Primes vs Zooms

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: The best Pentax lenses are primes

Tim A2 wrote:

There seems to be agreement among Pentax owners that by far the best Pentax lenses are primes. In fact some of those primes have been put on a pedestal. I have read several comments similar to this, "there I was with my pancake lens surrounded by a bunch of Canikons with their honkin hugh lenses". For some reason my impression is that in the Canikon world primes just don't seem to be as highly regarded.


Pentax makes some good lenses, but understand, both Nikon and Canon make more prime lenses than does Pentax. More highend primes and more medium end primes and more inexpensive primes.

Tim, maybe you're not very knowledgeable concerning the "Canonikon world" and might be the reason for your ignorance on the subject. Do you really believe some guy was at some place surrounded by people with Nikons and Canons, all with large zoom lenses while he had a pancake? I think it could mean two things. One, maybe he was not where he was supposed to be and was surrounded by professionals; or Two, he might have had the wrong lens on for the subject and just then realized it.

Also, maybe the best Pentax lenses are prime lenses. That would mean they need to really start work on some good zoom lenses to go with them. A lopsided catalog can't make for a good selection of glass for Pentax owners.

Take care.

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