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1 lens 10.33%
2-5 lenses 8327.39%
6-10 lenses 10534.65%
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11-20-2008, 08:17 AM   #16
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As you can see in my sig, I currently have 5 (not counting the TC). Either next month or January, I plan on adding a Sigma 105 (MS Live Fleabay rebate--please stick around!). I've also toyed around with the idea of getting a 21 that I can use in tandem with the 55-300 for hiking and other situations where I want to travel extra light on the WA end.

Heather (who's LBA is under control---maybe )

11-20-2008, 08:21 AM   #17
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DA 12-24
DA 35
DA 70
DA 55-300
and a M 50/2 that I never use

When I have some spare play money again, I'll be getting a DA 21 for my K-m that's on the way. That way I'll have the K10D and grip on which to mount the DA 12-24 and 55-300, and the K-m to mount the DA Ltd Trio to for compact travel.
11-20-2008, 09:34 AM   #18
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That's a good question

I have more than 100 lenses left.
11-20-2008, 09:36 AM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by vanchaz2002 Quote
I have more than 100 lenses left.
looking at your signature line, do you ever plan on a garage sale?

11-20-2008, 09:44 AM   #20
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I need to do the inventory first

QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
looking at your signature line, do you ever plan on a garage sale?
Just too busy BUYING....Please stop me.

Garage sale...sounds sweet. But it's way too cold here after 10cm of snow last night.

I am currently selling a rare Tokina portrait zoom 60-120mm f/2.8 on this forum. No one wants it so far. Seems the awkward economy hits everyone.
11-20-2008, 09:53 AM   #21
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Five at the moment:

Pentax-M 28mm f/2.8
Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7
Pentax-F 50mm f/1.7
Sigma 10-20
Sigma 17-70

The F50/1.7 makes the M50/1.7 a bit redundant, but I don't really want to let go of such a nice lens. I hope to add either one or both of these lenses to the list in the next few weeks:

Pentax-F 35mm f/2
Pentax-DA 55-300
11-20-2008, 10:17 AM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
I have 2 left now.
Yeah, me too (indeed if you are serious, I hope it was nothing bad that has happened!)

fwiw, I carry four or five lenses depending on what I'm doing at all times. My total amount is fluctuating at the moment as I explore some old bokeh lenses.

In the end I'll have a focal range spread of manual primes from 25-180 and one longer zoom for events and tele specific things to choose from as is appropriate.

There will be overlap in lenses specifically resourced for unique oof rendering, for which research is still under way. I anticipate this number will always be in flux as favorites and new discoveries shape the brush.
11-20-2008, 10:26 AM   #23
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Right now I have 6 but I have owned 10 at a time in the past.

My lenses:
Pentax DA* 16-50mm 2.8
Pentax DA* 50-135mm 2.8
Pentax FA 50mm 1.4
Lester A. Dine 105mm 2.8 Macro
Sigma 100-300mm ADO EX DG 4.0
abd a 28-300mm Tamron that I haven't used at all lately.

Of these 6 I use the top 5 regularly, and they're always in my backpack when I'm shooting. I think I've done well not to double up on focal lengths that are already covered by completely capable lenses.

My want(but won't get for quite some time) list:
Sigma 180mm macro
DA 35mm Limited Macro
FA limiteds
Super-wide prime
and a Fast super-telephoto.

11-20-2008, 10:36 AM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
As you can tell by the signature I own a few lens have to admit it makes the whole travelling thing hard you have to decide which ones to take and which to leave have to make that decision before i leave in a few days for my trip
I'll be more than happy to "exercise" all the Taks that you don't want to take with you. No sense in letting them just sit there "wishing they could have gone also".
11-20-2008, 10:51 AM   #25
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I have 9 lenses. Six Pentax primes at 28, 40, 50, 100, 135, and 200 (all "M" series except the DA40 and A50/1.7), plus the DA18-55, DA50-200, and a Quantaray (Tamron) 70-300.

Of these, I generally have at most three of them with me. Most often, the 28, 40, and 100. Or maybe the 18-55 plus the 100. Occasionally the 135 instead of the 100. But sometimes the two DA zooms, and maybe the 40. And sometimes just the 40, or just the 18-55.

The odd men out here are definitely the 50, 200, and 70-300. I want to use the 50 more, as it's my fastest and arguably best lens overall, but I'm just not in love with the focal length.
11-20-2008, 10:53 AM   #26
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Fifteen (15)
11-20-2008, 11:16 AM   #27
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I own 10 but soon 11, so I clicked on 11-15. Takumare super predominantly possession.
11-20-2008, 11:38 AM   #28
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Just a few so far but still looking for a few great deals.

Pentax SMC-M 50/1.7
Pentax DA* 50-135 /2.8
Pentax DA 50-200
Pentax DA 18-55
Super Takumar 200/f4
Super Takumar 135/f3.5
Super Takumar 28/f3.5
Tamron SP 17-50/2.8 LD DiII
Tamron AF 28-200/3.8-5.6 XR IF Macro
Sigma 150-500 /5-6.3 APO HSM
Sigma 105 /2.8 Macro
VIVITAR SERIES 1 28-90/2.8-3.5 Macro
RIKENON (Ricoh) "P" 70-210/3.9 Macro

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11-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #29
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I am the SICKEST of all in the last month who venture to buy three limited lens, and bought the fastest aperture with f/1.2 in the Cosina lens. I went in circle in the last three months looking for the ideal 1:1 macro in this order -- Lester A Dine 105mm f/2.8 1:1 dental Macro, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 1:1 macro (non-DG), now Tamron 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro (non-Di), and going to be the 4th with Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 1:1 Macro.

Please tell me if there is another Pentaxian more SICK than me in LBA.

You can see my current 16 lens in my gear in Hin's Camera Gear. What is more interesting is to see are the 50+ lens and cameras that I also sell.

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11-20-2008, 12:36 PM   #30
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Looks like 24 at this moment.

I just pasted my current sig, added some carriage returns, changed some colors.

Usage Key: Blue = almost daily, Red = almost weekly, Green = at least once/month, Black = once every couple months.

50-135 f2.8
12-24 f4
35ltd f2.8 Macro
77ltd 1.8
43 ltd 1.9
50 1.7
55 1.8
35 3.5
200 4
135 3.5
100 2.8
85 2
50 1.4
28 2.8
20 4
Super Takumar
200 f4
135 f3.5
55 1.8
50 1.4
35 3.5
28 2.8 Close Focus ("K2")
28-75 2.8 XR LD Di
70-200 2.8 LD Di Macro
70 f/2.8 EX DG Macro

My usage changes radically depending on what I'm interested in that month, though

I also have some dups of the above, and a couple other lenses that I don't list because I'll probably sell.


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