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01-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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A crying shame.

Wish people would stop ruining good lenses.

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01-06-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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I wish Pentax would make that FF already

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01-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Yep, a FF would help stop the rot !
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Some people ain't got no taste!

The 50mm f1.2 is most useable on the crop sensor Pentax DSLRs, it makes a spectacular portrait lens. Why degrade it to use on a Canon? Grrrrrr....

Let the Canonistas buy Canon lenses!

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I've actually performed a Pentax "vasectomy" once on a Chinon 50/1.7 for my brothers girlfriend. Depending on how it's done it's easy to restore it, even if it is "snipped off" it should be repairable.
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It is too bad this is being done, though you can understand why

Fortunately, if the modification is done correctly, it is reverse-able or if done incorrectly, can be repaired.


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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I've actually performed a Pentax "vasectomy" once on a Chinon 50/1.7 for my brothers girlfriend. Depending on how it's done it's easy to restore it, even if it is "snipped off" it should be repairable.
That's hilarious
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That's hilarious


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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I've actually performed a Pentax "vasectomy" once...
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Fortunately, if the modification is done correctly, it is reverse-able or if done incorrectly, can be repaired.
Yeah, that's what they say until the knife is out!

Eric H. could probably bring this back to life pretty easily... shame it was done, though I do worse to Canon FD mounts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I've actually performed a Pentax "vasectomy" once on a Chinon 50/1.7 for my brothers girlfriend. Depending on how it's done it's easy to restore it, even if it is "snipped off" it should be repairable.
If you look at the pictures you will see that this is a Pentax CASTRATION. Exactly what I would do to a person who does this to an A series lens...
01-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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The Canon 50 f/1.2L is $1500. Necessity is the mother of ingenuity. Also, the 5D is a really nice camera. You know, Pentax should make something like that...
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I've actually performed a Pentax "vasectomy" once on a Chinon 50/1.7 for my brothers girlfriend. Depending on how it's done it's easy to restore it, even if it is "snipped off" it should be repairable.
Yep, at least it's not a RioRico "chop job" that I did to a Yashica ML 50/1.4 ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
If you look at the pictures you will see that this is a Pentax CASTRATION. Exactly what I would do to a person who does this to an A series lens...
That is the question, you can easily trade that one for a non-A and get quite a bunch of money back.
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