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Forum: Pentax Lenses Oct 30, 2010, 9:16 PM
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Posted By mtngal
Roy - you sure taught me a bunch about macro. I...

Roy - you sure taught me a bunch about macro. I haven't been doing much macro recently, should get out and do some more soon. It's always fun.
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 11, 2010, 3:54 PM
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Posted By mtngal
As far as what to use with what - try it all and...

As far as what to use with what - try it all and see what results you get with all combinations. The only combination I haven't tried is my macro lens with the 50mm reversed and the extension tube -...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 9, 2010, 3:05 PM
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Posted By mtngal
A little dust isn't a big deal normally. Just...

A little dust isn't a big deal normally. Just make sure it is dust and not fungus, which is a problem. I've had no experience with fungus so I'm not a good one to answer the question "how do you...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 8, 2010, 2:25 PM
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Posted By mtngal
Make sure the aperture blades are working right -...

Make sure the aperture blades are working right - set the aperture ring to f22 (or something small), then operate the lever to open and close the blades - they should operate quickly (snap) and...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 2:20 PM
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Posted By mtngal
A very nice haul. I have no idea what the older...

A very nice haul. I have no idea what the older lenses will be like, but the 300 mm f5.6 might be interesting if it's sharp. All of it (minus the flash) will be worth playing around with. And you end...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 1:51 PM
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Posted By mtngal
My thought was to get the cheapest 2X possible...

My thought was to get the cheapest 2X possible (like $1.00 + shipping) and take the glass out of it, to turn it into an extension tube. I agree that the macro TC would be a great idea, but thought...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 4, 2010, 9:10 PM
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Posted By mtngal
I don't know anything about that Tokina lens. ...

I don't know anything about that Tokina lens. I've seen samples of pictures taken with an f2.8 version that look very good, but suspect this lens isn't in the same class. The TC sounds like it...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 3, 2010, 9:37 PM
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Posted By mtngal
There are a couple of ways to go for under $100,...

There are a couple of ways to go for under $100, but the results will be somewhat limited. The two lenses you have are good for normal things, but not the greatest for macro, where you need every...
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