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Old Feb 4, 2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Pentax FA 35 f/2

Pentax FA 50 f/1.4

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro

Pentax DA 16-45 f/4

Pentax DA 50-200 F/4 - 5.6

Tamron 70-300 f/4 - 5.6 Macro (Probably will be replaced by the DA 300 when it comes available)



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Old Feb 4, 2008, 2:43 PM   #2
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Jeez, Eddy! Ya mean I gotta go look? I've only been using the Bigma it seems for so long I can't remember all the lenses I do have!! LOL I'll look tonight and get back to you on this one> I've sold and given away so many in the last few months I just don't know what I do have! You on the other hand seem to have been going for only quality ones....

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 3:00 PM   #3
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A lot

See here.


The ones that are in my bag most of the time are:

Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical (attached to my camera)

Pentax-A 50mm f1.7

and the kit lens, or Kiron 105mm f2.8, depending on whether I'm going to a concert or something else.

That, and an external flash and some random small stuff like sd cards and lens cloths.

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 3:04 PM   #4
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I have just 4. The DA 50-200 will have to go, I think, just to help with cash flow.

DA 18-55, DA 50-200, Tamron SP 24-135, Sigma 100-300 DL


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Old Feb 4, 2008, 4:14 PM   #5
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For my K100D :

DA 18-55mm Kit

DA 50-200mm f4-5.6

Tamron 70-300mm LD Di Macro

SMC A 50mm f2.0 (not my favorite, but didn't pay much for it)

The 50mm f2.0 is soft down to at least 3.5 so I'd like to replace it, preferably with an AFPrime so my question for EddyinGA -

EddyinGA which do you prefer and use more FA 35 f/2 or FA 50 f/1.4, I'm thinking about one or the other, I can't do both. I'm thinking 50mm is too long, but is the f/1.4 worth more than the f/2 (on the DA 35mm) in low light? Your thoughtsare greatly appreciated.

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 4:33 PM   #6
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For my K100D :

DA 18-55mm Kit

DA 50-200mm f4-5.6

Tamron 70-300mm LD Di Macro

SMC A 50mm f2.0 (not my favorite, but didn't pay much for it)

The 50mm f2.0 is soft down to at least 3.5 so I'd like to replace it, preferably with an AFPrime so my question for EddyinGA -

EddyinGA which do you prefer and use more FA 35 f/2 or FA 50 f/1.4, I'm thinking about one or the other, I can't do both. I'm thinking 50mm is too long, but is the f/1.4 worth more than the f/2 (on the DA 35mm) in low light? Your thoughtsare greatly appreciated.

Jim

I Like having both the 50mm and 35mm.



If I had to have just one of the two, it would be the FA 35 f/2. It has the near normal FOV. The 50mm is a great, low light, portrait lens.

I hear lots of comments about the 50 being very soft at f/1.4 but not many comments about the 35 being soft at f/2.



Hope that helps.



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Old Feb 4, 2008, 4:57 PM   #7
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I also have both and I simply can't think of choosing one before the other - Sophie's choice. I use both a lot for indoors and keep changing lenses all the time.

The FA35/2 is very sharp already at f2. I have also heard a lot about the FA50/1.4 being soft at 1.4. After testing it I can notconfirm this, other than that all fast lenses are softer wide open than stopped down 2 or 3 steps. But My FA 50 isn't bad at all and the softness is onlynoticable when pixelpeeping. I've seen far worse examples with other lenses of other makes.

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 5:23 PM   #8
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The lenses marked with the > are the ones I use most often.

>Pentax FA 35 f/2

>Pentax FA 50 f/1.4

>Pentax F 100-300mm f4.5-5.6

Pentax FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 (two different versions)

Pentax A 70-210mm f4

Pentax M 200mm f4

PentaxM 100mm f4 Macro

Pentax M 50mm f1.7

Takumar-A 2X teleconverter

Albinar teleconverter "converted" to an extension tube by removing the lenses.

>Sigma 24-135mm f2.8-4.5 (the money lens, perfect for events)

My wife Annette has laid claim to:

Pentax DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6

Pentax FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8

and the FA 28-80mm that has the better macro performance.

I traded some Minolta gear for the old M lenses, I purchased both 100-300mm lenses for less than $80 each on ebay, I got the Sigma brand new when they were selling for $70 from an ebay store, I bought the FA 35mm and I won the FA 50mm from the Pentaxian web site.

BTW, Jim, the FA 50mm f1.4 is a little softer at 1.4 than the FA 35mm is at f2 BUT the results are beautiful. These two lenses serve very different purposes, the 35mm gives a "normal" field of view on a DSLR making it a good walk around lens, the 50mm now acts like a 75mm short telephoto, great for up-close portraiture. Normally my DL wears the 50 and my DS wears the 35 (strangely the less sophisticated autofocus system of the DL is more accurate with the 50).

I seem to have a camera bag obsession... I now own 5 Lowepro bags (not counting my wife's two), Annette has a Crumpler I bought her for Christmas and I just traded away a huge Amvona backpack to gildwing85 (Brian) for a huge rigid sided Optex bag that is perfect for my flash gear. I seem to have liked LBA for now but BBA is rampant.

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i'm with dawg here. mine changes often.. mainly what i use is the kit lens, vivitar 105/2.5 macro, A70-210/4, and the tamron 300/2.8.. at times either the smc200/4 or the vivitar 200/3.5... i have my 6th copy of the vivitar 200/3.5 .. i recommend this lens as you can pick it up for peanuts. it comes in M42 and K mount. my experiense is that the M42 model may be a bit sharper than the K wide open. for a light weight 300mm i've got a super tak 300/4.. it's amazing how sharp some of these 30+ year old lenses are..

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 5:37 PM   #10
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as from today I have:

Pentax 18-55mm kit lens
Pentax K 28mm f3.5
Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.8 Macro
Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX

just sold:
Pentax A 50mm f1.7
Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f 2.8-4 Macro

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