50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2.0, 40mm f/2.8


Tullio

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 01:00
Which one would you choose for a K10D?

- Normal SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
- Wide Angle SMCP-FA 35mm f/2.0
- Normal SMCP-DA 40mm f/2.8 (pancake)

Mongoose

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 01:29
all three are fine lenses, my personal favourite would probably be the 35 F2. I have a Zeiss 35 F2.4 which I love to bits and an Autofocus F2 would be even nicer.

But then I'm a sucker for the good old standard prime, which on any current Pentax DSLR is about 35mm.

If you're into portraits then the Pentax 50 F1.4 is tough to beat in any mount.

The 40 2.8 is a fine lens but I probably wouldn't pick it for a K10D, the pancake primes are (IMO) better suited to a *ist or K100 since they make for an exceptionally small and light camera.

MattMatic

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 03:19
My personal favourite is the 50mm f/1.4

It's a real beauty - astonishingly sharp, beautiful bokeh, and superb for candids and low light photography. I've used it mostly for portraiture, but also for a walkabout lens - it does make you think hard about the creative process being restricted to a single prime

Matt
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Kimbo

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 05:09
I have the A series (manual focus) 50mm F1.4......absolutely gorgeous!
Die my dear doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!

Mannesty

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 09:13
Why not the 31mm Limited. Truly awesome.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 10:07
I wouldn't choose one!

And I wouldn't choose the 40mm. No point on digital.

The 35mm is a reasonable alternative to the 31mm if size and price are considerations, and the 50mm is a nice portrait lens and optically superb.

G
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-Linus-

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 18:18
SMC F(A) 35 f2

plus evtl.

SMC A 50 f1.2!

-Linus-

George Lazarette

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 19:36
-Linus- wrote:
SMC F(A) 35 f2

plus evtl.

SMC A 50 f1.2!

-Linus-

evtl?

G
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Mongoose

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 19:54
I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say eventually?

not a shortening I have seen before but would make sense given the price of the 1.2

George Lazarette

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 22:22
Mongoose wrote:
I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say eventually?

not a shortening I have seen before but would make sense given the price of the 1.2

You're probably right. No doubt Linus will confirm.

Did you know that Westfalen (where Linus lives) has the same root, etymologically speaking, as the word "film"?

Nor did I.

G
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Flink

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 23:51
"Eventually" an A 50mm 1.2?! I've got a K 50mm 1.2, and it cost me crazy money... so much so that I'm selling it on eBay in a few weeks. An A version should cost absurd money.

Mind you, mine is a beautiful piece of glass, really gorgeous bokeh, very sharp and not that big or heavy. The perfect portrait lens on digital, and the fastest one can have on a Pentax.

But alas, I cannot justify to keep it! It's just too much money. So it will have to go... to help fund a 31mm Limited, mostly.

One day, I'll be able to say I once had the fastest Pentax glass on the planet! And have the photos to prove it!
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