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01-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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The "pleased on the purchase of a new lens" club

I like to know how you celebrate the purchase of a new lens for your bag?

In the past when I was in collecting of smoking pipes, I know a lot of freaks who celebrate the arrive of a new member of the own pipe family. Like in early days with little sleep in the night before your first date with a nice girl (or boy )...

So I feel today. Its only a well used Pentax-F 135mm, but I look forward very much to pick-up the lens at the house of a friend this afternoon. I once used a FA135 on my K20 and liked it mutch. So now I m sure my K7 and the F135 will build a very strong "speed machine team".

I also like the time before I receive the lens. A kind of "before joy". All the dreams about the pics to shoot in the future and so on. In this time I`m planning the use of the F135 on my next walking trip in Scotland in may on the islands of Mull and Iona.

So what are your thoughts about picking up a new baby for your Pentax family??


Any experience or good ideas for the use of a TC on F(A) 135 2.8??

01-28-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
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New Babies

I've picked up quite a few new babies for my pentax in recent months. Don't know what happened, usually I'm a cheapskate. However, the DA*55 proved too much for me to pass up. That was in November. Then the Bigma proved too much for me to pass up in December. In between there somewhere the DA14mm and DA15mm Limited also tugged at my wallet (and won). I'd almost call those twins because they were purchased 2 days apart.

Oh, the 135.. K135 f2.5 that is. Haven't done much with that one as yet but the K30 f2.8 has seen quite a bit of action.

Thanks to this damn forum I'm soon expecting an F 1.7x AF TC. Also thanks to this forum (and others) my latest arrival today, The FA35 f2.0 AL.. The bigma went to pay for those. I wasn't as happy with that adoption as I wanted to be ..

Kind of sad actually, at the end of the summer I had one backpack that held everything.. Now I need 2 more.

What was your question??
01-28-2010, 05:32 AM   #3
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I agree with the "happiness/expectation" feeling. I like it when something is in the mail for me (I just don't like it when it's doing circles in the city in the UPS truck because they always come while I work...)

What I do when I get a new lens is simply put it to the test. Then use it again and again.
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I started crying because it confirmed that my camera has a focusing issue. Haven't been able to use it as my camera is now in for repair

01-28-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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Got the Tamron 70-200/2.8 the other day.

My Sigma 70-200/2.8 will be on the chopping block soon.
01-28-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Got the Tamron 70-200/2.8 the other day.

My Sigma 70-200/2.8 will be on the chopping block soon.
What are the improvements?
01-28-2010, 10:40 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
What are the improvements?
Screwdrive vs. HSM
Sharper at the long end wide open (in my informal testing)
Somewhat lighter (though not as nice build quality)

Don't get me wrong, the Sigma is an awesome lens, but I had the opportunity to try both side by side and I liked the Tamron better on the whole.

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My A*300/2.8
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Just bought the 16-45. Very happy about it, was very surprised about the image quality there.

Shame it isnt WR, but in a year or two the normalzoom line could be updated......i wish.

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