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08-07-2009, 01:34 PM   #16
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Well, well, well...I now have both the K 200mm f2.5 AND the K 50mm f1.2 on their way to me. I can hardly wait =)

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Wow, how did you do that? Nevertheless, congratulations with your purchases. You won't be disappointed really.
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Wow, how did you do that? Nevertheless, congratulations with your purchases. You won't be disappointed really.
Thanks :-) Some serious data mining and web searching and then I combed through several different ebay options. The 200mm I found on ebay.de and the 50mm on ebay.co.uk. This also means that I won't be paying any duty or VAT on them either --> savings of about 25% compared to buying from outside the EU. Happy, happy, happy :-)
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The need for speed

QuoteOriginally posted by Boucicaut Quote
Well, well, well...I now have both the K 200mm f2.5 AND the K 50mm f1.2 on their way to me. I can hardly wait =)
Outstanding.

You will love the K 200/2.5 - the fastest 200mm Pentax ever made. I have a bid in on a 50/1.2 at the moment. There is no substitute for speed and lenses just don't get much faster than these two.

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Good pickups Boucicaut and I hope you win your bid on the 50/1.2 Tom.

You will love the 50/1.2, it's an amazing lens.

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yup...there aren't many lenses that can do this:

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yup...there aren't many lenses that can do this:

Nice shot and yes a nice lens. The 50/1.2 surprises me every time I get a roll of film back from processing!!
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I just received my K85/1.8 last night. What a beauty. I have started a roll of Delta100 at 1.8 so I will know more in a week or so.

Cheers,

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08-09-2009, 02:18 PM   #24
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I have now received both the 200mm f2.5 and the 50mm f1.2 and you can expect sample shots by next weekend! Thanks for all the comments.
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I have got K24/2.8, K85/1.8 and K135/2.5 and they are all excellent lenses. I had a chance to get the K200/2.5 for a very good price but I passed on the opp and now regretting.

Another K lens to watch out, even though might not be as good as the others but a very good focal length on the digital bodies, is K55/1.8. Sharp enough (for me) wide open and very sharp by f2.8.
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Ooooh this is a nice thread!

If you are getting in to K series glass be sure to pick up the 35mm 3.5. It's cheap and produces stunning results.

It's sister, the 28mm 3.5, should arrive at the beginning of this week, I can't wait!

K35/3.5
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QuoteOriginally posted by kjao Quote
I have got K24/2.8, K85/1.8 and K135/2.5 and they are all excellent lenses. I had a chance to get the K200/2.5 for a very good price but I passed on the opp and now regretting.

Another K lens to watch out, even though might not be as good as the others but a very good focal length on the digital bodies, is K55/1.8. Sharp enough (for me) wide open and very sharp by f2.8.
Thanks for the tip! And yes, you should regret missing your chance on the 200mm, it seems an extremely nice lens.
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Ooooh this is a nice thread!

If you are getting in to K series glass be sure to pick up the 35mm 3.5. It's cheap and produces stunning results.

It's sister, the 28mm 3.5, should arrive at the beginning of this week, I can't wait!

K35/3.5
Thanks for the tip. Eventually though, I think I'll want the 28mm f2.0 that has been mentioned in this thread. At some point I'll also go for the K 500mm f4.5 to complete a full spectrum of K-series (28mm, 50mm, 200mm and 500mm). I see that we have a pretty similar taste in film bodies too: I have and use both the LX and MX
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boucicaut Quote
Thanks for the tip. Eventually though, I think I'll want the 28mm f2.0 that has been mentioned in this thread. At some point I'll also go for the K 500mm f4.5 to complete a full spectrum of K-series (28mm, 50mm, 200mm and 500mm). I see that we have a pretty similar taste in film bodies too: I have and use both the LX and MX
Yes I am also dreaming of the K28/2, but with my current (and near future) economical situation (student) it's not very realistic. Same with the 15/3.5, I have been longing for that lens for several years but the prices are just too high.
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