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05-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
fondle the NIB copy on Saturday nights
Actually your not even allowed to break the seal on the box, let alone fondle the contents.

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Well somebody managed to pick one up today!
Not my copy.....someone else here on the forum with a second copy?
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Not my copy.....someone else here on the forum with a second copy?
A very nice copy was sold on eBay yesterday. Complete with case and caps. The seller was in Germany. It went just 5euro above my max bid.
I should have increased my bid.:/
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Need advice - LBA, CBA

Right now, there is a closet I keep closed most of the time, OUT OF EMBARRASSMENT - don't really know how I got here, but I started on my selling mission. So far sold 3 duplicate lenses. Have 1 on marketplace. Now need to sell one of my 16mp Pentax. Here are the specifics:
K-01 9456 shutter count
k-5 9461
K-30 920
K-5 II 1422
I'm leaning towards keeping the K-01 which I've just owned since Dec 12, (you all know that big drop day). I know I'd like to keep the K5 or K5ii for the silent shutter for my kids school musical performances. I got the K5ii recently as a bundle with 18-135. And the K30 also recently, as backup to the K01 for its focus peaking (I enjoy the most the takumars).
If all else fails, I will let these cameras duke it out - I call this:
THE BATTLE ON THE P.K. CORRAL


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There are a few ways to seriously slow down LBA
Define the FLs you actually use (not the one's that would be nice to have every once in 2 years or so), in my case that was 24 to 85

Once you have that done, start grading the lenses you have in those FLs - Match them off against each other till only one remains

Give you an example - I had the following 50s over the last 2 years (Super Takumar 50 f/1.4, Super Takumar 55 f/1.8, K50 f/1.4, K50 f/1.2, K55 f/1.8, M50 f/1.7, M50 f/1.4, A50 f/1.7, A50 f/1.4, A50 f/1.2, FA50 f/1.7, FA50 f/1.4) so thats 12 50s. Optically they got better with each generation but the build quality went down the pan.(I might buy 2 more 50s just to make a video say a K50 beating an FA50 into pieces - thats another story) but one reigned supreme the A50 f/1.2. Ok you might come back at me and say the FA50 f/1.7 is really really sharp from f/1.7 onwards (it is!) but by f/2.8 the A50 f/1.2 is out resolving it, or that an FA50 f/1.4 is easier to use (probably, but then you're not concentrating enough and just taking snap shots ) so I got rid of all the others and had the 50mm FL sorted. Until I thought.. hmm what about Zeiss? The Planar 50 f/1.4 is ok, but the A50 f/1.2 is just that little faster, what will it give me? nothing tbh. But there was another Zeiss 50, the fast Makro-Planar. So now I have a problem, 2 50s in the house. One has to go... That is my only conundrum at the moment.

FA31 beat off the 28s and 35s. FA43 beat off the 35s to 50 range. FA77 is for me the best in the 70 to 85 range, image delivered, build quality, size, etc.
So thats what you do - buy all the crap you want but make a rule.. 1 lens to a FL, the best I can find for myself. LBA slows down completely almost to a standstill.

Its not a cure I know, but at least you'll have a manageable bag with lenses that get used!

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I still have LBA...
My current problem is the 24mm FL Once I've figured that out, I'll stop looking at lenses for 18 months and use what I have. Candidates to fill role of 24 = FA* 24 f/2 or Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2.8,
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Get a camera with a fixed lens, like a Fuji X100s. That should solve your LBA syndrome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChatMechant Quote
For me the only cure for LBA is GAS- (guitar acquisition syndrome)
GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome... ..believe it, I am a guitarist.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
Got that one too. I need one more acoustic and two solid bodies(all PRS). Had CyclingBA and still have H-EABA(High-End Audio).
A good cure for GAS is to just practice.. a good cure for LBA is to just go out and shoot.. Forums are not the answer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
You must of heard that one from a politician, cos they're all known to be liars.

