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07-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Just a gear head thread

A pentax panorama - 67

Got one too, post it.

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Sweeet. Thx
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Pentax 645N kit



Here is my current kit. Pentax 645N bodies. Lenses (shortest to tallest): FA 75mm f/2.8; A 55mm f/2.8; FA 150mm f/2.8; FA 80-160mm f/4.5

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Some Rare Lenses- 600 and 400 Takumar + 90-180 Zoom

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ahh so you're the one on the cover smoking the doob..... ?

Soooo, whats the 600&400 like ? (apart from big n heavy)
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Yes, what are the 400 and 600 like? No offense to the lovely 90-180.
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No, I'm not the one with the porn stache smokin' the doob but I would never attach the 400mm to the body in the way that was shown in that ad. I love both the 400 and 600mm however the 600 is not the easiest lens to use. The chromatic aberration on the 600 is a challenge but can be overcome. The 400 is one of the sharpest big glass I have ever used. Both are manual diaphragm but that is not a constraint. Both have huge diaphragms with 12 blades. I have sold quite a few shots with both lenses, so it can be done. I use the 400 mostly for lightning and travel shots. The 600 mostly for compression landscapes, birds and sunsets with large suns. I wrote the tests on these two lenses in the lens test section of this forum. Enjoy!

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Hi , Please share some images from the lenses if possible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by desertscape Quote
No, I'm not the one with the porn stache smokin' the doob but I would never attach the 400mm to the body in the way that was shown in that ad. I love both the 400 and 600mm however the 600 is not the easiest lens to use. The chromatic aberration on the 600 is a challenge but can be overcome. The 400 is one of the sharpest big glass I have ever used. Both are manual diaphragm but that is not a constraint. Both have huge diaphragms with 12 blades. I have sold quite a few shots with both lenses, so it can be done. I use the 400 mostly for lightning and travel shots. The 600 mostly for compression landscapes, birds and sunsets with large suns. I wrote the tests on these two lenses in the lens test section of this forum. Enjoy!
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Good to see all this big hardware.

Even beter that I'm not carrying it about.

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Neil, I don't have many slides scanned to digital and none from the 400 and 600mm, so I can't post shots here at the moment.

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645NII and primes

My 645NII and 7 primes, from left to right: FA 35mm, FA 45mm, FA 75mm (on camera), FA 120mm, FA 150mm, FA 200mm, and the FA* 300mm lies in front.

If you are wondering if I carry all of them at once, the answer is no, I don't!
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Wow, nice lens lineup ! ! !

Can you share the differences you see between the FA 150mm and FA 200mm? I am wondering if there is enough of a difference for me to pursue an FA 200mm to add to my FA 150mm.

Thanks.

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My 645NII and 7 primes, from left to right: FA 35mm, FA 45mm, FA 75mm (on camera), FA 120mm, FA 150mm, FA 200mm, and the FA* 300mm lies in front.

If you are wondering if I carry all of them at once, the answer is no, I don't!
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150mm vs. 200mm

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Can you share the differences you see between the FA 150mm and FA 200mm? I am wondering if there is enough of a difference for me to pursue an FA 200mm to add to my FA 150mm.
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Well, I'm not sure what to say. Obviously, at f/4 the 200mm is a stop slower but it has a bit more reach. It also stops down a bit farther to f/32. It's a reasonably sharp lens and not too expensive. I think the 150mm is a better fit for portraits, although I haven't done much portrait work.

The 150mm is actually one of my lesser-used lenses, but If I don't use the 150mm much it's not because of the 200mm, it's because it's similar in length to the 120mm macro, which is one of my favorite lenses.

Whether you'd like it or not really depends on your shooting style and subject matter. If, like me, you're into landscapes you might find the FA 45mm or the FA 45-85mm zoom more useful.

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My contribution to this thread. The 67 with its newly acquired 75 f/4.5 SMC Takumar along with its siblings.

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