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05-22-2009, 09:22 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
althoough I am pleased with my vivitar, it might be interesting to hear why you are selling the J9
Mostly just that I don't use it enough.

It's a great lens, but I hardly ever reach for it.

05-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #17

QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I just want to put in a vote for the J-9. It is a bit of a pain to use at times, but when it delivers, it delivers BIG time. I have a Pentax FA 77mm Limited on its way, but plan to keep the J-9. It is that special. Almost all of my best shots from the last 12 months were taken with the J-9 and I am loath to ever part with it. The combination of bokeh and color rendition is pretty hard to beat.


(My avatar pic was shot with my J-9)
I find myself agreeing with Steve a bit too much lately... But I agree with his J-9 sentiments... I don't reach for it all the time, but I don't think I would ever sell it. The times when I do reach for it, I am hopin' to get that magic J-9 look.
In fact my most used lenses in the last 6 months are the Helios 44M - Jupiter 9 - Tair 11A... I have been bitten my the Russian bug. And they are all really good performers...

If you will get the FA77 at some point... I say, save some dough and get the Jupiter... If you have the money, as Jay says, you can't go wrong with the SMC 85/2

That did not help at all, did it? haha
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I find myself agreeing with Steve a bit too much lately...
I like it when people agree with me...


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