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02-04-2014, 01:21 PM - 1 Like   #16
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I say 50 if anyone asks. It could be 70. I often think I've sold all my 135s and then remember the Takumar preset, the M, the weird branded one, that's probably it... Then later I'll remember three more.

02-04-2014, 01:26 PM - 1 Like   #17
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23.............I think
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I went and did an inventory of my lenses. 62 working lenses, mostly K & M42 but a couple FD and 1 MD.

18 50mm, 6 55mm, 6 28mm, 5 35mm. No more than 3 of any other focal length including zooms.

I have one more 50 that should be arriving any day now from Moldova.

02-04-2014, 01:28 PM - 2 Likes   #20
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Way too many, but I still want more.
02-04-2014, 01:31 PM - 1 Like   #21
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two complete bags, mine (6) and my backup, aka the gf's kit (5)

11 total (9 FF compatible)

the only thing on my wish list at the moment is the sigma 70-200 and 500 f4.5 so I don't see a lot of turnover in my lens lineup for 2014
02-04-2014, 01:35 PM - 2 Likes   #22
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In triple digits....and that's just the good copies....but you didn't hear that from me....ugh!
02-04-2014, 01:36 PM - 1 Like   #23
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One on each body on 4 different systems (Pentax, Canon, Nikon and Nex) and probably 300 more in air tight boxes. Mind you I've sold over 60 lenses last year. I really need to trim down my collection, it's easier said than done

02-04-2014, 01:39 PM - 1 Like   #24
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I try to keep my number below 10. If buying something new, one of the old ones needs to go.
02-04-2014, 01:39 PM - 1 Like   #25
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I have over 110 lenses over 3 systems too. There about 30 that I have not played with yet. For the time being I am busy playing with Pentax DA and FA limited.
02-04-2014, 01:48 PM - 1 Like   #26
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I'm on a tight budget and wife constrained but still have a quite a few (mostly old) lenses and I'm embarrassed to say I'm actually having trouble counting them (don't tell Mrs Kiwi Jono!).

The ones I actually use (as opposed to quite a few - "I must sell this some day soon" lenses):

K Zooms: Sigma 10-20 f3.5, Pentax DA 18-135, Tokina ATX pro 28-70 f2.6-2.8, DA L 55 - 300, DA L 18-55, Sigma 17-70
K Primes: FA 35 f2, FA 100 f2.8 macro, A 50 f1.4, Bower 85 f1.4 (wow!), A 50 f1.7, K 28 f3.5, Cosina 24 f2.8, M 75-150 f4, Ricoh 70 - 210 f3.9
M42: Super Tak 200 f4, SMC 55 f1.8, SMC 135 f3.5, Super Tak 50 f1.4, Helios 44-2 58mm f2, Soligar 400 f6.3

Damn thats 21 already and I have probably missed some!

What I actually regularly like to use and hate to be parted from at the moment (roughly in order): FA 35 f2, DA 18-135, Sigma 10-20 f3.5, Bower 85 f1.4, Cosina 24 f2.8, A 50 f1.4, DA L 55-300
So maybe I only need 7 lenses - yeah right!
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More than I can count. The wife ask why I just ask how many pairs of shoes and purses she has. She just keeps quiet after that works all the time. Great Site
02-04-2014, 01:50 PM - 1 Like   #29
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Only 30 usable lenses from M42 to latest K mount (not including converters)

Oops add 5 more M42 lenses and 1 K lens that I obtained since I posted this

And one more for good luck plus the new pentax 1.4TC

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Luckily you only asked about lenses, not bodies... :P

Wow, some large lens collections around here! I read someone have 18 different 50mm! That's like a photo store!

I have collected only 10 lenses in less than 5 years, but my wife does not agree with "only"...
5 of them with aperture ring, so that I can use with my ME and my electronically failed K-x.
I still want a few more to fulfill all the range span, as well as trying something different. Anyone there willing to sell me a nice & old 28mm? Or a 43mm 1.9?

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