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06-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Psynema Quote
Yep, that is the one...among the most desirable and sought after of the CJZ lenses.

$350 USD (incl shipping by standard post) is a pretty dear price to pay for a lens with scratches/marks on the glass, scratches/missing paint on the body, and gritty focus ring. (Apparently "Excellent" and "Perfect" means something different in Polish than in English!) Unfortunately the prices seem to go up from there!


(It was not that long ago when these went in the low $100 range...)

06-29-2009, 11:15 AM   #17
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Voigtlander 20mm, Voigtlander 40mm. Why am I still buying autofocus camera?... + funny stuff like the biotar 75mm f1,5 or the takumar 17mm f11 fisheye.
Yes! Voigtlander!

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Yes! Voigtlander!

My Apo-LantharS are feeling lonely those days
06-29-2009, 12:36 PM   #19
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I want a super wide angle. Couldn't decide yet but my heart beats for the full frame Sigma 12-24. Or maybe the DA 14 f/2.8 if I can get over the fact it won't work with a FF camera if one ever comes out.

06-29-2009, 12:51 PM   #20
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Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4
Sigma/Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Vivitar/Tokina 90mm f/2.5

That's all I really want right now. I've got a hankering for the 15 Ltd, but if I get the 12-24mm I don't know that I could justify it.
06-29-2009, 01:00 PM   #21
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I don't think I'm in your "league" for buying lenses, but here are my current "wants".

Pentax 12-24 - a "super-wide" to go with my walkabout
A Pentax 85mm prime, with an "A" setting. I love this FL for portraits, but I want to be able to "shoot and move"
A Sigma 120-400 or 170-500 zoom for wildlife.
06-29-2009, 01:05 PM   #22
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I don't think I'm in your "league" for buying lenses, but here are my current "wants".

Pentax 12-24 - a "super-wide" to go with my walkabout
A Pentax 85mm prime, with an "A" setting. I love this FL for portraits, but I want to be able to "shoot and move"
A Sigma 120-400 or 170-500 zoom for wildlife.
I'm not in that league either....The two DA zooms are first and I'm leasing to buy, so a down payment of 2-300 plus a monthly fee, then it's mine, but at least I get to get gigs with it, so....I'm an event videographer/editor and the hybrids are pretty popular , especially for low light capabilities. As much as APS-Cers yearn for a full the size of an HD camcorder sensor

Kind'a need to do some photo work on the side w/ the economy.
06-29-2009, 01:10 PM   #23
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1. Pentax DA* 16-50. I've heard great things about the lens and I'd love to be able to go a bit wider than the kit lens. I would also like to obtain a DA* lens for the weathersealing. Right now I don't have any kit I'd take out into the rain or snow.

2. Sigma 50 f/1.4. I love the bokeh on this lens. I feel like I need it even though I already have the excellent FA 50. From reports, it seems like the Sigma would be sharper wide open too.

3. Tamron 90mm macro or Sigma 105mm macro. My only macro right now is the DA35 which is a bit restrictive when it comes to live subjects.

4. Sigma 50-500. Finally, birding and other wildlife photography is the last gap in my lens coverage, and for the price, the 50-500 sounds awesome.

06-29-2009, 01:13 PM   #24
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my current wish is for a zoom
wide normal

not sure which one but I am leaning for the sigma 24-70 HSM

BTW any one got this one yet? what about Quality control issues?
06-29-2009, 01:26 PM   #25
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Hmm...let me see...assuming I come into some money (not expected til at least Christmas due to other commitments):

- Used K20 or K7 (most likely the K20
- New heavier duty tripod with a ball head
- Small, portable constant-lighting setup
- maybe a macro rail

Not putting lenses on here at this point, I've got pretty much all the basic focal lengths covered with decent (if not great) this point my technique needs more work than the equipment I'm using. Better stuff might get me marginally closer to where I want to be, but practice and a few less expensive items would do me better in the long run.
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As far as lenses go I have a pretty well stocked arsenal at the moment. I would like to get another DA* 50-135mm. I had one but sold it to fund the purchase of an A* 200mm Macro. At first I didn't miss it much due to the fact that I got an A* 85mm around the time I sold it, but it really is a great lens. SDM and weather sealing in a lens are very nice, and the IQ was great.

Other than that, I just got an m42 to k adapter so some more m42 lenses would be fun to play around with. I'd like to get a Jupiter 9 and a Meyer Trioplan 100mm among others.

I've preordered the K-7 and after I get it I won't be spending much more money on photography equipment for a long time unless I can generate some income from taking pictures.
06-29-2009, 02:18 PM   #27
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Oh, geez! Just upgraded to the K20D so in the next few years maybe I'll find some extra cash to get a DA*50-135. Played with one at the camera shop and it's a really sweet lens. I'm definitely in love! But realistically at the moment, I'll probably just be purchasing a new camera strap and a rocket blower.
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Maybe something long, a Bigma perhaps, but I'm not sure I'd use it enough. Maybe an FA* 85 1.4, but I'd rather use that lens on a FF sensorómy old Super Tak 85 1.9 was my "normal" lens on my Spotmatic. If Pentax saw fit to make a DA* 400 I'd probably do what it takes to put one in my bag. And if they made a DA* 10-24 I'd do likewise. In the meantime I'll just keep sticking various TCs on my 300mm to get that extra reach. I just realized if I stacked them all, I'd get a 1820mm f/24 lens. The rig would probably sag at both ends, but think of those cool Lens Baby effects I could get!
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Pentax FA 20mm f/2.8 (or a Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5)
Pentax A 135mm f/2.8
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 limited
5 in 1 reflector
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I am looking at the FA 43mm limited to complete the trio.


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