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10-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #2026
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QuoteOriginally posted by newpentaxman Quote
It says the same thing as my "A" lens on the front. It is a an F/2 lens. I see that this is getting me in trouble here. I was just curious if anyone knew anything about the lens.
We were just making sure you realized that these weren't the legendary f 1.2 lenses.
The M and A 50/2 aren't bad lenses but aren't great. The M is probably of better build quality but doesn't have the A contacts for cameras that can use it. You could probably come up with an M 50/1.4 or 1.7 for under $100 in good shape and they are good lenses.
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Oh, the irony
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That is sweet Le Dave..

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Oh, the irony
Wasn't there a thing on a wedding photographer thread about this?
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What irony are you guys talking about? I am confused.
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My new Screw-mount kit, mostly picked up from an old work chum that purchased it new in 1968. (I added the 28/3.5 as he had a Sologor 35mm wide angle)

I also got a set of Pentax extension tubes and a Bell & Howell Model 40 grip style flash. Everything is in good shape with cases, caps, hoods and manuals!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
My new Screw-mount kit, mostly picked up from an old work chum that purchased it new in 1968. (I added the 28/3.5 as he had a Sologor 35mm wide angle)

I also got a set of Pentax extension tubes and a Bell & Howell Model 40 grip style flash. Everything is in good shape with cases, caps, hoods and manuals!

Phil.
I'm sure you'll love it, but I'm curious how you would compare it to a K series camera.

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Wasn't there a thing on a wedding photographer thread about this?
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What irony are you guys talking about? I am confused.
Lol, I was talking about the fact that you used a film-simulating app instead of the real film camera

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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
I'm sure you'll love it, but I'm curious how you would compare it to a K series camera.
Yeah it’s interesting getting a Pentax kit from a previous generation than the one I grew up with. I haven’t taken it out for a shoot yet, too much rain here and just played around with it inside
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I guess I’ll always prefer the K Series over anything else in 35mm, but the old screw-mount stuff is very appealing function and look wise. The all mental Super Taks are also much smaller than their K Series equivalent, which surprised me.

Looking forward to shoot my first roll of film with it, should be fun.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
I'm sure you'll love it, but I'm curious how you would compare it to a K series camera.




Lol, I was talking about the fact that you used a film-simulating app instead of the real film camera
For me the Spotmatic F is like using a KX. The ES and ES II are a lot like using the K2 since they have the stepless shutter. To me the others aren't directly comparable be cause of the lack of open aperture metering. I find the pre-spotties excellent little jewels to use, especially the SV and K (and AP and S).
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
My new Screw-mount kit, mostly picked up from an old work chum that purchased it new in 1968. (I added the 28/3.5 as he had a Sologor 35mm wide angle)

I also got a set of Pentax extension tubes and a Bell & Howell Model 40 grip style flash. Everything is in good shape with cases, caps, hoods and manuals!

Phil.
Well, there you go! The classic manual focus kit composed of camera, fast 50mm, 28mm, and 135mm. When I first got into photography as a teen, a three-lens Spotmatic/Takumar kit was beyond my means. I compensated with a Ricoh Singlex TLS one-lens kit that served me well until the early 1980s. Now that I am old and rich (), I finally have something close to what I originally wanted! I have a SPII, ST 55/1.8, S-M-C Tak 28/3.5, and Vivitar 135/2.8. I am lacking a vintage flash. While it would have been nice to get a Tak 135mm, I am happy with the Viv and back-in-the-day buying a Viv for both the 28mm and 135mm would have been quite common and perfectly acceptable.

I was planning on doing a product shot today to post here, but you beat me to it!


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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
The all mental Super Taks are also much smaller than their K Series equivalent, which surprised me.
Not 100% of the time. Compare the SMC M 35/2.0 in K mount (52 mm filter diameter; 295 g weight -- see Dimitrov; and the similar M series is smaller still) vs. the original Super Tak 35/2.0 (67 mm filter diameter; 430 g weight -- mine, per my kitchen scale). That's this thing:



I dig it, and it's a good "normal" lens on the K20D, but it ain't small.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Well, there you go! The classic manual focus kit composed of camera, fast 50mm, 28mm, and 135mm. When I first got into photography as a teen, a three-lens Spotmatic/Takumar kit was beyond my means. I compensated with a Ricoh Singlex TLS one-lens kit that served me well until the early 1980s. Now that I am old and rich (), I finally have something close to what I originally wanted! I have a SPII, ST 55/1.8, S-M-C Tak 28/3.5, and Vivitar 135/2.8. I am lacking a vintage flash. While it would have been nice to get a Tak 135mm, I am happy with the Viv and back-in-the-day buying a Viv for both the 28mm and 135mm would have been quite common and perfectly acceptable.

I was planning on doing a product shot today to post here, but you beat me to it!


Steve
Yes being old does have some benefits! You get to buy toys you could not afford when you were younger. Yeah to me the 28/50/135 prime kit on film is about as good as it gets.

Do post pictures of your kit I'd love to see them.

Thanks, Phil
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My thoughts as well. My KX is just a hair taller than my Spotties and they are a few millimeters taller than the SV, but that ESII is a giant!


Steve
I've had mine...bought new...decades. It's not huge at all. My descriptors...slim, elegant, robust of build.
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