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03-15-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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LBA? Oh yeah...

That LBA bug got me, REALLY BAD!!

(Dr. Clarence: I think I could be cured of my LBA for now, but I will still need some meds after my wife gives me the earful )

Today, I drove 1 hour north of Toronto (to Barrie) with the intent of purchasing two 28mm lenses.

When I came out, not only did I get the 2 SMC 28mm lenses (K 28/3.5 and M 28/2.8) but I got a Pentax SMC zoom (M 35-70/2.8-3.5) AND a Vivitar zoom (FA mount 70-300/4.2-3.8 1:4 macro)!!!

The glass in the lenses are in top shape and the bodies of the Pentax lenses are in near mint condition.

Sadly, there's something wrong with the aperture lever on the Vivitar. I'm not too worried as I didn't spend much on this one. I'll be picking around to see if I can revive it but could use some pointers.

Pictures below. I'm really looking forward to this weekend to test these out.

To Mo: Please use the solo pics of the K28/3.5 and the M35-70/2.8-3.5 for the lens database.

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all this time i was wondering, what the hell is that LBA
but now i googled and found out.
heh, heh, as i understood it is something devilish and it's realy hard to resist this dark energy
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
That LBA bug got me, REALLY BAD!!

(Dr. Clarence: I think I could be cured of my LBA for now, but I will still need some meds after my wife gives me the earful )
There should be a law requiring lens sellers include a free set of earplugs and two aspirin with every purchase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
There should be a law requiring lens sellers include a free set of earplugs and two aspirin with every purchase.
And a set of blinders like horses wear so you can see the lens you came to buy and ONLY the lens you came to buy! Plus a written page of ready made excuses to give the spouse/s.o.

NaCl(and if you're single, a bunch of recipes on how to live for months on nothing but peanut butter and hot dogs)H2O

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Ya got some nice glass there Alvin! I guess I know what you will be doing this weekend!

NaCl(looking for some placating gifts for your wife )H2O
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congrads, Alvin!

looking forward to seeing pics from these

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OMG nice catch! Haha I love the horse blinder idea! :P

Nice K28 and M28. The M28 is so much more compact eh?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
Today, I drove 1 hour north of Toronto (to Barrie) with the intent of purchasing two 28mm lenses.
Downtown Camera on Dunlop??

- Andrew

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all this time i was wondering, what the hell is that LBA
but now i googled and found out.
heh, heh, as i understood it is something devilish and it's realy hard to resist this dark energy
lol - I'm surprised you didn't find the meaning of it over here! It's tough. But I know I won't be going after anything for a while now. These lenses, including my current lenses, cover my ranges from 10mm to 300 (provided I fix up the Vivitar).
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There should be a law requiring lens sellers include a free set of earplugs and two aspirin with every purchase.
That's a suggestion

I was thinking one of those "silence chambers" that were used to use in some of those old '80s TV game shows. Hopefully stops the yelling, as well as any thrown objects.
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And a set of blinders like horses wear so you can see the lens you came to buy and ONLY the lens you came to buy! Plus a written page of ready made excuses to give the spouse/s.o.

NaCl(and if you're single, a bunch of recipes on how to live for months on nothing but peanut butter and hot dogs)H2O
That's good! now what can be done about my current situation? "She" hasn't found out yet.

My wife will be at the mall tomorrow, so it's a given what I'll be doing
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congrads, Alvin!

looking forward to seeing pics from these

randy
Thanks Randy! Oh BTW, I was given a lens hood for one of my lenses (it fit so I said ok), but when I looked at it at home I discovered it was for your 135mm you got a couple days back.

I gotta get it to you somehow.
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OMG nice catch! Haha I love the horse blinder idea! :P

Nice K28 and M28. The M28 is so much more compact eh?
Oh yeah the M28 is so tiny compared to the K28. Still dunno which one I will give to my friend.
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Downtown Camera on Dunlop??

- Andrew
No, this was a private sale. The gentleman still has a M50/2 and an MX and KX film body.
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Don,t worry alvin, after my last lens I have to paint the bedroom It was a smc a35-70f4 and I use it a lot, I like the range and the macro focus. Oh well, it's raining ice right now so might as well paint tomorrow.(If I get a 300mm I might have to paint the house!)
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