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10-10-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Pancake clones for travel

I am referring to two Pentax oldies that can be bought inexpensively. Those are the old lens that I find them small and thin enough in my gear that I call them my pancakes.

I will have both for sale in marketplace. Both can be had for $45 a piece. I sell them as I look for the better ones with A 28mm f/2.8 and A 50mm f/1.7 and I believe they are very close in size. Pentax lens are small, and I should have a picture of them from the sideline angle. And both are amazingly good in terms of color, sharpness. The minimum focusing distance are quite good for close up in a pinch, it is in 0.3m for the 28mm and 0.45m for the 50mm.


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10-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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I have these two old lenses too ... and also the "true" pancake. A great pleasure to shot with them.
10-11-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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I want some of those!
10-11-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
FWIW the SMC Pentax-M 50/2.0 is a little smaller than the f/1.7 lens.
No, it's not. I've got them sitting right in front of me, and they appear to use the identical body. Dimitrov lists the dimensions of both as 63x31. The f/2 is 25g lighter, though.

Anyhow, the 50/1.7 and 28/2.8 are indeed two very nice lenses that make a great combo - a short normal and a short telephoto on APS-C.


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