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12-11-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Today's fleamarket find

Newbie hoping I got a good deal. Below is what I bought. I paid $70.00 for everything. Any help on if any of these lenses are any good would be appriciated.


Ricoh HR-Super II
Pentax K1000


Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm
FOCAL MC 1:4.5 80-200mm
FOCAL MC 1:2.8 28mm
RKN MC 1:3.5-4.5 F=35-70mm

I think these are magnifiers of some sort.

QUATARAY 52mm +1
QUATARAY 52mm +2


TIFFEN 58mm Sky 1-A
TIFFEN Ciruclar Polarizer


Minnolta 2800 AF
Vivitar 1800

12-11-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Definitely not a bad deal- those lenses will have you covered quite well

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Pay attention to the RKN 35-70--it might have the Ricoh pin!
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I would not be surprised if the Focal branded lenses had the Ricoh pin as well.

jmatt, do yourself a favor, if you intend to use any of these lenses or flash units with any digital body ask plenty of questions first! Perform a search either here or around the net using the phrase "lens stuck Ricoh Pin".
If you are a film shooter only, you are fine and probably scored well regardless. But if you also shoot digital, it is my experience that some Focal branded lenses and teleconverters even have the Ricoh pin. It very well could be the round, harmless pin but look closely to be safe.

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Here is a bit of information on how to remove the Ricoh pin...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jmatt4366 Quote
Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm
FOCAL MC 1:4.5 80-200mm
FOCAL MC 1:2.8 28mm
RKN MC 1:3.5-4.5 F=35-70mm
Good haul! The A50/2 sells for about what you paid for the lot. I'm selling an Alpha (Sony-Minolta) version of the Sigma and I expect to get about that same amount. Yes, check the last 3 for Ricoh pins, especially if they have P or A(P) settings on their aperture rings. We can maybe tell you more about the lenses if you tell us the serial numbers.

QUATARAY 52mm +1
QUATARAY 52mm +2
The SPOT might be a center-graduated neutral-density or soft-edge filter, I'm not sure. The other three are a set of close-up adapters, fun to play with but don't expect high IQ around the image edges. If you have the DA18-55 kit.lens, they'll screw right into it. Try the +1 at 55mm for soft-ish portraits.

Minnolta 2800 AF
Vivitar 1800
As mentioned, those flashes could fry your camera if directly connected. You can buy SYK optical flash triggers for about US$5 each (shipped) and safely use such flashes on tripods, triggered by your onboard flash.

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