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04-26-2010, 09:55 PM   #31
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I know...it's hard. Can I add the FA ltds and the DA*50-135 to mine?
Hah, yeah, this isn't supposed to be easy. I actually want people to really put some consideration and thought into this. If you're churning out a halfassed list of lenses in 10 seconds then I really don't care for what you have to say. Pretend that these are the last lenses you'll ever use for the rest of your life, if that were the case, I think people would put a LOT more thought into this list.

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DA 12-24
DA 35mm ltd.
DA* 50-135

+hair replacement
+new teeth
+liposuction

and a few beers.

I'm serious. Just send me the money and watch me spend it!
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+hair replacement
+new teeth
+liposuction

and a few beers.

I'm serious. Just send me the money and watch me spend it!
I pray that you're not serious....
04-26-2010, 10:26 PM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by hangu Quote
Hah, yeah, this isn't supposed to be easy. I actually want people to really put some consideration and thought into this. If you're churning out a halfassed list of lenses in 10 seconds then I really don't care for what you have to say. Pretend that these are the last lenses you'll ever use for the rest of your life, if that were the case, I think people would put a LOT more thought into this list.
The way I look at it, the FA* 200mm f4 and FA* 600mm f4 are out of reach for me. Therefore, I'd go with those and add some ltd series lens 1 at a time later.

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The way I look at it, the FA* 200mm f4 and FA* 600mm f4 are out of reach for me. Therefore, I'd go with those and add some ltd series lens 1 at a time later.
The rule is, once you've used up the 10k, that's it. You will never get to use another lens. So you can't add on anything later. I think I might add on a 300mm just in case I ever take an interest in sports or birding but it's quite cost prohibitive when you work with only 10k.
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The rule is, once you've used up the 10k, that's it. You will never get to use another lens. So you can't add on anything later. I think I might add on a 300mm just in case I ever take an interest in sports or birding but it's quite cost prohibitive when you work with only 10k.
My scenario is more realistic from an insurance pay-off.
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Lets see, lenses to last the rest of my life.

- K/A15/3.5 = $800
- SigmaEX16/2.8FE = $350
- A20/2.8 = $500
- K28/2 = $700
- K35/3.5 = $40
- FA43/1.9 = $800
- K/A50/1.2 = $400
- A50/2.8 = $250
- A*85/1.4 = $1000
- Kiron105/2.8 = $300
- A*135/1.8 = $2500
- Voigtlander180/4 = $500
- A*300/4 = $600
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Total = $8190


With this kit I would be very happy for a very long time. This totals some 8190 dollars, but I cannot think of anything more I'd need. Maybe change the 300mm to the 2.8 version if I could find one for about $2500.

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Zeiss 21mm f2.8 T* Distagon $1500
Pentax 31mm FA limited $1200
Pentax 43mm FA limited $1000
Pentax 77mm FA limited $1200

Leica 28mm 2.8 Elmarit $1800
Leica 50mm 1.4 Summilux $2900
Voigtlander 21mm 4 $300
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Just for the sake of it:

$1000 FA Ltd 31mm
$500 FA Ltd 43mm
$600 FA Ltd 77mm --$2100 up till now (prices in used market)
$300 Takumar 15mm
$50 SMC/super Takumar 50/1.4
$50 Takumar 55/1.8
$100 Takumar 50/4 1:1 macro preset
$400 Tak 85/2
$30 SMC Takumar 135/2.5
$20 Takumar 135/3.5 preset
$50 Takumar 200/3.5 preset ---$3000 till here
$100 Takumar 300/4
$100 Jupiter 9 85/2
$300 A 20/2
$500 FA* 24/2 ----$4000
$200 M 35/2
$100 K or M 50/1.7
$200 Pentax 1.7x teleconverter

$1000+500 Canon MPE-65 65 5:1 macro + my own mount (if at all possible) --$6000
$3000 Celestron or Vixen 8"-12" telescope + T-mount

With the last $1000:
$120 Pentax MX Black
$50 Pentax KX Black + screwmount adapter
$10 Pentax Spotmatic
$20 Pentax SV
$300 Pentax LX
$200 Tripod
$100 Monopod
$200 Ball-head x2
$100 Some filters.
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I'm not sure about pricing, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't spend 10 grands, so I'll give you my list and be done... (* are those I do own)

-WR kit (yes! it's compact and thus perfect for hiking)*
-DFA 100 mm macro WR
-Pentax 16-50 mm
-Sigma 17-70 (love this one)*
-Pentax F (or FA) 50 mm f1,7*
-Pentax DA 55-300mm (the FA 100-300 f4,7 which I own would do)
-Pentax 50-135 mm
-Pentax 60-250 mm
-Pentax DA 21 mm LTD*
-Pentax FA 43 mm LTD
-Pentax FA 77 mm LTD
-Pentax M 150 mm f3.5* (so fun to use!)
-Vivitar series 1 70-210 v3 (or v1, that would do)

I'd complete the list with long Pentax tele primes. And count myself happy.

As you see, I actually own quite a few of those. So I'm not that far from my dream kit.

And I'm happy
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my selection:

zooms:

Sigma 8-16mm -$800
Tamron 17-50mm -$450
Tamron 70-200mm or the new Sigma 70-200 (if this is better) - $750
Sigma 50-500mm - $1000

approx value for zooms = $3000

primes:

K28/3.5 - $150
FA31 -$1000
A50/1.2 -$500
Sigma 85/1.4 - $800
Vivitar S1 90/2.5 - $ 150
FA135/2.8 - $500
FA*200/4 - $2500
FA*300/2.8 - $1500

approx value for primes = $7000

total = $10,000
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I do wonder how much some of these would cost. The FA* 200mm for example, is quoted with values all over the place. I guess they don't come up for sale often enough for anyone to really know. That's why I went for the A* model, to save some money and maybe get a lens just as good or better. But hey, it would probably cost a lot more than I estimated! Anyone have one for sale?
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I'd buy exactly what I now have, but would avoid the purchases I made along the way (one's I bought then sold) to get to where I am.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hangu Quote
If you're churning out a halfassed list of lenses in 10 seconds then I really don't care for what you have to say.
Indeed, this is one of the Most Significant Questions of our time, and it deserves our full attention and devotion.

There is likely no greater purpose to which I should dedicate my mental energies, than to contemplate the material luxuries missing from my meager lifestyle.

I know your time is exceedingly valuable. Nonetheless I seek your leave to note that I, and I suspect many others here, already spend PLENTY of time thinking about the lenses we would like to have but can't afford, thus making it possible to generate a list in about ten seconds.

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