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Old Nov 21, 2010, 4:29 PM   #11
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Most used lens in my arsenal, has to be my Pentax 12-24mm. Got it in May, 2010, hasn't been off my K10D since then.

I use my KM body for all my other lens.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 10:17 PM   #12
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my most used lenses are the DA* 300mm and the 10-17mm fisheye
these give me nice sharp and detailed images (unless i do something really daft )
i dont have a macro lens so use my old Pentax f1.7 50mm or my 80-320 Pentax zoom on a 2x convertor with the glass taken out

i need to get a good macro and a good wide angle lens
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 1:26 AM   #13
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Mostly I use my Tamorn SP 35-80 macro and Tamron SP 80-200/2.8 along with the Vivitar 120-600. For most anything other than macro I prefer at least 300mm, 500-600 is better. The 80-200/2.8 is a bit short but fast and very sharp which makes up for it.

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The choice for me is much easier than most as I seem to be immune to LBA! Always seems to be other calls on my cash

However, my focal length of choice is as close to 300mm as possible (Sigma 70-300mm). This is my lens of choice (as opposed to my only other lens, 18-55mm) and I love the long reach. It suits my favourite style of photography, which is a piece of detail rather than the whole scene.

As an example, place me in front of a church and I'll be looking for the gargoyles or statues rather than the more picture postcard shot.
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The choice for me is much easier than most as I seem to be immune to LBA! Always seems to be other calls on my cash

However, my focal length of choice is as close to 300mm as possible (Sigma 70-300mm). This is my lens of choice (as opposed to my only other lens, 18-55mm) and I love the long reach. It suits my favourite style of photography, which is a piece of detail rather than the whole scene.

As an example, place me in front of a church and I'll be looking for the gargoyles or statues rather than the more picture postcard shot.
I know exactly what you mean Put me in a scene with a grand vista and I'll be looking for a bird or bug to shoot instead.

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I can still only shoot landscapes with the camera in portrait orientation, go figure.
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