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Old Apr 20, 2007, 8:49 PM   #61
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Another update:

NEW -just got my hands on two M-series lenses (traded away some Maxxum gear for this one),
an SMC Pentax-M macro 1:4 100mm and
an SMC Pentax-M 1:4 200mm.
The 200mm is in excellent shape and the 100mm macro shows some very minor "fogging" . I also received an old SF-10 film camera with the deal. Finally a decent macro lens, I guess Annette will claim this one.

That brings my genuine SMC Pentax list to three M-series primesan A-series zoom, two FA zoomsand the DA kit lens. These lenses are so superbly well made that they are a joy to use.


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Old Apr 20, 2007, 9:44 PM   #62
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Well, mine is embarassingly long for only having gotten my first real camera in August or September. Still only the Lowepro Slingshot 200 bag and one flash, the Sigma 500 DG Super. I do have a set of extension tubes I have used once, a set of diopters I have never used, and a cool Robar Limited flash reflector Mark II that I really am going to try this weekend. The lens addiction got pretty bad though:

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[align=left]Kiron 28mm f2.0
Tokina EL 28mm f2.8
Pentax M 50mm f1.7
Pentax A 50mm f1.7
Lester A Dine 105mm f2.8 Macro
Sears 135mm f2.8
JC Penny 135mm f2.8
Tamron SP Adaptall 180mm

Pentax K SMC 200mm f4
Tamron Adaptall SP 300mm f5.6

Tamrom Adaptall SP 300mm f2.8
Tokina RMC 400mm f5.6

Kiron 28-85mm (needs repair, aperture blades stuck)
Tamron Adaptall 35-80mm f2.8-3.8
Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f4

Soligor 85-205mm f3.8 (I have yet to use it)[/align]
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[align=left]Pentax F 50mm f1.7
Pentax DA 18-55mm
Sigma 24-135mm
Pentax 28-80mm(Still new in box)
Pentax 50-200mm
Sigma 70-300mm APO
Tamron 70-300mm LD[/align]
[align=left]Also1.4x and 2x teleconverters for the Adaptall mount and 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for the K mount.[/align]
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 4:56 PM   #63
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Thought I would revive this thread for the newcomers. For those of us with any degree of LBA, CBA or GBA these lists always keep changing.

1 - Lowepro Nova 2 bag
2 - Lowepro Nova3 (Annette's)
3 - Lowepro Nova 5
4 - Lowepro Microtrekker 200 backpack with extra lens case, water bottle holder and the Slik tripod bag attached.

5 - Lowepro Micro Toploader
6 - Optex Zoom Toploader Bag
7 - CaseLogic quick draw
8 - Dynatran backpack (just for storage, it is huge)
You can never have too many camera bags!!

My flash kit - (in the Nova 5)
-Two old Vivitar 285 flash unitswith remote sensor on one of them.
-Stroboframe flash bracket
-Sekonic L-308 FlashMate light meter
-Two light stand brackets for the flash units
Our slave strobes,
- two OPUS OPL-M40 strobes with sockets and cords.
- an old Braun manual flash with power cord, slave and pocket tripod which acts as a background light.
Twolight stands, two Umbrellas, and several extension cords are carried in a Rage brand scooter bag.

-Pentax KX
-Pentax SF-10
-My *istDS (with split image rangefinder screen installed)
-The *istDL (which is now Annette's)

-FA 35mm f2.0-My new "normal" lens, super sharp. This may become a fixture on my camera.
-Sigma ZOOM 24-135mm f2.8-4.5 -My real "walk-around" lens, big and heavy but fast (aperture) and flexible. This lens covers the same focal lengths that my Fuji S7000 did.
-Takumar-F 70-200mm f4-5.6 - for portraits, the 9 blade aperture makes for a very pleasing bokeh, and some indoor events in larger venues. Flare is fairly well controlled for a non-SMC lens and it is much sharper than reports I had read lead me to believe. It does hunt allot in focusing however.
-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 - general photography, indoor work (which is now Annette's)
-FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 (which is now Annette's)
-FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 -
wildlife, outdoor sports events, anything that requires reach. Like the Takumar, this lens did not have a good reputation as a film lens but the smaller sensor falls into the "sweet-spot" to make it a quite passable digital lens.
(which is now Annette's)

MyMF lenses -
-Pentax SMC-M 50mm f1.7 with Cokin holder and 2 shades
-Pentax SMC-A 70-210mm f4, a great macro zoom.
-Pentax SMC-M macro 1:4 100mm and
-Pentax SMC-M 1:4 200mm

-Samyang 500mm f8mirror lens, T-mount with K adapter (just for fun)
-Chinon 200mm f3.5 M42 mount with adaptor.
-Rikenon 135mm f2.8, My only "fast" telephoto -
-Rikenon 28mm f2.8 with Cokin holder and 1 shade

-numerous filters (which are seldom used), the Cokin holders actuallymount the big square lens hoods which are quite effective which is my main reason for still using them, only a couple of grad filters and a linear polarizer (for MF lenses only)are actually used, and I hope to get an ND or two.

