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09-09-2008, 04:44 PM   #16
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If you have both the 80-200 and the M 50mm 2.0 in a month or so I'll hapilly take them both. As you know my 80-200 has the lazy shutter problem. My 50mm 2.8 is pretty beat - it got dropped twice (doh) over its lifetime and since the second time, hasn't been producing sharp images like it once was.

Right now my car is at the forefront of my finances otherwise I'd be snapping them both up today.

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Pentax-M 75-150mm f/4 is sold, pending payment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Volvo244T Quote
If you have both the 80-200 and the M 50mm 2.0 in a month or so I'll hapilly take them both. As you know my 80-200 has the lazy shutter problem. My 50mm 2.8 is pretty beat - it got dropped twice (doh) over its lifetime and since the second time, hasn't been producing sharp images like it once was.

Right now my car is at the forefront of my finances otherwise I'd be snapping them both up today.
Cars suck, as in "cars suck up all your money like a vacuum cleaner"

Well, I was going to the leftovers on eBay this weekend (after being here for a week), but if you really, really promise that you would buy those two lenses in 4 weeks, I wouldn't put them on eBay. This is assuming nobody comes up and buys them before the end of the week.

I'll PM you over the weekend and we can talk about it.
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hows the performance on the toyo and cosmicar?

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hows the performance on the toyo and cosmicar?
From what I've seen, they're good performers with no glaring faults. I put up some sample pics of the Toyo on the first page. I'll take the Cosmicar out for a spin today and post some examples in the evening.
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pm sent on toyo and cosmicar
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Darn Miserere, I wish I'd seen this sooner. I just blew my budget on some stuff and I've been looking for a lens like the 75-150 f4. I'm surprised the 50's are not sold.

PM sent.
Sorry Peter, it's going to someone else. I'll let you know if I run across another one. It's a great lens in a small package, typical Pentax miniature I'm keeping another copy that has a tough aperture ring.
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pm sent on toyo and cosmicar
PM replied!

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Here are some pics from the Cosmicar 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5. They're taken at different focal lengths, but I can't remember exactly which (except for the macro, which is at 80mm), so the numbers are only approximate if given.

Macro @ 80mm f/5:


100% crop:



Testing for flare (which is very well controlled):



@ 28mm f/8:



@ 80mm f/8 (sorry, but I had to get artsy on this one ):



I should mention one of the things I like about this lens, which is its butter-smooth focus ring. I used my thumb and middle finger to turn the zoom ring and just my index finger to focus. I hate two-ring lenses that have a stiff focusing ring.
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This thread has just passed its 1,000th view...and there are still 5 lenses to be sold. C'mon people, get your LBA going!
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Friday morning bump.

All this stuff will be going on eBay over the weekend.
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Thanks Miserere
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How come no one seems to look closely at the Toyo. The focal range is extremely great. It works better than the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 for sure. And it is priced for quick snapping. Had I not banned myself from LBA relapse, I would have picked it up already. And I had my Pentax K 45-125 to fight with this temptation. And the Toyo has 'A' aperture. Why are people afraid of inexpensive lens. Are people nuts in buying DA* 16-50 three times in a row and commit for the 4th. Why not give this a run for the money? I just don't get the economics of the masses. I never will.

I used to own a Pentax FA 28-105 f/3.2-4.5, it is my best walkaround from Pentax with lightweight and fast speed. But the darnest thing overlap with my Tamron 28-75. I have to cut one of the two and hence my best walkaround is now in Philippine . A walkaround is okay to overlap. Walkaround are meant to overlap and it gives you the best excuse in LBA. As you can claim it for travel investment. Well worth the money for the important time that you enjoy. Hey the $40 you save in dining at home in the weekend. And the Toyo 28-135 has a great focal range with 1:4 macro in the 135 mm end. For someone who loves the range with 24-135 such as the Sigma or something similar in Tamron, this is a bargain for trial and step before 18-250.

I personally like shorter focal range for walkaround as it is lighter and get used more frequently in each critical focal points as in 18, 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 100, 135, 200, 250. I would prefer to go for 24-135 instead of 18-250 as I don't like lugging around the unused weight in traveling with 200 and 250.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
... Had I not banned myself from LBA relapse, I would have picked it up already. ...
It never works. Don't torture yourself, just give up and buy.
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Hin, you are quite right, and I don't understand people either.

This Toyo is pretty good. I have used a Toyo 28mm f/2.8 extensively and loved it, so am not too surprised. I took it for a walk yesterday and the 28-135mm range is sooooo nice. I used the macro mode to capture some bees gathering polen from flowers and I will post the pictures tomorrow. Very good stuff.

I love classic glass, but this week I seem to be alone.
 

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