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Forum: Sold Items 08-07-2011, 11:57 AM  
For Sale - Sold: LX with grip, QR strap, body cap and user manuel
Posted By hangu
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Hi, I'm confused, I sent a PM several days ago with interest and it was never responded to, what gives?
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-13-2011, 12:05 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,318
General Tso's chicken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I've always been curious what Mike Cash looked like in person.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-12-2011, 11:29 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
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Mapo Tofu is as Japanese as General Tso's Chicken is Chinese.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-09-2011, 07:00 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
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Are you two even talking about the same broad?
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-07-2011, 12:29 AM  
Post your 1.2 Photos! (1.2 ONLY!)
Posted By hangu
Replies: 1,847
Views: 398,777


Caturday!
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-03-2011, 12:03 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
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Thanks for the kind words, Dude & Stash.

Porga, how did you get that effect in PP?




Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 @1.4
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-01-2011, 09:58 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
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Super-Takumar 50 f1.4 @ f/1.4
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-01-2011, 06:22 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
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mglowe,

Just a thought....I have noticed that there aren't many cats posting to this site....I suspect that a few would still be posting if.....

Forum: Lens Clubs 02-01-2011, 07:55 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
Replies: 15,238
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I'm reposting this because this seemed to have been deleted in the wake of pussygate. Not sure why the original post warranted deletion simply because it incited Mike's overactive imagination.



Super-Takumar 50/1.4 (8 elements) at f/1.4

And yes, that is a stuffed tampon mascot. Why my best-friend thought it made an amazing Christmas gift one year is beyond me, it's not like I partake in the sacred monthly ritual. It now hangs over my socks drawer.
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-31-2011, 10:20 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
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Don't look at me, I got two spanks as well for my witty repartee.



Yet another reason for me to get on the K5 bandwagon. Can't wait for the test shots. It always baffled me that previous models weren't able to meter properly in Av mode when the green button worked so well. It seemed like a fairly easy problem to correct.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2011, 12:57 AM  
Went to buy a Takumar 85mm/1.9; came back with a 85mm/1.9 hood
Posted By hangu
Replies: 7
Views: 2,960
This is probably entirely antithetical to everything you stand for but I'm looking at it in terms of Ebay resell value.

A spotmatic F in working condition (good light seals + bumpers, fast mirror and an accurate meter) is fairly rare and could fetch a decent price on Ebay USA, $70-100 or so. Considering that a routine CLA of a Spotmatic runs ~$70 from Eric, the vast majority of Spotmatics from folk's attics/basements are practically worthless. I have about 20 Spotmatics sitting around my house, CLAing them would actually decrease their value.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2011, 12:49 AM  
Price of lenses in China vs North America
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 5,830
Chill out, we're here to help one another.

Edit: Forgot to add, not great at reading in Chinese, so any help is appreciated. Don't jump so fast to assumptions of laziness. Doesn't reflect well.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2011, 12:21 AM  
Which one to keep M50mm f4 or A50mm f2.8
Posted By hangu
Replies: 17
Views: 2,649
Personally, I would not keep the M50/4 when I already have the A50/2.8. The A50 is markedly better and easier to use. An extra stop of light in macro mode helps with all the light fall off even at 1:2 mag.

They're your lens of course, you just might sell it for that price.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2011, 12:19 AM  
Went to buy a Takumar 85mm/1.9; came back with a 85mm/1.9 hood
Posted By hangu
Replies: 7
Views: 2,960
The hood itself is worth about $20 on Ebay. The SMC 35/3.5 is about $80-120 if listed correctly and in mint condition. The rest are fairly worthless but the profit is certainly there.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2011, 12:15 AM  
Price of lenses in China vs North America
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 5,830
So you're basically throwing out numbers with absolutely nothing to back it up and then getting into a hissy fit when someone says otherwise?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-29-2011, 11:16 PM  
Price of lenses in China vs North America
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 5,830
Try not to take everything on the internet so personally. In no way was I trying to call you a liar. Take a deep breath or two and see if that'll help with your blood pressure.

