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07-25-2011, 10:30 AM   #61
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hi there.

I am the new kid on the forum.
My K-5 arrived a few days ago and it is my first Pentax. So far I have acquired these lenses:

21mm DA
43mm FA
50/1.4 SMC-A
135/2.5 K
Ricoh 28/3.5
Voigtländer Ultron 50/1.8
16-45/4

now would somebody please step up and help me? An AF-360FGZ is on it's way to me. I fear it has something evil in mind...

edit: three 50mm-ish lenses in less than a week. Not bad actually, not bad...

07-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #62
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QuoteOriginally posted by abacus07 Quote
To find those auctions you need to sift thru 100's if not 1000's of listings.
Yes, and this is one potential cure for LBA, realizing the time staring at listings could be better spent.

Seen on eBay today:

Please Note: This lens has been used in the filming of ballistics testing and this has caused lens to have some Nicks Scuffs or Scratches.

(any dust shown in photos is included free of charge)
07-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #63
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
Yes, and this is one potential cure for LBA, realizing the time staring at listings could be better spent.
That depends on how one values one's time. Mine is about worthless, so no hay problemo! A benefit of being beyond employment, eh?

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Please Note: This lens has been used in the filming of ballistics testing and this has caused lens to have some Nicks Scuffs or Scratches.
Yeah, I've seen that on more than a few listings. I haven't bitten yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kanzlr Quote
hi there.

I am the new kid on the forum.
My K-5 arrived a few days ago and it is my first Pentax. So far I have acquired these lenses:

21mm DA
43mm FA
50/1.4 SMC-A
135/2.5 K
Ricoh 28/3.5
Voigtländer Ultron 50/1.8
16-45/4

now would somebody please step up and help me? An AF-360FGZ is on it's way to me. I fear it has something evil in mind...

edit: three 50mm-ish lenses in less than a week. Not bad actually, not bad...
Yes, that's some serious LBA you have there. Fantastic set of lenses. Now go buy an FA* 300 4.5 .

07-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #65
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My LBA has kicked up recently.

Latest purchases:

Sigma 135 1.8
Sigma 300 4.0
Sigma 100 2.8 (flat field micro-macro)
Sigma 80-200 3.5
Vivitar 55 2.8 macro
Mamiya-Seykor 80mm macro (medium format - I am going to make an adapter for it.. really!)

Paypal account is now empty so my LBA will have to wait.

Really want Pentax 10-17 fisheye and maybe a 12-24.

Maybe then I can quite for a while.....
07-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #66
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No words:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
No words:
When that pic came up I uttered several short sharp exclamations, suffered slight shortness-of-breath, got a little dizzy. Then I thought, "Hay, it's only f/4. I wonder how it compares to my Zenitar 16/2.8?" Yeah, a clear case of denial...
07-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #68
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:-) I haven't used the K much as I just got it a few days ago. The A is very sharp when well-focused, which is not that often, although I am just now getting the hang of live view and with zoom I have improved my "hits". I should have just stuck with it, but the K is just so tiny! LBA is a tough mistress.

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I already have two Pentax-F 35-70mm lenses and just won another one on ebay. Since I have half a dozen auto focus bodies, I've got to get one such lens permanently mounted each body.
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I know that I have LBA and all but I just looked at the Pentax 40/2.8 and don't get it. Its not particularly fast, its not a unique length, and its small but that has drawbacks for me from my experience. So, even with my LBA my reaction to it is .....meh. Why is it so popular? Does it actually improve your composition skills or increase your IQ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I know that I have LBA and all but I just looked at the Pentax 40/2.8 and don't get it. Its not particularly fast, its not a unique length, and its small but that has drawbacks for me from my experience. So, even with my LBA my reaction to it is .....meh. Why is it so popular? Does it actually improve your composition skills or increase your IQ?
Why does everyone love it so much? It's an oddball focal length, and it's not fast. But everyone loves it... and it is a limited. So you want to try it. I think you'll have one before 6 months time I just bought a 35/2 and I still want to try out this lens. LBA is insidious.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
Yes, and this is one potential cure for LBA, realizing the time staring at listings could be better spent.

Seen on eBay today:

Please Note: This lens has been used in the filming of ballistics testing and this has caused lens to have some Nicks Scuffs or Scratches.

(any dust shown in photos is included free of charge)
I easily justify that by saying "I have nothing better to do anyways"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I just looked at the Pentax 40/2.8 and don't get it. Its not particularly fast, its not a unique length, and its small but that has drawbacks for me from my experience. So, even with my LBA my reaction to it is .....meh. Why is it so popular?
Marc Sabatella will say that it's a nice intimate FOV on APS-C, much like 58mm on 135/FF cams. I have a couple other 40ss -- Kilfitt Makro Kilar-E f/3.5, Meyer Helioplan f/4.5 -- as well as a Chinon 45/2.8 and a Mir-1 37/2.8. All have fine optics and the Mir is probably close to the FA40 in IQ. It costs much much less, too, but it isn't a cute little pancake that's so hard to manually focus. The Meyer is smaller than an Industar, flatter that the FA40, and it's nearly impossible to use. 40-45mm really doesn't grab me. Maybe I just need to work them some more, learn their fine qualities.

QuoteOriginally posted by violini Quote
I already have two Pentax-F 35-70mm lenses and just won another one on ebay. Since I have half a dozen auto focus bodies, I've got to get one such lens permanently mounted each body.
FOLKS, WE HAVE A WINNER!! Six AF bodies, aiming for six F35-70s -- LBA at its finest! Give this guy a bunch of likes, he deserves recognition for his devotion!
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I recently found a methodology that appeals to me for reducing the number of lenses I have: no manual focus zooms allowed, and avoid too many overlaps with manual focus primes over autofocus primes, unless the lenses have unique optical properties or the ergonomics of manual focusing the AF lens leave a significant amount to be desired.

This was put to the test recently when a Tokina AT-X 100-300mm f/4 SD lens (with 'A' aperture, but manual focus) showed up on that auction site for $140 BIN. I succeeded in not buying it. Not easy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
My latest is a Vivitar Flat Field 90-180

Vivitar 90-180 f4.5 FF - a set on Flickr

(sucks air through teeth) OOhhh!!
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