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09-24-2007, 06:09 PM   #16
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I've got old SMC LBA so bad, I checked out the Pawn shops today. We have REALLY scary pawn shops.
No luck. Even scary people know SMC quality.

09-24-2007, 06:23 PM   #17
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Haha the pawn shop folks here would much rather take up some Canikon.

I traded my Canon Rebel II + 35-80/4-5.6 for a Pentax MZ-M+35-70/3.5-4.5 at one of these electronic shops and its the best decision photographically I have ever made. Btw, my Canon is still sitting on the store front display shelf, a years worth of dust layered onto it. =D
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QuoteOriginally posted by regken Quote
...As for the rest of the primes, will you people stop talking about them until I fill out my needs for a reasonable price.
Unless you buy one for each of us.
09-25-2007, 11:45 AM   #19
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More comparisons between Sigma and old m135/3.5 :

It seems that for softer portraits the difference between them isn't as great:

SMC 135M:
charlieflowers on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sigma APO DG 70-300mm :
Dandy Fun on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

09-25-2007, 03:47 PM   #20
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I bought a new-old-stock 70-210/f4 about a year ago. I forgot how much I paid for it but it wasn't much... probably around $100. The box was still sealed. Here's a sample from the lens at 200mm and f5.6 (I think).

09-25-2007, 04:35 PM   #21
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K85/1.8 and K135/2.5

Some shots taken with with K85/1.8:







And some more shots taken with K135/2.5:












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Nice work Kjao!
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As for the rest of the primes, will you people stop talking about them until I fill out my needs for a reasonable price.
I totally agree. Even the BINs of Jupiter-9s on ebay have dropped substantially.

09-28-2007, 08:02 PM   #24
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Another one with the SMC-A 70-210/4:

09-29-2007, 06:30 AM   #25
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AF lenses have their place. On a recent trip in europe there were many times that my DA 50-200 was mandatory. On a tour bus moving about a city, camera set to AF-C, I was able to grab many great shots that were just impossible to get with my primes. Trust me, I tried.

Of course, some primes are faster to focus than others so your mileage may vary.
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Me too.

I like the old primes and I have no intention of replacing them for any DA lens I´ve tried so far. Manual focusing is not a problem the way I shoot and actually, I´m concidering getting an A 70-210 because of the macro feature.

Due to this (not trying to hi-jack the thread here) I´m wondring if the F 70-210 also have the macro feature? I see they´re going for peanuts on fleabay.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JasonS Quote
I have to admit, getting to at least an "A" would be nice. The manual focus is not a biggy - my day job is in pro Video so I'm used to using manual focus AND being dead on 99.9%. If only video and camera lenses didn't focus in opposite directions! Throws me every time until my motor memory "gets" it.
LOL! And I thought I was the only one who gets confused by lenses that focus "in the wrong direction"! I have the Sigma 70-200 and the focus direction is the opposite of Pentax lenses.
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LOL! And I thought I was the only one who gets confused by lenses that focus "in the wrong direction"! I have the Sigma 70-200 and the focus direction is the opposite of Pentax lenses.
My 2 Sigmas zoom opposite of each other. Not even consistent with themselves :-)
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The SMC M42 lenses are all excellent. I have a 28, 50, 105 and 135 left over from my film days and on Friday night I picked up an SMC 200 f/4 for $40 from a little antique shop I go to from time to time. It's a little beat up but I think it will take pretty nice pictures. I haven't used it much because we've had steady, heavy rain all weekend but I did take this one the night I picked it up just as a tryout. It was dusk and the lights of the gas station were the only things I could find to shoot. K10D, handheld, 1/80 @ f/5.6, oh, and no PP on this other than resize for web...


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