Some new lenses


Link Posted 26/06/2011 - 22:09
Well I've just acquired some new lenses, so there's some playing and testing to be done.

SMC Pentax-FA 31mmm f1.8 Limited
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f1.9 Limited
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited
SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm f4
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm f4

Very early days yet, but the 77mm has had an initial outing. The 60-250mm was being used by Sue today and, interestingly, her first comment was that it focused very quickly. Considering some of the comments I've seen about this, it seems a bit of a contradiction.

I'll post some examples when there's time, but there's a lot of work on at the moment.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 26/06/2011 - 22:30
It will be interesting to hear how you find the FAs. Will it be, "What's all the fuss about?" or "How did I manage without them?"


Link Posted 26/06/2011 - 22:41
that is a fine collection of glass....
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 02:56
I'd like a go with the 60-250. I fully expect the IQ to be excellent, but I'd like to evaluate the focus speed in terms of my own shooting style.

Was this an Ebay job Lot John or did you buy them all separately
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 06:29
Wow that's a bit of a fantasy list Happy shooting!

Mat W

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Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 07:46
And all full-frame compatible - nice list.


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 08:10
Well if time is tight, i'd be happy to give the 31ltd a run through for you John


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 08:18
Single purchase from one person, who looks after kit kit very well.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 09:16
Congratulations on the lottery win!

The problem I found with the 60-250 is that it initially focusses very quickly but the fine tuning takes too long. I had too many OOF shots because it appeared that the shot was in focus but it was slightly out. Not always obvious at 250mm and f/4.0.

But that was on the K10d/GX20. Interesting to see if it's improved on the K5.
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Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 09:31
Hi John, good collection. I would like to know how the 300mm is doing. Regards, Jeeess
K-5, K-7 and K10D, Pentax 18-135 WR,18-55 WR,Pentax 28-105,Sigma 28-300, Sigma 28-80 (Macro) and Pentax 50-200 WR.


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 09:31
I think he must have mugged someone, it much easier than winning the lottery
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
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Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 09:46

That's definitely some list of lenses!
And I thought my LBA was bad!!!! John - I think your case must be terminal (at least for the wallet)!

(For gallery, tips and links)
Last Edited by MattMatic on 27/06/2011 - 09:46


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 11:20
What a purchase John.

My advice to all, purchase all you need/can, before retirement.
As you will never be able to afford, it afterwards.

Trust me. (Retired old git).

Chris R.
Chris R.

I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 12:32
I'd love to see how theDA*300 and the DA*60-250 compare. I'm contemplating a big purchase. ( don't tell her indoors)
.........all the gear, no idea!
Me super, MX, LX, K5,DA 18-55WR, DA 17-70, DA 55-300, DA40 Ltd, FA50 1.4, Samsung D-Xenon 12-24,Samsung 100mm macro M50 1.7(x3), M28 3.5, M35 2.8, M100macro f4, M135 3.5(+others)
Last Edited by MarkD on 27/06/2011 - 12:32


Link Posted 27/06/2011 - 12:40
I second that, it looks like a (Pentax) lottery win!

Very interested with a detailed "what I did with which lens" post in the future.

Twitter | Someone said time-lapse?
Pentax K5 | Samsung N9005 | DA 18-55 WR | DA 35 2.4 | DA 50 1.8
Tamron 10-24 SP | Tamron 90 2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300 Macro
Samyang 85 1.4 ...and a few other manual lenses older than me.
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