Miranda 24mm f2.8 mc macro


Link Posted 29/04/2016 - 15:04
Sneaked an early finish from work so popped into the local charity shop in the off chance they might have some old lenses in stock ,and they did .

They had a sigma af 70-210 af (push pull zoom ) f4 -5.6 . 12

Chinon 80-200 f4 I think it was .12

Miranda 24mm f2.8 mc macro 18.

All in fantastic condition with spotless optics .

Question. ...

Which would you have gone for .?



Link Posted 29/04/2016 - 18:41
A quick peek at the items on the PentaxForums lens review database suggests that the Sigma zoom is likely to be the most useful nowadays ... The others don't sound worth bothering with, unless you've got nothing to cover the focal lengths.
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Link Posted 29/04/2016 - 19:44
The sigma unfortunately had a problem with the auto focus ,it made a whirring noise but didn't focus ,like it wasn't in gear kinda thing .


Link Posted 30/04/2016 - 00:00
I too found an AF lens with a funny whirring noise and no focussing. Turns out, because I do so much manual work, I hadn't switched it to 'auto' ....Duh !
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Link Posted 30/04/2016 - 09:56
A 24mm for 18 quid? I'd have gone for that, not sure about the others.
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Link Posted 03/05/2016 - 12:10
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
A 24mm for 18 quid? I'd have gone for that, not sure about the others.

I've no shortage of lenses covering the 70-210 range so I'd not even have given them a second look, but I know a Pentax user in the market for a cheapish macro.
My Miranda 24mm/2.8 works adequately (and was only 5) though it has a Ricoh pin, it's smooth enough not to cause issues,
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