A link to said shop for the Sigma 70-200 for $484 would be very nice, otherwise, you're kind of doing the same thing you're bashing me for doing, no?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-29-2011, 10:01 PM  
My Poor smc Pentax-M 50mm f1.7 (Aperture Blade Problem...)
Posted By hangu
Replies: 7
Views: 4,939
The only times this will have a noticeable effect is shooting at night. Out of focus light sources will have a slightly irregular hexagonal shape at f8. At f8, it'll be hard to find any out of focus areas actually. I wouldn't bother fixing this, it's not going to affect the sharpness or usage.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-29-2011, 07:59 PM  
Price of lenses in China vs North America
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 5,830
Even if I'm completely wrong, there's no need to be ill mannered.

My info is based on friends and family members who have frequently asked me to bring back lenses for them. There's a chance they're terrible at finding lenses at good prices but I seriously doubt that they're off by that much.

I also sell quite a bit of camera equipment on Ebay, so I'm quite familiar with the customs issues in China. I've never had any issues sending lenses, only cameras. USPS has explicitly stated that they will not ship any cameras to the PRC. An acquaintance of mine who runs a vintage cameras club in Shanghai has repeatedly complained to me about the ridiculous rates customs has asked for cameras. He even mentioned a few times that he just "slipped" them some money. I don't see any reason why he'd lie to me about this.

I'm sure you know so much more than I do about this since you're actually living there. Good for you. My uncle-in-law has been bugging me to bring him back the newest version of the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 for the Canon EOS mount. The best I can find it at is about $700 with full warranty. If you can find it for that price and provide me a link, I'd appreciate it, it'd save me the hassles of having to ship it back to him. Thanks!
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-28-2011, 11:56 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,318
More than likely the Nikon user was speaking about the K-mount Takumars and rightfully so. Only the dimmest of idiots would ever besmirch the good name of screwmount Takumars.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2011, 11:53 PM  
Price of lenses in China vs North America
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 5,830
That's funny. My friends in China are all asking me to buy lenses/cameras for them in the US to bring back to China. The prices in China are fairly terrible, probably on par with the prices in Australia. The Sigma 10-20mm and the 80-200mm 2.8 all cost about $300-400 more, I can't imagine the Pentax lenses being much better.

The customs in China are also pretty bad. Cameras are blocked and it often comes down to bribes and other "incentives" to bring them through. USPS will not ship any cameras to Chinese destinations.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2011, 11:44 PM  
Which one to keep M50mm f4 or A50mm f2.8
Posted By hangu
Replies: 17
Views: 2,649
The M50 will go for about $100-120, while the A50/2.8 should go for about $200-230. I wouldn't bother with the M50 considering it's pedestrian. The A50/2.8 is an excellent lens.

Don't forget Ebay takes about 9% in fees while PP takes about another 4% or so in payment.
Forum: Sold Items 01-08-2011, 01:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: EELICAR DINE KIRON 90mm F2.5 MACRO 1:1 LENS
Posted By hangu
Replies: 6
Views: 2,534
Duncsuss is correct. The Elicar and Panagor 90mm macro lenses are NOT made by Kiron. It is made by Komine. There's no argument there, every authoritative source agrees on this.

Furthermore, there's quite a difference in sharpness and price between the Kiron/Komine versions....
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-30-2010, 11:35 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By hangu
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,318
Goddamn this is a fine shot.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-04-2010, 03:00 PM  
Tenpa Magnifier
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
They do but I ended up selling/returning it. The difference was not big enough for me.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-04-2010, 02:59 PM  
Tenpa Magnifier
Posted By hangu
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
It is visible. You will have to shift your eyes of course. When you see the numbers, you will not be able to see the top of the viewfinder. It's a fair tradeoff.
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