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05-27-2010, 05:23 AM   #106
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I don't like the auto stuff in general.

And I prefer a film look as opposed to video (explained like this for comparison purposes).

The Takumar Club ROCKS!!
This is great step by step process to eliminate all that 'auto stuff'..

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/885941-post95.html

05-27-2010, 05:47 AM   #107
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This is great step by step process to eliminate all that 'auto stuff'..

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/885941-post95.html
I'll check it out later.

This weekend, I'm gonna do some serious portrait stuff with the 85.
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You folks really are some bad people.

Newbie film photographer that I am you all have me too completely daunted to even try to bid on a lens I'd like to have! I'm not even looking for something particularly rare, just for a decent 200MM zoom to complete my basic 3 lens basic Takumars school kit, but you all have me REALLY hesitating.

All week I've been looking at 200 MM M42 Takumar lenses, at anything that looks vaguely reasonable to my thin little student's wallet, and in the end no matter how much I watch I can't even make myself GO and bid because I've been reading all these gleeful "high five" threads and realizing I probably don't have a pinhead sized chance of actually winning any 200MM Takumar that's remotely decent!

You people are positively TERRIFYING.

I just know I'm going to have to settle for some off-brand nasty fungus laden THING because of you all, aren't I?

GREED is a very bad thing for your karma, doncha know?

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QuoteOriginally posted by fractal Quote
This is great step by step process to eliminate all that 'auto stuff'..

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/885941-post95.html
Ahhhhhhh hahahahahahaha
That is GOLD indeed.

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I probably don't have a pinhead sized chance of actually winning any 200MM Takumar that's remotely decent!

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The 200 Super-Multi-Coated M42 Tak that I bought this week was a $69 BIN--WITH hood.

There are a few on there now that look reasonable.
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There's a couple of nice 200s out there ... and for bugger all at the moment ... just a case of watching them really.
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I know I'm watching them, grin. Usually they go too high for me. Likely I'll just settle for what I can get when I can actually afford one, but my lens budget doesn't actually stretch to a $65 lens. My lens price cap is about $25 actually.Slim, I know, but I really don't have a lot of $$$ to spend on equipment. My budget for gear is truly next to nothing.

I'm haunting the local thrifts and I have several friends doing the same for me. You never know what you will find and actually they get a lot of older photography gear now that everyone seems to be going digital. I've seen plenty of lenses for $20 and under there.

I never paid much attention to them because I wasn't shooting film, but now I definitely am of a mind to look more closely. Till I started looking here and on Ebay I had no idea some of those old M42 lenses could be worth that much. The K lenses, yeah, but not the M42's. From now on I am going to keep a good eye out. I find something good and it just might be worth the effort to go thrifting more often.
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The K lenses, yeah, but not the M42's.
In aperture priority mode, the Ks will only shoot wide open, whereas the Ms work like they should (more or less).

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In aperture priority mode, the Ks will only shoot wide open, whereas the Ms work like they should (more or less).
now that you have taken the plunge there is a preset takumar 85 F1.8 on flea bay sitting presently at about $120 although I am sure it wont stay there
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now that you have taken the plunge there is a preset takumar 85 F1.8 on flea bay sitting presently at about $120 although I am sure it wont stay there
My wife is ready to kill me for the 70 bucks for the 200.

The next two on my list are the Tak 28 3.5 (maybe the 35 too), and a modern ultra-wide zoom, either the DA 10-15 or Sigma 10-20. And that should really hold me for awhile.

Wait--I forgot the 50 f4 Macro Tak. And I LOVE that 28-75 Tammy!

Also, in the beginning, the presets didn't bother me, but now they're a bit of a pain in the field.
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And that should really hold me for awhile.
Are you sure? Looks like you have nothing over 250mm...how could that be??
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Are you sure? Looks like you have nothing over 250mm...how could that be??
Read closer.

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Macro Tak for sure.

The 28 and the 35 are both nice lenses as well ... and very compact too.
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My wife is ready to kill me for the 70 bucks for the 200.

The next two on my list are the Tak 28 3.5 (maybe the 35 too), and a modern ultra-wide zoom, either the DA 10-15 or Sigma 10-20. And that should really hold me for awhile.

Wait--I forgot the 50 f4 Macro Tak. And I LOVE that 28-75 Tammy!

Also, in the beginning, the presets didn't bother me, but now they're a bit of a pain in the field.
No longer in the market for the 17/4?
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Was wondering about a hood for the ST 85 as I have to cut down the stray rays with the potential for issues with the scratch. The only other 58mm filter thread diameter lens I have is the 200 F4 and what do you know the hood fits without vignetting. Looks pretty good as well -and reverses for storage.
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