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Old Mar 26, 2008, 7:30 PM   #31
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but I rarely take them anywhere when I'm with other people because they don't understand why I'm wasting so much time screwing around with the camera. It's just easier to take the AF lens when others are around.
and i wonder why the Af crowd is screwing around trying to get good focus with thier AF lenses..
just my 2¢

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Old Mar 26, 2008, 10:16 PM   #32
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I agree with Roy here. I can't count the time I've dropped out of AF and used the manual focus on my AF lens because the AF just won't cut it. Main reason for me to dump my Kodak 6490 and go DSLR is because the all AF point and shoot would Hunt and hunt and hunt and finally lock focus on something other than what I was trying to focus on. Most times now even with AF lenses I drop out of AF and manually focus...This way you get it the first time and don't have to wait for the $#%^&&*^^%$$## AF to stop it's $#$%%$#$#$$%^^%$ Hunting...Just my Nickel's worth!
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 10:33 PM   #33
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For my K10D:
  • 16-45 Pentax Digital lens[/*]
  • 35-105 Pentax A lens Macro Zoom- had it since '84[/*]
  • 50 mm Takumar Macro Lens[/*]
  • Takumar 135 mm f 3.5[/*]
  • 28 mm Takumar wide angle[/*]
  • what I want.....Pentax 55-300 Zoom when it comes out[/*]
I think these lens may give me everything I need.

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Old Mar 27, 2008, 6:02 AM   #34
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Basement Shows wrote:
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but I rarely take them anywhere when I'm with other people because they don't understand why I'm wasting so much time screwing around with the camera. It's just easier to take the AF lens when others are around.
and i wonder why the Af crowd is screwing around trying to get good focus with thier AF lenses..
just my 2¢

roy
I use AF when I have a lens on the camera with "Quick Release". Otherwise, I usually use MF.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 8:12 AM   #35
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My setup is not complete yet but so far:

K100D-Replaced my DL

K10D w/ grip

DA 16-45 F4

DA 50-200

Sigma 100-300 EX f4

Sigma 50-500 Bigma

Vivitar Series 1 105mm F2.5

Tamron 1.4 TC

Nanue Pro Alpha backpack

Lowepro Toploader ZoomAW : will hold the K10 w/ 100-300 on it

Tamrac Adventure 6 Messenger

More miscellaneous filters and stuff.

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Old Mar 27, 2008, 9:07 AM   #36
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My setup is not complete yet but so far:

K100D-Replaced my DL

K10D w/ grip

DA 16-45 F4

DA 50-200

Sigma 100-300 EX f4

Sigma 50-500 Bigma

Vivitar Series 1 105mm F2.5

Tamron 1.4 TC

Nanue Pro Alpha backpack

Lowepro Toploader ZoomAW : will hold the K10 w/ 100-300 on it

Tamrac Adventure 6 Messenger

More miscellaneous filters and stuff.

Dennis
Dennis...Looks like your kit and mine are pretty close right now....Next purchase will be a 300mm f/4!

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Old Mar 27, 2008, 10:47 AM   #37
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Dawg,

I was waiting for the DA* 300 last year and when it didn't look like it was going to be released anytime soon, got the 100-300. It is a really fine lens and focuses fast on the K10. Glad I did.

The Bigma I am still coming to grips with. I think it will be fine, though.

I am contemplating something wider like the Sigma 10-20 but the funds aren't there at the moment.

This is still cheaper than bass fishing...LOL!

But the brand arguments are just as bad:-)...LOL

The other thing I have to be careful is developing BBA...Bag buying addiction. They are the coolest things!


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The other thing I have to be careful is developing BBA...Bag buying addiction. They are the coolest things!

This is a seriously infectious thing, BBA. I now have four.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 11:11 AM   #39
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Glad to see I am not alone.

I got my eye on a nice Billingham!
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 1:07 PM   #40
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I have been reading this thread thinking.. what can I say..

I have only Pentax K10D and 2 kit lenses..

DA 18-55mm, and
DA 50-200..

For me they both are great lenses..

Well.. I am pointing to a few more.. in future, of course..

Cheers!

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