'Perfect' set of lenses?


bforbes

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 23:21
I'd may take the 50-135 off you if you decide to go for greynolds999 60-250.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


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dougf8

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 23:27
Wide zoom, 16-45mm, 16-50mm. or stick with the kit lens, they are pretty good.

Long Zoom, 70-300mm tamron, 50-300mm pentax.
Prime, 50mm f1.4, f1.7 etc, 55mm f1.4, 50mm A f2 on ebay
Extension tubes for macro.


Don't be afraid of a manual focus for the prime.

Then based on what you use most, get the 50-135, 60-250, etc etc.

(now I just have to take my own advice)
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 30/04/2010 - 23:51

whelmed

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 23:34
bforbes wrote:
I'd may take the 50-135 off you if you decide to go for greynolds999 60-250.

Gah, don't say that to me!! I don't need any more encouragement to spend more right now ....
K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8

bforbes

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 23:43
You don't want to hang on to lenses you don't really want, do you.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

greynolds999

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 23:46
And you will find the 60-250 ends up glued to your camera. It's the lens I will miss the most!
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 01/05/2010 - 14:59
Hmmm interesting thread, with a lot of answers.
Like most people have said, it depends on what you want to shoot, the time of day, indoors and outdoors, flash or ambient light (ie fast apertures) etc etc.
I am lucky to have a large range of lenses to cover focal lengths from 10mm to 500mm, and if you include my cheap 2x up to 1000mm (only really good for moonshots....LOL)
I started buying cheap lenses which were not that fast but gave me an idea on what I wanted to shoot. When I started to find areas I was particularly interested in shooting I then endeavoured to buy better glass for that type of subject matter. For instance, portraits I started with a cheap 55-200 Sigma, but now I have the DA*50-135. To replace the kit lens, I now have the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX, but it is heavy and does not go wide enough although again a great portrait lens especially in ambient light. So, to complement it, I also have the 16-45mm F4, which is light and on the camera most of the time when I am out and about.
It is however not that fast so, looking at getting the 16-50, which would be better for lower light and used when the weather is inclement.

So, ultimately is there a perfect range? probably not, as we will always want a lens which wil cover a different range/aspect/fast/low distortion/high disortion etc etc.

But at the moment, for me I suppose my "current" perfect range would be

Sigma 10-20mm (I have)
DA* 16-50
DA* 50-135 (I have)
DA* 60-250
DA* 300mm
DFA 100mm Macro WR
FA 50 F1.4 (I have)
FA 77mm Limited
FA 31mm Limited
DA 40mm Limited
DA 21mm Limited
DA 70mm Limited

These would cover all my photo needs, whether Landscapes, City, Portraits, Wildlife, Sport, Macro, Travel (the DA limiteds would come into their own here due to their small size and weight)

This of course would change, but in the meantime, I will use what I have and enjoy taking pictures with them.
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Canada_Rockies

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 03:22
My current set of lenses has a rather wide gap, but works for me. I gave my daughter the lens that used to fill the gap. I own several others, but these are the ones I use most. The surprise in here is the 50-135 + 1.7X
The results actually startled me. The Flickr set is here link


DA 12-24
DA* 16-50
DA* 50-135
F 1.7X AF (above lens becomes 85-230 f/4.8 with fine tune auto focus and great image quality.
M 100/4 macro (becomes 170/6.8 semi-auto focus)
M 400/5.6 (becomes 680/9.5 when pushed)
Albert in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
K3, M 400/5.6, M 100/4 macro, DA 12-24, DA* 16-50, DA L 55-300
FA 24-90, 1.7X AFA, 1.4X-S
AF 540 FGZ flash

K10D

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 07:25
Canada_Rockies wrote:
My current set of lenses has a rather wide gap, but works for me. I gave my daughter the lens that used to fill the gap. I own several others, but these are the ones I use most. The surprise in here is the 50-135 + 1.7X
The results actually startled me. The Flickr set is here link


DA 12-24
DA* 16-50
DA* 50-135
F 1.7X AF (above lens becomes 85-230 f/4.8 with fine tune auto focus and great image quality.
M 100/4 macro (becomes 170/6.8 semi-auto focus)
M 400/5.6 (becomes 680/9.5 when pushed)

Totally agree about the 50-135 + 1.7x AF. Awesome combination with super results.

Regards
cameradextrous _ Motorcycles etc. link
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