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07-15-2009, 02:02 PM   #16
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Your lba may have stalled, but unless you can manage to stop looking at photos taken by others here and all over the internet you are unlikely to stop buying altogether.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Das Boot Quote
Has anyone else gone through this and if so, did it LBA disappear?
I'm on my third trip through the cycle. I have a fetish for K series lenses and bodies. My ideal kit would have been

K20D
FA31Ltd
FA43Ltd
FA77Ltd
FA*200
A1.4XS
Tamron SP 90/2.5 Macro with extension tube for 1:1

but I fell for a K lens that I had always wanted too many times.

To break LBA you ahve to REALLY be logical; patient; and not deviate from your plan.
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wife saw my latest purchase. wife took all my money. I have no money left for now. I guess the 200 f4 and 12-24 have to wait.
07-15-2009, 02:38 PM   #19
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does it ever end?

k100d,k200d,spotmatic II,ME,MZ-7, PZ-1P
DA- 10-17,21,55-300,50-200
F- 35-70, 50 f1.7, 35-105
FA 43,77, 28-105
K-24,30,50,55,135
M- 50,150,200
A-28,50 macro
Takumars-28,35,50,55(x2)85,105,135,200,300
tamrons-24-135 , 75-300
sigma 17-70
vivitar 28
voigtlander 58

if it does i have yet to find it there are still one or two k series and a i havent even thought really about the M or A series

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I've got a M200 f4 sitting in a box. I still held on to a few M lenses for my KX. The 200 I've got has only been used a few times ever. I have a few retirees working for me and they're always bringing in boxes of stuff they know I like. One guy had brought in a K1000 w/the standard 50 f2 and a M200 f4 still in the boxes with owners manuals and desiccant bags. He said he only shot two rolls of film through the whole setup and didn't have much use for it. He said I could have it - so I took it. The stuff is brand new from 1981.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
k100d,k200d,spotmatic II,ME,MZ-7, PZ-1P
DA- 10-17,21,55-300,50-200
F- 35-70, 50 f1.7, 35-105
FA 43,77, 28-105
K-24,30,50,55,135
M- 50,150,200
A-28,50 macro
Takumars-28,35,50,55(x2)85,105,135,200,300
tamrons-24-135 , 75-300
sigma 17-70
vivitar 28
voigtlander 58

if it does i have yet to find it there are still one or two k series and a i havent even thought really about the M or A series
yeah, the 50 1.2
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
k100d,k200d,spotmatic II,ME,MZ-7, PZ-1P
DA- 10-17,21,55-300,50-200
F- 35-70, 50 f1.7, 35-105
FA 43,77, 28-105
K-24,30,50,55,135
M- 50,150,200
A-28,50 macro
Takumars-28,35,50,55(x2)85,105,135,200,300
tamrons-24-135 , 75-300
sigma 17-70
vivitar 28
voigtlander 58

if it does i have yet to find it there are still one or two k series and a i havent even thought really about the M or A series
To quote someone in another thread, "that's a wonderful problem you have".

P.S. Sell me your Tak' 105mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Das Boot Quote
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I've got a M200 f4 sitting in a box. I still held on to a few M lenses for my KX. The 200 I've got has only been used a few times ever. I have a few retirees working for me and they're always bringing in boxes of stuff they know I like. One guy had brought in a K1000 w/the standard 50 f2 and a M200 f4 still in the boxes with owners manuals and desiccant bags. He said he only shot two rolls of film through the whole setup and didn't have much use for it. He said I could have it - so I took it. The stuff is brand new from 1981.
can I have that one for free? :

anyway, I have a question regarding the M 200 f4. what are your personal thoughts about the lens? it would also help if you could provide or link me to some of your sample photos for reference. thanx !

oh and btw, how does it compare against the Super Tak 200 f/4 ?

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You people and your LBA. Control yourselves!

