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02-24-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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How would you spend $10,000 on K-mount glass?

I was curious how some of you would spend the dough! Here are my thoughts!

$600 - DA L 15mm F4.0 black
$500 - DA L 21mm F3.2 black
$1200 - FA L 31mm F1.8 silver
$400 - DA L 40mm F2.8 black
$800 - FA L 43mm F1.9 silver
$600 - DA L 70mm F2.4 black
$900 - FA L 77mm F1.8 silver
$600 - DFA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
$1000 - DA* 200mm F2.8
$1200 - DA* 300mm F4.0

$1200 - FA* 28-70mm F2.8
$1600 - FA* 80-200mm F2.8

This works out to 10,600. Excessive?

02-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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Easy shopping.

$5,000 Pentax 560mm/f5.6 plus aperture reducer for f4.5 (joke)
$5,000 Sigma 500mm/f4.5
02-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Heck, spend it on the 645D and then start saving for some medium format lenses!
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An FA* 200mm macro lens will cost you $3000-4000, so on top of that a FA 85 1.4 prime, FA 31 limited, DA 300mm and a few walkaround zooms would bring you up to 10k


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02-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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Voigtlander here I come!!!

02-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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DA 16-45m f4
DA* 60-250mm f4
FA* 250-600mm f5.6

FA 77mm f1.8 Ltd
K 50mm f1.2

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I could see a sigma 300/2.8, plus the new Pentax 560/5.6 , and if there is any left over maybe a couple of short primes, or....

Just for the fun of it a complete set of silver Russian lenses
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Ah, this would be a nice dilemma to have...

Voigtlander Macro APO Lanthar 125/2.5 - ??$1200
Zeiss Distagon 28/2 or FA 31 limited - ~$1000
FA 20/2.8 - ~$500
DA 12-24 - ~$700

Probably save the remaining $6,000+ for the mythical Pentax full-frame and for wherever LBA takes me next.

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An A*1200 will help to blow that budget To a lesser extend, a 250-500

To be serious, I will never have a need to spend 10000 on lenses DA12-24 (or Sigma equivalent), FA31Ltd, DA70Ltd, DFA100WR, DA55-300. I get to about a third, I think.

Maybe replace the DA55-300 by the new 120-360 (or whatever it exactly will be) and that will be it.
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Oh h*ll I've bought too much already, can't seem to find $10k of glass that I need (or to be more honest, could use). I guess I would build up a set of Zeiss... but for a D800. Oh and a couple more camera bags & another 6TB of external HDD.
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I would get a Leica M10 when it comes out this year...
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QuoteOriginally posted by bpv_UW Quote
Ah, this would be a nice dilemma to have...

Voigtlander Macro APO Lanthar 125/2.5 - ??$1200
Zeiss Distagon 28/2 or FA 31 limited - ~$1000
FA 20/2.8 - ~$500
DA 12-24 - ~$700

Probably save the remaining $6,000+ for the mythical Pentax full-frame and for wherever LBA takes me next.
The Pentax K 28mm f2 (for ~$300) is the same lens as the Zeiss Distagon 28/2

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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
The Pentax K 28mm f2 (for ~$300) is the same lens as the Zeiss Distagon 28/2

Hey when you've got $10k to burn, you're interested in the label... people have got to know you've burnt it TBH, this first part of the money would probably on a flight to the US & HK, just to get near some of this older glass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
The Pentax K 28mm f2 (for ~$300) is the same lens as the Zeiss Distagon 28/2
Depends which version of the Distagon you mean.
The latest ZK 28/2 has different optics (10 elements, not 9), and is functionally an A-lens.
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DA 10-17 FE
DA 12-24
F 17-28 FE
FA 31
FA 43
A 50/1.2
FA 77
DFA 100 macro
Sigma 70-200/2.8

A whole setup for digital and film Maybe i would add a "cheap 300mm"
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