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04-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
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Spiratone/Soligor/Auto-Promura 20mm 2.8

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I have a basically flawless one in Canon FD mount. Unfortunately not really adaptable to K, but will work on all the mirrorless formats.
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What are you looking for out of it? I had one that got stolen (it was even KA mount), I tried replacing it for a while, but have since moved on. The bokeh was utterly wild, but the resolution wasn't much different than the kit lens.
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Really, teh one I had in KA was quite sharp. Another quite sharp wide to consider (minus the crazy bokeh) is the Vivitar 24mm, which if I recall is a Kiron-built lens. Very nice on K. There's a komine-made f/2 version as well, but expect to pay a lot more for that one.

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What are you looking for out of it? I had one that got stolen (it was even KA mount), I tried replacing it for a while, but have since moved on. The bokeh was utterly wild, but the resolution wasn't much different than the kit lens.


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What are you looking for out of it? I had one that got stolen (it was even KA mount), I tried replacing it for a while, but have since moved on. The bokeh was utterly wild, but the resolution wasn't much different than the kit lens.
I'd be fine with kit lens sharpness as long as I can get that bokeh

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I have a basically flawless one in Canon FD mount. Unfortunately not really adaptable to K, but will work on all the mirrorless formats.
I saw an FD version on ebay yesterday at a really good price. I'd try to adapt it if I had the wherewithal, even if it meant no infinity focus.
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I'd be fine with kit lens sharpness as long as I can get that bokeh
Good luck then, it's a fun lens to play with - I took this with a set of extension tubes on it:



And this was probably my favorite shot with it, but f/5.6, so not much in the bokeh:



Good luck in your search!
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And this was probably my favorite shot with it, but f/5.6, so not much in the bokeh: Good luck in your search!
Thanks. I really like that shot too.
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Wouldn't you know it, I'm back in town for 2 weeks and selling mine as I've moved to the Pentax DA 20-40mm. I do like the lens, but I travel and move too often to have equipment I'm not constantly using.

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