Thoughts on DA 35mm f2.4 as first prime?

Started Dec 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Thoughts on DA 35mm f2.4 as first prime?

I've been analyzing my lens collection and I think it's time to start focusing on adding some good primes to go with my K5ii. My mom gave me a couple hundred bucks to buy a Christmas present and I was thinking of adding the DA 35mm as it seems to have great reviews and the price is right. Here's what I currently have:

  • DA 18 - 135mm f3.5 WR
  • Sigma 10 - 20mm F4
  • Tamron AF 28 - 75mm f2.8
  • DA 55 - 300mm f4.0 (My original Kr kit lens)
  • SMC A 50mm f1.7 (manual focus came with my old Program Plus)
  • Vivitar 100mm macro (bought used - cheap but fun lens)

Other thougths are to go with the DA 21mm f3.2 or save up and get a DA 40mm f2.8HD limited.  I'm also keeping my eye on a couple used DA70mm f2.4 limiteds on KEH.

I shoot a little bit of everything so I can make anything fit in.

Those of you veterans with a collections of primes, what's your recommendations?



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Pentax MX-1 Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax K-1 Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM +11 more
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