Your "Three Lens Kit."
PhotoCamel: Your friendly photo community, with free discussion forums, digital photography reviews, photo sharing, galleries, downloads, blogs, photography contests, and prizes.
 

Go Back   PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Cameras and Lenses > Pentax

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2016   #1
Guanaco
 
Dewman's Avatar
 
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 465
CamelKarma: 750031
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: No
Default Your "Three Lens Kit."

I'm curious. If you had to limit yourself, from here to eternity, with only three lenses that you currently own, what would they be?

I'll go first.

SMC Pentax DA 16-45mm. This would cover all my "wide angle" shots up to and including most "normal angle" work. I wish I had something a little wider, but alas.... this is it.

SMC Pentax FA 100mm f:2.8 Macro. I simply CANNOT imagine NOT having a true 1:1 macro lens available! I have a FA 50mm f:2.8 Macro, but I like the longer minimum focusing distance of the 100mm. Easier on the old, worn out back! It would also serve as a good portrait lens, albeit a little too sharp for most occasions. But, that could be remedied in PP.

SMC Pentax DA 55-300mm. This would cover everything from "normal angle" to most of my "telephoto" needs. It would be a toss-up between my Sigma 70-300mm, but.... yeah, the Pentax would win out. I wish I could say I own a Sigma 50-500mm Bigma, but that's only in my dreams!

I have several other lenses that I'd hate to leave behind.... but, if I HAD to stay within the parameters set, these would be the three I'd take along.

__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
__________________
Tu ne cede malis
Dewman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2016   #2
Photocamel Master
 
icassell's Avatar
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,947
CamelKarma: 12615712
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

Tough to do this, but I might keep: With Canon 7D2 Body,1.4X III TC, and set of Kenko extension tubes

1) Canon 70-200/2.8
2) Canon 17-55/2.8
3) Canon 100-400 Mk II
__________________
Ian http://www.icassell.smugmug.com

Canon 7D2, Canon 7D, Canon 30D, Canon 500/4L,Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L II, Canon 400/5.6L, Canon 70-200/2.8 L II, Canon 100/2.8 Macro, Canon 50/1.8 MkI, Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM,Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Canon 17-55/2.8, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Rokinon 8/3.5 FE, Sigma 1.4 and 2X EX ,Canon 1.4x II and 2x III, Induro CT313 tripod, AT214 tripod, Induro GHB-2 gimbal, Canon 600EX-RT, Canon 430EX, Olympus TG-3
icassell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2016   #3
Vicuna
 
mattstaub's Avatar
 
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 97
CamelKarma: 6424
Editing OK?: Ask first
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

Interesting question. Basically, i would keep what I call my travel kit to go with the EOS 6D and battery grip:

1.) EF 35mm f/2 IS
2.) EF 24-105mm f/4L
3.) Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC

Matt
__________________
Canon EOS 6D with Vello BG-13 Grip, Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D) w/BG-E8 grip, EOS 3, Elan 7N, EF 28 f1.8, EF 35 IS USM f2, EF 50 f1.4, EF 85 f1.8, Canon EF 24-105 f/4L, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L, Tamron 28-75 f2.8, Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 430 EX II Speedlite
mattstaub is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016   #4
F1 Camel
 
Narsuitus's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,783
CamelKarma: 31066
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

My Takumar three lens kit:
a) 50mm f/1.4
b) 28mm f/3.5
c) 135mm f/3.5


Pentax Spotmatics by Narsuitus, on Flickr
Narsuitus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016   #5
Guanaco
 
Dewman's Avatar
 
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 465
CamelKarma: 750031
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: No
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Narsuitus View Post
My Takumar three lens kit:
a) 50mm f/1.4
b) 28mm f/3.5
c) 135mm f/3.5


Pentax Spotmatics by Narsuitus, on Flickr
A gorgeous collection of wonderful old glass! Unequaled quality of build. TFS. I began my journey in photography half a century ago with a Spotmatic and the 35mm f:3.5, 50mm f:1.4, 105mm f:2.8 and the 135mm f:3.5.
__________________
Tu ne cede malis
Dewman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016   #6
Guanaco
 
Dewman's Avatar
 
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 465
CamelKarma: 750031
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: No
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

It looks like most of us picked basically the same focal length lenses..... something to cover just about any situation that might pop up.
__________________
Tu ne cede malis
Dewman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016   #7
PhotoCamel Supporter DONATED
Camel Breath
 
Rense's Avatar
 
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 27,062
CamelKarma: 8523012
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: No
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

set of of autofocus zoom lenses:
10-22
24-105
70-300 do

set of autofocus fixed focal length:
50 f/1.4
100 f/2.8
135 f/2.0
(all from Canon)

manual focus fixed focal length:
17mm
90mm
180mm

manual zoom-lenses:
24-48
35-80
80-200
(all from the Tamron SP adaptall series)
__________________
Rense
Rense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016   #8
F1 Camel
 
Golem's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,791
CamelKarma: 683702
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Your "Three Lens Kit."

Wide 2.0, Normal 2.0, and Tele 2.8


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
Golem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Cameras and Lenses > Pentax »


Share this topic:

Thread Tools
Display Modes