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04-21-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Replacement for FA43mm Ltd ?

I am planning to sell my 43ltd when I have found a good replacement as I really don't use it enough and can get a really good price for it that will fund a few more M42s !

I have spotted these for sale locally (if you can call all of China local) !

SMC Pentax-A 1.7 50mm (US$120)
Contax CZ Planar T* 50mm 1.4 (US$270) (via T to PK adaptor)
CZJ Pancolar electric MC 50mm f1.8 (various US$100 to 150)
CZJ Tessar 50/2.8 (US$80)
SMC Pentax-A 2.0 50mm (US$80)
S-M-C Takumar 50/1.4 (US$95)

or maybe someone here has a great 50mm they can offer me at a competitive price ?

There is also this : Carl Zeiss Planar 1.2/55mm ........ however that would be a cool US$7,000 as listed !

Off on a completely different tangent the Tair 300/ 4 (US$270) or the Takumar 300/f6.3 (US$185) ?

04-21-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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why do you want to replace it if you are not using it?
It simply will be wast of money for unused lens...

If you are asking though, then A50/1.7 would be my pick. It's a great lens, and really cheap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
I am planning to sell my 43ltd when I have found a good replacement as I really don't use it enough and can get a really good price for it that will fund a few more M42s !

I have spotted these for sale locally (if you can call all of China local) !

SMC Pentax-A 1.7 50mm (US$120)
Contax CZ Planar T* 50mm 1.4 (US$270) (via T to PK adaptor)
CZJ Pancolar electric MC 50mm f1.8 (various US$100 to 150)
CZJ Tessar 50/2.8 (US$80)
SMC Pentax-A 2.0 50mm (US$80)
S-M-C Takumar 50/1.4 (US$95)

or maybe someone here has a great 50mm they can offer me at a competitive price ?

There is also this : Carl Zeiss Planar 1.2/55mm ........ however that would be a cool US$7,000 as listed !

Off on a completely different tangent the Tair 300/ 4 (US$270) or the Takumar 300/f6.3 (US$185) ?

I'd be happy to trade you all kinds of stuff like that for your FA 43mm ltd. Hysterical
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
why do you want to replace it if you are not using it?
It simply will be wast of money for unused lens...

If you are asking though, then A50/1.7 would be my pick. It's a great lens, and really cheap.
Thanks Axl.

It's not that I don't use it but I don't use it enough to warrant keeping it and I don't think I should be using it to reverse for my macro either !

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whats wrong with reversing it for macro?
I stick my 31mm on ext tubes and reversing rings....
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Why replace the 43ltd? it's fantatic lens! the only lens that can replace this lens, could be A 50mm f1.2 or K 50mm f1.2 or similar Tomioka but sure not the other of your list

PS: Tair 300/4 at $270 is too expensive
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I can get you a Pentax M 50 f/2 and some cash for your 43...
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If you have a silver FA 43 you can only replace it with a black one and vice versa.

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I have a SMC FA 50mm 1.4 I'd be willing to trade you, plus cash of course.
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At the moment the S-M-C Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and the SMC Pentax-A 1.7 50mm seem to be garnering the most votes from those I've asked advice from. I've also been offered a Voigtlander Septon 50/2 in part-ex. Cracking lens.

Tricon - I may be interested in that SMC FA 50/1.4. PM me if are still interested in a part-ex.

Icywarm - thanks but sorry not what I'm looking for !

FeaverBeaver - it is a silver one (made in Japan) - and no I wouldn't swap it for a black one !

Fleafly - thanks for your advice ! How much should the Tair 300/4 be going for ?

Sychen - it is too good a lens to risk damaging the exposed rear element when reversed and the working distance with extension tubes is just a couple of inches (less than 10cm) !

Thank you all for your advice !
Kevin

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If one of your motivations for a 50mm lens is macro, there are few finer 1:1 50mm macro lenses than the macro-Tak m42 lens. I wouldn't use it to reverse on another lens.
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If one of your motivations for a 50mm lens is macro, there are few finer 1:1 50mm macro lenses than the macro-Tak m42 lens. I wouldn't use it to reverse on another lens.
Thank you Blue but no, I bought myself the Tamron 90mm di last week and put a Raynox 250 on it (with some extension tubes yet to go on that rig) so although I was reversing a 50 I am not any more. I wanted a little more distance to the subject.
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