What is your favourite Pentax Lens


joshwa

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 18:28
From this list of current Pentax lenses, what is your favourite?
Or "Other"

SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 ED IF fisheye
SMC PENTAX-DA 12-24mm f4 ED AL IF (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA 14mm f2.8 SMC ED IF (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA 15mm f4 limited ED AL
SMC PENTAX-DA 16-45mm f4 ED AL (2003-)
SMC PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm f2.8 ED AL IF SDM (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA 17-70mm f4 AL IF SDM (200
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL II
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR
SMC Pentax 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
SMC Pentax-DA 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 ED AL IF
SMC Pentax-FA 20-35mm f4 AL GC
SMC Pentax-DA 21mm f3.2 limited AL
SMC Pentax-FA J 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-FA 28-105mm f4-5.6 AF IF
SMC Pentax-FA 31mm f1.8 limited AL ED GC (black) (2007-)
SMC Pentax-FA 31mm f1.8 limited AL ED GC (chrome) (2007-)
SMC Pentax-FA 35mm f2 AL GC
SMC Pentax 35mm f2.4 SMC DA AL
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f2.8 limited macro
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm f2.8 limited "pancake"
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f1.9 limited GC (black)
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f1.9 limited GC (chrome)
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f1.4
SMC Pentax-DFA 50mm f2.8 macro 1:1
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm f2.8 SMC ED IF SDM (2007-)
SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 ED
SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 ED WR
SMC Pentax-DA 55mm f1.4 SDM
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm f4 ED IF SDM
SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f2.4 limited (2007-)
SMC Pentax-FA J 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 limited FREE GC (black)
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 limited FREE GC (chrome)
SMC Pentax-DFA 100mm f2.8 macro 1:1 FREE
SMC Pentax-DA* 200mm f2.8 ED IF SDM (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm f4 ED IF SDM
SMC Pentax-FA* 600mm f4 ED IF

Northgrain

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 18:42
DA 40. A teeny tiny jewel of a lens. Makes me happy every time I use it
Tim

Some of my vaguely better stuff

cedricd

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 18:57
The DA*300 says everything with it`s results.
Enjoy life

Frogfish

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 19:29
1. FA 43/1.9 Ltd (silver)
2. FA 77/1.8 Ltd (silver)
3. DA 15 Ltd
4. DA*300 (this is only 4th because I don't use it as much as those above).
5. DA*60-250 (don't have this one but have tested it).
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0

AxelLuther

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 19:37
the 100mm macro 2.8 WR - and I still love my 18-250 - not a brilliant lense regarding the specs - but 90% of my pictures I did with this old glass
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Colors are the lack of darkness

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johnriley

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 20:12
What an impossible question...the one I need to be using at the time!

I suspect a lot of the time though I will be using the 18-135mm, which I rather like.
Best regards, John

Still27

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 20:32
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm f2.8 SMC ED IF SDM (2007-)
But have to say I don't use it much after buying my Bigma Sigma 50-500 (Hint Hint Ricoh)
Bill
K5+Bigma+BushHawk Shoulderpod.
K5+16-50DA* + 10-17DA Fisheye + 50-135DA* + Sigma 70mm Macro + DA35 2.4..
Slik Pro 700DX tripod.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixellie/

vrapan

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 21:27
50-135mm absolutely no question. Not the one that I use most often but then I love using

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 21:30
DA* 60-250mm f4.
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puma

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 21:40
Thats easy

SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 ED IF fisheye
SMC PENTAX-DA 12-24mm f4 ED AL IF (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA 14mm f2.8 SMC ED IF (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA 15mm f4 limited ED AL
SMC PENTAX-DA 16-45mm f4 ED AL (2003-)
SMC PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm f2.8 ED AL IF SDM (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA 17-70mm f4 AL IF SDM (200
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL II
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR
SMC Pentax 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
SMC Pentax-DA 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 ED AL IF
SMC Pentax-FA 20-35mm f4 AL GC
SMC Pentax-DA 21mm f3.2 limited AL
SMC Pentax-FA J 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-FA 28-105mm f4-5.6 AF IF
SMC Pentax-FA 31mm f1.8 limited AL ED GC (black) (2007-)
SMC Pentax-FA 31mm f1.8 limited AL ED GC (chrome) (2007-)
SMC Pentax-FA 35mm f2 AL GC
SMC Pentax 35mm f2.4 SMC DA AL
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f2.8 limited macro
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm f2.8 limited "pancake"
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f1.9 limited GC (black)
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f1.9 limited GC (chrome)
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f1.4
SMC Pentax-DFA 50mm f2.8 macro 1:1
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm f2.8 SMC ED IF SDM (2007-)
SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 ED
SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 ED WR
SMC Pentax-DA 55mm f1.4 SDM
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm f4 ED IF SDM
SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f2.4 limited (2007-)
SMC Pentax-FA J 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 limited FREE GC (black)
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 limited FREE GC (chrome)
SMC Pentax-DFA 100mm f2.8 macro 1:1 FREE
SMC Pentax-DA* 200mm f2.8 ED IF SDM (2007-)
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm f4 ED IF SDM
SMC Pentax-FA* 600mm f4 ED IF


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Tyr

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 22:03
Well, I'd definitely have to say as an all rounder the DA*50-135 is something special.
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/

davidstorm

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 22:11
I'm not going to comment because I don't own any of the good ones and I can't beat Shaun's answer!!!

Regards
David
Flickr

Nicola's Apartments, Kassiopi, Corfu

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 22:49
Of the ones I own: FA50-1.4 (but I am using the FA28 more at the moment... A close call...)

Of images I've seen recently... DA*55-1.4 (some stuff I've recently seen from this lens is truly stunning!!) Followed by DA21-Ltd... (these are deffo on my 'want-list'...)
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 22:56
I guess it must be the da15mm but of the ones I don't own, the fa77 has the most allure from what I've seen!
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nipper

Link Posted 23/01/2012 - 23:34
i seem to use my 16-45 a lot
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