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10-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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I scored BIG today!!!

Went into my local Goodwill looking for "treasures", Here is what I found. Pentax AF280T flash, Sigma 28mm Mini Wide II, and a Kiron 80-200mm zoom. Both lenses are PKA mounts, and are in like new condition, the flash is flawless. I paid, with tax, $15.21. Based on some of the pricing I've seen hear and there,
I did well. Now need a manual for the AF280T.

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I'll give you $32 for the package... you'll make a huge profit. Just kidding... but stop bragging, it's making me sick. My last trip to the goodwill i found a few Konika lenses priced at $40 each.No camera. Like who can actually use a Konica lens these days? Where is this Goodwill of yours again?
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SE Wisconsin. I seldom see Pentax SLR gear there, mostly Canon, Yashica, Minolta, (film era stuff). They actually had a Vivitar 2x converter with the "A" contact for $2.99, but I left it behind, (I have Pentax's). So far, making some random shots with my F-35-70, the flash is Wonderful.
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Excellent score! There are several Goodwill stores in my area, but unfortunately there are also a couple of semi-pro camera scavengers (nice guys actually) who hit them at least once daily with the intent of flipping onto eBay or reselling to one of a couple local used camera shops. No way am I ever going to find anything decent with those guys around!


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QuoteOriginally posted by jcamero Quote
They actually had a Vivitar 2x converter with the "A" contact for $2.99, but I left it behind, (I have Pentax's).
Why would you leave that behind? They make awesome extension tubes for macro once you remove the glass, especially with the A contact. Combine that with the Sigma and you could do some really nice macro shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcamero Quote
SE Wisconsin. I seldom see Pentax SLR gear there, mostly Canon, Yashica, Minolta, (film era stuff). They actually had a Vivitar 2x converter with the "A" contact for $2.99, but I left it behind, (I have Pentax's). So far, making some random shots with my F-35-70, the flash is Wonderful.
Run back there and get it!

Enjoy your finds.
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Crewl1, thanks for the link. I "Shop" Goodwill every morning, If the converter is there, I'll pick it up. I actually like Macro photography.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jcamero Quote
Crewl1, thanks for the link. I "Shop" Goodwill every morning, If the converter is there, I'll pick it up. I actually like Macro photography.
I pick up every cheap K mount teleconverter I see, with cheap extension tubes you don't get aperture coupling, but all teleconverters have that lever. You could easily spend over $50 on a set of extension tubes that have the aperture coupling, sets with the aperture coupling and the A contact will run over $100. Some are easier to remove the glass from than others, but a hammer and a screwdriver will take care of the stubborn ones. On my cheap 4 element 2x Vivitar I was able to just unscrew the glass in one assembly.

Another fun macro gadget to look out for is the Vivitar 2x macro focusing teleconverter, it will turn a normal 50mm f1.4 into a 100mm f2.8 that does 1:1 macro. It is a very high quality 7 element teleconverter that won't severely impact your image quality. I put my Mamiya 60mm f2.8 macro on it for some really extreme macro shots.
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