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View Poll Results: How many lenses do you own?
1 10.33%
2 - 3 113.63%
4 - 5 3210.56%
6 - 8 6220.46%
9 - 11 5317.49%
12 - 15 4414.52%
16 - 20 289.24%
21 - 25 216.93%
26 - 30 154.95%
31 - 40 134.29%
41 - 50 41.32%
51 - 75 82.64%
76 - 100 41.32%
101 - 150 41.32%
151+ 30.99%
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05-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #16
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Baker's Dozen?

16, I guess, but they're not all Pentax brand. Sigma, Kiron, Tokina (1 each) all in PK mount. 12 from Pentax.
Until I find a Bokina, that is!
I also gave several to my Sister, along with my K110D. Shortly after I got a K10D.
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05-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by c-meier Quote
I "only" have 9 lenses, but have been considering getting a few new high-end ones (and get rid of the kit zooms and such).
One of my worries is, I don't know where to keep them safe: A couple of years ago, I lost a lot of gear to an earthquake and subsequent theft.

What precautions do you take? Do you keep your lenses in locked safes, fire-resistant boxes, cabinets or something similar? Or do you rely on insurance?

I have a fire safe. but theives could break into it if they work at it. I don't load it up unless I'm going away. So if a fire hit and I was not away, I most likely would have no protection.

Too bad about your loss. If your in earthquake country that is tough biz. I was in L.A. in the 70's when a big one hit and the freeways collapsed. Was in bed when it hit and all I could do was watch the shaking ceiling for half a min and wonder when it was coming down on me...couldn't budge an inch. The ceiling held, but it had a large crack running full length down the middle after the quake.

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05-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #18
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I have seven at the moment, but am almost definitely going to sell off one of them (an M 28/3.5, because I got the K version afterwards and liked it better).

Apart from the M28/3.5, all of my lenses get regular use. I'm actually quite easily tempted by cheap, interesting glass... but the desire to keep my whole kit portable, plus the fact that I have to move often, has been my most powerful anti-LBA talisman so far!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weber Quote
I'm actually quite easily tempted by cheap, interesting glass... but the desire to keep my whole kit portable, plus the fact that I have to move often, has been my most powerful anti-LBA talisman so far!
Ah, you're a perfect candidate for a small bellows, a focusing helicoid, and a pile of tiny cheap enlarger lenses! Let's see, a good starting set would be :

* EL-Nikkor 50/2.8 (100g)
* Vivitar-LU 75/3.5 (70g)
* Novoflex Noflexar 105/3.5 (120g)
* Ilex Anastigmat 140/4.5 (260g)

Except for the beautiful EL-Nikkor, all these can be used for general photography too. My M42 Bellowscope weighs 230g; the 17-35mm focusing helicoid weighs 110g; a set of M42 macro tubes are maybe 40g. All these, with less weight than any Vivitar Series 1 70-210! Or you can skip the bellows and the 140, and the kit weighs about the same as a DA10-17! Just don't forget the lens hoods. Cheers!

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52 at the moment, but someone is bringing me a "box of stuff" later this week, apparently there's 6 or 7 lenses and a couple of cameras in the box, he knows nothing about them, not even the camera brand. But they are free, so I'll take them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Ah, you're a perfect candidate for a small bellows, a focusing helicoid, and a pile of tiny cheap enlarger lenses!
Oh my god, don't tempt me! Those sound tempting indeed, especially if they can still be used on enlargers (I do film/ wet darkroom work from time to time, usually in borrowed darkrooms)

The lenses will probably have to wait though; currently, the thing I'm in most need for is a good tripod. After that I have my eyes on them Helios 44-2s (the swirly bokeh is slowly growing on me...)... for which I will need an M42 adapter, and we all know what a classic gateway drug that adapter is
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As the French say "Dites 33" ?!

Bonjour,

It's probably more ... but to really count might reveal that I have a glowing problem ... starting to run out of proper space which is a bad sign! Question: Must the lens actually work ... ie, junkers, tear-downs & future "projects"?

Salut, John le LBA Frog
05-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #23
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I've got 8 or so. And two mountain bikes.
In the mountain bike world, there's an equation that you use to work out how many bikes you need.
The equation is N + 1, where N = the number of bikes you have.
I reckon the same principle could be applied to lenses.

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05-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #24
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About 67 lenses. Not counting other things that could be seen as lenses.
05-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #25
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Interesting. For the moment, there is none between 41-50 and 76-100.
Only 4 suffer by LBA (100+) that need serious attention.
9 members having 31-75 should be aware, especially the 4 members with 41-75: The number will increase exponentially from approx 40.
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Someone at work recently asked how many lenses I have and was astounded when I said I didn't know. I will have to tell them that, having just done a count, I have 28, only one of which is a duplicate (K55 f/1.8). There are a few I should get rid of (like choosing between the M & K 28mm f/3.5), a Ricoh 50 I don't use, the extra K 55, a crappy Tak A zoom, a crappy Tokina zoom... but parting is hard, and they're mostly lenses that wouldn't fetch much anyway.

I note that at the time of writing, nobody has just one lens
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I note that at the time of writing, nobody has just one lens
People with one lens are healthy people. They don't need to visit this forum
05-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #28
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Active lenses: ten primes, four zooms
I also have four legacy manual lenses, one of which I will keep for potential rebirth on a full frame until I can find a decent modern replacement.

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05-14-2012, 02:41 AM   #29
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoanpham Quote
People with one lens are healthy people. They don't need to visit this forum
MOUAHAHA ! i remember when i had only one lens ... wait, i never had one, i started with 3
05-14-2012, 03:23 AM   #30
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoanpham Quote
People with one lens are healthy people. They don't need to visit this forum
People with only one lens have bought a camera with interchangeable lens system for nothing.

I think it's our duty to make sure they haven't bought that feature in vain, and infect them with LBA.

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