prime for pentax

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by manyBobs, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. manyBobs

    manyBobs Guest

    I looking to upgrade from my kit lens on my Pentax K100D. Something
    around 35m -40m or so. The Pentax 43m 1.9 would probably do the trick,
    but I'm on a budget. Are there alternatives that are less expensive
    but still good?

    thanks
     
    manyBobs, Apr 11, 2009
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    Sander Guest

    FA 35mm f/2.0 AL.

    S.R.
     
    Sander, Apr 11, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    If you can get one they are a great lens.
     
    Pete D, Apr 11, 2009
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    manyBobs Guest

    Thanks,

    The FA 35mm 2.o AL seems tober selling at the high end of my budget
    and I will look into it as a definate possibility. What about non
    Pentax ( Sigma?) Are other mfg. worth considering?

    thanks
     
    manyBobs, Apr 11, 2009
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    Steve Guest

    Thanks,

    The FA 35mm 2.o AL seems tober selling at the high end of my budget
    and I will look into it as a definate possibility. What about non
    Pentax ( Sigma?) Are other mfg. worth considering?

    thanks


    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 works well.


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    Steve, Apr 11, 2009
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    Nobody Guest

    smc DA Pentax 35mm f:2.8 Macro is was CAD $450 but April 1st jumped to $700
    CAD. Hoya doesn't want to sell Pentax lenses.... As Pentax prices jumped
    from 10% to as high as 200% on some items.
     
    Nobody, Apr 11, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    When I bought my DS many years ago the first lens I bought was a DA16-45mm
    F4, not overly fast but a brilliant lens, it is the main lens I use on my
    K10D. I am still using a good example of the 18-55 kit lens on my DS and
    getting good results, are you shooting to its strengths?

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Apr 11, 2009
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    manyBobs Guest

    I like shooting available light, so I'm using the kit lense wide open
    at higher ISO, so no I'm not shooting to it's strengths ;-). The 1.4
    would be nice for the lowest light conditions but from the reviews
    I've looked at , the 2.0 is the better lens overall in most available
    light situations.
     
    manyBobs, Apr 12, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    <I like shooting available light, so I'm using the kit lense wide open
    <at higher ISO, so no I'm not shooting to it's strengths ;-). The 1.4
    <would be nice for the lowest light conditions but from the reviews
    <I've looked at , the 2.0 is the better lens overall in most available
    <light situations.

    I have an FA 50 1.4 and it is a seriously great lens, sharpens up nicely
    from F2, the 35mm is sharp wide at f2. If you want to play around the
    seriously most lovely lens for low like shooting I have is an old M42
    Taukumar 55mm F1.8, tack sharp wide and the creamiest bokeh I have ever
    seen, manual all the way though but worth it if you have the time.

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Apr 12, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    Perhaps you mean the 40mm?
     
    Pete D, Apr 13, 2009
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    manyBobs Guest

    OK, lets open this up the manual focus. Are there older manual focus
    lens in the 35mm to 40/45 mm range that are worth considering? ( I'm
    out of practice, but yes I have used fully manual cameras in the old
    days so maybe I should consider an older lens))
     
    manyBobs, Apr 14, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    OK, lets open this up the manual focus. Are there older manual focus
    lens in the 35mm to 40/45 mm range that are worth considering? ( I'm
    out of practice, but yes I have used fully manual cameras in the old
    days so maybe I should consider an older lens))

    Good way to choose a nice lens cheaply is to find one on Ebay and then have
    a look at Stans site for some basic info from users about the lens.

    http://stans-photography.info/

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Apr 14, 2009
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    OG Guest

    If you're happy to go with manual focus and use Aperture priority, you
    shouldn't have any problem picking up an old K mount 50mm f/2 or f/1.8 for
    next to nothing on ebay.
     
    OG, Apr 15, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    Get the F1.7 if you can, seriously sharp, the F2's in the 50mm's are
    generally soft.
     
    Pete D, Apr 16, 2009
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    manyBobs Guest

    just a reminder - I'm looking for a 35 or 40mm lens not a 50

    thanks
     
    manyBobs, Apr 16, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes but the poster I was answering mentioned the 50mm F2 and I was answering
    him.

    For you, find the money and buy the 31mm, if you can't do that then just get
    the 35mm F2.

    Oh and please set your reader to indent your posts, that way I don't have to
    make them distinguishable from other people posts..

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Apr 16, 2009
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    OG Guest

    It's the old
    'Outlook-Express-/-Windows-Mail-doesn't-indent-/-quote-properly-when-responding-to-posts-made-via-google-groups-using-certain-browsers'
    problem.
     
    OG, Apr 17, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    Actually I have no idea what you are talking about, whats a google group?
     
    Pete D, Apr 17, 2009
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    OG Guest

    You initially complained about the lack of indents in manyBobs's post.

    That is because he replied to the newsgroup using the google groups web
    interface whilst using Firefox 3.
    This has the effect of setting the following parameter value.
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Setting the value to "quoted-printable" means that Outlook Express doesn't
    properly indent the response unless used with Quotefix. Other newsreaders
    seem to ignore the value and set the indent as expected.

    Opinion is divided as to whether the root cause of the problem is with OE or
    GG.

    Browser testing shows that the OE problem occurs on google groups responses
    made using IE, Chrome or Firefox 3, but not with Firefox 2.
     
    OG, Apr 17, 2009
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    Pete D Guest

    Ahhh, in that case it would be both GG and all other readers, those readers
    don't do as they are told it would seem but OE does.

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Apr 17, 2009
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