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03-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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My first STAR* lens

Actually its a A*300 f4.... for 645...ducts flying tomatoes... hehe...I just bought a whole bunch of MF lenses... I got Pentax-A 45mm f2.8, -A150 f3.5, -A200 f4, A* 300 f4 and a BGN 645 body. All in one day, oh boy...The previous day I just bought a DA 35 Ltd...looking forward to shoot some film along w/ my k20. I'll be doing alot of browsing in the MF forum...I am still missing a 75mm lens...hmmm.....

any pointers about the any of the lens, camera and along with shooting MF film is appreciated...

Happy Shooting!!!

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Welcome to the * lens club! And welcome to medium format! If you don't have a light table yet, you'll probably want one...
03-07-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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The * lenses are stellar. Hope you enjoy your adventures in film. Pentax makes an adapter that allows the use of 645 lenses on the K-mount cameras. The 300/4 would be sweet on the K20D.
Have fun!
03-11-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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thanks I'm looking foward to shoot some films. Although I'll have the labs develop them when starting out and later i'll try to develop some B/W later on...I just bought an adapter to k mount from B&H too...

I have one question...My camera is not here yet but I received 2 lenses, they seem to not stop down-even when I change the aperture on the ring, I can't see it stopping down on both of them. One lens look pretty beat up but the other one look in excellent condition so I don't think it's anything wrong w/ the aperture blade. Can someone confirm that the blade doesn't close when you stop down?

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QuoteOriginally posted by surfotog Quote
The * lenses are stellar...
"*" (star)...stellar...get the, eh?

03-12-2009, 12:19 AM   #6
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Hi - I don't own the MF lenses (yet) , but I have been reading about the 67 size cameras. They seem to behave more or less like 35 mm M lens types.

Try to see if there is a tab or button on the back of the lens that can be pushed in. It might make the aperture work with your F stop adjustments.

Post a pic if you can of the back of the lens.



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