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09-16-2020, 07:04 PM - 12 Likes   #20551
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Pentax DA* 50-135 F2.8

Adam had posted that Amazon has a couple of them for $624.00. I logged in and put one in my Cart. Almost bought it right then but had second thoughts and stopped the trigger finger and went to bed. I checked on it the next morning over my 1st cup of coffee and the price was down to $606. I have an Amazon Visa that gives me 5% back on Amazon purchases, so thatís another $30 off. Click click click ordered.

It was delivered today while I was home for lunch. I stuck it my K3II so itíd be with me on my after work dog walk and went back to work.

At Championís Park Bandit and I took one of the unpaved trails and we spotted a fella and a couple hounds coming towards us at the far end of an S shaped path. I decided to kneel and wait for the hounds to come around the bend into my FOV. I set the aperture to F2.8 because thatís was the point of buying it.

Anyway hereís one of them

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A new Tammy SP adaptall-2 90/2.5 52B to replace the old one that doesn't focus to infinity unless it feels like it. A bit of a gamble. Cheaply bought from Japan, but it operates fine and the glass looks clear.

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oh boy
drool!

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super program.....seems functional with batteries.....fires the speeds will vary as i change them......need the manual as i do not follow what the hell it is doing in auto
kalimar 28-200/f3.9 (macro)......seems ok had a 72mm polarizer on it.....will come in handy for the various vivitar series 1 i have with step up rings
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....need the manual as i do not follow what the hell it is doing in auto
Your wish is my command!

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In auto ("A" on lens and "A" on mode dial), exposure follows a program line.


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Your wish is my command!
hahaha!! thank you Steve! ......i had it in my head that i could set/change the fstop electronically along with speed.......

after reading some of the manual (which needs to be done again) but seems TTL can be done without the lens set in the 'a' position
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Today's Portobello Road stuff - 7 skylight and UV filters, one 720nm IR filter, three lens caps and a hood for a fiver the lot. With the exception of the IR filter I'm just buying them to top up the filters etc. I include when I sell lenses. I'll probably list the IR filter separately, it's worth a few pounds.

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non photographic but important acquistion

several years ago, I needed a hearing aid for my left ear

exam was by an independent company located in my local Sam's Club

well, my last exam was in 2018

and when I finally went in for follow up

turns out I now need one in the right ear too

folks, have your hearing checked

exams are free and thorough



it's important

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
several years ago, I needed a hearing aid for my left ear

exam was by an independent company located in my local Sam's Club

well, my last exam was in 2018

and when I finally went in for follow up

turns out I now need one in the right ear too

folks, have your hearing checked

exams are free and thorough



it's important
Costco is similar to Sam's Club: the prices are reasonable. I was quoted 4, 6 or 8,000 for hearing aids from an independent, and got the equivalent of what they wanted 8,000 for for 1,800.
09-18-2020, 06:51 PM   #20561
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It is not my last purchase, I apologize but I did not want to open another thread for a seemingly simple question. Do you suggest me to buy this optic?
I noticed that the lens has a small white dot, the seller very kindly told me that it is a small white spot "dust I suppose"
that appears more evident in the photo but that does not affect the peculiarity of the lens and photos.
(Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM as new except that spot), the price 250€, I know it does not compromise the lens, but in case of resale I would lose more.

What suggestion do you give me? Thank for for suggestions, Mario

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QuoteOriginally posted by maw Quote
It is not my last purchase, I apologize but I did not want to open another thread for a seemingly simple question. Do you suggest me to buy this optic?
I noticed that the lens has a small white dot, the seller very kindly told me that it is a small white spot "dust I suppose"
that appears more evident in the photo but that does not affect the peculiarity of the lens and photos.
(Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM as new except that spot), the price 250Ä, I know it does not compromise the lens, but in case of resale I would lose more.

What suggestion do you give me? Thank for for suggestions, Mario
I wouldn't give it a second thought, if everything else, including the price, is right with the lens. As far as resale a properly informed buyer shoudn't be concerned.
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Hi grhazelton,

The fact of the tiny dust inside the optics is a recurring feature, the Japanese in their insertions almost always specify these parameters.

Thank you for your sincere answer.

Ciao Mario.
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Another bargain from Japan (especially because I got it under 22 euros so didn't have to pay vat and handling costs). It had a seemingly scratched front element, but that came right of with some cleaning fluid.
Tamron SP 24-48mm 1:3.5-3.8.




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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Another bargain from Japan (especially because I got it under 22 euros so didn't have to pay vat and handling costs). It had a seemingly scratched front element, but that came right of with some cleaning fluid.
Tamron SP 24-48mm 1:3.5-3.8.




seller pic with "scratches"
Residue from a label, or something of the sort?


Today's car boot sale bargain was a repeat of last week - a Zenit body with case and Helios 44-M-4 lens. This time it's a Zenit 11, which is basically a Zenit E with slightly modernised controls and automatic stop-down, still no TTL metering, but it's working well and in good condition apart from a slight brown mark where the prism silvering isn't perfect, and the lens is very nice, working well and fungus-free. Cost a tenner, which is more than fair.

Also five boxes of paper clips for a pound, and an Apple Magsafe charger for a fiver. Unfortunately it isn't the right one for my laptop; I use magsafe 1, the charger is Magsafe 2, but I think one of my nieces can use it.
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