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Old Apr 29, 2005, 8:13 AM   #1
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My present list of Pentax lenses are:

24 F2.8 smc M
50 F1.4 smc M
50 F2.8 A smc Macro
120 F2.8 smc M
200 F4.0 smc A
400 F5.6 smc M
24-50 F4 smc A Zoom
500 F8 Mirror in in excellent shape (lens shade has a few anodize or paint blemishes, I'll have those redone)

Other present lenses are:

Zenitar 16 F2.8
Tamron 17-35 F2.8-4 Di
Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Di
Tamron 90 F2.8 Macro Di
Tamron 28-300 F3.5-6.3 Di

Lenses on my shopping list:

18-200 Tamron Di 2 (as a all around keep on the camera lens)
11-18 Tamron Di 2 (If they ever make it !!!!!!!!!)
Pentax 16 F2.8 smc A Fish Eye
Pentax 17 F4 smc M
Pentax 20 F2.8 smc A or M in excellent shape
Pentax 135 F1.8 smc in A or M in excellent shape
Pentax 80 - 200 F4.5 smc A (Version 2, in excellent shape)

The shopping list may take quite a few years to complete as a few of these are VERY hard to find.

After making the plunge to Pentax I decided (like everything else I do) to go for it. I'm hoping Pentax will come out with a new ist D2 in the near future, but in the mean time the istDs is a great little camera and uses all my new lenses very nicely.

The M lenses are a little more effort but once you get use to it, it is nothing. It becomes second nature and is just a small extra step. What I like is the size of these older lenses, they are very compact for their focal length

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 5:51 PM   #2
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i'd forget the tamron 28-300, haven't read anything good about. instead sigma 70-300APO super.

if you want smc i think i'd try to find 100, 2.8 macro. hell of a lens..
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Old Apr 29, 2005, 6:10 PM   #3
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Tamron 28-300 is Ok it is no where near there 17-35,28-75 or there 90 macro.

yes, a 100 2.8, if I found one would be nice.

These smc M and A lenses are very good quality, just like the old Nikon and the Canon FD's. I had a full set of FD's many years ago and they were fantastic.

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Old Apr 30, 2005, 5:43 AM   #4
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I'm content with just the kit lens for moment!

Forgive me, but I don't see the obsession with 'collecting' anything unless there is a specific requirement to do so.
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Old Apr 30, 2005, 6:19 AM   #5
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Will there be examples for us to see on what these lenses can do?

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