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03-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
So you are saying I should write an endless loop?
I once gave my team leader a pencil that circled around itself. It was for coding loops.

The LBA process isn't quite an *endless* loop. It terminates when I do.

10 WHILE (me=alive) : BUY more lenses : WEND
20 CALL reincarnate(me) : GOTO 10

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Of course, that's why I majored in English.
Not management? We had a truism:

Those who can, program.
Those who can't program, manage.
Those who can't manage, manage programmers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
I once gave my team leader a pencil that circled around itself. It was for coding loops.

The LBA process isn't quite an *endless* loop. It terminates when I do.

10 WHILE (me=alive) : BUY more lenses : WEND
20 CALL reincarnate(me) : GOTO 10
I actually laughed out loud. Louder than indicates. IMHO this should be your sig line. And re your sig, prior to 1880 what we today call a liberal was then called a conservative. I am quite liberal, but most liberals don't beleive me. I believe in conservation of your liberty if you let me have mine. [/Political and Religious discussion]

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Not management? We had a truism:

Those who can, program.
Those who can't program, manage.
Those who can't manage, manage programmers.
At age 23 I discovered selling things. At age 33 I discovered math. I went back to school nights and weekends.

For 20 years I have been a quantitative investment strategy analyst and consultant. Though I don't remember coding from college (clearly), the logic of what I do is similar. If the math is true, then given a set of inputs, outcomes are reasonably repeatable and predictable. We endeavor to manage risk (short-term variability) and plan for a range of possible returns over time, any of which is at least good enough, some of which are beyond great, and most of which are about what was expected.

System inputs are easy. The hard part is client inputs - convincing people to accept less risk, spend less and save more money. Other advisors tell people they should earn more than I project. That is competiton for business. Consumption is competition for saving. that competition is made even harder when lenses are a competitive input.

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03-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #33
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Venturi - Why are you holding off on the K5? I'm not ssure about it either based on web comments and 'issues."

Thanks from a new member.

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03-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #34
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I have a camera and lens roadmap...

Current gear (that I use regularly): K-x, MZ-7, FA50-1.4, FA28-2.8, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8...

Plan:
Buy K5 (or newer Pentax DSLR)... Buy MZ-S...
Sell FA28... (although I do love it)
Buy FA20mm, FA35mm and FA100mm-macro (these along with the FA50-1.4 can by switched between film and digital bodies with no fuss)

Means I can have a film and digital set-up that works nicely around 4 solid prime lenses... 20mm is wide on film and I can stitch from the FA35/FA50 in the digital format if I want wider than the FA20 can give...

Keep the Tamron 17-50mm for times when having a zoom is convenient... (There are definitely times...)

So 'my' (ideal) roadmap looks like:

Tamron 17-50mm 2.8... FA20mm 2.8... FA35mm f2... FA50mm 1.4... FA100mm-macro WITH a Pentax K5 (or newer...) and a Pentax MZ-S

(with a couple (3) FA-Ltds thrown in there...)

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1.4x

find a 1.4/21 somewhere...
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As with DaveHolmes, I have a gear and lens road map. Currently have a K-x, 16-50DA*, M50 f1.7, 135mm 2.8 vivitar (manual), M200 f4 and Sears 300 f5.6. I have a young family and live in St. John's, essentially if you want to do anything outside, you have to accept doing something in the rain/fog or drizzle. So, currently putting money aside for a K-5 or similar replacement. Also thinking about a cheap off camera flash setup for the family.

Generally, the 16-50 covers my needs pretty well in terms of general photography and I can use that in bad (i.e. normal) weather. I love shooting the manual primes and suspect the AF primes would be great, my real problem is I can't make up my mind so all I have are classes of lens that I want to get:

1. something for portraits (new baby on the way), DA 70, FA 77 - perhaps one of those manual 85 f1.4
2. a fast normal, Sigma 30, FA31, maybe a DA 35 or ltd 35
3. DA21 (OK, not a class, I just want this and can't quite justify it yet)

Opportunistically, I'll pick up various M line primes if I can get them at a decent price, I love the feel and IQ of the 50 and 200.
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Current optical arsenal:

Primes
  • SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL
  • SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7

Zooms
  • SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL (K2000 kit lens)
  • SMC Pentax-A 35-70mm F3.5-4.5
  • Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD
  • Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP (latest acquisition)
  • Sigma 28-84mm f3.5-4.5

