Used Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR


Defragged

Link Posted 24/09/2021 - 16:56
Possibly a good buy for someone @449.00 but read the small pint first.
https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-lenses/pentax...


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HarisF1

Link Posted 25/09/2021 - 18:35
Decent price for the lens if you consider the Irix 15mm costs over 400 and is (also?) a manual focus lens.

I've looked at the teardown for the Tamron version and this seems to have the ring type of motor.
All the gear with no idea

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 14:39
Oo!

Debating moving my Irix on and was looking at the Pentax 20-35mm but this! I shoot nearly always in manual focus. Seriously tempted, the Irix is awesome and takes 100mm filters but is a fixed focal length. The Pentax is a zoom with a great range but if I were to use filters would mean 150mm filters so that's a factor.

I did a quick part ex with MPB for my Irix and they offered 175! I'll keep it for that all day long and sell privately.

Now currently um'ing and ah'ing if I 'need' this lens
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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HarisF1

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 15:58
I hate decisions like that. Do I stick to something compact and usable or do I go for POOWWWWWEEEEERRRRR (and loads of extra bits to lug around)
All the gear with no idea

Chrism8

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 16:35
Go 4 it Haris😊 u know u really want to 😊
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 26/09/2021 - 16:37

HarisF1

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 16:48
I really do but I'm scared of breaking it!
All the gear with no idea

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 17:50
HarisF1 wrote:
I hate decisions like that. Do I stick to something compact and usable or do I go for POOWWWWWEEEEERRRRR (and loads of extra bits to lug around)

This is my problem!

It's not the cost but would I use it so can I justify it when the Irix does the job fine and I can use my 100mm filters
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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My PPG
My 500px

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 19:03
cardiffgareth wrote:

It's not the cost but would I use it so can I justify it when the Irix does the job fine and I can use my 100mm filters

I can help you with that problem LINK
. My Flickr

Defragged

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 22:07
So who caved then?
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What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 22:09
Wasn't me, I sat on it for too long.

Haris?!!
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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My PPG
My 500px

Defragged

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 22:28
cardiffgareth wrote:
Wasn't me, I sat on it for too long.

Haris?!!

Lol
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

HarisF1

Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 22:29
Nope!
All the gear with no idea
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