Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-29-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 828
Heckuva month for LBA

After keeping things in check for quite some time, LBA took hold in a big way this month.

First the long-time itch for a DA 21mm started getting to me. Found one just above my target price of $350 on eBay and pulled the trigger.

Not satisfied with that (apparently), I started thinking about how fun it would be to have a fisheye for an upcoming trip to Hawaii. I also had an Amazon gift card from the holidays so, boom!, a Samyang (Bower) 8mm fish was soon swimming my way (got it last week).

Then while browsing around on my phone at lunch yesterday I came across a screaming deal on a Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm. I've lusted after this lens for years. That's part of the reason why it took so long to by the DA 21mm - I could never decide between the two. Well, now it looks like I'll be able to compare them myself: unless it's really beat I'll probably pick that one up from the guy tomorrow.

<sigh> What can you do? Maybe now it'll relax its grip for awhile. Still, the idea of finally getting that Voigtlander has me kinda giddy...

01-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Ikarus's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: California
Photos: Albums
Posts: 460
I feel for you. *hands you hanky*

As compensation for the pain, I award you the prize for funniest nickname on pentaxforums.
01-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,314
OH man, that sounds great. You have the wide angles well covered now. You should write a review comparing the Voigtlander to the 21mm. I wanted to get that 20mm Voigtlander, but I haven't found any kmount at a good price. Though, I try not to look too often, so I don't catch LBA
01-29-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 828
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Ikarus Quote
*hands you hanky*:
Thx for the hanky.

I know, it's eff'ing ridiculous.

01-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Niagara
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 791
I was looking at the Voigtlander earlier today. Let us know how you like it!
01-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 800
I had not purchased a lens (for myself) for 2 years until this month. Then...

FA*80-200
FA 43 Ltd
FA 77 Ltd
DA 40 Ltd

THANK GOODNESS, the DA 40 XS was shipped to me instead of the Limited and I got my money back. Better yet, the FA*80-200 was defective (could not focus to infinity below 100mm) and I got a lot of money back after finding out that 2.8 is great, but I need 300mm.

But now I have a plan... not purchase any lenses until they come on sale
01-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
pezmaker's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 276
This does not sound good. I've been successfully holding my LBA at bay for the last 5 or 6 months. I'm now fearing I'm going to crash back into it with a vengeance.
01-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #8
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,625
buy a sigma 500mm and that might take care of you for a few months

01-29-2013, 10:09 PM - 1 Like   #9
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 828
Original Poster
I just can't resist those damn Voigtlanders! Maybe it's the fact that they stopped making them in K-mount and that there's just a few models - collect all four! I'll have the 20mm, the 58mm and the 90mm. Only that damn 40mm left in the set. (Yikes, I can see where this is going.)

But the main thing is that the Nokton I own just knocks me out: it's so wonderful to use - just a perfect manual lens - and the images are spectacular. I haven't warmed to the 90mm as much as I'd hoped but it's still sweet. They grab me in a way that the DA Ltds just haven't.
01-30-2013, 08:01 AM   #10
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Somewhere near the middle...
Posts: 269
QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
I just can't resist those damn Voigtlanders! Maybe it's the fact that they stopped making them in K-mount and that there's just a few models - collect all four! I'll have the 20mm, the 58mm and the 90mm. Only that damn 40mm left in the set. (Yikes, I can see where this is going.)

But the main thing is that the Nokton I own just knocks me out: it's so wonderful to use - just a perfect manual lens - and the images are spectacular. I haven't warmed to the 90mm as much as I'd hoped but it's still sweet. They grab me in a way that the DA Ltds just haven't.
I know those feelings well.... I gave up the Ulrton 40mm to get a Zeiss ZK 35mm/F2 (this now practically lives on my K-5). The rendering of the Ultron is fantastic. I miss it, but could not justify such close (and expensive) focal lengths. I had the 90mm and gave that up when I got a Zeiss ZK 85mm/F1.4. The Nokton is staying. I agree absolutely how perfect that lens is... I have been looking for a 20mm for a while. Hope you enjoy yours.
01-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #11
Veteran Member
dankoBanana's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Posts: 535
I've rediscovered ebay and am now in the process of looking for bargains. I just bought an AF Sigma 75-200 f3.8 for 40 euros!!! Now I'm trying to get my hands on a cheap fujinon 55mm f1.8 which would be my niffty fifty
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
21mm, da, k-mount, lba, month, pentax lens, slr lens, voigtlander
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crossroads' end, for those suffering from lba PentaxMom Felua Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 06-11-2012 02:10 AM
Possible cure for LBA littledrawe Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 20 08-30-2011 11:10 AM
Please help I have LBA-P LBA Paranoia!!!!! pHREDD D Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 14 03-13-2010 07:29 AM
March is LBA awareness month dancel Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 106 04-03-2008 05:49 PM
For Sale - Sold: 2 month old K10D and lenses for sale digitalartist Sold Items 19 03-12-2007 09:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:51 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top