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11-27-2010, 05:36 PM   #46
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It seems like the deals are still out there on eBay:

Someone just snagged this mint Super-Tak 85 1.9 for $213, including shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=1904708781...ht_2002wt_1141

11-28-2010, 12:58 AM   #47
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I just bought a K-x a month ago and I bought TOO many old lenses right away. But the good thing is that unless they are fouled up (with no return) I can resell them and come close to break even (or even a little above). I'm still waiting for my mom to send me the whole bundle at once since I live overseas but the one lens I find myself constantly wanting to use is the A 50 1.7 because it's 3.5 stops faster than the kit lens in low light. I would also like the 135/3.5 but you have the 55-300 so you're set on the telephoto side.

Personally for me I prefer smaller and lighter lenses since I travel a lot and don't want a huge zoom (even if it's light) on the front of the camera. I would say that in addition to a fast 50 the only lens that you should consider getting right away (because you have the two kit lenses) is a macro lens if you're interested in that. I'm not so I can't make any recommendations.

If you're ebaying in the states you can expect to pay market rate but you do have to be careful. sometimes a lens looks like a deal but the seller hasn't mentioned damage (but has a no return policy - usually called 'estate sale find - I'm not a camera expert). I was ready to bid a cheap takumar 55/1.8 until I used the magnifying glass and saw that the threads were banged up on one side. It still might have been a good deal but I already have the A 50/1.7. If you want to find better deals (no guarantee of condition) search for pentax cameras and look for lenses not listed in the header. You can find some for 50% of the typical ebay price. I identified an A 105 (edit - it was the A 135 actually) by looking thru the entire lens database based on a poor side photo. I didn't bid because I have way too many but IIRC a Super Program (which I was looking for), a M 50/1.7 and the A 105 sold for 75+.

and a last thought, in a few months if you like MF and small primes you should think about getting a tak/K/M/A 28 or 35mm (or vivitar or possibly sigma). They're small (if that's important), cheap (50-100 USD) and I've seen great pictures taken with them. Or spend a little more and get a 24mm.

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11-28-2010, 01:33 AM   #48
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QuoteOriginally posted by dupazbita Quote
...my friend recommends i get some manual lenses of ebay.....
BUT i have no idea what im looking out for!
QuoteOriginally posted by dupazbita Quote
so far ive gotten 2 uv hoya filters for cheap....
still deciding on what screen protection to use..ggs or acmaxxx....
and deciding if i should get the cheap transcend class 10...
or spend more for a sandisk....
Oooooooh boy ....a feeder!
11-28-2010, 02:23 AM   #49
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Objektiv Soligor 1:2/135mm 77 Durchmesser bei eBay.de: (endet 22.10.10 16:17:23 MESZ)

this perhaps something to considerred...


but its already over... just memorized the range because this kind of rare lens

and this one still run (yet)

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230555006816&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


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11-28-2010, 08:08 AM   #50
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I stand by my original advice of use what you got for a while. But... MF lenses I like a lot at low prices:

Sigma Mini-wide II 28mm/2.8
SMC Takumar 35mm f/3.5
Pentax-M 50/1.7 or 1.4
Pentax-M 50/4 macro
Macro-Takumar 50mm f/4
Rikenon XR zoom 35-70mm f/3.5
Tamron Adaptall 70-150mm f/3.5 zoom
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