what about that DA* 55mm? (pros, cons, and opinions sought)

Started Jul 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
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yardcoyote OP Senior Member • Posts: 6,208
Re: A cheap alternative

I have a really nice 55m f/1.8 K here already--it's technically the property of the Other Old Pentaxian, but since the OOP is holding out for full frame no one is fighting me for it.

But while I've enjoyed my first little experiments with manual lenses on the K-30, the shooting experience is so poor it's not something I want to do full time. Long term, I'm planning to have a dedicated body to use with my manual lenses, one with a split image focusing screen. But I'm pretty convinced that until my skills improve I will not be getting the most out of my camera without a modern lens that lets me use all its capabilities.

I'm sort of hooked on TAv mode right now.

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