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02-11-2015, 02:35 AM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jyrkira Quote
That's a lot of bottle bottom lenses. I am glad I don't have to fight with this kind of LBA.
That was hypothetical, I barely drink when I'm out with friends...

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The k-mount is really hard for LBA sufferers. All that old, beautiful, compatible, lonely glass just waiting for someone to pick it up and put some light through it...
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You need to decide what you actually want before you go looking for something to buy. Going into the forum classifieds just to browse is a dangerous thing.

Its very important to keep your sights on what you really want, and not nickle and dime yourself to death buying things you don't really need or want just because they are a good deal.

You could buy 5 decent lenses you don't need and are unlikely to use or an fa77. Its pretty obvious which is the better choice.

You already have two 17-50s for no real reason
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You could buy 5 decent lenses you don't need and are unlikely to use or an fa77. Its pretty obvious which is the better choice. You already have two 17-50s for no real reason
I have a rule for myself, I use each lens for a month, only that lens in the whole month and after a month I decide to keep or let it go ^^
I had only one 17-50 (the sigma one) the tamron 17-50 has back/front focus so I returned it after a while. I also tested the FA 77mm for a month and confirm it's a perfect lens ^^ just the focal length is a little bit long for my use.
Now I got rid of all those lens (not kidding), keep only the Helios 44M 58mm f2 (because of the uncomparable bokeh and unimaginable center sharpness) and bought the FA 31mm. I'm fine with just 2 lens now

The next purchase must be THE Pentax FF camera =))

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Well it sounds like you have the cure then. My apologies if I am late to the party
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Well it sounds like you have the cure then
for the moment... yeah thanks for joining, it's never too late ^^
02-22-2015, 11:40 AM   #97
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Sigma 8-16mm Pentax DA 15mm Limited Sigma 12-24mm Pentax DA*16-50mm f2.8 Sigma 20-40mm f2.8 Sigma 28-70 mm f2.8 Pentax FA 31mm Limited Pentax 35mm f2.8 Macro Limited Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 Pentax-A 50mm f2.8 Macro Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4 Pentax 77mm f1.8 Limited Pentax DFA 100mm f2.8 Macro Pentax DA* 300 mm f4


Yeah, I really know how to cure LBA!
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Sigma 8-16mm Pentax DA 15mm Limited Sigma 12-24mm Pentax DA*16-50mm f2.8 Sigma 20-40mm f2.8 Sigma 28-70 mm f2.8 Pentax FA 31mm Limited Pentax 35mm f2.8 Macro Limited Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 Pentax-A 50mm f2.8 Macro Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4 Pentax 77mm f1.8 Limited Pentax DFA 100mm f2.8 Macro Pentax DA* 300 mm f4
oh no, you will make people (me) jealous !!!

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The cure? Simple. Buy'em all
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In a previous life with Sony alpha, I cured LBA by buying a Full Frame camera. It matched up beautifully with all my old, film-era lenses, and made them better through IBIS. Compared to my previous cropped DSLR, I was enlarging everything by half as much for a given display size, so the sharpness got immediately better. Once I knew I had the best available camera, I stopped worrying about getting the best possible less for it... and I used the same set for about four years, with little shopping and buying,,, in that system, anyway!
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My new cure for LBA: buy more cameras. When I reach equilibrium of one lens per camera body, I should be good for a while.
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Another proposal to cure LBA:

Confess everything to your wife. Tell her how much you've spent (and probably lost) buying and selling these lenses.

Though I fear that this cure will be worse than the disease. LOL!
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One thing about women being more independent these days, is that they tend to have their own disposable incomes, as do their partners in life. So, the idea of a confession, let alone asking permission is so 1950s...

In the finish, after I'd added the Sigma 8-16 to my lens collection, I just found I'd run out of things I wanted to try or buy. Sad isn't it? Then, along comes the Pentax 35FF and what happens? Most of my collection is compatible! Still nothing to buy. Except, now the FA*28-70 is looking attractive, and maybe the FA20-35. Hmmm...
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
One thing about women being more independent these days, is that they tend to have their own disposable incomes, as do their partners in life. So, the idea of a confession, let alone asking permission is so 1950s...

In the finish, after I'd added the Sigma 8-16 to my lens collection, I just found I'd run out of things I wanted to try or buy. Sad isn't it? Then, along comes the Pentax 35FF and what happens? Most of my collection is compatible! Still nothing to buy. Except, now the FA*28-70 is looking attractive, and maybe the FA20-35. Hmmm...
I actually have a similar problem. Living in the city, I have no interest (yet) in long glasses.

I have also collected most of the glasses I want (and definitely more than I will ever need). I'm trying to look at the DA 35/2.8, but with both 31 and the cheaper sibling 35/2.4 in my roster, LBA has not been irresistible this time. Somehow, I miss LBA.
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