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02-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #16
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kit lens, and a 28-80 sigma

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smc Pentax-FA 28-90.
It came as an inexpensive lens with the later film bodies, has a plastic bayonet , is somewhat "plasticily" built , but quite sharp and with pleasing color rendition .

It was my only autofocus lens when I got my *istD and I used it until my FA 24-90 arrived.
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As for Pentaxes, I don't have any off-brand "junk lenses" at the moment unless I count the Soligor 500/f8 mirror lens that I never use. QUOTE]

How much you want for it?
I don't even know how much its worth. I got it for free. It has a few cleaning marks (not made by me) and a few specs of dust inside. The lens is pretty easy to damage so I put a cheap UV filter on it just for protection. I meant to use it when I go hiking but I never got around to it since I've recently suffered a leg injury that prevented from doing that type of thing over the last year. I only took a few photos of ducks with it and a few birds visiting our bird feeder in the back yard. It performed well enough but its not special.
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Chinar 135/2.8

This is my "junk" lens. I got it from the old pentax users group buy/sell page. It's a Chinar 135/2.8. It's a little soft wide open, but not bad stopped down. I wonder if it's the same as some of the other 135/2.8's mentioned here.

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02-12-2007, 10:47 PM   #20
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I have a couple of m42 mount lenses in my box of old camera junk that I am clueless about. I'd guess both to be garbage but want to ask before I throw them out.

1:1.8 50mm Pentacon Auto

1:2.8 35mm Zeniton Auto

Can anyone tell me anything about either of these lenses? I've not heard of either brand.
02-12-2007, 10:59 PM   #21
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Ahem...I'll take that crappy old Pentacon off your hands...
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Ahem...I'll take that crappy old Pentacon off your hands...
If you send me a PM with your address, I'll send you the lens and a partially consumed pack of Halls mentholyptus with vapor action but I ask that you cover the cost of shipping, whatever that might be.

It seems to work properly.

I took a picture with it just now but it is cold as hell (-34C), it's the middle of the night, and I was using a monopod. This is hardly a worth while test picture but I won't be around again until Wednesday so if you'd like to see a clear daytime shot, it will have to wait until then. I'm not going back out tonight. Holy cow, that's cold!

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I guess the sigma 28 - 80 macro that came with a pentax film body would be mine.

yeah its cheap and entirely plastic, but its sharp and i love the colours from it. This lens spends the most time on my camera.

I do have another lens, Chinon 50mm f1.7 manual focus. I know nothing about the brand but the lens works like a charm. It seems pretty sharp wide open and its pretty heavy given its tiny size.

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I have a Sears 135mm f/2.8 I bought on eBay for $12+shipping. I think it's pretty decent, it's my fastest long glass and I really enjoy the focal length. Too bad it's not autofocus
Here's one of my favorite model:


My second least expensive eBay find is a Vivitar 28-210mm. I paid $16 for it. It's autofocus, but it's f/6.7 at the long end, so I pretty much can only use it outdoors. It does make a nice "walkaround/don't feel like carrying all my other lenses around" lens.
Here's one of our local historical society at 28mm -


I started buying eBay lenses in January 2006, so the market was alot different than it is now.
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don't know if it is unappreciated but SMC Takumar 28mm f3.5 is my favorite lens. Just bought 43mm limited and I can see this one as taking over, but due to wider (just right) FOV, I am sure this 28mm Tak will still be used a lot.
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Two "junk" lenses that stand out for me are:

Chinon 45mm f2.8 pancake lens. I found this one at a thrift store about 5 years ago. I had a real Pentax pancake at the time (40mm M) - ended up selling the Pentax lens. I really liked the look and handling of the chinon better (supposedly the chinon was a rip-off of the Contax pancake).

Tamron 105mm f2.5 adaptall. Another cheapo lens that was a good performer.
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I just got my first m42 lens, a takumar 105mm f 2.8 pre-set. It is beat up and dented but the glass looks good. My cat making bread
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Tokina MC 17mm/f3.5. My widest prime lens, got it for less than US$100. Here is a shot taken with it:


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QuoteOriginally posted by kjao Quote
Tokina MC 17mm/f3.5. My widest prime lens, got it for less than US$100.
Would it happen to be the manual focus one? If so then i have one as well. Its a great prime, especially on my film body
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My $50 FA 70-200 f4=5/6. I wondered what I would do with it after I got the DA50-200mm, because it's longer, heavier, and not as good. Then I picked up $15 worth of genuine Pentax extension tubes and now it's going to be my cheapo macro lens



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