 at 12:30 PM ----------

OK - the DA 50mm F1.8 ( SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 Reviews - DA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database ) has excellent reviews and is relatively inexpensive. I have a K1, which can use the DFA range of lenses including the DAs. Are there limitations or issues one should be aware of?
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-05-2016, 05:24 AM  
First prime lens
Posted By Mentium
Replies: 51
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Well after much consideration, reading this thread and delving into the at times mystifying world of Pentax lenses I seem to have settled on a Pentax DFA 100mm F2.8. It seems to be an excellent macro lens but doubles up well for ordinary street scenes. Here's a review or two: Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR Lens Review


Any thoughts before I commit to this one?


And thanks again for all the contributions.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-03-2016, 12:18 PM  
First prime lens
Posted By Mentium
Replies: 51
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Great to get so many responses. I have seen several references to 'limited' lenses. I am assuming that these do not use the whole sensor - perhaps someone could correct me if I am wrong.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-22-2016, 01:36 PM  
First prime lens
Posted By Mentium
Replies: 51
Views: 3,779
Once again - many thanks. So many opinions to ponder, so I will re-read this thread a couple more times before I start looking for the best buy!
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-21-2016, 01:18 PM  
First prime lens
Posted By Mentium
Replies: 51
Views: 3,779
Thanks all. It is a bit of a minefield and it seems there is no 'one' answer. Will explore the advice so far - and check out the database.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-21-2016, 12:17 PM  
First prime lens
Posted By Mentium
Replies: 51
Views: 3,779
Hello all. My first post here having bought a K1 a couple of weeks ago. With it I bought a D FA 28-105mm zoom lens, which seemed to be a good all rounder and I am happy with that. However I am struggling a bit with what other lenses to get. Funds will only allow one every two or three months, so I want to choose carefully.


I do a lot of landscape photography but I also like street shots and interesting compositions - not so much action for the most part. So any suggestions for a decent quality prime would be very welcome I'm thinking 50mm perhaps, but I am new at this! Ideas please?


(Edit: By the way the lens forum said it was not accepting more threads at this point - this the post here)
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