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07-12-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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Every dog has his day!

So, my wife and I are cleaning up some junk out of the house and I decided to sell off a bunch of stuff at a local pawn shop. I see some lenses there and take a look. On a k1000, they have a SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.2. They wanted $75 for the camera and lens. I asked how much for just the lens and they wanted $30. After a bit of negotiation, I managed to get them down to $20 (I had after just sold a bunch of stuff there.

I knew I had a good lens when I saw it (glass was perfect, blades were smooth, focus was smooth, etc) and had been looking for something fast, manual, and in the 50mm range. What I didn't know was the bargain I had! Just to check it out, I took a couple pictures of my dog (hence the very bad pun of a title). I think I'm going to love this lens!!!!!

Here are the two pictures I took of my dog looking at me like I'm crazy as I was messing with the lens. - opiet70's Album: new lens pics

07-12-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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Nice dog! But, the EXIF shows that you use were using F2.0. Of course nothing wrong with using F2.0 with a F1.2 lens. But, this happens often, people confuse A 50mm 2.0 and A 50mm 1.2, because on the 50mm 2.0 lens it's written 50mm 1:2. So, I'm just wondering, you sure you get A 50mm 1.2? Hope you do!
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Sajah, I think you are right. Elation just turned to medium satisfaction of a decent deal...

Thanks for setting me straight
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I knew this was coming even before reading Sajah's post.

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Been there, done that..............

It cost me 3.
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$20 for the A50/F2 lens isn't a bad gig though. I picked up one for $20. It's a nice lens.

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