Pentax lenses I want

jcoyle at jcoyle at
Sat Nov 2 21:37:09 EDT 2019

I don't really need any more lens, I go from 16mm  to 400mm (with a gap
between 210 and 400), but none of my current photography would justify the
expense of filling in the gap.  If I could find one, the power zoom 28-105
was one of the best I have had, and wouldn't mind getting it for when my
28-105 3.5/5.6 wears out.  However, as I've mentioned before, my phot kit
will probably last longer than I will!

John in Brisbane

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Subject: Pentax lenses I want

I figured I'd start a thread about lens lust. Note this is not "lenses I
need". I have too many as it is, covering every focal length I care about
(which doesn't go much further than 100 or 135mm anyway)

DA15/4: I have the DA21mm, and it's an awesome lens. Seems like the 15 would
be a great companion to it. I don't really need it, since I have some zooms
that cover this focal length, plus I haven't been shooting with the KP much

M20/4: I don't know why I want this one, I just do. I really like the M
lenses. I do have the DA21 Limited for APS, and the Sigma 20/2.8 for APS on
the Sony, and an awesome Zeiss 21/2.8 for full frame on Leicas and Sonys.
And that's without counting the zooms that cover that both on APS and full
frame: I have a 17-70/4, a 12-24/4, and a Canon 17-40/4 that covers full
frame with fast AF via an adaptor on the Sony.

M40/2.8: I just always wanted that little pancake lens. Don't need it, as I
have tons of both 35mm and 50mm lenses, plus a really nice Konica Hexanon
40mm/1.8 that is perfect for the A7ii.

DA20-40: This seems like the perfect street lens for the KP. Been wanting it
since it came out, but never pulled the trigger. Again, I already have other
lenses covering this range.

K85/1.8: I had this lens. It fell from my motorcycle jacket the day I was
getting my istD back in 2004. I never saw it again. It's not a FL I
regularly use so it's hard to justify. I had found it in pristine condition
for under $100 back in the late 90s.

M28/3.5: This was my main 28, my copy seemed to be a lot sharper than what
should be legal. I lost it years ago. I do have an M28/2.8 and the FA28/2.8,
plus a Takumar 28/3.5 (the big barreled one). Oh and I do have the awesome
K30/2.8 and a bunch of other 28s for other mounts, so it's super hard to
justify buying this one.

Takumar 50/1.4, 8 element: I REALLY don't need this. My best 50mms are a
Summicron, the A50/1.4, maybe the M50/1.7 or FA50/1.7 (yes, I have all those
plus a lot more 50s!)

K50/1.2: Again, I don't need another 50. But it sure would be nice to play
with that extra third of a stop.

How about you? Any lenses you've always wanted but haven't gotten around to
getting? Any opinions on that list above?


Juan Buhler -
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