Latest lens lineup, screwdriver vs silence

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Joe Bagadonuts Regular Member • Posts: 246
Latest lens lineup, screwdriver vs silence

I’ve been down on my Pentax gear for a while now for use as a family documentary camera for a variety of reasons. I do still love it for architecture. I have just been sitting on my gear because the lens market has lost so much value so I haven’t been motivated to dump anything.

I have other issues, like AF, tilt screen, etc., but I think a main annoyance is screw drive lenses, for this specific use. No problem if I was out by myself shooting nature, but I don’t. sitting indoors, at a get together for example, taking pictures with what sounds like a power drill is irksome. I currently have the da 15, 35 macro, da 40, Sigma 30 1.4, da 70mm and 50-135mm f2.8, with a broken motor.  I have a k3. With the iii coming out, it’s peaked my interest in reviving my Pentax usage.

My question is, are their quiet non screw drive lenses I’m missing for normal range people pics outside of the slow 20-40 or the 16-50 f2.8? I love the small, metal limited’s and have never been a zoom guy, but maybe I have the wrong gear? I shoot indoors often so slow is a no. Also, the noise of the screw drive seems to come from the body, not the lens. Any chance they’ve made it quieter in 2021 on this new k3 iii?

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