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11-10-2011, 04:37 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Great results for such a bargain lens. Are these all shot at F8?
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F8 or f11 most often and usually with my K10. The viewfinder starts getting dark for sharp focusing at f16 and I usually add one stop on the shutter speed when Green button is in use. It's not as fast and convenient as Bigma but in brick wall tests, it's not bad.
This is one of my oldest, original lenses from my K1000 days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nowhere Matt Quote
It's not as fast and convenient as Bigma but in brick wall tests, it's not bad.
It's in my price range at least. The Bigma is deep down on a long wish list. I can get some use out of this.


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Where could one buy this lens? I've never heard of it.
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Where could one buy this lens? I've never heard of it.
I really would not consider the lens to be unique or remarkable. I mean I would not like to be without mine... I think I have seen a lens that is currently made Phoenix that may be similar.

Mine might be close to 25 years old. They pop up on Craiglist on rare occasions. I doubt they sold many when they were produced.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nowhere Matt Quote
I really would not consider the lens to be unique or remarkable. I mean I would not like to be without mine... I think I have seen a lens that is currently made Phoenix that may be similar.

Mine might be close to 25 years old. They pop up on Craiglist on rare occasions. I doubt they sold many when they were produced.
ahhhhh! OK thanks, that explains why I don't know of it. I've seen a long lens by Phoenix at B&H I think, but they dont have them now. Not to worry, I'll make do. A bigma will never make my list, it costs as much as my a/c will when i get it installed!

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ahhhhh! OK thanks, that explains why I don't know of it. I've seen a long lens by Phoenix at B&H I think, but they dont have them now. Not to worry, I'll make do. A bigma will never make my list, it costs as much as my a/c will when i get it installed!
https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/five-star-500mm-1-8.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/117480-nature-five-star-day-zoo.html#post1216473
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this Five* is easy to find at really good price.
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Here's a recent pic w/ the FiveStar 500mm. Handheld on a dreary day...
1/800 at f11 ISO 1000
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