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07-14-2008, 10:15 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
Give the money to charity, you know you will feel better for it.
Already do that. Giving more than a certain amount in one shot makes me
fret about the administrative overhead of the charity, stuff like that, and
it's no fun then. But my charities are already funded this month.

QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
the da 200 although tempting is overpriced
Very good argument. If this were a $600 lens, It'd probably be on it's
way to me right now.


QuoteOriginally posted by thePiRaTE!! Quote
Well J, the 200 is mostly an outdoor focal range where f4 is fast enough usually. If you are looking accessorize your existing DA*'s, you should consider some of your other glass expendible in place of this. This always works for me. When its almost paid for in this way, then its easy to buy in.

You can let loose both of your existing 200/4's to start with. The 2.8 gives you some interesting shooting options and weather sealing (at the cost of an aperture ring, as pointed out). If you aren't using much over this focal length, your Tamron looks like a last choice between all your other coverage of its ranges. With a couple of nice 85mm's and the 50-135s versatility, you could also easily loose your two 135 f3.5s without even flinching too.

You might actually make money on this deal, heh.

Or... wait for the 60-250? I will come out eventually! Might be worth it since you already have two 200mm primes.
I've already liquidated 6 or 7 lenses and a TC to help fund my next round
of LBA. I shall not sacrifice my beloved M's or Super Taks any further than
what you see left in my sig. (I know you're just trying to buy my 200 Super
Tak, Kelly, nice try )

"waiting for 60-250" is a very good argument, though.

QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
Did you write that with a straight face?

J., here's what I have to say:

Do you have a college fund for your kid? What do you think will be more useful to him in 17 years time, daddy's old 200mm lens, or an education?
Yes, I do, but photography is a different part of the budget, and anything
I don't spend on photography doesn't automatically go over to the college
fund. Plus, kid can work his way through college like I did! It's good for him!


QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Quote from the "Takumar club" thread:

"Super Takumars and Pentax-M's are actually more addicting to me than new DA*
or limited lenses."...jsherman999

Me thinks mister "J" is a little schizo!

Hold true to yourself J...resist the dark side and be faithful to what you know.

Steve


"schizo" is how I actually feel regarding this. The calm, reasoning, non-impulsive
part of me is saying "what are you thinking? Wait for more reviews. Wait until
the price drops. Wait until the 60-250."

The other "me" just thinks of the images, and laying on the ground shooting
squirrels without worrying about dust, and T-ball.... And keeps ending up
'browsing' adorama, B&H & Buydig.

The K20D came in exactly this situation - the calm me had made up his
mind to wait until later in the year, or wait for the next model altogether, but
the impulsive me just bought it in a flurry of mouse clicks when it appeared
"in stock" all of a sudden. (However - that is one purchase I'm extremely
glad I caved in for, the K20D is better even than I had hoped, and I'm glad
I'm able to spend the summer with it.)

But maybe the best argument of all against getting this lens is that
my M 200 f/4 and S-M-C Tak 200 f/4 are stellar performers. I'm kinda doubting
that the DA* 200 could be so much better than them to make it
worth it.

But thanks, everyone, for your efforts, and keep 'em coming (from both sides
of the argument.)


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07-14-2008, 02:57 PM   #17
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Jay ... save you money .. and poor it into more of the good old glass ... not this new plastic stuff.

Who needs an Average DA* lens when you already have class S-M-C gear as it is.

Or get the A*1200 ... I am presuming it is the same lens that Steven on here has (check out his Lunar shots with this lens).
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I've got one more argument for waiting. Well, more of a philosophy really.

I researched quite a bit before deciding the T*85 was going to be a thing that pushed my new bokeh-art addiction in a new and interesting direction. I waited, talked with my local shop, got a good price and commited to a special order. The first three weeks of waiting was like an 8 year old waiting for Christmas, but it hasn't come. Over this past week and a half I've become Zen. If it were never to come, there are so many wonderful lenses I could - perhaps even more readily - justify.

The new Sigma MkII 70-200 looks very interesting for example and all this talk of a new body in September. Reasons to save ones sheckles for now. You and I both are not short on lenses to keep us occupied, and what you buy today will be something else you'll be ignoring when your next LBA kicks in. If push came to shove, I'm sure I could forget the T*85 as I'm sure you could pass the 200 by.

Having said all that - I'm still hoping for the call saying my lens came in, heh.
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I've got one more argument for waiting. Well, more of a philosophy really.

I researched quite a bit before deciding the T*85 was going to be a thing that pushed my new bokeh-art addiction in a new and interesting direction. I waited, talked with my local shop, got a good price and commited to a special order. The first three weeks of waiting was like an 8 year old waiting for Christmas, but it hasn't come. Over this past week and a half I've become Zen. If it were never to come, there are so many wonderful lenses I could - perhaps even more readily - justify.

The new Sigma MkII 70-200 looks very interesting for example and all this talk of a new body in September. Reasons to save ones sheckles for now. You and I both are not short on lenses to keep us occupied, and what you buy today will be something else you'll be ignoring when your next LBA kicks in. If push came to shove, I'm sure I could forget the T*85 as I'm sure you could pass the 200 by.

Having said all that - I'm still hoping for the call saying my lens came in, heh.


Well, I don't have a defense against Zen. Very well put, Kelly. <closing Adorama tab in the browser>

Now, let's shoot some pics!!





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07-14-2008, 07:41 PM   #20
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Jay, it seems like everyone has talked you down from the ledge. But let me throw my 2 cents in.
I look at all the shots in your "lens for sale" threads and in all the "Lens" club threads and I believe you just don't need it. I think you could actually take a coke bottle and an adaptor and get good shots... Plus you already have that good 200mm glass already.
So.... DA 300? haha
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Funny that the 60-250 has surfaced the day after you resisted hey? hehe
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Funny that the 60-250 has surfaced the day after you resisted hey? hehe
Am I missing something? I don't see it on the USA web site yet
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