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09-14-2020, 09:45 AM   #136
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Hey ya’ll!! I’m a bit late to the party, but thought I’d put in my 2 cents!! I feel like a bit of a renegade, or it is just my noviceness (novicidity??) coming out, but I find I can do everything I want with just 4 lenses and a close-up filter! The lenses are as follows:
DA-L 18-50
HD DA 55-300 (screwdrive)
DA 35 f2.4
DA 50 f1.8
Canon 500d close-up filter
If I would change anything I would swap out the 35mm for a FA 28 f2.8 as 35mm is a bit narrow on APS-C, and MAYBE swap out the 18-50 zoom for an 18-135 or a 16-85. I had a used 16-85 for a year and LOVED it, but it SELF-DESTRUCTED one day, so I am a bit leery about investing in another one, even though it was a wonderful lens. So that is where I am right now. Just having fun, but not reached the point of “collector” yet!!

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So, which one of you guys bought the lot of 40 lenses on the big auction site last night?
09-18-2020, 03:19 AM   #138
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I think y'all ought to get together for a swap-meet.
10-31-2020, 05:11 AM   #139
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thanks to a fellow forum member, I just agreed to buy a SMC Pentax FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited ( MIJ ) it has the original caps and pouch

if interested, check my profile for the rest of the collection

11-01-2020, 11:58 AM   #140
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Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4-5.6
SMC Pentax-DA 16-45mm f/4
Vivitar WIDE ANGLE 28mm f2.8
Tamron AF [IF] 28-105mm f/4-5.6
SMC Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR (58mm)
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 60-300mm f/3.8-5.4
SMC Pentax-M 75-150mm f/4
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 90mm f/2.5
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 300mm f/2.8 LD IF - 60B
Formula T 400mm f/6.3
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 500mm f/8 Mirror 55BB

HD Pentax-DA 1.4x AW AF Rear Converter
SMC Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP Teleconverter 2x 01F

SMC Pentax-Q 03 Fish-Eye 3.2mm F5.6
SMC Pentax-Q 02 Standard Zoom 5-15mm F2.8-4.5
SMC Pentax-Q 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm F2.8

Q/K adapter
Pentax Adapter Q for K-Mount Lens

Favourite combinations:
K1-II with DA 55-200mm for walkabout, even in rain.
K1-II with DA* 300mm for wildlife, ok for normal walking.

Q with fish eye
Q with 75-150mm (300mm fun but so hard to use)

I was just learning to use the wide angle on the K5 before it broke, getting some use on the K1 but need more practice.

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SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 : got it from the fleamarket with a dead Pentax MV, the coating is gone,
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 :
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.4 : <3 role taken by the DA 70

SMC Pentax-F 35-80mm F4-5.6
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II : for lots of rain,
HD Pentax-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited : - <3 +/-0 my only AF prime lense without need for AF correction, never really bothered to check the zoom lenses

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 ex DC Fisheye : <3 -10 AF correction
Sigma 24mm f/2.8 Super Wide II : prob. my sharpest lens, great sharpness, great colors (if you like them)
Sigma 24mm F2.8 AF Super Wide II : -5 AF correction, old and beaten optically far behind the other one
Sigma 28mm F1.8 "HIGH-SPEED WIDE" Aspherical II : +5 AF correction, new in my collection, not bad unless the sun shows up
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC : <3 my workhorse +5 AF correction, this thing was an eye opener into the world of primes!

Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 SP AF XR LD Aspherical IF Di II : if i find my self in need for a zoom

Tokina AT-X SD 80-200mm f2.8 : 2x coz i wanted that tripodmount and was courious how they may differ unfortunatly the later one is foggy and not exactly the same so taking it appart was no option. they both collect dust right now

[/B]Sigma AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro[/B] (R.I.P )

Next addition might be a FA 35 2.0 coz F 2 is fast enought but the AF might be better maybe??? An 70-200 F 2.8 would be noice but €€€ and no real need yet. other then that no LBA right now

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