I was often looking at sites like Pentax Imaging, and those of stores, just to check what's there. It was highly poisonous to my system. Reading this thread is... somewhat dangerous to me. I recognized a few symptoms. I guess my current phase is denial and trying to exercise control over the poison.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Das Boot Quote
I've had some time off from work and got to cleaning up around the house and noticed how many lenses I've got tucked away here and there. Now these aren't what you would call collectors items - you could say they have lots of personality. I was thinking how I probably would never take another shot with the majority of them and decided to put them up for sale. All said and done, I've taken about a dozen lens and used the money from the sales to get me a good "working" collection of three: FA50mm 1.4, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5, and a Tamron 70-200mm 2.8. The question I have is: Have I ended my LBA or have I simply moved on to another (more expensive) stage? I should have all I would ever need. Has anyone else gone through this and if so, did it LBA disappear?
I really do not see that you have a serious LBA. Wait until you have the black and silver version of the same lens (say the Ltd), then you qualify

Just concentrate on taking and posting images. You should enjoy it

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Don't worry unless you start doing things like getting the Tammy 90mm macro 52B and 52BB versions and the Tammy 500mm 55B and 55BB versions to see if one is truly better than the other.
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Don't worry unless you start doing things like getting the Tammy 90mm macro 52B and 52BB versions and the Tammy 500mm 55B and 55BB versions to see if one is truly better than the other.
Or you have the FA50 1.4 and buy the FA 50 1.7 because it has been written that it is sharper at F1.7 than the Fa 50 1.4 is At f2.8...

Only then do you realize you actually like your $20 Helios 44M better than both of them! And they never see the camera again!
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anyway, I have a question regarding the M 200 f4. what are your personal thoughts about the lens? it would also help if you could provide or link me to some of your sample photos for reference. thanx !
I have only used the lens on one occasion. I took my 3yo son to see the Wiggles and at the time that was the fastest, longest lens I had. It worked really well - pretty sharp wide open and the colors looked spot on. I had used a zoom at another similar concert that didn't hold a candle to this lens 20 years its senior. I don't have any samples on this computer right now, but if you're interested I'm sure I could dig them up.

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Or you have the FA50 1.4 and buy the FA 50 1.7 because it has been written that it is sharper at F1.7 than the Fa 50 1.4 is At f2.8...
Well, the thought had crossed my mind having a F50mm 1.7 to go along with my FA50mm 1.4. As crazy as it sounds, I have seriously thought about it - sober!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Das Boot Quote
I have only used the lens on one occasion. I took my 3yo son to see the Wiggles and at the time that was the fastest, longest lens I had. It worked really well - pretty sharp wide open and the colors looked spot on. I had used a zoom at another similar concert that didn't hold a candle to this lens 20 years its senior. I don't have any samples on this computer right now, but if you're interested I'm sure I could dig them up.



Well, the thought had crossed my mind having a F50mm 1.7 to go along with my FA50mm 1.4. As crazy as it sounds, I have seriously thought about it - sober!

Sure, I would really appreciate the extra boost of having a 200 f4. I seem to understand or atleast basing from the initial results that I saw, the 200 f/4 is sharper compared to it's longer 300mm f/4 counterpart. I'm not so sure about the comparison between the Super Tak 200 f/4 as I would need to stop down because of the adapter mount. and I hate not being able to use the lens wide open.


FA 50 1.7 is really sharp wide open. I hope you could secure yourself a copy of it. they seem to be very hard to find as well. same as that of the A 50 1.2. the A 50 1.2. is surely the Bokeh King IMO. get yourself a copy of it also. whoooppsss...am I feeding your LBA ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
Sure, I would really appreciate the extra boost of having a 200 f4. I seem to understand or atleast basing from the initial results that I saw, the 200 f/4 is sharper compared to it's longer 300mm f/4 counterpart. I'm not so sure about the comparison between the Super Tak 200 f/4 as I would need to stop down because of the adapter mount. and I hate not being able to use the lens wide open.

I am not sure what you are saying... What about the m42 to K mount adaptor makes you have to stop the super tak down? And why can't you use it wide open?

Just wondering what it all meant?

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