RIght now I need to learn how to use these more than I need to add more lenses to the collection. But, that notwithstanding, I really could a good low-light portrait-type lens, so I'm very interested in grabbing a Samyang (or similar) 85mm F1.4 or the forthcoming Pentax 50mm F1.8. Sure, the A50/1.7 sort of fits this bill, but my subjects often don't have the patience for MF.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wedge Quote
RIght now I need to learn how to use these more than I need to add more lenses to the collection. But, that notwithstanding, I really could a good low-light portrait-type lens, so I'm very interested in grabbing a Samyang (or similar) 85mm F1.4 or the forthcoming Pentax 50mm F1.8. Sure, the A50/1.7 sort of fits this bill, but my subjects often don't have the patience for MF.
One can never have too many lenses, finances and space allowing. As for your options: The Samyang is MF, right? Will impatient subjects wait longer for the 85mm than your 50mm? I have a (fairly) cheap trick for thin-DOF headshot portraiture: My faithful old FA50/1.4 with a cheap (but decent) Sony VCL-1546A adapter screwed onto the front. This becomes a 75/1.4 optic, and the Sony only cost me US$4 shipped. It slightly cuts image contrast and sharpness, which I tweak in PP. Similar 1.4-1.5-1.6x adapters from Canon, Olympus, Panasonic et al are available cheap also.

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My roadmap:

Any lense that catches' my attention on fleabay that I don't really need, but are recommended by the many knowledgeable poster's here.

Then have bid on & won.
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Well just as in 2011 I really don't need anything to get true life. In 2011 I bought DA*60-250, DA*300mm, DA*200mm, Sigma 70-200mm (OS), FA*28-70, DA15mm and I sold DA*200, DA*60-250, DA*50-135, DA*200 and DA14mm.

I would like Sigma 120-300mm/f2.8 to my gear. But that can wait until 2013. So no plans for now, but it is only early march.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well just as in 2011 I really don't need anything to get true life. In 2011 I bought DA*60-250, DA*300mm, DA*200mm, Sigma 70-200mm (OS), FA*28-70, DA15mm and I sold DA*200, DA*60-250, DA*50-135, DA*200 and DA14mm.

I would like Sigma 120-300mm/f2.8 to my gear. But that can wait until 2013. So no plans for now, but it is only early march.
How would you compare the DA*60-250 to the Sigma 70-200 and the DA*300?
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My current kit: K-r, DA-L 18-55 and 55-300, Super Takumar 55/1.8.

Roadmap: DFA 100/2.8 Macro WR, a fast zoom (Tamron 17-50/2.8, etc.), 1 or 2 flash off camera setup.

The roadmap isn't necessarily in that order, haven't decided exactly which I would like more yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by morpho Quote
How would you compare the DA*60-250 to the Sigma 70-200 and the DA*300?
There is a thread about that going on choosing one of those lenses where I gave my answer.
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I'm probably going to do more selling than buying this year. Too many duplicates (focal lengths) and not enough money. I just don't use them much.

Current kit w/K200D
DA15
M28f2.8
DA40 and/or
A50f1.7
M135f3.5

roadmap for 2012
K-01 and DA40XS and sell K200D and DA40 (or go for the K-5)
M100f4macro to replace the M135 in my kit

Wants
K28f3.5 (or even better K28f2) to try out vs my 24/28's
FA43 to replace DA40 and A50f1.7
300mm telephoto - budget - M*300 or 55-300, break the bank - DA*300
A WA and normal zoom pair like Tamron 10-24 and 28-75

It's pretty obvious that there is no way that my wants are happening this year but one can plan...
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hmm.. currently have kx with da21ltd, dal18-55, dal55-300, s-m-c tak 35/3.5, 50/1.4, 200/4, preset 135/3.5, super tak 50/4 macro, sakar 28mm and a couple cheap zooms.

I am planning to sell off a few of these to get a 35 macro limited and/or a da15 ltd. then a lil bigma would give me pretty good coverage. if a k-5 replacement is annonced along the way then lenses will probably be put on hold

the more down to earth goal is to get a kit to cover most scenarios for traveling. da15ltd, da35ltd combined with my 21ltd and dal 55-300 should give me decent coverage a good quality for most commonly used FLs
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