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12-27-2015, 02:23 PM   #16
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Hi Jim. Many thanks for your prompt response, please accept my apology for my tardy reply! (Christmas, etc!)
When posting my question last week, a question popped up asking whether I wanted to start a new thread, as this was quite an old one, however I thought it would save people referring my back to this thread.
Since getting my K30 some weeks ago, I have purchased several old 'legacy' lenses and have enjoyed playing with them and learning about focus peaking with my K30. My idea was that for subjects which can't or won't remain still (such as grandchildren), or just people in general in lowlight situations, an auto-focus fast lens might be helpful.
I subsequently decided I had been a good boy all year and have just bought myself a 'near mint' FA 50 f1.4, for 195 ($290). Not cheap, but listed new at around 325 ($485). Fortunately I have just sold some of my archery equipment, so writing a cheque for 195 didn't hurt quite so much!

My new lens arrived on Christmas Eve and I have to say I am very happy with it. I know these are early days, but the auto-focus seems to work well with my K30, I just need to get out more and use it.

With my 2 kit lenses, a Tamron AF18-200 F3.5-6.3XR, my legacy lenses and my new AF 50 f1.4, I don't think I will be buying any new lenses for a while. (Although I do have more archery equipment for sale, so you never know!)
Merry Christmas.
Walter

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