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Old Mar 30, 2007, 2:55 PM   #1
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Hello there ,

Just got my new K10D , beautifull DSLR , very good solid buid and fantastic ergonomy.

I sold my Nikon D50 and 4 lenses to get this beast and i don`t regret it at all.

Now i have to see which lenses to buy ? 40mm f/2.8 or a 35mm f/2.

I`m looking for a very sharp crisp lens and i`m not so sure the 16-45mm f/4 is good enough or is it ?

Here is my first pic.
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Old Mar 30, 2007, 4:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to this forum, hope you enjoy your new toy as much as I do.

I only have 1 good portret lens a smc fa 50mm f1.7, and this one I can always recommend.

(ouch forgot - nice sharp picture)

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Old Mar 30, 2007, 4:44 PM   #3
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I like the picture too. What method did you use to get the black and white? That is one thing I am still not comfortable doing. I haven't been too happy with my results.
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The picture is very nice, looks pretty good to me.

The 40mm is a Limited lens, so should be really sharp (they have the reputation of being excellent lenses - they are beyond my price range so I have no direct experience with them). I think that one would be my first choice if I were looking for something faster and a sharp prime.
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If limiteds are out of the question, then The FA 50mm 1.4 will be my first choice for portraits - very,very sharp.



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Old Mar 31, 2007, 3:37 AM   #6
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I like the picture too. What method did you use to get the black and white? That is one thing I am still not comfortable doing. I haven't been too happy with my results.
To get very good B&W results i use "Bibble Lite" and more specificly the "Andy" plug in.

I`m still experimenting with this program , it`s in a Pentax site forum that someone advised me to use this configuration and he`s right,it`s great.

This pic was taken just out of the blue with the 18-55mm kit lens , what is it going to be with a good fast portrait lens?, i can wait to buy a good one asap.
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Old Mar 31, 2007, 8:07 AM   #7
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i know some that swear by their limited 77mm f1.8 for use in portraits. i think it's about 600usd with the rebate but i think that's only in the US. as stated above the 50mm's will give you approx. 75mm with the crop factor and all of pentax's 50s are great lenses. perhaps an A50mm f1.4 and you are all set. ebay , about 150usd.

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Nice picture, nice subject. B+W really suits it.

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