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02-17-2010, 07:03 AM   #16
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Probably a couple old pentax or takumar lenses.

550D is looking very tempting....

02-17-2010, 09:41 AM   #17
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I'm thinking about either the Pentax 12-24 or the Sigma 10-20.... and either starting on a DA Limited prime collection or opting for the Sigma 28 f/1.8 or the Sigma 30 f/1.4.
02-17-2010, 09:51 AM   #19
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money? what money?

What, you mean some Pentaxians actually pay taxes? AND get refunds?!? Amazing! If I sell my second house [ google on 39A SHEARER BISBEE ARIZONA ] I'll probably get an 18-55 WR, to make my K20D a weathertight unit. And if our realtor represents the buyer too, we'll get a break on the commission, so I may look for a 70 too. Otherwise, I'm pretty well fixed.

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I don't know yet. Definitely some katzeye split focus screens. the rest depends first of all on the M42 collection that I may get for my birthday.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
That's right, what lens are you planning to buy with or with the help of your tax returns?
I may break down and get the DA 21mm limited to fit between the 15 and 43mm for my light kit, but we'll see. I'm planning a trip with the kids this summer to check out PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, so the return may just go towards that to sweeten the pot.
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Oh, I'll be paying even more taxes, about the same as a DA 60-250. Fan-tastic.

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As a self-employed musician, I rarely get a refund, although it's been known to happen. Mostly I just use it to pay property taxes and/or apply toward next years taxes. But if I do end up with a slight bonus this year, it will pretyt much just finish paying off the DA15 I bought using the "bill me six months later" option at B&H uh, about six months before tax day.

Sorry to be so mundane. If I *were* to splurge on a lens, it would be the M120/2.8, but I'm not just dissatisfied enough with current kit to bother unless it just fell into my lap. Plus, I'd rather save for the DA*28/2 should that become reality.

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Marc, I'm surprised you haven't picked up a K-x yet - seems like that would be a perfect body for your work. K-x + M 85 f/2 would be super sweet!

(I like spending other people's money.)
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Well, my K200D hasn't stopped meeting my needs. Some day I expect to upgrade, but it will more likely be something in the K-7 class. I suppose if my K200D were to stop working tomorrow and I had to choose now, I might pick the K-x, but it doesn't seem to offer enough advantage to be worth the expense when my K200D still works just fine. In particular, I've done RAW comparisons, and I just don't see the huge improvement in high ISO performance that others do, presumably when shooting JPEG (eg, see my ACDSee-processed images from the "comparometer" in the "ISO / hype" thread over on dpr). I see the K-x as nice, but not *that* much nicer than what I have now with regards to IQ. And with the fact that the stop down metering and DOF preview both require a mirror flip, thus making it just as loud to set or check exposure as it is to actually shoot, I don't really see it being as ideal for concert photography with manual lenses as it otherwise could be.

So who knows, maybe *next* year I'll get a refund I can spend on a "K-7x" or whatever the next upscale body wil be. More likely, though, it will be longer than that before it becomes necessary or compelling enough.

But actually, you're right about that damn 85/2. Against all reason or "need", there's a part of me that still *wants* this lens.
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