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05-05-2009, 04:26 PM   #16
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i think its a great price now that im doing some research....
really i just needed some people to chime in and agree so i could get it and not feel guilty
I'd certainly get it. It'd be great to have the sharpness of the Taks & the advantages of the A.

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Just bought me a Super Tak 50mm f/1.4

Paid a little over $80.

Check this out.

Pentax S Mt. Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 Prime Lens - eBay (item 220408890506 end time May-04-09 23:32:18 PDT)
wow, I didn't know the super taks went up in price so much. I got mine for less than half that some year ago, dented filter threads...
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wow, I didn't know the super taks went up in price so much. I got mine for less than half that some year ago, dented filter threads...
Probably the popularity among Pentax Users who saw the new DSLRs (K100D K10D, K200D, K20D) as potent image making machines when it comes to using legendary lenses such as the Super Taks and the SMC K moounts.

Features of these cameras improved dramatically over the *ist D series starting with the name!
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wow, I didn't know the super taks went up in price so much. I got mine for less than half that some year ago, dented filter threads...
I was thinking the same thing. I bought a cosmetically perfect Super-Multi-Coated Tak 50/1.4 about a year ago for $75 at auction and felt I was paying premium money.

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(Unfortunately, it had a fungus infection, so I sent it back...)

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unfortunately, they could not find the lens or sold it already and did not put it into the computer . so back to square one.

sadly i still dont have a m42 adapter for my camera.... maybe its time to get one.

how often do the cosina 55mm 1.2 come up in ebay?
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unfortunately, they could not find the lens or sold it already and did not put it into the computer . so back to square one.

sadly i still dont have a m42 adapter for my camera.... maybe its time to get one.

how often do the cosina 55mm 1.2 come up in ebay?
Got mine of of EBAY.

Get the Pentax version I've been told.

It cost about $30 but it is well worth it!


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how often do the cosina 55mm 1.2 come up in ebay?
For a while there it seemed like there was one every week
there was one seller that sold quite a few of them, IIRC jrace is his ebay id.

Do a search for completed listings of pentax cosina 55mm and it should show up.
There is also a Revuenon brand. There's a thread in here that talks about the other 55mm 1.2 brands that are similar

edit: here's a thread about the different 55mm 1.2's for Pentax: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/51288-help-nee...-2-jungle.html
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unfortunately, they could not find the lens or sold it already and did not put it into the computer . so back to square one.

sadly i still dont have a m42 adapter for my camera.... maybe its time to get one.

how often do the cosina 55mm 1.2 come up in ebay?
Here's the last one I saw--went cheap ($172.50), and PentHassyKon was right about the seller:
Pentax / Cosina 55 mm f1:1.2 lens, Very Rare - (eBay.ca item 130298538644 end time 07-Apr-09 12:52:22 EDT)

They usually go for at least $200.

I don't think you should mourn the A50 1.4--they're everywhere!

I think you should go for the Nokton anyway (got one and love it), or if you want to splurge and get something AF that will match the rest of your kit, the DA*55. I've tried one for a few days and the bokeh is very close to the Nokton and the colour, contrast and sharpness are all excellent.

Hell, what's someone with two 31 limiteds looking at a $90 lens for anyway?

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Just out of curiosity, what brands is the Cosina sold / found under?
One of the brands that Cosina Mfg lenses is sold under is Zeiss, and I believe they made some of the Pentax Ltd lenses.
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Hell, what's someone with two 31 limiteds looking at a $90 lens for anyway?
Isn't this one of the symptoms of LBA?
".... heck its only $$$, what have i got to lose..." said the Pentaxian.
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I understand that LBA comes on heavy... but I'm wondering, what situations are you in where 1.4 vs. 1.8 or 1.9 will make or break the photo?

Super/S-M-C/SMC Taks are not necessarily better IQ wise than later lenses. In fact, often the later ones are better at the margins of performance. The Taks have going for them: low price, excellent metal construction, cool factor, and so on.

With screw mount lenses, you need to be in 'M' mode on the lens itself, so the aperture moves directly with the aperture ring, rather via the pin in the mount. Av is usable this way: You focus wide open or reasonably close... and then stop the lens down via the aperture ring. The camera sets shutter speed. Usually you need to dial in exposure compensation. The camera does not record focal length or aperture.

An SMC-A lens is the most useful mf lens, as it retains full compatibility with the digital bodies. The workmanship and materials are good as well. All K-A lenses allow the setting of aperture via the camera.

If you really are needing that 1.4 the SMC-A is an excellent choice. I do notice the fov difference between my 43 and my 50's.
I was thinking along the same lines. I have a couple of 1.8's and lately if I ever require a faster speed, I'll change the ISO (and clean it up with Lightroom if required). Now I was planning on taking some test shots to see what impact the ISO has on shutter speed, but I'm guessing that someone who knows the answer will likely chime in?...
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Isn't this one of the symptoms of LBA?
".... heck its only $$$, what have i got to lose..." said the Pentaxian.
Too true--damn them for keeping the M42's next to the register!!!
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Isn't this one of the symptoms of LBA?
".... heck its only $$$, what have i got to lose..." said the Pentaxian.
I got the 31mm at first in a bulk buy in order to try to reduce the costs of 43mm and 21mm (they were only $300 each after getting the 31mm!!). I was planning on selling it but that just didnt happen.

THen i found another 31mm for much cheaper than average, so I'm just sitting on 2 right now. I will be selling one soon tho...
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the Pentax K 50mm f/1.2 is a good match for the FA77 and FA31. they all perform at a uniformly high level.
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I have also the 31er and the 77er Limited, for me the best Lens in the middle is the Zeiss ZK 50 1.4 Planar. You have the same build quality like your Limiteds and also the same quality in your pics.

So sell on off your 31er Limited and buy the Zeiss.

I love these Lens.

Cheers Holger
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