One lens does all


philstaff

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 09:08
A Jack of all trades which lens would it be.

Regards ian

Benz3ne

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 10:13
Depends on whether you’re using APS-C or a K1.

There are options in some 18-300 sigma lenses, 18-270 Pentax or for K-1 maybe the 60-250 as that’d be close to ‘normal’ perspective at the short end and telephoto at the long end with the ability to crop in
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 10:14
Prime - for APS-C it's the DA 35mm f2.8 Macro

Prime - for FF it's the D-FA* 50mm f1.4

Zoom - For APS-C the DA* 16-50mm f2.8

Zoom - for FF it's the FA 24-90mm f3.5-4.5
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swarf

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 10:20
For APS-C (for me) it's the Pentax DA 18-135. It's WR, pretty good image quality (well good enough anyway!), very well built, pretty quick focussing and relatively light weight. It perhaps loses out a bit for reach at the long end, but I could live with that.

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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Benz3ne

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 10:33
swarf wrote:
For APS-C (for me) it's the Pentax DA 18-135. It's WR, pretty good image quality (well good enough anyway!), very well built, pretty quick focussing and relatively light weight. It perhaps loses out a bit for reach at the long end, but I could live with that.

Phil

Good call.

Benz3ne

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 10:35
LennyBloke wrote:
Prime - for APS-C it's the DA 35mm f2.8 Macro

Prime - for FF it's the D-FA* 50mm f1.4

Zoom - For APS-C the DA* 16-50mm f2.8

Zoom - for FF it's the FA 24-90mm f3.5-4.5

Would love to try that out but it is not cheap 🤣

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HarisF1

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 11:03
Another vote for the 18-135 here.

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MrB

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 11:09
For convenience, a good value recommendation for APS-C would be the DA 18-135 WR. However, although I don't have a K-1, I often use the D-FA 28-105 WR, as it is almost the same size and, used on APS-C, its image quality to the edges of the frame is even better. 28mm is a good standard focal length (42mm FF equiv.), and the extension to 105mm (158mm FF equiv) gives a useful medium telephoto. I capture mainly static scenes so, for a wider view, take 2, 3 or 4 shots at 28mm and make a composite in Microsoft ICE.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 13:06
Crop - 18-135mm
FF- 28-105mm (would have been nicer if it was 24mm like the Canon)
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reso

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 15:22
my vote goes to the sigma 18-125 hsm a little shorter than the pentax 18-135 but the sigma is half the price and a great lens
k5iis sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm pentax da 16-45 f4 tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 17-70 f4 sigma 18-125 hsm pentax sigma 50-200 hsm os
sigma 50-500 apo dg os kenko 1.5 pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash
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womble

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 16:16
~ ponders and tries to get his head around the concept of one lens... ~

If I am going out with just the K-3 and want to travel light(ish), I just take the 31mm Ltd.

If I am going out with just one 35mm film camera, I take one of the 50s (K50/1.4 or K50/1.2).

These days, if I really want to travel light, I tend to take the Q-S1 and a set of lenses that all fit into a little tool pouch thing I bought at SRS. It's become the set-up I take out on the bicycle.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 16:45
Mike-P wrote:
Crop - 18-135mm
FF- 28-105mm (would have been nicer if it was 24mm like the Canon)

Bad form to quote myself but I would also put a Raynox 250 in my pocket just incase there was a chance of doing some macro.
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johnriley

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 17:46
Mike-P wrote:
Crop - 18-135mm
FF- 28-105mm (would have been nicer if it was 24mm like the Canon)

Totally agree.
Best regards, John

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pschlute

Link Posted 01/02/2020 - 17:52
One lens ...pfffff......if in doubt take them all....



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philstaff

Link Posted 03/02/2020 - 18:33
pschlute wrote:
One lens ...pfffff......if in doubt take them all....



I would need a bigger bag LOL.
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