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07-16-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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A beautiful SMC k 20mm f4

I recently picked up a wonderful set locally from a classified ad. I got a Pentax Asahi MX 35mm film camera, a Tokina 80-200mm Zoom Lens, an SMC M 50mm f1.4(Mint condition). And last but not least a MINT SMC K 20mm f1.4. I got it all for $150 US. How did I do? lol I can't believe it. Here are some pics and a few quick test shots.





The Previous at 100%crop




And a few quick test shots:

This on is wide open at ISO 200


Wide open at ISO200


This one is Wide open at ISO 800 a bit grainy(low light)


100% crop of the above


Thanks for looking. I think I did OK.


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Forgot to mention this is all done on a K20D if you were interested.
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That lens is pretty rare, I'd say alone it's worth twice what you paid for the entire kit. I scored a similar deal on an A f/2.8 macro. It's a great feeling isn't it!
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That lens is pretty rare, I'd say alone it's worth twice what you paid for the entire kit. I scored a similar deal on an A f/2.8 macro. It's a great feeling isn't it!
It sure is a great feeling. Awesome. lol

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I have the M 20 f/4, and it's incredible also. You have a very nice lens there, great shots.
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I have the M 20 f/4, and it's incredible also. You have a very nice lens there, great shots.
I ran into your other threads on your 20mm in the past. I do like the compact nature of the M series though. THis one is a little bigger. As for the shots lol I think I'll shoot a bit with it this weekend.

On a side note. I'm sure we can all relate to getting a deal on something. Last night I saw the ad, wrote the idividual an email asking if the lenses etc... were still available. The listing Price was $225 and I asked if they would go $150 not seeing the lenses yet. So, all day at work I was pacing around waiting till I could go at 6PM to have a look see and inspect just hopeing someone else wouldn't scoop me before I got the chance. The stress of it all.......
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You've got me drooling over that M20 - great find!!
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You've got me drooling over that M20 - great find!!
Nope nope, not an M lens. This one is a K mount. jsherman999 has posts of the M series. Thanks!!

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I still gotta find me one of those fast 20s !
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I still gotta find me one of those fast 20s !
They are lovely 20's (i have the M 20mm), but they are not "fast". both are f4.0
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I believe you got this from Kijiji in Canada, right? I saw the same package, and also jumped when I saw the 20 mm. It appears I was second in line. Congratulations!
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I believe you got this from Kijiji in Canada, right? I saw the same package, and also jumped when I saw the 20 mm. It appears I was second in line. Congratulations!
I believe you are correct. Sorry you were second.
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Good deal, I payed more that twice that for my K20/4!!

Enjoy,

Phil.
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The rest of the package.

I thought I would post more images of the 20mm and also some images of the 50mm f1.4. The package also included a set of filters in an original Asahi pouch.



The 20mm:





The 50mm:





The Filters and Pouch:

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Good deal, I payed more that twice that for my K20/4!!

Enjoy,

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I'm chilled to the bone! lol
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