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01-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Be careful all of you beginners. During the first of December I dusted off my 35 year old Nikon SLR and lenses and gave them to a friend who is really into film. Then I thought about my point and shoot I had been using for the past two years and thought I sure miss a decent camera. Based on the reviews and the fact I was basically a DSLR novice I ordered a Pentax K-50 with an 18-135 lens. The K-50 became a big favorite in the house and I never got to use it. Then I ordered more lenses. Finally, I decided to get another camera body so I would have one to use. So in a month and a half I went from no DSLR to a K-50, a K-3, an 18-135 Pentax lens, a 50 mm Pentax lens, A 70-200 f2.8 Tamron lens and a Sigma 17-70 lens. Well you get the point, now I need a 12 step program.

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Feeling for you… I'm keeping my LBA in check by having the if I can't carry it all the time in the go bag, I'm not buying it.
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I bought a bigger bag, a Lowepro 300 backpack.
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I have back issues, so I'm using a Think Tank Change Up 2.0 bag with another pouch on the belt. Quite comfortable.

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I'm not cured of LBA and CBA (K-3 is really smiling at me) but "She Who Must Be Obeyed" says no way. She's correct and right, but .....
01-26-2014, 12:02 PM   #6
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You don't have LBA until you own five 50mm lenses.

You aren't in real trouble until you've bought enough from shopgoodwill.com to know how long it will take the goodwill you bought from to ship the lens and how they are going to ship it. (Tacoma GW will take a week after you pay to ship and it takes another week for UPS to drop it off).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
I'm not cured of LBA and CBA (K-3 is really smiling at me) but "She Who Must Be Obeyed" says no way. She's correct and right, but .....
I'm already thinking that my K-5 II will be a great second body when that Pentax full frame comes out…
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
You don't have LBA until you own five 50mm lenses.
Uh oh......

01-26-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
You don't have LBA until you own five 50mm lenses.
Yes, I confess, I am lensaholic. In 18 months or less, 6 of Pentax fifties, 1 of 40mm Pentax, 1 of Pentax 135-600, 1 of Pentax 80-320, and on and on and on....
01-26-2014, 12:41 PM   #10
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Nice setup! There are plenty of 'vintage' lenses out there waiting for you. Welcome to the 'slope.'


QuoteOriginally posted by link81 Quote
Uh oh......
link81, I think you're safe with your latest Vivitar macro... it's not a 50.

LBA is really defined by the number of web sites or online markets you check daily (or hourly) plus the number of local shops per week. I think I'm at four web sites daily and two local shops weekly. Did I just say that? uh oh, I better seek help. "Just goin' out for some milk, hon. Be back in an hour."

On second thought, I think I'll expand my area of Craigslist coverage to include upper State New York (the border is a 54-minute drive from my house).

C'mon now, folks, 'fess up.

- Craig
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Watch out....my wife took the DA*16-50 and 50-135, never to be seen again! I'm OK with it though as quickly covered that range with a number of primes.
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You're not addicted! you haven't started naming them to keep em all straight!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by comprock Quote
when that Pentax full frame comes outů
Do you have inside information here?
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you haven't started naming them to keep em all straight
Are you referring to me master Joel B?
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Are you referring to me master Joel B?
No offense intended, I think names for your favorite lenses are cool! And as for having too many??? Never!!!
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