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02-06-2009, 08:30 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
Hi Jay:

So sorry to hear about the lake mishap, but at least the Tamron looks to be AOK. Thanks for your words about dust and how insignificant it is, especially in light of what you have experienced. I am now less concerned about those dust particles in some of my old M42 glass.
Until this happened and before I started using the fungal-50 (see dead lens club,)
I also thought a little dust was a bigger deal than it really is. Nice to know our
old lenses are not compromised in any way. Wouldn't recommend throwing them
in a lake, though.


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Dust is nothing .... and I am looking forward to seeing more images from DUNKIE.
Jay ... I think you need to make up a name label for this lens ... it looks like one of those lenses you can't part with now (even though I know you buy/sell lenses more than anyone I know ... except Hin).
Hin is my inspiration both photographically and acquisitionally

I doubt I'll sell dunkie, as it's resale value is now well below it's relative IQ
capability.


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He seems to have done an excellent job nonetheless. Your test pictures make me want it more and more. This is some serious LBA.
Thanks - This, the Tamron 28-75 2.8 and the Sigma 70 2.8 EX DG macro are three
non-Pentax lenses I can fully recommend.

I it gets me results that are not much different than my 50-135 at similar apertures - but the 50-135 is
still a bit better. I think there are some QC issues with this lens - the
replacement I ordered for this did not AF at all after about 3 shots. So you
need to get a working copy, but when you do, holy cow, is it a great lens to own.

It is huge, though, and that's why I don't shoot it as much, as it's tough to
lug around and gets a lot of attention in some places.

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02-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #32
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Few more from today, same place.

First, rendering/resolution example -

70mm, f/5, 1/125s, ISO 400:

crop - no sharpening:


140mm, f/3.5 & 200mm f/3.5:

crop of above:


200mm f/3.5


both 200mm f/3.5


200mm f/4
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Goodbye, dunkie...

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Time to say goodbye to this brave soldier of a lens.....

Dunkie, you took one for the team, did not die (far from it!), and Eric worked his magic.
Now you are probably off to other climes, other kids, other flora.

I'm observing a moment of silence now.


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two of the last shots I took with it:

f/2.8







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How come you are selling it???

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How come you are selling it???

Couple reasons - one of which is that if I'm going to run two systems, I can't
afford to duplicate things - and my Sigma 100-300 f/4 is doing the job in Nikon
mount for me. At f/4, its probably about 95% as sharp as this lens is at f/4, and
has HSM, so It's my long workhorse zoom now.

I had tried some nice primes on Nikon (50 1.4, 85 1.4, couple others,) but they
don't match up to the Pentax primes, so I sold them. Pentax will be my prime
lens system - portraits, landscape, flora, arty stuff, Nikon will be my fast zoom
system, mostly for kid shots probably.

At least that's the plan. As we all know, LBA has its way of.... having its way
with you.


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If I had the $$$$ I'd either get the Sigma 100-300 or the Tamron 70-200 ... it'd be a toss up ... and seeing images from both it'd be a hard decision.

Which Nikon did you go with???? As I was looking at Nikon prior to being shown the Pentax system ... and then made my decision then. Good to know the Pentax primes are of better quality though.

I know too well about LBA ... but an emply bank account kinds helps kerb the spending ... LOL
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Jay - say it ain't so. You haven't turned to the dark side.

Might try it myself if I could afford it.

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If I had the $$$$ I'd either get the Sigma 100-300 or the Tamron 70-200 ... it'd be a toss up ... and seeing images from both it'd be a hard decision.

Which Nikon did you go with???? As I was looking at Nikon prior to being shown the Pentax system ... and then made my decision then. Good to know the Pentax primes are of better quality though.

I know too well about LBA ... but an emply bank account kinds helps kerb the spending ... LOL
I bought a D80, and then upgraded to a D90. I didn't want to go any further
up the chain (D300, D700) just for kid shots.

The best Nikon primes are very good - just not $1100 good, in the case of the
85 1.4 - I mean, it was great, but the 77ltd is just as good if not better and
costs half as much, is smaller, has SR , etc.


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Jay - say it ain't so. You haven't turned to the dark side.

Might try it myself if I could afford it.

Tom G


Only infiltrating the dark side for my own diabolical purposes, Tom


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Just wondering..
Is there anything that one can rescue/keep/re-use/save from the now defunct K20D?
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