--Takumar-A 2X teleconverter, actually now a 26mm extension tube, I took the glass out.
-52mm circular polarizer for the DA 18-55mm (the other zooms have rotating front elements so polarizers are a hassle)
-77mm circular polarizer for the Sigma 24-135mm (the other zooms have rotating front elements so polarizers are a hassle)
-Refconverter - right angle finder modified to fit the DL/DS
-Quick release mount that fits my tripod and monopod.

Other cameras (digicams):
-A Fujifilm Finepix 2800Zoom - only 2MP but excellent image quality, Annette's travel camera, which she takes on business trips.
-A Fujifilm Finepix S7000 - 6MP, best of the prosumer cameras of a few years ago.
-Oh! and one Minolta Maxxum 5000 with 50mm f1.7 lens. Just can't let this one go.

Camera supports
-The Slik tripod with ball head, in its own bag.
-Amvona Dynatran model AT-858tripod with pistol grip ball head, in its own bag.
-Viscount monopod with small ball head.

I may not have everything straight but this is close.

FA 50mm f1.4 is now ordered.

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Old Aug 29, 2007, 5:42 PM   #64
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My Current Lineup

Pentax K10D
Pentax ZX-10
Pentax ME

Pentax SMC-FA 50mm f/1.4
Pentax SMC-M 50mm f/1.7
Sigma APO DG 70-300mm f/4-5.6
Tamron XR [IF] 28-200mm (Silver)

Coming Soon
Zenitar 16mm f/2.8
Pentax SMC-FA28-105mm

I am in the process ofmajorlyupgrading gear... please bear with me.

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Old Aug 29, 2007, 7:40 PM   #65
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I have only added (*) a few since last post.

* Pentax K10D, Battery Grip
Olympus D550 P&S
Sony Mavica FD83 (my first digital)

* Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG
* Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
* Pentax SMC F 50mm f/1.7

Pentax FA 80-320mm Telephoto Zoom F/4.5-5.6
Pentax F 35-80mm f/4-5.6
Pentax M 50mm f/2
Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm
Kalimar Telephoto Zoom 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6
Kalimar Wide Angle 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
Kalimar 2x Tele Converter
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 12:11 AM   #66
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Mine is modest also:

Pentax K10D w/battery grip.

Tamron 18-200
Pentax f/1.4 50mm
Pentax 540 FGZ
Pentacon auto 1.8/50
Calman auto tele converter 2x

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 12:37 AM   #67
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A Pentax K1000 and a K10d. Oh yeah a few lens to go with them.

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 12:53 AM   #68
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Oooh fun

Pentax K100D
Minolta SRT-201
Pentax Optio w30
Canon Powershot SD600

Pentax-DA 18-55mm Zoom f/3.5-5.6 --> Soon to go on sale, I guess
Pentax-DA 50-200mm Zoom f/4-5.6 --> Good lens, rarely used

Pentax-DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited --> Arriving soon

Pentax-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited --> Constantly impressive pics
Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited --> beautiful bokeh and color
Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4 --> I will own it till the day I die. it rulz.
Vivitar-1 Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro --> Got it!

Industar-M42 50-2 f/3.5 --> Very very nice image quality, but a huge pain to use. Apertures don't even click into place.

Minolta-MD 45mm f/2 --> Wonderful lens. And I love the FOV on film

And 2 flashes that I don't know if they work with the K100D.

Sturdyish tripod
Decent, small camera bag
Cheapo flash to play with
49mm circular polarizer
Pentax MX body or maybe Super-Program, or maybe the Ricoh/vivitar equivalents
Common sense, because this LBA is getting ridiculous. I haven't even received the new ones and already I'm eyeballing the 31.

Pics whenever I can get all my gear in one place.

PIC: beach preparations (FA43)
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 7:41 AM   #69
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i have a DS

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 8:05 AM   #70
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K1000, K10D camera bodies

Pentax SMC 50mm f2.0 K (K1000 kit lens), Pentax SMC 28mm f2.2 K, Sigma 70-210mm f4 KA, Pentax 18-55mm f4-5.6 (Kit Lens from K10D), Sigma APO DG Macro 70-300mm f4-5.6

Lots and lots of various filters, and really cheap HK accessories (straps, cable release etc)

Not a huge amount, but keeps me entertained!
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