Or should I say, specialists in dealing with untruths, if liars is a bit harsh.
It is unparliamentary language to call a politician a liar but it is acceptable to say the politician told a lie. And this from the country where a former
Prime Minister had the speaker of the house declare that it was acceptable parliamentary language for him to call the members of the opposition "you scumbags over there".
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Well... I guess somehow I needed a grip so I got a used one. I have been using my K5 with my tripod a lot and I prefer to mount it with the grip on it and that extra battery is always a plus. After buying a Pentax DA 70mm I have stopped looking for lenses. Weather is nicer now so I am outdoors more often with my K5, so not much time indoors browsing this forum (not as much that is), so far my favourite lens is the FA 50mm 1.4, oh man though, that little one loves flare. and the DA 70mm has not seen any action yet. Using the 18-135 too but not as often as the 16-45. I feel like I am lacking of longer fl zooms after selling my 55-300. Really missing that tele the other night when I went to take pictures of that full moon . I think I will look for a long tele prime. and that will be the end of my LBA (well... after I get the DA 15 that is... and the DA* 50-135, it will be a very long while though (next black friday pentax deals... here I am waiting )
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So much for putting an end to LBA
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
There are a few ways to seriously slow down LBA
Define the FLs you actually use (not the one's that would be nice to have every once in 2 years or so), in my case that was 24 to 85

Once you have that done, start grading the lenses you have in those FLs - Match them off against each other till only one remains

Give you an example - I had the following 50s over the last 2 years (Super Takumar 50 f/1.4, Super Takumar 55 f/1.8, K50 f/1.4, K50 f/1.2, K55 f/1.8, M50 f/1.7, M50 f/1.4, A50 f/1.7, A50 f/1.4, A50 f/1.2, FA50 f/1.7, FA50 f/1.4) so thats 12 50s. Optically they got better with each generation but the build quality went down the pan.(I might buy 2 more 50s just to make a video say a K50 beating an FA50 into pieces - thats another story) but one reigned supreme the A50 f/1.2. Ok you might come back at me and say the FA50 f/1.7 is really really sharp from f/1.7 onwards (it is!) but by f/2.8 the A50 f/1.2 is out resolving it, or that an FA50 f/1.4 is easier to use (probably, but then you're not concentrating enough and just taking snap shots ) so I got rid of all the others and had the 50mm FL sorted. Until I thought.. hmm what about Zeiss? The Planar 50 f/1.4 is ok, but the A50 f/1.2 is just that little faster, what will it give me? nothing tbh. But there was another Zeiss 50, the fast Makro-Planar. So now I have a problem, 2 50s in the house. One has to go... That is my only conundrum at the moment.

FA31 beat off the 28s and 35s. FA43 beat off the 35s to 50 range. FA77 is for me the best in the 70 to 85 range, image delivered, build quality, size, etc.
So thats what you do - buy all the crap you want but make a rule.. 1 lens to a FL, the best I can find for myself. LBA slows down completely almost to a standstill.

Its not a cure I know, but at least you'll have a manageable bag with lenses that get used!

ps
I still have LBA...
My current problem is the 24mm FL Once I've figured that out, I'll stop looking at lenses for 18 months and use what I have. Candidates to fill role of 24 = FA* 24 f/2 or Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2.8,
What I'm finding out is timing is everything when it comes to LBA. I started off with K-x and DA40 which then got me to DA70. I wanted a fast 28-35 but could not get myself to getting the FA31 so got myself a Sigma 28 F1.8 (which is wonderfully underrated). The micro 4/3 saga is a tangent which is a story of its own. But that was my first foray into EBAY which then led me to M50 1.7 which then got me obsessed with fast 50's (Takumars and lately Fujinon). What drives a lot of it thought is just finding out for myself the nuances of each lens. Ultimately, I needed to try the FA limiteds so went for the FA 43 which in my assessment is equal to the SMC Takumar 50 1.4, so AF is its prime advantage. The Pentax K01 just led me deeper into MF lenses. So again, timing, what if I got K01 as my first Pentax. Would have been a different path altogether. And with the zooms, I should have just gone for the DA 18-135 instead of venturing into Tamron 18-200, Sigma 17-70, Tamron 28-75. I'm finding out that for school events, K5/K5ii and 18-135 are perfect together.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mariopato2010 Quote
So much for putting an end to LBA
Try a Q and a Converter and an existing lens from yuor bag for your "reach" shots before you commit serious money to long tele. Super Telephoto is a sub-technique all to itself.
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All you have to do its substitute one affliction for another. I purchased a used guitar for $1800 two weeks ago and just put another for the same price on layaway two days ago. Perusing this sight has gone from 20+ times a day to almost nil.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Into The Lens Quote
Get a camera with a fixed lens, like a Fuji X100s. That should solve your LBA syndrome.
that will kick-start CBA (c=camera)

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