Link Posted 14/03/2008 - 21:33
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -


Link Posted 14/03/2008 - 23:03
Look at the size of the "hole" through that thing!
K5, LightRoom 5
Sigma 8-16 Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax DA 55-300 Pentax 18-55WR Tamron 90 Di Macro Metz 44 AF-1


Link Posted 14/03/2008 - 23:43

Hmm, nice example indeed, clean, original hood and great price, going for it?
Rob Studdert
Pentax user since 1986, PDMLer since 1998


Link Posted 14/03/2008 - 23:48
yep definitely a kleenex job, nice looking piece of glass....

This week I be buying (in the words of Jethro) a new Mamiya-Sekor 120 f4 N macro lens, my FA Ltd/FA* wish list has to wait...


Link Posted 15/03/2008 - 10:48
I was watcing one on ebay in the UK a couple of weeks ago, think it went for around £250!



Link Posted 15/03/2008 - 17:39
I had the A version about 18 months ago, it was absolutely mint. I couldn't fine any decent use for it so I sold it on ebay, I only got about £100 I was gutted. This was before the K10 came out and lens prices were pretty poor. I also had am A series 28mm F2 which I'd bought at the same time, at least that went for £200. Kept the M version though.


Link Posted 17/03/2008 - 00:50
When I bought my 50mm 1.4 I had the option to buy the 1.2, however two things swayed me to the 1.4 over the 1.2 and that was the sales assistant who said he though the 1.4 was a better lens as the 1.2 was a little too soft and that the 1.2 was twice the price of the 1.4! The 1.2 was selling new for £200! This was in 1988 (I think) and was for the A series lens.
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon


Link Posted 17/03/2008 - 08:06
The SMC Pentax-A 50mm f1.2 is as good as any of the 50mm lenses when stopped down. It handles point light sources particularly well, but would not be suitable for close up work with extension tubes etc.
Best regards, John
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