I have gone totally mad. I get a few bucks, lose mind.

Arthur Dent

Link Posted 20/12/2005 - 02:36
I am now officialy mad as a hatter!!!! I came in to a few (well, a LOT more than a few) dollars, and I immediately had a seizure........

Pentax PE1224DA
Zoom Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) Autofocus Lens USA
1 @ 799.95 USD
Pentax PE3118FAB
Wide Angle SMCP-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited Autofocus Lens - Black
1 @ 879.95 USD

77mm Haze UV(0) (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
1 40.50 USD
77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
1 @ 155.95 USD
58mm Haze UV(0) (S-HMC) Super Multi-Coated Glass Filter
1 @ 32.95 USD

Sub Total 1,909.30

Shipping 26.65 USD

Sales Tax 0.00 USD

Total 1,935.95 USD

And there's more to come. A little gift to my new studio, opening in February, Yeah, that's it, I needed something for the studio. It was necessary!



Link Posted 20/12/2005 - 03:10
All perfectly understandable Arthur - nothing to be ashamed about

Congratulations and well done that man!

"necessary" - absolutely essential I'd say
Die my dear doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!


Link Posted 20/12/2005 - 11:08

Thank's so very much for your post. You have no idea how normal it makes the rest of us feel. (Heck, you might even help George!)

Welcome to our little circle - we meet every second evening for coffee and support.

At least you're at the stage where you have a studio! My accumulation is all over my workbench and hanging in various gear bags in several wardrobes. (I gotta come out of the closet?)

Congratulations! It's all Good.



Link Posted 20/12/2005 - 12:15

I'm jealous!
Let us know what the 12-24mm is like The least I can do is drool! LOL!


Link Posted 20/12/2005 - 13:20
One man standing at the foot of a bridge, sees another man come flying off the bridge and plunge into the icy river.....suicide he thinks...that man wanted to die.

Another man standing on top of the bridge, sees the same scene, however he sees one man pointing a gun at another man. The man without the gun runs and jumps off the brigde....desperate bid for survival....that man wants to live.

Truth and sanity often depend on ones perspective.....glad to have you in the rver with the rest of us..hows the water?
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Don Allison

Link Posted 20/12/2005 - 21:23
I disappointed. No 300 ED lens during the impulse buy?

George Lazarette

Link Posted 21/12/2005 - 00:24
Well done, Arthur, and welcome to the 31 Ltd. I wouldn't say it's my favourite lens, quite, but it's perhaps my best lens. My most respected lens; my most formidable lens. It's amazing, but the downside is that it's perhaps a bit big for a 30mm lens.

As for Don's suggestion of a 300 ED (note he didn't specify which), I have the SMCP-F* 1:4.5 version, and rate it very highly. The tripod mount acts as a handle, and it is very easy to hand-hold the lens and shoot birds on the wing using continuous AF. Again, a formidable lens, and this time, not at all too big.

But I don't (yet) have the 12-24. Comments eagerly awaited.

I'm away now until after Christmas. Have a good one, everybody!

Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

Arthur Dent

Link Posted 21/12/2005 - 00:51
Don wrote:
..glad to have you in the rver with the rest of us..hows the water?

The water's GOOOOOOOD!!! I'm taking my new stash to LA for a couple of weeks, will report back. Word is that the 31 is another superb normal lens, this time for the digital sensors. Will post results.

And I just found out I get a hundred bucks rebate on one of the lenses. That's sweet!
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