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03-07-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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ChinaLim or HorusBennu 50mm F1.7 for Pentax PK

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Three weeks ago I have bought ChinaLim HorusBennu 50mm F1.7 for Pentax PK and two days use it.

Please see full size pictures is here Альбом #17 ChinaLim - Mr. A.S. - Участники - Фотогалерея iXBT

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Haha, I had never heard of this manufacturer so I googled a bit.



Not only do they call it "Limited", but they stuck a green star on there as well? Gotta love those knock-off marketing tactics!

Anyway, pretty sure this is the same lens also known as "Phenix" and "Vivitar" and sold with various plastic entry-level K-mount analog SLR's these days:



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Need to get my hands on that Limited....!
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too bad it's manual focus. At $66 shipped. How wrong can you be?

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I'm impressed, that's a sweet pic for a cheap lens.
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Love that red Limited with green star, on the lens (and the flower)....!!
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Well I thought it was a joke.Oh and I am still thinking it is one. LOL!
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I am from China, I've near heard about this. This lens is so crazy~~

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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I find this lens quite interesting. Aparently there is a European eBay seller who has free shipping worldwide.
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Found out from a Korean friend that the brand is Korean . . .
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I have Phenix 52mm f/1.7 MF (without a limited). I just recently purchased the item. It doesn't produce a good picture. It has f/1.7 to 22 stops but when you adjust to f/22 it still look like f/1.7 not sure if this is a camera issue or lens.

I'm using Pentax K-x
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QuoteOriginally posted by vierx2007 Quote
I have Phenix 52mm f/1.7 MF (without a limited). I just recently purchased the item. It doesn't produce a good picture. It has f/1.7 to 22 stops but when you adjust to f/22 it still look like f/1.7 not sure if this is a camera issue or lens.

I'm using Pentax K-x
Read the sticky about using manual lenses on DSLR cameras. It will let you know why you don't stop down when you shoot. You must shoot M for Manual only. Then you play games to get metering.
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