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12-12-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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I am not talking to ChrisN

Beat me by a few minutes to a Pentax 50mm F1.2 for somewhat less than a song.

12-13-2006, 02:16 AM   #2
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LA LA LA LA LA I can't hear you!

How much does a song cost?
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Boys, Boys, There will be more, no reason to get upset. You say an f1.2 50mm? I'll look around and see if I can find this rare animal and let you know.
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Actually the guy that had it used it on a C***n with a reversing ring, to be honest I am thinking that a Sigma 30mm F1.4 or 50mm FA F1.4 will serve me better but the F1.2 looks a very interesting lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by peted Quote
Beat me by a few minutes to a Pentax 50mm F1.2 for somewhat less than a song.
Crikey! Now I'm feeling guilty!

But what's a guy to do with an offer like that sitting there?

I just hope the thing will focus properly!
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I just hope the thing will focus properly!
Yes, what should you do?
For focusing - as it is manual I also hope it will focus properly...

good luck, I enjoy my A50/1.2 - it's a gem!
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LBA.. its a addiction...

I find myself looking at lens add's more and more
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Crikey! Now I'm feeling guilty!

But what's a guy to do with an offer like that sitting there?

I just hope the thing will focus properly!
Hi mate, don't feel guilty. Great get! Hope you can get all the blutack off it though. ;-)

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Since the f/1.4 lenses are such stellar performers, why jump through hoops for a tiny little increase in aperture? It's not THAT much different than f/1.4!

Although it looks cool and it seems to have a cachet of its own.

But could I justify the effort and money to get one? Not really.
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I am thinking that I will get the FA F1.4, they seem to be pretty damn good and will suit what I want to do, to get a F1.2 at a really good price is still excellent, looking forward to seeing some great shots from ChrisN.

Mind you I might just go for the 90mm F2.8 Tamron, will probably be a better all rounder for me.
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Hope you get the lens you expect. I've seen more than one ebay ad that said "50mm f1.2" when the seller should have typed "50mm f1:2". But those are almost the same thing, aren't they? What's a few digits among friends?
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Hope you get the lens you expect. I've seen more than one ebay ad that said "50mm f1.2" when the seller should have typed "50mm f1:2". But those are almost the same thing, aren't they? What's a few digits among friends?
ChrisN and I sort of know the seller, it is at work, it is definitely an F1.2
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Here it is, arrived today. Slight front-focus: I think I can live with it.
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Here it is, arrived today. Slight front-focus: I think I can live with it.
That surprises me, how do you get focusing errors with a manual focus lens?

Focus indicator going off when not focused?
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^^^ I was wondering the same?
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