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05-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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So these new A series lenes are pretty fun



scored my self a 50mm A f1.7 the other day for $35 AU!

It came attached to a K1000 SE of all things. Go figure.

How good is average scene metering! HAHAHAHA I've never been able to use it on My k10d with the Tak and M series glass hanging off it before. I can see why kids these days struggle with the mechanical fundamentals of photography. Even on the what ten yr old K10d the dam things meters excellently once the A connected is set

You would never have to think about it again, metering that is. Still, It's nice to be able to point it into the darkness at the chosen F you want to shoot at, then dial it down 3 stops knowing you will still get some detail in there. Magical stuff.

Anyway. I got carried away I did and attached a little AF200s flash thinking I wonder if... Without thinking any more I found myself scrolling through blown images before I realized TTL wasn't even on the cards when that little flash box was on the shelf haha.

Ah what fun.

Here they are sitting at the bar in full hipster dress catching up on the olden days. The K1000se was pleases to be reunited with Hitori a K55 f1.8 from near enough the same year as the SE suggests

To think this is the youngest lens I own. And It's probably still older then I

And actually, to think now it meters as accurately as my spotomatic or K1000 would. I have a digital K1000 now with this A setting haha Oh technology.

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05-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Oh, you never had a hand on them A lenses before? Welcome then!
It's why i love them so much! Only losing auto-focus.. and that's all!
05-08-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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Enjoy! I have a couple of A lenses now and love them. Especially the A50 f1.4 - wow! Mechanically a bit rubbish but optically superb with automatic exposure to boot!

I have a few manual lenses for a couple of years now and I am use to them but I do now find that I really prefer have the convenience and speed of "A" setting. I think I get the occasional shot that I would have missed otherwise.
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Enjoy that lens, I'm quite a big fan of A series lenses myself, see my sig.

05-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
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You know I think the nicest suprise is when shooting in "M" the green program line button assess without the need for the CLUNK associated with M and K lenses. :P

It's the little things :P
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I've got 5 A and M series lenses and 1 Tokina PKA zoom. Some of the old lenses are great. I find the prices of new Pentax lenses excessive especially compared to how much the old M and A's cost new, and thats taking inflation into account..
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QuoteOriginally posted by RussV Quote
Pentax lenses excessive especially compared to how much the old M and A's cost new
The more specialist A's are commanding premium prices these days, especially with FF just round the corner.

"FF just round the corner", I say this every chance I get, so it starts to get believed and puts up the value of my lenses.
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Stop it you.!

I may get the stupid urge to hunt down a 24mm one of these days.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
"FF just round the corner", I say this every chance I get, so it starts to get believed and puts up the value of my lenses.
I've given up thinking about a FF Pentax, IF it happems I'm sure it will be top of the range and pricey. I posted in the 'FF' section I why think it might not happen.
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In deed they are fun! what bugs me is that they allow you tu use features with a 2010 Pentax camera that you could already use with a camera 40 years older on a K or M lens! (like Av move, wide open metering)
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I know. It does seem a bit silly :P fancy needing a relative "fancy" pants lens to use something as basic as open metering. Still I'll stop me complaining. As the Praktica's Zenit's and naturally Spotomatics on the adjacent shelf are giving it a hard enough time im sure anyway
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Hay so this lens works at night time. Who would have thunk it!

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