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01-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Nice. Good to know the KEH is consistent in its under-estimates of the condition of lenses. I wish they allowed people to see the items, but even if you live a few miles away its simply a drop off for maintenance, no storefront at all.
i look at keh for bargain stuff regularly. never been burnt always exceeds expectations (and saves money versus optimistic fleabay vendors in many cases)

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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
i look at keh for bargain stuff regularly. never been burnt always exceeds expectations (and saves money versus optimistic fleabay vendors in many cases)
And with KEH's return policy there's really no getting burnt.
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A Tamron 28-75mm 2.8. In fact, just ordered it.

Now obsessively watching email for the shipping notification.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
i look at keh for bargain stuff regularly. never been burnt always exceeds expectations (and saves money versus optimistic fleabay vendors in many cases)
I've always been happy with their stuff but have always gone with higher ratings.....gives me reason to reevaluate that and save some money. Oh, no - another incentive for LBA

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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
You didn't have to buy the m100/4 to achieve great macro images. Most of those shots were made with a reversed lens or reverse stacked lenses. Besides, the M100/4 only produces 1:2 macro, not true 1:1. For the FA 28-70 (there is no F 28-70) vs. F35-70, I have both and definitely recommend F28-70, it has better coverage and similar IQ to the F35-70, that's probably why it's more expensive
Yeah I was told that last night re the m100/4 as being a bit redundant for moi. I kinda knew that when I bought it too, since I already have a tammy 90mm macro. Had immediate buyer's remorse after I got it (had to scrabble in the back of the couch for the last $10 ), but heck. I'm loving the images out of it, and I'm having fun. I think I always had the idea of "pentax macro" in the back of my head, and last time I visited the macro thread there were a couple of images made with the m100/4 that just knocked my socks off. Although now checking back this morning I notice it was taken with the F and not the M.

It's amazing how our brain just freezes when we spot a lens we want. All rhyme and reason just flies out the window.

I have a reverse lens adapter. It's still sitting in the zip lock bag. I'd bought it with the intention of flipping over my M 50/2.0 as it's got a stuck focus ring that I can't budge. I'm still too skeered to do surgery, so this was my compromise. Need to go and take it out for a spin but keep on getting distracted....

Thanks for your opinion re the FA 28-70. It's reinforced my opinion that it'd be good to replace the 35-70, but heck... my purse doesn't want to know. *slaps wrist as hand moves to mouse*
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mmmh

Lens Roadmap...difficult

I think

1. wide Angle for Landscape, dont know which one
2. macro WR 100mm
3. maybe the ne 50-500 OS or a longer Pentax ( DA*300 already in the bag)
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The two times I've bought from KEH, they sent me the wrong item both times (1.4X-L TC came as a 1.4X-S TC, and the 2X-L TC came as a 2X-S TC :P )

Both times they sent me a return shipping label though.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I said just a few posts ago that I'd get either the Samyang 8mm fisheye or 14mm rectilinear, which I was pretty sure about. For anyone interested, the Bower version of the fisheye is now $250 at B&H.

But just a few minutes ago I bought a DA 10-17mm fisheye zoom instead. I reconsidered for a few reasons. The DA is smaller and lighter, which for me directly translates into using it more. It also focuses closer. I currently defish a 16mm FE to get wider than 16mm, and I can still do that with the DA. The AF also is handy for fisheye, because details are really small in the viewfinder. With manual focus, I tend to just let the DOF cover errors.

So now I'm committed to selling my current fisheye and another lens to pay for the DA.
We now have that in writing...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
But just a few minutes ago I bought a DA 10-17mm fisheye zoom instead. I reconsidered for a few reasons. The DA is smaller and lighter, which for me directly translates into using it more. It also focuses closer. I currently defish a 16mm FE to get wider than 16mm, and I can still do that with the DA. The AF also is handy for fisheye, because details are really small in the viewfinder. With manual focus, I tend to just let the DOF cover errors.
Ah, you're not going to regret switching to the DA, it's a fun lens!

In my experience, the zoom function translates in using it more too. The extra versatility in composition comes in very handy for a fisheye. It's an underestimated function.

Oh, and watch that front element! It focusses really close. And it's very tempting to get closer and closer when watching throught the vieuwfinder only.
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I took New Year's day off and then purchased 4 lenses in the past 4 days

1. Tamron 28-75/2.8 (Nikon)
2. Minolta 50/3.5 macro (Sony)
3. Voigtlander Nokton 58/1.4 (Nikon)
4. Zeiss AF 135/1.8 (Sony)

So much for getting my LBA under control for 2012
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
I took New Year's day off and then purchased 4 lenses in the past 4 days

1. Tamron 28-75/2.8 (Nikon)
2. Minolta 50/3.5 macro (Sony)
3. Voigtlander Nokton 58/1.4 (Nikon)
4. Zeiss AF 135/1.8 (Sony)

So much for getting my LBA under control for 2012
Looks like you might also need to get a grip on CBA (camera buying addiction).
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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
Looks like you might also need to get a grip on CBA (camera buying addiction).
That's quite true.

It's amazing how much LBA can come as a result of two little CBA slip ups
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
That's quite true.

It's amazing how much LBA can come as a result of two little CBA slip ups
I've had some interest in the Sony just because of the Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 made for it. Have you seen this Photozone review? I wish Zeiss made it for Pentax.


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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
I've had some interest in the Sony just because of the Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 made for it. Have you seen this Photozone review? I wish Zeiss made it for Pentax.
Funny you should mention the 24 as happen to see a used one at a local camera store for a decent price this afternoon. I probably would have bought it except that I have a Zeiss 16-35/2.8 scheduled to arrive this Monday. And I agree, my interest in trying out the Sony was in part due to the AF Zeiss lenses they have. I've been using the 85/1.4 for a couple weeks (I got it as part of a package deal with the A850) and have been very impressed so far.
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Since I paid for a K5 this morning I'm going to have to get the 18-135 WR to go with it. Of course after the beating my pay check took from the K5 purchase the lens is a month or so out.
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