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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2010, 05:25 PM  
Sigma 8-16mm review
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 20
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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-01-2010, 05:22 PM  
Pentax FA50mm: Discontinued Lens
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 203
Views: 33,447
Thats a great point. Why build a cheap entry level K-x, best bang for the buck on the market? And then turn around to sell only expensive primes?

K-x with DA L lenses are great quality for the money, but doesnt it make more sense to follow up with a cheap prime or two to totally annihilate Canon in the entry level market? For old manual primes canon mount is still more adaptable if youre into various legacy lens collecting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-01-2010, 05:17 PM  
Pentax FA50mm: Discontinued Lens
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 203
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Canon EF 50 1.8 II has plastic mount. It's comparable to a DA L in build quality.

FA 50's are not plastic mounted, but the other parts feel equally cheap, especially the focus ring but thats probably not the main utility since its AF version. The F series is understandable worse in build quality compared to FA.

I have not tried a FA 50 1.7 lense, but it seemed to have been discontinued due to poor sales. FA 50 1.4 is a better lens than Canon 50 1.8 no doubt about it. But I've seen a lot of quality images posted with 50 1.8, very shallow DOF. I would have bought one if its available in pentax mount.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2010, 11:58 AM  
Prime & Zoom Lens Question
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Definitely go for cheaper alternatives. There really isn't much difference. A sturdy tripod can improve your pictures more than a $100 difference in lens price, IMHO.

or you can do what this guy does and save tripod money:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4318630130_8694a6fab1_o.jpg
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2010, 11:51 AM  
Price of limiteds
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 58
Views: 7,235
ouch! canadians must be rich! is that the same for all other lenses?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2010, 11:49 AM  
Sigma 8-16mm review
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 20
Views: 8,777
Did anybody see the review on photozone? This is for the Canon mount with a few comparisons, but a very legit review for what to expect in Pentax mount. Center sharpness and CA control sounds familiar.

Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Lab Test / Review - Analysis

Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Canon) - Review / Lens Test Report - Analysis

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Review / Test Report - Analysis


thoughts?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2010, 05:05 AM  
The K 55mm 1:1.8 - worth having with the M 50mm 1:1.7?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 21
Views: 3,516
if you can get a good price for the 50 1.7 its good to sell. they can usually be found with beat up old ME cameras for $10 dollars altogether. The K55 1.8 I have seen goes for a tad more and is nicer, but the super takumar 55 1.8 is rather cool to have and can usually be had for about the same price as a lens cap.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-01-2010, 04:52 AM  
Which would you rather do?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 25
Views: 4,333
Thanks, I may have to get a new updated version.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-01-2010, 04:48 AM  
Pentax FA50mm: Discontinued Lens
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 203
Views: 33,447
yes suppose something more in line with Canon's cheap EF 50mm f1.8 II in the $80 neighborhood.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-01-2010, 04:37 AM  
Pentax lens hoods
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 34
Views: 6,881
no i'm talking about 52mm filter thread odd ultra wides or telephoto with nikon metal screw on hood. BTW, they are nice f-king hoods.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-01-2010, 04:35 AM  
Suggestions for first DSLR??
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
There is a Tokina RMC 17mm wide that goes for $70-80 bucks but that is manual focus fixed focal length and I believe you'll get better value for your dslr with kit zoom.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2010, 04:29 AM  
Price of limiteds
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 58
Views: 7,235
Let me take a wild guess, U.S. $399 from Prodigital2000 ?



Yes, quite ironic of that. An M 40 here sells fast, rarely goes on auction and I have never seen it in a used store. If so, its gone in an instant.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2010, 03:44 PM  
Sharpest Wide Angle?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 49
Views: 8,542
i know, the photos posted all look very sharp to me.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-31-2010, 03:41 PM  
Which would you rather do?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 25
Views: 4,333
i still cant get my software to read K-x raw files correctly. any pointers?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2010, 03:38 PM  
I need longer
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 12
Views: 2,155
very intriguing was that this same fella suggested DA 40 for fashion and DA 70 for beauty on APS-C over the FA limiteds.

this may have slightly less pull than a michael jordan endorsement, which costed millions, but nonetheless very interesting.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2010, 03:20 PM  
FA 35mm vs DA 35mm limited for landscape
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 31
Views: 7,167
for landscapes you might wanna get a manual focus prime 35mm is perfect, M42 or Kmounted.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-31-2010, 03:16 PM  
Pentax FA50mm: Discontinued Lens
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 203
Views: 33,447
why of course
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2010, 03:13 PM  
I found a 'deal' is it one?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 16
Views: 3,364
this just might beat buying a DA* lens off ebay for $5.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-31-2010, 03:09 PM  
Suggestions for first DSLR??
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
if used is an option, an ist DL is a big upgrade from MZ-7.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-31-2010, 03:04 PM  
Dirt in the focusing screen - Kx
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 17
Views: 4,778
i had the same feeling when i went thru the novelty of my brand new k-x. everything started to get dusty, i had to buy a lcd protector and wipe the camera every morning to keep it clean. dust seen the viewfinder must be located and extracted.

and then I realized buying a used camera isn't such a bad idea.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2010, 02:59 PM  
Sharpest Wide Angle?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 49
Views: 8,542
The DA 15 has gotta be the sharpest in the center. But what do you do when the subject is not in the center?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-31-2010, 02:51 PM  
Pentax FA50mm: Discontinued Lens
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 203
Views: 33,447
Good point. FA 50 1.7 can be an instant mass production hit if it ever comes back. Price it at $100, I'm sure there will be a lot of Pentax converts. But by then everyone will be talking about how much of a crap lens it is and that they want something else cheap.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-31-2010, 02:47 PM  
Samsung NX10 discussion
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 72
Views: 19,620
any take on resale value of NX10s ?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-31-2010, 02:41 PM  
When is the D90's replacement coming out?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 12
Views: 6,195
should be just around the corner. nikons hold their resale up very well tho.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2010, 02:37 PM  
How much dust is acceptable from a brand new lens?
Posted By tokyoso
Replies: 14
Views: 3,111
thats amazing. it's instant BGN grade resale.
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