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06-26-2019, 02:19 AM   #16
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Great purchase.

Use them on the Kr but get a FF K1 to use with the wide angles and you will have fun.

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First, am I an idiot who didn't know what he was buying, or did I score?
You're not an idiot. Even if you hadn't scored you wouldn't be. But you scored.

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Are any of these lenses particularly notable performers?
These, in particulat the A* and Tokina. The Sigma and the 500mm are pretty good too, and the 500 is unique and rare.

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Sigma Super Wide II24mm - f2.8 - A aperture setting
SMC Pentax-A* 300mm- f4 - A aperture setting
Tokina AT-X100-300mm - f4 - A aperture setting
SMC Pentax 500mm -f4.5
The rest is ok, and will either serve to fool around, or help cover some of the expenses.

Just looking at the lens database here, the four lenses mentioned above are worth somewhere around $1400.

Tokina : rating 9.6, average price $208
Sigma : rating 8.5, average price 96$
Pentax A* 300 : rating 9.1, average price $490 (yep!)
Pentax 500 : rating 8.4, average price $605

Gives you an idea...

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2 flashes
Which?

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LX
This camera alone, if well equipped (it comes with modular elements) is worth a few hundred dollars. Even today.
06-26-2019, 07:56 AM   #18
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There was no M 50mm f/2.8. The closes would be f/2. Or perhaps the f/4 macro. There was an A 50mm f/2.8 macro. Please tell us what your typo was.
Guaranteed typo on my part! Knew I'd mess something up. I'll have to double check and correct things when I get home this evening. Ooops!


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Just looking at the lens database here, the four lenses mentioned above are worth somewhere around $1400.
Wow! I have my work cut out for me to learn to make the best use of these then. Definitely looking forward to the journey

And thanks everybody for the info so far on what's in my box now. I'll be spending quite some time digging through the lens database to learn more.
06-26-2019, 08:51 AM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by cmadigan Quote
2x SMC Pentax-M 50mm- f2.8
You might double-check those 50mm lenses. I suspect they're f2 lenses, not f2.8, because there are no normal 50mm f2.8 lenses. However, there ARE 50mm f2.8 macro lenses...just not in the M series, I don't think. Also, what brand is the tripod and monopod that came with everything? All in all, you did really well. As others have said, you've more than made your money back just in the LX, 300mm, and 500mm. Nice job!

Edited to add: Oops...I was too slow. Someone already caught the typo.

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there is no like icon, which occurs for me from time to time
You have to be logged in with your member credentials. Sorry if this sounds condescending, not meant to. I sometimes forget I'm not logged in.


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I more or less gave the gentleman I bought everything from my word that I wouldn't turn around and sell the gear.
If you change your mind, I've been eyeing that Tokina zoom...
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I'll have to double check and correct things when I get home this evening.
This'll sound silly, but I subscribed to this thread just to find out whether the 50's are the regular f2's (which by the way are very lovely and ultra user friendly - great on film on sunny days) or if in fact they are maybe A 2.8 Macros...


It is funny, it does not make a difference in my life, but I am excited at the thought of what those could end up being. Is this vicarious GAS/LBA?
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I'll give ya 426 dollars for it!
$425 offered do I hear $500, $500, give me five, what are y'all cheap I'll take $475 then.

IF you can get an F 1.7x AF adaptor you'll even have AF on that A*

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Definitely get a K1, you will absolutely love it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by termy Quote
Assuming the glass are in good condition (without haze, without fungus, coatings ok, aperture blades fine etc).

I will have grabbed this entire lot even if it be going for USD800-900.

The LX, the A* 300mm, the 500 prime and the Tokina 100-300 f4, these four alone, will already be good enough even if all else are duds or half-duds.

I can only look on in envy
you lucky, lucky, lucky b*stard
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IF you can get an F 1.7x AF adaptor you'll even have AF on that A*
This is the kind of advice I was hoping to find! Thank you!


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You might double-check those 50mm lenses. I suspect they're f2 lenses, not f2.8
Yep, this is exactly what they are instead. They are the SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2. Whoops!


Thanks all for making me look again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cmadigan Quote
They are the SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2.
That was my first pentax lens on a K-1000 - to date, it has taken my favorite scenic shots. Good little lens, undervalued.
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I don't think I have post editing privileges yet, but I'll be sure to update the OP when I get access to the edit button.
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I like this kind of thread as it gives me hope that such a bargain may come my way some day...

Now to have a look for someone selling off the three amigos thinking that they have no real value because they're old film era lenses.....
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Yep, this is exactly what they are instead. They are the SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2. Whoops!
There's decend sharpness in that lens, but at least my copy tend to wash out color in bright areas like sky. I got the best results out of that lens by shooting in RAW, avoiding top quarter in histogram and then adjusting exposure in PP.

M50/2 & K5:


As you have plenty of manual lenses you should check out catch in focus. It's like manual AF

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What is also of interest is the macro focusing 2x teleconverter, especially if it is a PKA mount not PK. It is unique because it has a focusing helicopter with if I recall correctly either 25 or 50 mm off extension capability, which turns a 50mm normal lens into a 100mm macro with 1:1 capability,

I have seen it with The contacts for KA mount but I only have the Kversion myself
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