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10-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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to AF or not to AF...?

So I have exclusively SMC Takumars for my K10D...I'm proud to be a manual focus dude!

But some days I can't help but wonder if I should pick up an AF lens or two? Check out these deals from a shop I found on a recent business trip...no shipping, no taxes if I go pick them up:

FA 50/1.4 $160
FA 43/1.9 ltd $275
FA 31/1.8 ltd $660
FA28/2.8 $89
Vertical Grip $105



10-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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FA28/2.8 $89
you can at least buy and resell this one here
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!! You should have bought all those, tried them, and sold what you didn't want for a small profit. I'd have bought that 43ltd for $275 and the 28mm even if I already had one.
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Do what I do ... have an exclusive Tak kit ... and a separate AF kit.
It works out well.

Both have their time and place ... and they both get used ... and nothing gets mixed up.
I was lucky to find a 2nd excellent K10D 2nd hand ... and another bag as well.

I think I have pretty much everything in my Sig ... and it works out nicely for me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
Do what I do ... have an exclusive Tak kit ... and a separate AF kit.
It works out well.

Both have their time and place ... and they both get used ... and nothing gets mixed up.
I was lucky to find a 2nd excellent K10D 2nd hand ... and another bag as well.

I think I have pretty much everything in my Sig ... and it works out nicely for me.
Sounds pretty good actually. I like the idea. That way I'll have all these wonderful manual lenses that can work with any brand of body, and if I ever leave pentax (no plans to do so) I can just sell a few lenses without much of a loss...

Maybe I'll try and go back and pick some of those puppies up...I'm very tempted by that 31mm....my 35/2 SMC Tak is good, but it's not stellar....

Then again I could go find a 35/2.4 for that purpose....
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Stimulate the economy and buy a few AF lenses!
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Where is this camera store? Do they have a website?
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