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What's your latest acquisition?

Posted 27/10/2018 - 16:09 Link
It's always 'fun' to buy new kit so here's a thread to discuss the good and the bad of whatever you've just bought.

I'll begin - I've just placed an order for the A series 24-50mm. It should plug a little gap I've got on the wide end, and having one before it'll be nice and sharp!

So, let's hear it from you guys!
All the gear with no idea
Posted 27/10/2018 - 17:17 Link
I always get tempted by lenses and the last purchase was a Samyang 14mm f/2.8. It performs especially well at the apertures I will be using it at, so will be ideal for interior architecture shots. Manual focus, on a tripod, and the widest rectilinear lens I have for the K-1.

At about the same time I picked up an SMC Pentax-F 17-28mm Fisheye zoom, which is in great condition and as sharp as a tack on the K-1. It has saved me waiting for the new lens that's on the Roadmap!
Best regards, John
Edited by johnriley: 27/10/2018 - 17:17
Posted 27/10/2018 - 17:18 Link
K120/2.8. I've been using on film so nothing to show so far. I also bought a job lot of "for spares or repair" early bodies in the hope of getting a replacement spring for my black K. Included was an original Pentax which I am hoping only needs a CLA.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
Posted 27/10/2018 - 17:26 Link
Did something I never thought I would do ... sold my Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4

Bought a Sigma 500mm f/4 Sport .... Nikon mount, currently deciding whether to buy a D500, D850 or get it converted to Canon mount (although I do have it up for sale on another forum in the meantime)
Posted 27/10/2018 - 18:45 Link
Wallace Heaton 135mm bellows lens. (1970s?) I had an old one that was very good and found an almost new one, still in its box. f 3.5 - 22. It really is excellent.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd
Posted 27/10/2018 - 18:49 Link
A Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 DG macro, very cheap and not a proper 1:1 macro, but compact and relatively light as well as full frame. I bought it as a stopgap (possibly) until the Pentax 70-200 f4 is launched. It extends out a long way for 300mm and then some more for the ‘macro’ which is useful for close-up from a distance. Pretty sharp but colours are a bit flat although that can be helped in PP.
Posted 27/10/2018 - 18:56 Link
Mike-P wrote:
Did something I never thought I would do ... sold my Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4

Bought a Sigma 500mm f/4 Sport .... Nikon mount, currently deciding whether to buy a D500, D850 or get it converted to Canon mount (although I do have it up for sale on another forum in the meantime)

I haven't bought anything new for years.
Posted 27/10/2018 - 20:10 Link
Sigma 300 2.8 ex apo non DG

Looking for a ts41 tripod socket for ir.
Posted 27/10/2018 - 21:09 Link
Bought some microscope slide and boxes to put them in as I add various sand samples etc to my very slowly growing collection.

Posted 27/10/2018 - 21:57 Link
Bought DFA 15-30 WR for my K1.. Very expensive...!! Nearly same price to purchase KP camera and Sigma 10-20mm In APSC. Need more expense added when needing filters for landscape photography.. as there is no front screw thread because of concave lens. Though I like it for street photography. Its a bit large to be unoticeable It is a bit heavy, and not that much greater quality to justify the massive expense.. But when you purchase the so called best lens for the kit. it takes away all the photographers
Also got the DFA 24-70 WR. Now this lens I love. Again not cheap, not light. Wasnt sure if I should get the cheaper DFA 28-105. But wanted the slightly wider end for landscapes and faster lens for portraits.
Filters screw on easily.. Works very well for landscapes, studio work and street photography..
Fast n

As I have problems with my eye sight I needed the auto focus lenses. Got fed up of waiting for a fast wide film lens to become available. Apprehensive it would be the same overall quality, If I did. And these two fit the bill.. Very pleased with the purchases overall..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Posted 28/10/2018 - 13:18 Link
Last Pentax related was the 50-200mm ED, for the K10D.

Last actual acquisition would be the Nikkor 18.5mm lens (50mm equivalent) for Nikon 1 V2.

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
Edited by Aitch53: 28/10/2018 - 13:18
Posted 28/10/2018 - 13:46 Link
I also bought a random kit of Q + lenses... and found that the Q was actually a Q7!

Not bad
All the gear with no idea
Posted 08/11/2018 - 19:48 Link
Just bought this:

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And these

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My yearly bargains! Hope the TC has clear glass and works with the Sigma 70-200mm as it's HSM only, no screw drive

My outfit: K1, K1ii - Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

Welsh Photographer
Foundation NFT
Kim C
Posted 08/11/2018 - 20:22 Link
A 645z with 55mm dfa, 150mm fa and 120mm macro.
Posted 08/11/2018 - 20:24 Link
sigma 120-400 apo hsm great lens at a very good price thanks to lennybloke for the spot and the link
k5iis sigma 8-16 hsm pentax da 12-24 tamron 17-50 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma 100-300 apo dg f4 sigma af 400mm pentax 1.7 af adapter
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash

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