Wanted 70mm or 77m Limited


Link Posted 05/05/2012 - 10:52
After just a few hours, I'm enjoying my K-5 +16-45mm F4 enough to want nice bokehlicious prime. I'm to sure yet whether I want the 70mm or 77mm so let's see what comes up. Even if you are not selling, I would welcome input as to which to get.

I might even be tempted by 100mm f2.8 macro.

Many thanks all.
Last Edited by yolofoto on 05/05/2012 - 10:54


Link Posted 05/05/2012 - 11:49
The 77mm is a superb lens....on par with the 31mm!....fantastic as a portrait lens!
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!


Link Posted 05/05/2012 - 15:57
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K5, DA15, FA31, FA77, DA*200


Link Posted 05/05/2012 - 16:44
I'm going to swap the 16-45 for a 17-70 if I can find one at the right price. The 16-45 is a vey good lens - I'm amazed at how good it is for the money - but I'd like that bit more reach. Anyone selling one?


Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 10:34
Just a little bump.

I'm adding the 55mm f1.4 & Fa* 85mm f1.4 to the list. So these are the lenses I'm interested in:

70mm f2.8
77mm f1.8
55mm f1.4
85mm f1.4
17-70mm f4

My plan is to buy the 17-70 and one of the others. I'll then sell my 16-45.

Please let me know if you are selling any of these.

Many thanks... Paul


Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 10:40
If you haven't already seen it, you might find https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/da-70mm-vs-fa-77mm-limited-comparison/intro...
of interest.
Regards, Christopher



Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 11:56
Thank you CMW. Very interesting reading. I think either will be very useful for me with perhaps the 77mm shading it for me. I'm still open to both options.


Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 13:49
I read that review before settling on the DA 70.

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T


Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 14:32
Reasonably priced 70mm on EBAY atm.

Seriously thinking about selling my 55mm 1.4 as I rarely use it.
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Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 14:46
55mm is a length I'm very used to - the only lens I used on my previous camera (Fuji S5 Pro) was a manual-focus Zeiss 50mm f1.4. Lovely lens but focusing was a pita.

The guy with the 70mm recently auctioned it with a start bid of 350 but got no bidders, I just offered him 300 but he turned it down. I'd rather buy from here if poss.


Link Posted 07/05/2012 - 14:49
The 70mm was going for around 300 used before the price rises but considering the amount they went up recently I don't think his price is unreasonable at all.
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