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01-02-2012, 02:38 AM   #46
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Let go:
DA40

Acquired:
DA12-24
FA31
FA77
K50/1.2
FA50/1.4
K-5 + grip
MZ-S + grip
P30t
Yashica GX


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01-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #47
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Bought:

K-x body
Pentax-M 50 1.4
Pentax-A 35-105 3.5
Tair 3M-5A 500mm f8
Tamron SP 60-300
Tamron 28-200
Sunpak 422D flash
Tamrac 519 case
Tamrac case ($2 at a thrift)
Sakar 28-200 (surprisingly good lens)

Sold:

Cosina 28-210 AF
Samyang 100-500

Probably will sell the Sakar 28-200 too. I like it, I just don't use it.
01-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #48
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uf, here's my LBA circulation list:

bought: K35/3.5, K20/4, K85/1.8, DA70/2.4, FA31/1.8, DA*50-135/2.8, K55/1.8, FA50/1.7, FA43/1.9 (black), K105/2.8
sold: M*300/4, FA77/1.8, DA*50-135/2.8, K30/2.8, K105/2.8, K55/1.8, FA43/1.9 (silver), FA31/1.8, Contax Zeiss Planar 50/1.7, FA50/1.7, A100/2.8
and borrowed: FA20/2.8, FA135/2.8, FA*24/2

...crazy, crazy, crazy...
01-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #49
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcmadr Quote
In my very humble opinion, zoom lenses are for those in a hurry.
That's one reason, but there are other reasons. Zoom lenses can be useful to cover focal ranges one doesn't shoot at very often. I don't shoot very often between 50mm and 300mm, so it wouldn't be practical for me to carry around a bag of primes covering that range when one zoom lens can get the job done much more conveniently. Also when I'm going some place where I'm not sure what focal range I'm going to be needed (say, on a hike into the mountains),\, a zoom lens may be preferable. Focal range versatility can be useful in landscape photography, even when one isn't in a hurry; and so even though I prefer shooting with primes and do so whenever I can, I also have a complete kit of over-lapping zooms as well for when I need FL versatility.

01-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #50
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I just jumped into the dslr world last March

So here's my lists
Bought:
K-x body (white)
K-x body (black) for $20.00 - best deal I've had so far
A50/1.7
Tokina 28/2.8
Tak 50/1.4
Vivitar tx 135/2.5
Jupiter-9
F 50/1.7
Fa 43/1.9
Fa 31/1.8
Cpc 28/2.8
M 50/2
F 70-210
Helios 44-2
Vivitar 200/3.5
Vivitar tx 35/2.8
A 50/1.4
Vivitar 80-200

AF280t x2
Vivitar auto thyristor 5600
Pentax spotmatic
Pentax MG
Pentax SF1
Zenit-E
Pentax ME Super
Pentax p30t

As I'm still discovering my tastes for favorite focal lengths I have sold a majority of what I bought. I also found that I am not a zoom lens person and prefer more of the wide-short tele range.

Kept:
K-x body (white)
Fa 31
A 50/1.4
Helios-44-2
Jupiter-9
AF280t x2
Vivitar auto thyristor 5600
Pentax spotmatic
Pentax MG
Zenit-E
Pentax ME Super
01-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #51
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Let go: A50 f/2

Bought : Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM and Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Macro.
01-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #52
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Sold:

K10D + D-BG2 with DA 18-55

Bought:

K7
K20D + D-BG2
Sigma 10-20 4-5.6
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Samyang 85 1.4
DA 18-250
A* 300 F4
Soligor Pz/Af 25mm Extension tube
01-02-2012, 06:10 PM   #53
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Bought these in 2011,camreas came with lenses. Lenses were sold to fund new lenses

PZ-10 Film Camera Sold
Takumar F 28-80 Sold
K-x pink with black 18-55 lens for my daughter
Takumar F 70-200 Gave to my daughter
Pentax AF240FT Flash Sold, should have kept
Pentax Cable Switch F sold
Takumar Bayonet 135mm F2.8
Promaster Spectrum 7 100mm F3.5 Macro Sold, had fun with this, decided to go with D FA 100 WR
A 80-200mm F4.7-5.6 Sold
Promaster 50mm F1.7 Sold
Promaster 2500 PK Super Film Camera Sold
Tokina 28mm Sold - non Pentax K Mount
Quantaray 70-300mm sold
NEW D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro
Tamron AF 28-200mm F3.8-5.6 LD IF intended to sell but may keep
P30T Film Camera sold
NEW Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II had for about a month now
Auto Sears 300mm F5.5 (M42) selling
Vivitar 75-260 F4.5 (M42) not arrived yet

01-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #54
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Well I rearranged my lense collection extensively in 2011.

Purchases included:

K-5 body to upgrade from k10
DA*50-135
DA*60-250
FA 100 macrro
FA 135
DA*300 which I sold to help with other long purchases
FA* 300 f/2.8
A* 400 f/2.8

I sold off my Pentax A family of primes including
15, 50, 100macro, 135, 200 f/4 and 300 f/4
so far failed to sell an A300 f/2.8
01-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #55
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This year I noticed Ricoh, which I had known about for a long time but never really cared to investigate further. Short list, but with major economical impact for me as a student.

Bought:
Ricoh Rikenon P 105mm f/2.8 Macro (A kiron 105 macro incarnation)
Ricoh XR 18mm f/2.8 (bringing my grand total of lenses between 17-18mm to 4!! must sell some this year...)

