Which lenses don't make the classifieds?


Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 11:08
It's always interesting to see (on all different forums) which items appear often in the classifieds.

In some respects it gives an idea of what equipment people can't get along with (not always - there are often other reasons).

I was thinking about lenses that you don't see in the classifieds but that you do see quite a bit in peoples' signatures.

These might well be the lenses most worth knowing about.

So, what lenses do people have that won't be sold?

I'm a bit too new to answer the question myself, but looking through the forums one lens that seems to fit the description is the Tamron 90mm f2.8

Any others? Anyone disagree?
~Pentax K-5, DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR, DA 35mm f/2.4 AL, DA 55-300mm f4.0-5.8 ED, FA 50mm f/1.4, M 50mm f/1.8 - flickr
Last Edited by Garnett on 24/06/2012 - 11:09


Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 11:15
You seem to lead an interesting Life!
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Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 11:31
Touche. Hehehe. Yeah, which part? Spending time on forums, or applying some thought?
~Pentax K-5, DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR, DA 35mm f/2.4 AL, DA 55-300mm f4.0-5.8 ED, FA 50mm f/1.4, M 50mm f/1.8 - flickr


Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 12:17
FA*85 doesn't appear often - and it's the one lens I will always keep..

FA 135 is another
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Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 13:09
DrOrloff wrote:
This one.

Haha - enjoyed that revisit. Comedy gold.

I suppose there are rare lenses and both rare and expensive lenses that you obviously don't see too often - that doesn't make them good, maybe just collector's items.

If you want to see which lenses people tend to keep whilst they remain loyal to a certain brand then it's not so easy, though there are no doubts that lens such as the Tamron 90 / Sigma 105 / Pentax 55-300 / DA*300 and so on and so on, are keepers until people move on up or move on out. It's going to be a long list.
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0
Last Edited by Frogfish on 24/06/2012 - 13:10


Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 15:33
Not selling any of mine which are listed below.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC


Link Posted 24/06/2012 - 16:41
DrOrloff wrote:
This one.

Hmmm. Is it still for sale


Link Posted 25/06/2012 - 00:32
I would list my 50-135 DA*, but some nutters do seem to want to sell them
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Link Posted 25/06/2012 - 07:59
Always buying, never selling.

Donít have much luck in selling anything, but can always find a taker if giving something away, strange that.

Take care.
Chris R.

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


Link Posted 26/06/2012 - 21:14
Where do I start? Most I would keep, but the ones that will NEVER leave my hands are:-

DA* 50-135mm F2.8 - aka the portrait monster
DA Limited 21mm F3.2 - aka the Landscape lovely
DA Limited 40mm F2.8 - aka the Pancake perfection
FA 50 F1.4 - aka the Nifty Fifty
K 55mm F1.8 - aka The Pixie Dust
DA 35mm F2.4 - aka The Plastic fantastic (for its bayonet)
F 28mm F2.8 - aka What you see is what is sharp!
DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR - aka The weather sealed wonderKIT
SMC-Tak 35mm F3.5 - aka the Screwmount stunner!
Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro - aka the Mighty Macro
Tamron 90mm F2.5 Macro - aka the Macro Bokeh beast

The others? I will keep, but have no nicknames

Sad though, I have thought of alternate names for each......
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Link Posted 26/06/2012 - 22:56
I'd like to say I could get along without my Tamron 18-250.

I'dlike to say that but...
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Link Posted 26/06/2012 - 23:24
I don't have any exotic lenses, but I wouldn't currently part with these three:

- Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG EX Macro
- Pentax 55-300mm
- Pentax DA 16-45 F4

They seem to suit my kit and the way I shoot my images.


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