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Old Aug 3, 2006, 8:37 AM   #41
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I'll also share the change in my kit (see p. 1 of this thread)...I got myself an FA 80-320mm zoom for Father's Day, and it's a super lens! I'm still getting used to trying to hand-hold the equivalent of 480mm, though...

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 8:46 AM   #42
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yes Ira... i got the lens from my father.. he used it during his pentax mz-5 film days.. i didn't know it is such a 'sought after' lens until i read one of the thread in this forum.. (im new to photography)..


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hakeem, looks like you have all of the basics covered anyway, and that FA 50mm is a real jewel.

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 9:25 AM   #43
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Monza76 wrote:
milrodpxpx wrote:

[align=left]Cokin Filter system w/graduated fog, grad blue+2, grad green+1, grad sunset+2 and grad grey+2 and +4[/align]
Great selection of graduated filters, these come in really handy for landscapes. I have a grad sunset but really want the grad grey ND filters like those that you have.
For the few times i've actually cracked them out and used them, they are really easy to use and give nice effects! the grads are great for high contrast lighting situations too. the funny thing was, i bought those and half a dozen more on ebay for just over $35 - turned around and sold everything i didn't want for $25!

lots of people dump off great sets of cokin systems they have lying around on ebay, they can be had so much cheaper there and i think they do the job quite well.
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 7:31 AM   #44
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I am new here and just saw this thread. I got interested in photography about 2 years ago and started with MZ-50 given to me by my bro who had gone to digital (Canon 350D). Anyway, ever since then I have buying and selling my gear and here is what I have at the moment:

- MZ-5
- *ist + battery grip^
- *ist DS

Pentax Lenses:
- K85/1.8
- K135/2.5
- M28/3.5
- M35/2.8^
- M50/1.7
- M100/2.8
- M135/3.5^
- M200/4
- A50/1.7
- A35-105/3.5
- A70-210/4
- FA35/2
- FA50/1.4
- FA50/2.8 Macro
- FA135/2.8
- FA20-35/4
- FA28-105/3.2-4.5

3rd Party Lenses:
- Zenitar Fish-eye 16/2.8
- Tamron 28-75/2.8
- Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Macro (1:2)

- Pentax Auto Extension Tube Set
- AFG360 Flash

I am currently on a "consolidation" stage and will be selling items marked with ^.

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Old Aug 14, 2006, 10:38 AM   #45
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New here so not much so far.

(1) *ist replacement coming in today, sent the first one back that appeared to have been played with, dirty HURRY UP UPS!!

(2) 1gb memory cards

(1) 1:2 50mm Pentax lens

(1) 1:1:4 50mm Pentax lensbeing shipped

(1) M42 screwmount adapter in case I get into the m42 lenses

Had to send back a used pentax zoom lens that had 2 fungus "balls"

Shopping list


battery charger/batteries

Future buys

High priority zoom lens for air shows/outdoors

Low priority macro lens
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 10:46 AM   #46
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Won't take long and you will be looking for a bigger and bigger bag for all your newly aquired lenses and equipment...
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 12:46 PM   #47
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OK, another update. I have been looking for a sturdy tripod, drooling over numerous Manfrotto models, when Roy put me on to Dynatran. Dynatran does tripods that look and work much like Manfrotto. They are marketed by Amvona (a company I have seen mixed reviews on but my experience was positive) and usually found on ebay. Well I tried for a model AT-858and didn't get it so I placed the same bid on a combo package including the tripod I wanted plus an absolutely huge backpack with laptop pocket. Anyhow to make a long story short I won this one at the same price I had bid on the tripod alone!!!

I now have a very large bag for storing just about everything and a sturdy tripod. The bag does not meet the quality of a Lowepro or Tamrac but it is decent, and is really a bonus since all I wanted was the tripod (which BTW cost me less than 1/2 the cost of a genuine Manfrotto and is more than adequate for my purposes.

Worth a look if you are on a tight budget like me, but beware the shipping costs are quite high (but I did receive it here in less than 4 business days).

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Old Mar 24, 2007, 10:00 AM   #48
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Time to bump this one up again

Mine has changed quite a lot


Nikon EM (film)

Panasonic FZ-3

Pentax *ist DL


For the Nikon:
-- an E-series 1.8 50mm. - Nice & sharp little lens.

-- I found a E-series 100mm f2.8 a few months ago while my grandfather was moving to a new apartment

-- a Tokina RMC 80-200mm f4. - One touch zoom, it's ok...

For the Pentax:

-- Pentax SMC-A 50mm f1.7 - my favourite lens...so sharp and fast... MF

-- DA 18-55mm f3.-5.6 - Kit lens we all know AF

-- <SOLD> Tokina SZ-X 210 N 70-210mm f4-5.6 - sold after I got something better

-- Tamron 28-200mm f3.8-5.6 XR (not the Di version) - My travel zoom, performs well enough for it's purpose. AF

-- Kiron 105mm f2.8 macro - Legendary lens, razorsharp and even fast enough to use at concerts. (yes, I use a macro lens at concerts...) MF

-- Pentacon 200mm f4 - an M42 lens, surprisingly good quality. Sharp and almost no CA. MF

-- Cosinon 35mm f2.8 - M42, not very sharp, I like the FOV, but rarely use it because of the lower optical quality... MF

-- Vivitar 400mm f5.6 - long lens I picked up for next to nothing. Terrible CA problems, I use it for birding due to a lack of something better MF

-- 2 set of macro extension rings, 1 K mount, 1 M42, fully manual

-- Soligor M42 2x teleconverter - horrible quality, never use it.

I throw all that in a Crumpler Shrinkle backpack, very pleased with it.


- a PTTL compatible flash.

- a Pentax FA 80-320mm to replace the 400mm. I know someone I could get it from for 150 euros...problem is I'm doubting beween that and the flash...

- a fast 28-70mm from either Tokina, Sigma or Tamron, to use at concerts

- a Zeiss 35mm f2.4 Flektogon M42 lens to replace the Cosinon... that or a Pentax 35mm

I'll post a picture later on

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Old Mar 24, 2007, 11:02 AM   #49
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Well here goes...

3x Pentax K10D's
3x Battery Grips

All Pentax Lenses:
21 mm Limited
40 mm Limited
70mm Limited
100 mm f2.8 Macro
12-24 mm
16-45 mm

16-50 mm
50-135 mm

2x Canon 1D Mkll
1x Canon 20D + Grip
1x Canon 350D + Grip

Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 17-40mm
Tamron 28-75mm
Tamron 90mm Macro
Sigma 10-20 mm
Sigma 18-200mm

Bronica ETRSi
Auto Prism ll
Poloroid Back
Zenzanon 40mm
Zenzanon 50mm
Zenzanon 75mm

Pentax K1000

Fuji Finepix F30
Canon G5

Multiblitz Minilite Strobes x3
Minolta Flash Meter x2

Manfroto Pro Tripod

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Old Mar 24, 2007, 12:13 PM   #50
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Pentax K100D
Pentax *istD w/D-BG1 Grip

Pentax SMC-M 50mm f/1.7
Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Macro
Tamron XR 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6
Sigma 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7

Promaster 7000M Flash
StrobaframeQuickFilp Bracket
6GB Flash Memory (Total SD & CF Cards)
Pentax Wired RemoteRelease
16NiMH AA's & 4 Rayovac Hybrid AA's
Four NEW CR-V3's (Backup)
Generic Tripod (x2)

Pentax AF540FGZ
(or Sigma EF-500 Super)

Pentax FA50mm f/1.4
Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8
Zenitar 16mm f/2.8

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