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View Poll Results: The LBA test! Select for yes! Do you:
Ever search eBay for "Super Takumar" and filtered for only "Buy It Now"? 7 10.45%
Compulsively look used lenses for anything that fits on a Pentax? Even if you don't need it? 12 17.91%
If someone has a 50mm, do you find out which version and get either smug or jealous? 8 11.94%
Have you purchased more than 3 of the Limited lenses? 0 0%
Hidden receipts because "no one else needs to know how much I paid for it"...? 5 7.46%
Ever felt pride in getting a lens for under value and set that as your new "threshold to break"? 11 16.42%
Drawn up a short list for which lenses to bring on a trip and thrown in some extras "just in case"...? 11 16.42%
Ever stalked a lens on the internet, by researching tirelessly for days, and this lens pre-dates the internet? 12 17.91%
Did you pre-order a DA* lens and get giddy just thinking about its arrival? 1 1.49%
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Old May 22, 2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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LBA test! If you answer yes to 2 or more of these, you have LBA,

If you answer yes, also put a checkmark in the poll! Would be fun to see how everyone stacks up

Post your responses or stories!

1. Have you ever searched eBay for the words "Super Takumar" and
filtered it for those auctions that are only "Buy It Now"? (Try it
now)

Yes.

2. Do you compulsively look into the used lens section at camera shops
or KEH for anything that could remotely fit on a Pentax camera? Even
though you already have the focal range of 15mm to 300mm covered with
your present lenses?

Yes.

3. If someone says they have a 50mm Pentax lens, do you question them
further to find out exactly which version it is, and depending on the
answer, do you get smug or jealous?

Most definitely yes.

4. Have you purchased more than 3 of the Limited lenses?
Not yet Why would I do it? I can't help it. i want to...!?

5. Have you ever put your lenses in a display case?
No. lenses exist to be used, or admired in hand,

6. Have you ever hidden receipts because "no one else needs to know
how much I paid for it"...?
Can't hide a receipt when someone else accepts your package while you're not there

7. Have you ever felt pride in getting a lens for under market value
and set that as your new "threshold to break"? For example, you pick
up an SMC-M 28mm lens for $15 bucks, and now you're on the look out
for grabbing anything for under $15 that could qualify as "a better
deal"...?

Sure, but that's a ridiculous deal!



8. Have you ever drawn up a short list for which lenses to bring on a
trip and then thrown in some extras "just in case"...?

Yep.

9. Have you ever stalked a lens on the internet, by researching it
tirelessly for days by looking for sample shots, qualified reviews,
tests, etc., and this lens pre-dates the internet?

Oh yeah!

10. Did you pre-order a DA* lens and get giddy just thinking about its
arrival this summer?

No. Zooms suck.



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Old May 22, 2007, 9:33 PM   #2
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LOL!

I gave up trying to limit what I take on our recent trips - they've been road trips so I take just about everything, just in case...

I haven't bought one of the DA* lenses. I have a sizeable deposit down on one at my local camera store - there's a difference. And I'm anxiously, impatiently, waiting...

For a while last summer I checked keh, ebay and adoramaseveral times a day, looking for one of the *300 lenses (and lost out on a couple of auctions for one). Guess that qualifies.

While I was looking I avidly read through all the listings for other lenses, to the point where I could almost recite keh's normal prices for a couple of lenses they carry often...
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Old May 23, 2007, 7:41 AM   #3
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1. Have you ever searched eBay for the words "Super Takumar" and
filtered it for those auctions that are only "Buy It Now"? (Try it
now)

Not before you told me to

2. Do you compulsively look into the used lens section at camera shops
or KEH for anything that could remotely fit on a Pentax camera? Even
though you already have the focal range of 15mm to 300mm covered with
your present lenses?

Oh yes, I search ebay and local 2nd hand sites every day...every freaking day...

3. If someone says they have a 50mm Pentax lens, do you question them
further to find out exactly which version it is, and depending on the
answer, do you get smug or jealous?

Oh yeah, then I brag about my Pentax-A 50mm f1.7

4. Have you purchased more than 3 of the Limited lenses?

Hell no, way too expensive. Although if I ever have too much money, I might get the FA 43mm.

5. Have you ever put your lenses in a display case?

not a display case, but they are all on a shelf here. Although 4 of them always go in and out of my bag.

6. Have you ever hidden receipts because "no one else needs to know
how much I paid for it"...?

No, I buy 2nd hand and refuse to pay a fortune for a lens.

7. Have you ever felt pride in getting a lens for under market value
and set that as your new "threshold to break"? For example, you pick
up an SMC-M 28mm lens for $15 bucks, and now you're on the look out
for grabbing anything for under $15 that could qualify as "a better
deal"...?

Oh yes, but it's getting hard since my best deal was a Pentacon 200/4 + Cosinon 35mm f2.8 + teleconverter and macro tubes, all for M42 = total of 3 euros...



8. Have you ever drawn up a short list for which lenses to bring on a
trip and then thrown in some extras "just in case"...?

Yes, then in the end I decided I couldnt be runnign around with a backpack full of glass, and got me a 28-200mm

9. Have you ever stalked a lens on the internet, by researching it
tirelessly for days by looking for sample shots, qualified reviews,
tests, etc., and this lens pre-dates the internet?

Yep, even when I don't intend to buy one

Now that I do want a Tamron 60-300mm, I looked up till page 10 of the google hits for samples...

10. Did you pre-order a DA* lens and get giddy just thinking about its
arrival this summer?

No. Too expensive


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Old May 23, 2007, 9:14 AM   #4
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And wishing for items like this keep me trying...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1


Anybody want to send me their spare change???

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Old May 23, 2007, 11:26 AM   #5
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i refuse to stoop to this.. my therapist says i'm fine.

lol,
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Old May 23, 2007, 2:21 PM   #6
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Yes its official... I got LBA. Looking for "Pentax Lens" on E-bay and this came up.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentax-A-300mm-f...QQcmdZViewItem

Well, I`m not a bank robber og lucky in the lotteries so I guess somebody else will get this one :roll:

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Old May 23, 2007, 4:32 PM   #7
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over priced about $700
unless you really want it.
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