A Wonderful Wife


johnriley

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 16:21
I've been looking at the SMC Pentax-F 17-28mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Zoom on ffordes website for quite a while, and then I had a birthday. I already had a Wonderful Wife, and she bought it for me.

It works brilliantly on the K-1, so I'll look forward to posting some pictures very soon. It was labelled Ex++ by ffordes, but it's actually spotless, so that suggests we can buy secondhand from them with confidence.


Best regards, John

RobL

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 16:31
johnriley wrote:
I've been looking at the SMC Pentax-F 17-28mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Zoom on ffordes website for quite a while, and then I had a birthday. I already had a Wonderful Wife, and she bought it for me.

It works brilliantly on the K-1, so I'll look forward to posting some pictures very soon. It was labelled Ex++ by ffordes, but it's actually spotless, so that suggests we can buy secondhand from them with confidence.


She sounds wonderful. My wife is wonderful too but more likely to say “not another b****y lens!”

pschlute

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 17:12
I have a birthday coming up soon ?
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Gwyn

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 20:30
Happy birthday John! What a great present.

HarisF1

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 21:53
I had an eye on that one!

Congrats on the present How much was it?

johnriley

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 23:13
£199, which we thought was rather less than the new one is likely to be.
Best regards, John

HarisF1

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 23:35
Great deal.

I managed to snag one myself - very surprised at the sharpness of the lens. It's a beauty (in terms of IQ, maybe not design).

johnriley

Link Posted 11/04/2018 - 23:51
I always thought the F series were a bit ugly, but this one is a sort of hybrid design that looks a bit like an FA series lens. The FA lenses I thought had cleaner lines.

However, the one shot I've fired off so far showed plenty of keen sharpness, although some clearly visible CA. Unfortunately I took the shot before Sue had tidied up, so I'm not allowed to show it!
Best regards, John

reso

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 19:40
Another vote for ffordes just bought a tamron 10-24 marked as Ex+++ when it turned up it was as new
k5iis sigma 12-24 ex dg tamron 17-50 2.8 sigma 18-125 hsm pentax fa 24-90 tokina af 70-210 pentax da*200 tamron sp 500 kenko pz af dg 1.5 converter and a flash

HarisF1

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 20:41
johnriley wrote:
I always thought the F series were a bit ugly, but this one is a sort of hybrid design that looks a bit like an FA series lens. The FA lenses I thought had cleaner lines.

However, the one shot I've fired off so far showed plenty of keen sharpness, although some clearly visible CA. Unfortunately I took the shot before Sue had tidied up, so I'm not allowed to show it!

I sent that post without completing it - there is quite a bit of CA but I believe it's of the easily fixed variety. It's a very sharp lens indeed. Looking forward to comparing it to the DA 10-17, maybe even with the DA in FF mode.

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 20:53
Super lens John... much under-rated imho... have used it a fair bit on the K1... work vwell together... hope you enjoy...

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Bill

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