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08-11-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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What does 70 + 7 x 1.8 =?

My new lens. It came in the post today.

I know I said in a thread a few months ago that I was interested in the 40 or the 70. But a lot of you tried to talk me in the direction of the 77. What sealed it was when I met K100D when he came to SF in June. He had the 77 on his MZ-S, thanks Simon.
Since then I've been looking for one. I saw one in the marketplace about a week and a half ago courtesy of Curbster54. I'd bought from him before so knew it would be good and the rest is history. Thank you Kirby.
Boy does it flare though.

I didn't have much opportunity but here are the obligatory first shots.


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08-11-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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Should have got the 70mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by schmik Quote
Should have got the 70mm
Ha ha, who would have though my comments would be followed by a comment like that.
I set it up pretty well for you don't you think?
08-11-2009, 01:25 AM   #4
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No the 77's just fine, Gary.
Beautiful rich colours in those silhouettes.
Congrats on it - I'm sure you'll come to love it more and more...

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You did set it up well..... i am just jealous because i have the 70. I'd love to try the 77 out but it would have to be SPECTACULAR to make me part with the 70.

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I'm jealous!

Well, not really because I have the DA70. The 77 is just so much faster, so yeah....I'm still jealous.

Lovely series, Gary. That last shot is really impressive. Looks like PPG material to me.
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Congrats. This is one of the very finest lenses Pentax has to offer. It's a stunner.

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Good choice Gary, the DA 70mm gets pwned by the FA 77mm most of the time imo.

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138.6 Someone had to do it.


Lovely shots though,I too have the 70 but hanker after a 77.
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I think you meant to write (70 + 7) * 1.8

Just being a pedant

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While I haven't had the opportunity to shoot with the 77, the DA 70mm is certainly not a sloucher of the lens!

Great pics, btw.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
I know I said in a thread a few months ago that I was interested in the 40 or the 70. But a lot of you tried to talk me in the direction of the 77. What sealed it was when I met K100D when he came to SF in June. He had the 77 on his MZ-S, thanks Simon.
you didn't even take any pictures with it and you fell in love
nice pictures gary, glad you're putting the lens to good use
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Congrats on the 77! I have had mine for about 2 months and am still sort of in awe of the lens.

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My favorite lens. Period.
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Thanks for confirming that I made the right choice guys.
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