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05-29-2009, 08:35 AM   #16
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for the kind replies.

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this forum is the best on the net not just for photography ( people will give you here advice on anything pretty much from cooking to traveling to movies )

any way ... check here they have to FA 50mm 1.7 for $100 + -

Cameras and used cameras available from KEH Camera Brokers.

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this forum is the best on the net not just for photography ( people will give you here advice on anything pretty much from cooking to traveling to movies )

any way ... check here they have to FA 50mm 1.7 for $100 + -

Cameras and used cameras available from KEH Camera Brokers.

Ah, cool! So that one IS AF. Thought it was MF. Like I said. Sometimes it's hard to tell what's what, because there are sooooo many older Pentax lenses. Thanks for the heads-up!

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Yeah, the F/FA 50/1.7 is a real steal. I have the FA 50/1.4—got it here on the marketplace for $150 shipped—and it's also excellent.
05-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #19
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Welcome, yes the Pentax K20D is a blood good camera.
As for 50mm prime I have a Ziess Tessa 50mm f2.8 and it's awesome.

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welcome!

I'm really happy in the Pentax system. The value for money is astounding- the DA* lenses are just lovely.

I pulled the trigger on the DA* 55, because of my really positive experience with the 16-50, and the 50-135. Hopefully it shows up today!

I have a pretty full system in Pentax, for about the same money it would have cost me to buy a 5DII and one L lens.
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Yeah, the F/FA 50/1.7 is a real steal. I have the FA 50/1.4—got it here on the marketplace for $150 shipped—and it's also excellent.


Well it's official. Looking for a deal on the 50mm 1.4 or the 50mm 1.7.

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Welcome, yes the Pentax K20D is a blood good camera.
As for 50mm prime I have a Ziess Tessa 50mm f2.8 and it's awesome.

Nice lens you're using there... MF though, right?

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Well it's official. Looking for a deal on the 50mm 1.4 or the 50mm 1.7.

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personally I would get the F 50mm 1.7.
I like small lenses and this little guy is SMALL almost a pancake

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I'm really happy in the Pentax system. The value for money is astounding- the DA* lenses are just lovely.

I pulled the trigger on the DA* 55, because of my really positive experience with the 16-50, and the 50-135. Hopefully it shows up today!

I have a pretty full system in Pentax, for about the same money it would have cost me to buy a 5DII and one L lens.

Thanks Sean. Looking forward to discovering and learning everything about the Pentax world. Hopefully will be in it for a while to come.

Nice lenses you got there! That 50-135 will be the next one I'm looking at, when a little loot comes my way.

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personally I would get the F 50mm 1.7.
I like small lenses and this little guy is SMALL almost a pancake
I tell ya. If the timing and money is right, the one I'm really wanting is the 40mm Limited Edition Pancake. I love that thing. Don't really see those used though.

Will probably end up with the 1.7 or 4. Thanks!

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I tell ya. If the timing and money is right, the one I'm really wanting is the 40mm Limited Edition Pancake. I love that thing. Don't really see those used though.

Will probably end up with the 1.7 or 4. Thanks!

Scott
They actually come up quite often in the marketplace. Just keep an eye peeled.
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Nice lens you're using there... MF though, right?

Scott
Yep, manual focus and manual aperture and doesn't focus to infinity (it's a M42), but it's still a bloody good lens.
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They actually come up quite often in the marketplace. Just keep an eye peeled.

Consider my eyes peeled!


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Yep, manual focus and manual aperture and doesn't focus to infinity (it's a M42), but it's still a bloody good lens.

Oh yeah, I can imagine. I wish I could get the hang of manual. I've noticed so many awesome Pentax mount MF lenses.


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I wish I could get the hang of manual.
You won't get the hang of it until you actually get and start practicing... no reason to assume you wouldn't "get it" soon enough!
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