Alright, so I have to see how this whole moving thing pans out (a coworker is possibly moving and I am desperately seeking freedom from my current drug using roomy and my end up living with the co-worker in an apartment) as well as paying bills and buying new Ball Pythons....
I need a new lens for my camera, something on the Macro side of things for snake and miniature photography, and I was wondering if anyone here has experience in the field of DSLRs.
So far the only lenses I have found that I really am interested in has been:
Pentax | Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus | 21530
Pentax | SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Autofocus Lens | 21730
The obvious difference in the two are the magnification and the actual working distances for them. The cheaper, more zoomed in one has a further working distance, which is still close and still very effective especially given that it will magnify the image. Where as the other one has an even closer range to work at with a lot less zoom, bu it's over a hundred dollars more. Both of them have the same nighttime abilities, and aside possibly from picture quality there will probably be little other difference between the lenses (mind that picture quality will only become an issue if I am using my camera at the max pixel settings and then blowing up the image to 10 feet).
Although this does bring up an interesting point... I should also be looking at a larger aperture lens, which neither of these have. But for the moment I am more focused on macro lenses for Miniature and snake work, a night time lens can come later.
And as I mention I need a nighttime lens I come across a 50mm f/1.4 lens for 200 dollars. Huh well that solves that problem fairly well.