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Old Apr 2, 2008, 8:47 PM   #11
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I'll post photos when I get home Ira...But they go in order of use...

1. The Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.7. (Long Distance to fairly close up!)

2. The Pentax DA 18-55mm "Kit" lens. (Severely under rated!)

3. The Vivitar 105mm f/2.5 Macro lens. (Nothing better for close-ups)

4. The Pentax SMC M 50mm f/1.7 (Low light and portraits)

I know that is 4 but it is the list of lens I use most. If I could buy no other lens in this lifetime I would still be a happy man!

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Sigma 50-500mm Like the long range and one day I will master it!


The Pentax DA 18-55mm Kit lens is so good in so many ways..This may be the crowning photo of my amature career!


The Vivitar 105mm f/2.5 macro is not an easy lens but when you get one right it can be very good!


The Pentax SMC M 50mm f/1.7 is just so good at ambient light photos indoors that I don't know if I'll even use my 50mm f/1.4's again!




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Old Apr 2, 2008, 9:32 PM   #12
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 10:46 PM   #13
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Well, Ira, if my 50 f/1.4 took shots like you posted, it would be my favorite lens as well. :lol: Those are wonderful shots!

I'd say right now my 50-135 is my favorite lens. On the K20D, the AF is fast and accurate and a joy to use. Plus the image quality is really nice. Here are some of my current shots with it.











And here's the shot where I knew I loved the 50-135 and K20D performance on AF-C:



I took probably 80-100 shots of this race and only two shots had focus error.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 11:26 AM   #14
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Currently, my favorite lens is my newest. The Sigma 20-80mm. Here are two recent photos of my grandson. They weretaken under different lighting conditionswith no adjustments made to either photo except to convert from RAW and resize for the web.

Even though I really like my kit lens and enjoy the longer zoom on my 50-200, this is the lens that is on my camera all the time now.

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 11:27 AM   #15
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The second one. I know they will be better once processed in PSE, but I was impressed with the initial quality of the images.

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 1:48 PM   #16
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Excellant lighting in the second one Patty!

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 8:14 PM   #17
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Thanks, Dawg. It certainly wasn't any skills I have. Side lighting of the afternoon light coming in the windows and I used my flash from across the room so it wasn't too much because I was afraid of having shadows on his face.

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 9:25 PM   #18
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It would be difficult for me to say which is my fav lens out of Zenitar 16mm 2.8, Sigma 24-60mmF2.8 EX DG, FA28mm 2.8, F 50mm F1.7, FA100mm 2.8 Macro, FA135mm 2.8 , DA*200mmF2.8 & A* 300mm F4. They do quite well in their respective focal length of FoV. But I have to say out of these, FA135mm stands out in that it is light, small with 52mm filter size , sharp after F4 and still with creamy bokeh. Its focusing is fastest of all I have (with the exception of DA200mm which is still untested). It is my portrait as well as birdie lens.

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Old Apr 4, 2008, 6:39 PM   #19
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rfortson wrote:
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And here's the shot where I knew I loved the 50-135 and K20D performance on AF-C:



I took probably 80-100 shots of this race and only two shots had focus error.
Holy smokes, I think you just convinced me for that combo! That is one fantastic shot.

Too bad I just spent my budget on a laptop, but as soon as I can scrape the money together, I'm buying me a K20 and that lens!

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Old Apr 5, 2008, 5:21 PM   #20
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wow... I'll second that. how much pp did you need to get thoes 4 to that stage rfortson?
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