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09-15-2018, 06:07 AM   #16
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The Pentax 28 f/3.5 Shift lens is a blast.

And then there's non-fisheye UWAs like the Sigma DG 12-24

Macro is it's own little LBA world of lenses, tubes, bellows, reversing rings, etc.

Then there's the strategy of buying any old lens that's cheap just to muck about.

09-15-2018, 06:41 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I now have 15-450mm covered by modern DFA zooms.
....and fast primes at 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135.
Add the Three Amigos - all MIJ and silver.

What am I supposed to do now?
Instead of being happy that you have achieved near perfection,
start going for the less-than-perfect.

There's a host of flawed lenses out there,
and a lot of fun to be had exploring their optical vices.

Take a walk on the wild side!
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while I do not have the collection of bodies + lenses that have accumulated under your steady curatorship.... I do find myself at that crossroads occasionally....
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Its tough, when you have nothing to look forward to. I feel your pain.

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Time for a 645Z?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I'm lost.

I now have 15-450mm covered by modern DFA zooms.
....and fast primes at 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135.
Add the Three Amigos - all MIJ and silver.

What am I supposed to do now? Go out and take photos??

The pain is real.
You should be ashamed of your lack of foresight. What if they all break, at the same time? Where's your backup?
09-15-2018, 07:49 AM - 1 Like   #22
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A challenge to find the lowest serial number set of the FA limiteds? That’s what I’m doing.
09-15-2018, 07:51 AM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by conniption Quote
You should be ashamed of your lack of foresight. What if they all break, at the same time? Where's your backup?
as I mentioned in my first post to this thread

QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
. . . but why don't you have multiple copies of the lenses you have ?

just in case ya know . . .


remember

Murphy's Law - Anything that can go wrong will go wrong

and

Finnegan's corollary to it

Murphy - -


was an optimist

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Time for a 645Z?

unless he's sold it, BTDT....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kozlok Quote
A challenge to find the lowest serial number set of the FA limiteds? That’s what I’m doing.
hmmm.. what is the lowest you've found to date?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
unless he's sold it, BTDT....
True

Could always write a letter to Ricoh to see about pre-testing the new DA* 11-18 in a real world end user scenario to help them bring it to market.
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No need to resort to anything so drastic as to go and take pictures, there are dozens of other ways to put that off. That's why I spend so much time on PF and Flickr, looking at photos and talking about making photos is a great way to spend time. I also like providing backhanded compliments to photographers whose posted photos are good, but not quite as good as the photos I could produce, if I were actually taking photos, which I would, if I only had the right lens, or camera, or accessory, and were in the right part of the world when the light ws just right...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I'm lost.

I now have 15-450mm covered by modern DFA zooms.
....and fast primes at 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135.
Add the Three Amigos - all MIJ and silver.

What am I supposed to do now? Go out and take photos??

The pain is real.
You need this at the long end:
Used Pentax SMC 500mm f4.5 (MF) lens - 1 YEAR GTEE - Used Pentax Fit Lenses - Used Lenses - Used and Refurbished

Then you need a set of the three amigo - all AIV and black - just to put the rumour mill to rest once and for all with regard to IQ


but this???
"Go out and take photos??"
this'll never catch on
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I'm lost.

I now have 15-450mm covered by modern DFA zooms.
....and fast primes at 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135.
Add the Three Amigos - all MIJ and silver.

What am I supposed to do now? Go out and take photos??

The pain is real.
You are being silly today, Sandy. Just continue what you do, and be thankful for what you have. You are a tremendous asset to this forum. Thank you for helping me, so many times.
Regards,
Terry
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
hmmm.. what is the lowest you've found to date?
My 43 is # 656, my 77 is #329; still on the lookout for a sub-1000 31 at a reasonable price. (my 31 is a MIJ black one in the 23,000's)
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