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12-08-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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A little Christmas gift to myself.

I have wanted a Pentax 10-17mm fisheye ever since I bought the K10D. Well I just walked into the local photo store and ordered one. They are kind of happy to see me, as I just recently bought the Fa 50mm 1.4, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I also have on order the 3 piece Pentax off camera flash F rig (2 parts are in…waiting for the flash adapter).

Interestingly enough, they had one 18-250mm Pentax (599 Canadian) on the shelf. Nice sturdy lens. Felt a lot better then the Tamron 18-250 (599 Canadian) or the Sigma 18-200 OS (699 Canadian), of which they had in both Nikon and Canon mounts. Talk about slow lenses though...yikes.

I stuck to my guns, not really seeing a need for such a walkabout lens. It was a hard visit though. The longer I stayed in there, the worse my LBA became. They had a Sigma 70-200 2.8 for 1100 that would fit my Canon. I had to walk away quickly lol. Is there ever an end to LBA?

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s there ever an end to LBA?
Never. Never. Never. Never. Now about that FA* 600 f/4 for only ...
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Haha when your hand slides into your pocket for your wallet and the employee has this weird smile on his/her face, snap out of it and walk out of the store asap haha.

Otherwise, you'll start to justify purchases and when you pull out the plastic, its all over.
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Ha, who needs a shop. Surfing/Paypal can be a bloody expensive hobby.

LBA Rules

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.....<snip> I stuck to my guns, not really seeing a need for such a walkabout lens. It was a hard visit though. The longer I stayed in there, the worse my LBA became. They had a Sigma 70-200 2.8 for 1100 that would fit my Canon. I had to walk away quickly lol. Is there ever an end to LBA?
Good for you and congrats on the fisheye that one is on my radar - as for is there ever an end to LBA - I have heard rumors where there was this one guy ......
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You will like the fisheye. Very reasonably priced, as far as lenses go...
12-09-2007, 08:22 PM   #7
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Well with this last piece of the puzzle I think I am fairly set in my kit. The only thing I do not have is a macro lens for the Pentax. That might be down the road somewhat.
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the Fisheye zoom is a very good value and such a fun lens to have. Great for street photos. Have fun & post some pics for us!

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I certainly will when I get it. I fear it may be after Christmas before I get it. But who knows, if I am lucky, I will have it to play for the two weeks I am off.
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Never. Never. Never. Never. Now about that FA* 600 f/4 for only ...
Several members of the other list i am on, have this lens. The photos are stunning.

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