What's your latest acquisition?


Link Posted 22/12/2018 - 20:08
HarisF1 wrote:
Pentax A 20mm f/2.8 sold as in good condition.

Unfortunately arrived with fungus patches on two different elements, haze/condensation and also a stiff focus ring that needs regreasing. Oh and the aperture mechanism has tons of play in it so won't fully open the aperture - so that'll need repairing too.

I'm just going to send it back. Definitely not worth the hassle, maybe even at half the price I paid.

Why do people do that? Surely they must appreciate they won't get away with it.
I had a similar experience with an SMC 18mm recently from a supplier who should have known better.

Shame given their scarcity but that 20mm sounds even worse.
(PS it wasn't a foggy day!)
Hopefully a better one will come along in due course.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 22/12/2018 - 20:11


Link Posted 27/12/2018 - 19:59
Latest 'de-cquisition' is my FA* 85.. It's a bit of a strange one. So much better than the FA77 but also just as big as it is good.

On the buying front, I've been really really good for a while and not bought anything silly!


Link Posted 27/12/2018 - 22:00
Does Fujifilm count as silly
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF



Link Posted 30/12/2018 - 10:53
davidwozhere wrote:
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Link Posted 31/12/2018 - 22:17
Asahi Pentax Takumar 35mm f/2.3 with caps and case - Had been listed at £200.00 on Ebay. Today the seller reduced it to £179.99 minus an extra 10% courtesy of 'powpow10' brought the cost down to £162.00 plus £5.50 delivery.

This will complement my just ordered DFA 28-105 for the princely sum of £319.00 quite nicely. Thank you ebay!

Happy new year everyone.
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!


Link Posted 01/01/2019 - 10:53
A Spotmatic SP500 complete with 55mm f.2, ever ready case, flash shoe with rubber eyecup and the original operating manual, all in good nick and working.


Link Posted 01/01/2019 - 12:51
A five pack of 120 film.

Maybe, just maybe I will shoot more film this year.
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