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01-07-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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The "GREAT under 50.00 lens" thread

I thought this would be good for those people interested in the cheap gems like me.... I have been scouring lately for good cheapies, and for the money ive spent im sure i could have picked up a nice ltd prime, lol...

lens qualifications:
-cost was under 50 bucks shipped and after tax and all fees
-must fit k-mount pentax without an adapter (K, KA, KAF, or KAF2)
-can be auto or manual focus
-can be primes or zooms


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01-07-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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ill start it off...

1st lens i bought for the k-x was a pentax-m 50mm f1.7 for 25.00 it was on ebay and had a dent on the filter ring. I love this lens. its very sharp and good for shooting 720p video in low light wide open. i like the bokeh this lens produces also.
01-07-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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I bought a lense on ebay for approx $45 @ But-it-now. It was accurately described and had a photo of the item so I jumped on it.

When it arrived I was shocked... It turned out to be basically new!


A brand new Pentax-A 50mm f1.4


.~(YAY!)

then sold my previous Pentax-A 50mm 1.4 for $150 approx
01-07-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
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bought a Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 for $8 on ebay auction with an attached camera before that was really nice

just sold it on, but recommended

01-07-2010, 06:42 PM   #5
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Ohohoh

I can recommend a helios 44k 58mm if you can find one cheap
01-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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K55/1.8, you can find them under $50, nice lens, I like the look.
01-07-2010, 07:28 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by cps_goodbuy Quote
Ohohoh

I can recommend a helios 44k 58mm if you can find one cheap
not k mount though....
01-07-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by kathyk Quote
K55/1.8, you can find them under $50, nice lens, I like the look.
i can only find m42 takumar 55mm 1.8. guess the k mount version are hard to come by. ill keep an eye out.... i can never have too many fast primes, lol...

also picked up a sweet little cosmicar 28mm f2.8 that performs wonderfully! think i paid 25 shipped on ebay for it.

anyone know how much that Vivitar ka mount 28MM 1:2.0 goes for?

01-07-2010, 07:36 PM   #9
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Does the shipping charge count towards the $50 dollars?

lens qualifications:
-cost was under 50 bucks with or without shipping
-must fit k-mount pentax without an adapter
-can be auto or manual focus
-can be primes or zooms


ADAM!!! You still dont see a problem? haha hoho

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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
lens qualifications:
-cost was under 50 bucks with or without shipping
-must fit k-mount pentax without an adapter
-can be auto or manual focus
-can be primes or zooms


ADAM!!! You still dont see a problem? haha hoho
fixed


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01-07-2010, 08:50 PM   #11
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Hmmm...I truly hate to spend over $50!

From the current quiver...
  • Pentax-M 50/1.7 (bought NEW for less than $50 in 1982)
  • Pentax-K 55/1.8 ($45)
  • Helios 44M 58/2 ($10)
  • Mamiya/Sekor 55/1.8 ($15 complete with camera)
  • XR-Rikenon 50/2 ($28)
  • XR-Rikenon 50/2 ($38 complete with camera...yes, I have two of these)
  • Auto Rikenon 50/1.7 ($25 complete with camera)
  • Vivitar 135/2.8 ($35)
  • Vivitar 200/3.5 (~$30)
All of the above offer above average performance and excellent build (a little slack cut for the Helios here). Of the bunch, the K 55/1.8 and Helios are the top performers followed closely by the Auto Rikenon 50/1.7 and the Vivitar 135/2.8.

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lol ive been looking into every single lens in your list! i think next up is a vivitar 135/2.8
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I bought my M-135 3.5 for 40$. That was pretty good.
I bought my A-50 1.7 with another lens and a zoom program-plus body. If you subtract some for the other two items and accessories, the lens to me cost around 50, which is what I was willing to pay.
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Sub $20 buys + shipping buys
Sigma Zoommaster 35-70 f2.8
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not sure what the huffing and puffing is about these lense threads???
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