Crashed in concrete floor:
Sigma 16mm f/2.8 FE
01-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #56
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QuoteOriginally posted by vrrattko Quote
uf, here's my LBA circulation list:

bought: K35/3.5, K20/4, K85/1.8, DA70/2.4, FA31/1.8, DA*50-135/2.8, K55/1.8, FA50/1.7, FA43/1.9 (black), K105/2.8
sold: M*300/4, FA77/1.8, DA*50-135/2.8, K30/2.8, K105/2.8, K55/1.8, FA43/1.9 (silver), FA31/1.8, Contax Zeiss Planar 50/1.7, FA50/1.7, A100/2.8
and borrowed: FA20/2.8, FA135/2.8, FA*24/2

...crazy, crazy, crazy...
I gather you bought and then sold the 31, 50-135, FA50 1.7 or did you buy a new 50-135? this is a confusing list as it gives no clues as to what is what in either list.

Perhaps you could colour code the lenses that are the same next time? lol
01-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #57
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I see a few of you guys have both 50-135 and 60-250 zooms. Is there any particular reason for having both rather than just the 50-135 and a 200 or 300 mm lens?
01-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #58
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
I see a few of you guys have both 50-135 and 60-250 zooms. Is there any particular reason for having both rather than just the 50-135 and a 200 or 300 mm lens?
I don't own either at the moment, but when I did own them at the same time they served different purposes. The 60-250 covers a much bigger range and would be my default outdoor lens if size wasn't a big factor and the light was sufficient to shot at f/4. The 50-135 was more of a specialty lens (for me) for times when I wanted the extra speed and/or wanted a lighter lens. Did I really "need" both? No, they did overlap quite a bit and I certainly never took them both out at the same time.

As you point out, the 50-135 + a prime (200/300) probably makes more sense if you're going to own a pair of DA* lenses in terms of maximizing your speed (200) or coverage (300). But if you want the access to the full zoom range in a single lens, the 60-250 is the only way to get it (and optically it's not much of a compromise, even compared to the other DA* lenses).
01-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #59
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
I don't own either at the moment, but when I did own them at the same time they served different purposes. The 60-250 covers a much bigger range and would be my default outdoor lens if size wasn't a big factor and the light was sufficient to shot at f/4. The 50-135 was more of a specialty lens (for me) for times when I wanted the extra speed and/or wanted a lighter lens. Did I really "need" both? No, they did overlap quite a bit and I certainly never took them both out at the same time.

As you point out, the 50-135 + a prime (200/300) probably makes more sense if you're going to own a pair of DA* lenses in terms of maximizing your speed (200) or coverage (300). But if you want the access to the full zoom range in a single lens, the 60-250 is the only way to get it (and optically it's not much of a compromise, even compared to the other DA* lenses).
Hey Dan!

Yes, it's a dilemma really. Trying to build an efficient system without breaking your back or the bank account is a major issue. I really feel the need to sell a few lenses "that I don't deserve" or which I don't use enough to keep.
01-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #60
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in 2011

Bought:

Lens:
Tamron 70-200 f2.8
Tamron 17-20 f2.8
Super Takumar 135 f3.5
Super Takumar 120 f2.8 w/ fungus
Pentax M 85 f2
Pentax FA 135 f2.8
Samsung D-Xenon 50-200
Pentax DA 12-24 f4
Pentax F 28 f2.8
Pentax A 50 1.7
Tokina 35mm Macro DX for Nikon
Nikkor 50 1.8D

Camera
New Pentax K-r Black w/ DAL 18-55
Used Nikon D90, to test out lens on PMA

Accessories
Lowepro Versapack 200 AW
Lowepro Passport Sling
Sandisk Extreme III 30MB/s 32GB
Pentax Fashion strap all for the trip to Europe

and sold

Pentax K-r /w DAL 18-55 to fund my replacement PC
Pentax M 85 f2 in favor of the FA 135 f2.8
Super Takumar 120 f2.8 b/c it's too expensive to clean
Pentax DA 55-300 to fund Tamron 70-200 f2.8
Pentax F 50 1.7 to a friend who wanted to dabble into prime
Nikon D90+Nikkor 50 1.8D+Tokina 35MM Macro DX, no point in keeping 2 aps-c system.


My current line up I consider comprehensive enough,

K-5

Pentax Zooms: DA 12-24 f/4 / DA 18-250 / F 35-70

Pentax Primes: DA 15 f/4 Ltd / F 28 f/2.8 / DA 35 f/2.8 Macro Ltd / FA 43 f/1.9 Ltd / A 50 f/1.7 / M 50 f/1.7/ FA 77 f/1.8 Ltd / DFA 100 f/2.8 Macro WR / FA 135 f/2.8

Tamron SP AF17-50MM f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] & Tamron SP AF70-200MM f/2.8 Di LD[IF]MACRO

Samsung D-Xenon 50-200

MF Lenses: Helios 44-2 58mm f2 and Super Takumar 135mm f3.5

Metz 48 flash / Kenko Pz-AF 1.5X TELEPLUS SHQ

Will try out a F 70-210 in 2012 because I don't find the 50-200‘s IQ up to the standard of the rest of my kit, maybe also a Tokina/Tamron 28-75ish f2.8 zoom too but we will see
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