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09-17-2010, 05:16 AM   #16
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Kinda jealous of the A f1.2... I once found (and later sold) an A f1.4 at a garage sale for 10$ (with an AF280T and a Super program). I sold the A to purchase the F50 f1,7. If I found an f1.2 though, I'd never ever sell it. Yours looks pristine, quite impressive!

09-17-2010, 08:43 AM   #17
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There is no Pentax A 50/1.2 or K 50/1.2 on there, nor a Meyer Primoplan 58/1.9, Zeiss 58/2. Until your population density spreads into the ~ 50mm lenses, you are really not even close to saturation. There is even room in there for a Tomioka. You don't even have any of the Super Tak 50/1.4 lenses or any of the Takumar 55 or 58's nor even a true Auto Takumar. And you call yourself a collector.Beer
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Enough Fifty's Yet?

I suppose it's appropriate to paraphrase the ubiquitous quip -- "If you have to ask . . . ya ain't even close yet!

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Well I'm down to just one now, which I admit suits all my needs and wishes in 50 and that's the SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.2 (one of the few you appear to be missing).

Once you've acquired it, you may not feel the need for so many of the others.

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My current collection of 50-58mm lenses are 50mm-F1.2- Pentax SMC, f1.4- Carl Zeiss Planar PK mount, Pentax Super Takumar, Yashica DX, F1.7- Pentax SMC, F1.8- Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar, Helios 77M, Meyer Optik Orestogon, F1.9- Yashinon DS, F2-Mamiya Sekor Auto, F2.8- Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar, Meyer Optik Domiplan, Isco Gottingen Westenar, Meyer Optik Trioplan, Volna 9 macro, f3.5-Industar, 55mm- Cosinon Tomioka 55mm f1.2, Mamiya Sekor f1.8, Pentax f2, 58mm-Helios 44M-4, Helios 44 Silver,Voigtlander Nokton f1.4 andCarl Zeiss Biotar f2.
And no, I'm not so much a collector as a lens adoption agency.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
And you call yourself a collector.:Beer:
Oh no, I'm more of an accumulator. To be a collector implies that one is trying to acquire the entire set. Collecting Taks and SMC's, even just the 50's, is too daunting for me. I have only one serious collection, a publication of which there were just 42 issues. Yes, I acquired the whole set, and then I stopped. It's good to have a clear-cut ending sometimes. (And no, I won't name the publication, because then my privacy would be gone.)

Anyway, I can see somewhere in my future: some f/1.2; some faster Tak 50; some 58/1.4. I'm actually selling some fast glass right now (eBay ID: r*m) because it does me no good: Canon FD 50/1.4, plain and SSC versions. Pretty soon, I'll list some LTM's that are equally useless to me: Jupiter-8 50/2, and a bunch of Industars (26, 26M, 61, 61 L/D x2), all 50-55/2.8. A couple Argus Cintars 50/3.5 will go also. That'll reduce my count of Fifty's a bit, like by ten. Will selling all those buy me some f/1.2? Right...

I'll still be left with some enlarger 50's. And when I mount that Lomo-Diana 50/5.6 Optical Lens on a helicoid, watch out!
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