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04-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #16
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Buying and Selling

My eventual lineup will probably be...

LBA hobby kit
FA 31 LTD (to buy)
FA 43
FA 77
DA 100 F2.8 macro (to buy)
FA* 200 F2.8

Travel and work backpack kit
DA 12-24
DA* 16-50 (to buy)
DA* 50-135 (to buy)
Tamron 70-300 LD Di

Walkabout 1 lens kit
Sigma 17-70

Sports, airshow and wildlife
Sigma 135-400 (to buy)

Yeah theres a lot of "to buys" in there, so I'm selling off the following

FA 28 F2.8
DA 16-45
FA 24-90
FA 100 Macro F3.5
DA 50-200
Sigma EX 18-70 F2.8
Sigma APO 70-300

And probably my trusty *istD!

04-04-2007, 06:16 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asad_Masede Quote
What lenses are floating around in your head? I'd like to hear.
Uhh The entire pentax line

While that's the latest dream in my head, right up there with winning the lotto, the truth is I have no idea what I want next but I'm thinking it's going to be a wide prime.
04-04-2007, 06:41 PM   #18
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An uncrippled KAF mount dslr aside...


Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5 (67mm thread)

Kiron 105mm f2.8 Macro

DA 14mm f2.8

FA* 300mm f2.8


Strange I'm like at the point where LBA's kinda struck a dead end. Can't really think of any. Even if I were to be given access to all the lenses...
04-04-2007, 06:41 PM   #19
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Yes, I have LBA too

Already have....

Pentax lenses:
SMC-A 50mm f2 MF
SMC-M 50mm f1.4 MF
SMC-FA 100mm Macro F2.8 AF
SMC-DA 18-55mm 3.5-5.8 AL
SMC-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL
SMC-A 70-210mm f4 MF
SMC-DA 10-17mm 3.5-4.5 ED

Sigma lenses:
10-20mm EX DC f4-5.6 AF
15mm EX DG Fisheye F2.8 AF
17-70mm DC f2.8-4.5 AF
15-30mm Zoom EX Aspherical IF AF
50mm Macro F2.8 1:1 MF
135-400mm APO f4.5-5.6 AF

Vivitar lenses:
100mm f2.8 Macro Telephoto 1:1 MF
105mm Series 1 f2.5 Macro 1:1 MF
135mm f2.8 Macro 1:2 MF
120-600mm f5.6-8.0 Telephoto Zoom MF

Other lenses:
Tamron AF28-300MM F/3.5-6.3 XR Di
Lester A. Dine 105mm f2.8 Macro 1:1 MF (2)
Sears 55mm Auto Macro f2.8 1:1 w. Adapter M42
Polaris 55-300mm f4.5 Auto Zoom (YS) plus 2x Converter
Vivitar 2x Macro Focusing Converter (2)
Peleng 8mm Fish Eye

I know this is crazy, but all I want now is the Sigma 180mm EX Macro

04-04-2007, 06:47 PM   #20
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OMG haha, how about sending me your overlaps! :P
04-04-2007, 08:03 PM   #21
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I have a Pentax 12-24 on backorder. When that arrives I should be done. Although the 12-24 focal-length overlaps a bit of what I have, it is rectangular whereas the fisheye is, well, fisheye. Was sort of looking for a replacement for the Sigma 70-300, but I doubt that I ever will find something with better image quality (not that it is spectacular, especially at the long end) that 1) will not require a tripod and 2) will not cost more than $1000.

I guess I'm not a "prime" man.
04-04-2007, 11:18 PM   #22
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I am really happy with my line up right now. My only real wish is for pentax to release a high quality 18-200mm f/3.5-4.5 DA*

At the moment I have:
Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2
Pentax K 30mm f/2.8
Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8
Pentax KA 50mm f/1.7
Pentax DA 70mm f/2.8
Kiron 105mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO DG

I plan on an 85 and 400 prime in the near future....
04-05-2007, 12:14 AM   #23
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Da 18-90/2.8

A lens that is only in my head unfortunately is a
DA 18-90/2.8
This would be my perfect lens for weddings, events etc. without the need for changing lenses.

