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01-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #136
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Fuji X-Pro and 3 lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Fuji X-Pro and 3 lenses.
very interested in this one too!
01-09-2012, 06:13 AM   #138
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QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
thanks for the recs eddie i have three of those lenses, well four if we ignore the 100 2.8 and pretend it's the same as the 100 4.0

although not sure what speed my 28 is either. anyway, i imagine the DA 14 is gonna set me back quite a bit eh? not sure i usually go that wide though.
there are cheaper alternatives. the samyang.bower/vivitar is apparently very good. manual focus which shouldn't be an issue for you, and about half the price of a DA 14 or 15 LTD. I have the 14 because when I went digital it was really the only option to replace a 21 on ff. cost me $750 back then but I've used it fairly extensively. If I'm traveling with a Pentax kit it's always in the bag. I can't say that about any other lens I own.

EDIT as for going that wide, while you may not need to in Australia (or for that matter Canada) when you get to european cities it's very useful. stepping back a few feet isn't always an option

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
OK
I did qualify this with "Probably Nothing"

The K200/2.5 is about the only thing missing in my line up of K mount lenses. I have worked hard to get fast K mounts, so consider this,.

24, 28, 35 mm are F2
50, 85mm are F1.4
135mm is F2.5
300 is F4

the K200/2.5 does really fit into this logic. Only the K105/2.8 is really outside the ultra fast prime logic I have followed. It is a would be nice to have lens, but that's all.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I did qualify this with "Probably Nothing"
True (and more so if you're waiting for Tom to sell his 200/2.5 ;~)
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Well I just blew out all resolutions and bought a K200/2.5. That absolutely, positively does it for the year (already).

Selling to acquire: Viv S1 105/2.5; Black MESuper; H1a
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Well I just blew out all resolutions and bought a K200/2.5.
If you tell me you bought it from Tom, I'll croak.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
If you tell me you bought it from Tom, I'll croak.
OK, I won't tell you.








Actually I bought it from a fairly new member and I paid more than I should and you would have.

For my needs my equipment list is set unless I do the threatened Sell Everything / Buy K5 and the three Queens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
there are cheaper alternatives. the samyang.bower/vivitar is apparently very good. manual focus which shouldn't be an issue for you, and about half the price of a DA 14 or 15 LTD. I have the 14 because when I went digital it was really the only option to replace a 21 on ff. cost me $750 back then but I've used it fairly extensively. If I'm traveling with a Pentax kit it's always in the bag. I can't say that about any other lens I own. EDIT as for going that wide, while you may not need to in Australia (or for that matter Canada) when you get to european cities it's very useful. stepping back a few feet isn't always an option
yeah, i'm starting to think maybe i should get an all purpose manual zoom. i took my f 35-70 out for a spin last night (in an attempt to see if 35 really will do me) and i tried to take pics of the puppy in gorgeous sunset pink light. every photo turned out blurred. landscapes were great, but puppy pics? nada. i've never had that problem with low light manual lenses - although when i think about it, what actually happens is that either cif refuses to work. hrmmm... i did start to think maybe i should've gotten out a fast fifty, but that meant running back into the house. which kinda defeats the purpose of taking a spontaneous pic

good point about needing to go wide for european cities. it probably explains why so many of my last european trip were taken at 18mm. I was surprised that i had that many at that length - never thought i was that much of a wide angle kinda gal.

congrats on your new purchase monochrome. i'm sure you'll love it and give it plenty of love and attention.... until the next lens comes along *looks sideways at my 'neglected lens pile"

i wish i could stay true to the 'no more lens buying' mantra.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
i wish i could stay true to the 'no more lens buying' mantra.
No you don't! If you did, you would.
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No you don't! If you did, you would.


you're no fun baro-nite
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Fuji X-Pro and 3 lenses.
Me too

Especially since the one pentax lens I was planning to buy "sometime during 2012" I've already bought and we're not 2 weeks into the year
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
Me too

Especially since the one pentax lens I was planning to buy "sometime during 2012" I've already bought and we're not 2 weeks into the year
hey now, that's still "sometine in 2012"
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
Me too

Especially since the one pentax lens I was planning to buy "sometime during 2012" I've already bought and we're not 2 weeks into the year
I heard about that purchase, congrats
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