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Old Jul 30, 2006, 8:55 PM   #11
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sarah, maybe it's my moniter but this pic is horrible.. about the worse i've seen posted. purple , blue, cyan is WAY over saturated.. don't take it personal but if i were going by this image for the purchase of a lens i'd avoid the lens like the plague.. the squirrel looks like that advertisement of the blue guys advertising for what was it, intel or the p4..
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 8:56 PM   #12
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and magenta too....
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 9:22 PM   #13
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I will try to get out a better copy, thatb is from an older file.

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Old Aug 2, 2006, 9:07 AM   #14
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Don't hold anything back Roy!!

I know this is just another kick at the cat but I must say that the "budget" Pentax lenses, such as the DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, the FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 and the FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 are surprisingly good on the digital bodies. Maybe this is because the smaller digital sensor stays within the central "sweet spot" of the lens. I must say that some of my best images have come from that 100-300, and this is a model so cheap it has a plastic mount (which is far more unusual for Pentax, Canon and Nikon use plastic for many of their budget lenses but Pentax seldom did, and correct me if I am wrong, the current Pentax DA lineup all have metal mounts).

Here is one example, hand held at 300mm and minimum focus distance:


BTW I paid about $70 for this lens. I have some high quality older MF lenses that I use occasionally (my focus skills aren't what they used to be). And the much maligned Sigma 24-135mm f2.8-4.5 (I happened upon one that actually worked) which is on the camera most often because of its excellent range.

Sarah, what did happen to that poor squirrel? Roy may be a little blunt (understatement) but he is correct about the colours.:-)

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Old Aug 2, 2006, 9:39 AM   #15
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The great thing about Pentax is, as long as you dont mind not having autofocus you can get some excellent old prime lenses for cheap. I have yet to pay more than $100 for a lens and as long as you buy Pentax lenses you should be fine. My favorite is an SMC-M 50mm f/1.4 although you might want to look for an A version as they have more compatability with the Pentax DSLRs. The 50s become a great portrait lens. I'm not sure about zooms or autofocus lenses because I never use them. If you want to try buying used lenses check out KEH rather than ebay as they rate their lenses and you are pretty much safe buying a lens in any condition besides ugly(I bought one in ugly condition and was satisfied, but I've heard some people did, in fact, get an ugly lens before).
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