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01-25-2009, 11:17 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
I need to call my sponsor. I'm having another LBA attack. If he's not home, I might have to rob a bank. Sold all three of these to cure my LBA and the tempation is still there.

The 50mm is a sweet looking lens.
There is no cure, just therapy.

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again, another image by the same dude...


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decisions decisions
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There is no cure, just therapy.

I think I really caught the Pentax bug. Is LBA more of a Pentax thing? With all the screw-mount choices available and a host of other lens, does this mean I'm never going to be a normal person again?
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frank, you are a true collector of lenses and a great photographer too.

My Fa 77 ltd is of black colour and is suffering from some paint loss on manual focus ring... I used the lens a little too much I guess...

I am thinking of getting a second one in silver version
Thanks James In my experience, the black FA limiteds do suffer paint loss a lot easier than the silver ones

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Frank's pictures are so mouth watering...
You've got two of them, why not get the FA31 and make it a full set

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kguru Quote
I challenge both you and Frank to find silver rear caps to match.
Without them it looks like unfinished business to me

How about a can of spray paint?!

Oh by the way, when keeping these in the pouches do you keep them front lens up or down?
Yeah, the first thing I noticed was the black rear cap when I got my first silver FA77. Would be great if they came w/ matching rear cap in metal too
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QuoteOriginally posted by ikim002 Quote

here is an image i found in one of korean pentax forums, which shows one lucky guy with beautiful set of pentax silver lenses. makes me so jealous


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That silver A50/1.2 alone costs more than the other three FA limited combined ...
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Wait, look...the 43 on the left has a silver ringed skylight filter. Mine all have "real" SMC Pentax filters but all with black rings. Where does a person go to spend a million dollars to buy silver SMC Pentax filters?
Actually those SMC filters didn't cost much more than regular filters when they were available new. Silver SMC filters only available in 49mm size, it cost 49usd new. I was lucky 'cause I got all my three silver FA limited second hand, and they all came w/ matching smc filters
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Frank, you have my attention. Are there silver filters labeled Pentax Cloudy? If so I'd pay a premium for them and I need 3. Not interested in the Skylight versions...

Was hoping someone would come in and discuss the various versions of the 77 (I think that's the one with multiple versions, though it might be the 43). As I recall it had something to do with the slop in the focus ring on the early version which had two updates to solidify it. Again, this is based on my memory of a post about 8 or 10 months ago...my imperfect memory recalls something about the first version being identified by the green bag which suggest 77mm as the 43 came in a brown bag...I only remember this because my 77 came in a green bag and has a bit of focus ring slop which I concluded meant mine was version 1. Somebody please bring some real info on this into the thread!

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I love my Limited in silver
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Boggs Quote
Frank, you have my attention. Are there silver filters labeled Pentax Cloudy? If so I'd pay a premium for them and I need 3. Not interested in the Skylight versions...

Was hoping someone would come in and discuss the various versions of the 77 (I think that's the one with multiple versions, though it might be the 43). As I recall it had something to do with the slop in the focus ring on the early version which had two updates to solidify it. Again, this is based on my memory of a post about 8 or 10 months ago...my imperfect memory recalls something about the first version being identified by the green bag which suggest 77mm as the 43 came in a brown bag...I only remember this because my 77 came in a green bag and has a bit of focus ring slop which I concluded meant mine was version 1. Somebody please bring some real info on this into the thread!
Sorry Ron, mine were labeled as Pentax SMC UV L39 ...

Actually there are some sayings about different versions for all three FA Limiteds. The earlier ones came w/ real leather pouches in different colors like mine (posted earlier), later ones come w/ black synthetic leather pouches. The FA43 was even said to have 5 versions! I don't really know what the actual optical difference between earlier ones and the later ones, but I really love the leather pouches in different colors
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I think I really caught the Pentax bug. Is LBA more of a Pentax thing? With all the screw-mount choices available and a host of other lens, does this mean I'm never going to be a normal person again?
What do you mean "again"? J/K!
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I think I really caught the Pentax bug. Is LBA more of a Pentax thing? With all the screw-mount choices available and a host of other lens, does this mean I'm never going to be a normal person again?
Remember, buying lenses is cheaper than therapy!
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I think Pentax needs to release the Limiteds in two more colours. How about copper and...

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white?
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I think Pentax needs to release the Limiteds in two more colours. How about copper and...

um...

white?

+1 for white
copper would be nice too, or something like the faint krinkle finish but in GOLD, AWTHOME[awesome]!
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I have a silver lens, and no one seems to notice it. Now white storm trooper cameras and lenses may be another story.
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