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11-14-2010, 08:34 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by andi Quote
I know, many images posted, maybe someone will find those useful...
I tested my FA 77 with the K-5 today and it looks quite good


and a bonus: amazing clarity from FA 43 Limited

Andi, beautiful series of shots.

Does anyone know of a USA retailer that is selling the FA 77mm? Nobody seems to have it in stock.

11-14-2010, 08:42 AM   #17
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Chris, did you check Adorama? It doesn't show to be out of stock in terms of status.

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The same scene from 77 and 43.
Both shot at f2.2, same everything. A little color balance difference
is me, I didn't save any setups... But they look quite consistent.







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Chris, did you check Adorama? It doesn't show to be out of stock in terms of status.

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Thanks Marc. Unfortunately, they do appear to be out of stock.

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another painterly 77 example...

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My bad Chris - it seems they have two different pages (one is a "kit") and the other page (lens only). The lens only page indicated out of stock... there's the answer.

I can check availability with someone I know in retail on Monday - I trust him implicitly for a fair price. Let me know if you want me to check? If not, no worries. BTW, I believe Adorama and/or B&H photo both allow you to order the item, but your card is not charged until it ships - may want to check that option.

There is also Prodigital2000 - they are based in Canada. Not sure if you wish to explore that option.

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Blasphemy!
Yes, it is... However, I've committed myself this month to using the FA*85 for the Single In November game and I'm trying to stay as true to that as possible (my 50mm shootouts aside).




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QuoteOriginally posted by Feudal1 Quote

Does anyone know of a USA retailer that is selling the FA 77mm? Nobody seems to have it in stock.
Looks like TriState may have it..

Pentax | Smcp-FA 77/1.8 Telephoto Lens LimitED Edition - Black (49mm) *FREE SHIPPING* | 27980 | Tri-State Camera, Video, and Computer

or at least they aren't saying Out Of Stock (as B&H does). Then again, Adorama doesn't say out of stock either.

Do you Have to have New? From a USA Seller?

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Autumn colors K-5 + FA 77










Enjoy

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My wife got a new toy, yesterday, a K-5, and she also bought a FA 77, so I thought I'd post a few pictures we took today - enjoy!



















For more info about the photos, please go to:

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The great results of the K-5 with the FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited combo will no doubt send demand for this lens into overdrive.
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Nice shots Andi!
I have to say for f/2.2 there is a fair bit of dof on those leafs....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
......I believe Adorama and/or B&H photo both allow you to order the item, but your card is not charged until it ships....
Correct; at Adorama we don't charge your card until it ships, so if you place an order and then find it earlier elsewhere, you can simply drop me an email and I'll cancel it for you.

You've got nothing to lose!
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Damn..your pictures are just absolutely stunning..can't wait for my k5 to arrive.
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The pic on the first page from the FA 43 takes the attention away from the 77.
Lovely shot.
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Andi, beautiful series of shots.

Does anyone know of a USA retailer that is selling the FA 77mm? Nobody seems to have it in stock.
Chris, Try Abes of Maine. They say it's in stock but they also say 1-2 weeks before it ships. You might want to give them a call
Abes of Maine

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The pic on the first page from the FA 43 takes the attention away from the 77.
Lovely shot.
+1
Tho I have to admit that this camera will probably let all the FA ltds shine shine shine.

NaCl(and I still NEED the 31 )H2O

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