04-05-2007, 12:23 AM   #24
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You can see in my sig where I am today, all I want in the future is the DA*200/2.8

I think I am over my LBA.. I've sold more than I have bought of late..
04-05-2007, 04:36 AM   #25
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QuoteOriginally posted by joele Quote
I think I am over my LBA.. I've sold more than I have bought of late..
Then you have LSA!
Fortunately noncontagious.
04-05-2007, 05:23 AM   #26
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Here is where I am today.
Pentax smc P-FA 20mm f2.8
Pentax smc P-M 28mm f3.5
Pentax smc P-FA 35mm f2.0
Pentax smc P-A 50mm f1.4
Pentax smc P-FA 50mm f1.4
Pentax smc P-FA 77mm f1.8
Pentax smc P-FA 135mm f2.8
Pentax smc P-M 200mm f4.0
Pentax smc P-A* 300mm f4.0
Pentax smc-F 1.7X AF Rear Converter

Pentax smc P-DA 10-17mm Fish Eye f3.5–4.5
Tamron XR Di LD 28-75mm f2.8
Pentax smc P-FA 28-105mm f3.2–f4.5
Pentax smc P-A 35-105mm f3.5
Sigma EX APO 70-200mm f2.8

I've actually sold more lenses than I've bought lately. I may sell a couple more. My primary glass are the Tamron 28-75, and the Sigma 70-200.

The one hole I have is rectilinear WA. I'm thinking the DA12-24 may be my next purchase. I'm also thinking about the DA*60-250 to supplement the Sigma - only cause, as good as the Tamron and Sigma are, it bothers me that neither of my primary lenses are Pentax glass (purely an emotional response of course).

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04-05-2007, 05:55 AM   #27
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Cool thread!


SMC 15/3.5 (Asph. according to Boz´ site)
SMC FA 35/2
SMC A 50/1.4
SMC A* 85/1.4
SMC A 35-105/3.5 macro
SMC DA 50-200
SMC 135/2.5
SMC Takumar 300/4

Want to have-list;

SMC A (or FA) 20/2.8
SMC 31/1.8 (to replace the 35/2?)
SMC 55/1.8
SMC F* 300/4.5

// Mats

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04-05-2007, 10:51 PM   #28
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Ahoy Asad,

It's a quite nice thread you have started here. A lot of food for thoughts and reflections. It seems to me as many have a lot of lenses that I, short of imagination, don't understand when they see any use. I have always been a bit narrowminded

What I need is a semi-fish, a normal and a short tele:

For the DS I have the Zenitar, sold the FA35 and the A50/1.2, waiting for the DA35/x and the DA*55/1.4

For the 5D I have a Summilux 50/1.4, a Zuiko 24/2.8 and would like to buy a Zenitar. I also have an EF85/1.8 that I seldom use. All together this make one camera system too much and in both cases a wrong setup of lenses. That's only for the moment though.

To all this we can add a bunch of lenses that I really should get rid of. I need to unload the cupboard as well as my mind.

I use the 5D the most of the time, but I have some problems waving goodbye to the Pentax stuff.
04-06-2007, 02:31 AM   #29
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Hi Asad.

The lenses to buy: Da* 200 and Da* 300 + Da* 16-50 + Da 35 + Da 55

I am saving for the future Da* 600 (hopefully)
04-06-2007, 08:34 AM   #30
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I use following lenses with my K100D:

DA 16-45 mm beautiful for landscapes
SMC M 50mm f/1,7 my favourite for portrait
SMC M 135mm f/3,5 my favourite tele
SMC M 200mm f/4,0 probably to be sold
SMC A 70-210 mm f/4,0 new adquisition, looks promising
SMC A 35-105 mm f/3,5 just bought ! very sharp and practical Macro

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