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07-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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I've taken delivery of a number of neato-keen lenses in the past couple of weeks and am just opening this thread so that I have a place to put the test pics that I take with them (on my Pentax K-5 II)

First to arrive was a Tele Takumar 300mm f6.3 (preset, 12 aperture blades).
Next was a Pentax-M 28mm f2.8 along with a "once-in-a-lifetime" rare SMC K 85-210mm f3.5.
I then bought a minty S-M-C Takumar 85-210mm f4.5 to compare with the faster K version, above.
And finally, today arrived a kit containing a Pentax-M 50mm f1.7, a SMC K 35mm f2.0, and a SMC K 85mm f1.8.
I also got a Pentax Rear Converter K T6-2X (designed for lenses in the 135-300mm range) to test out.

I'm especially eager to work with the 85mm f1.8, which many people claim as their favorite lens. A lot of people say it out-performs the Pentax Limited 77mm f1.8 in the CA department.

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This will be fun for us all - quite a collection you have there!
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We will all be looking forward to your photos and reviews!

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For you the the downhill slope is already long and slippery.

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That 85mm seems like it doesn't belong with the rest of your list. I'll gladly take it off your hands.
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Some test images taken during my afternoon break, with the K85 f1.8 (all shot wide open)

Comments welcome.

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