Pentax lenses I want

John jsessoms002 at
Sat Nov 2 20:37:14 EDT 2019

On 11/2/2019 17:51:10, Dale H. Cook wrote:
> My wishlist for anything generally greatly exceeds the contents of my wallet. 
> For now I have to be content owning a Pentax-DA 18-270mm as my walking-around 
> lens, a Rokinon 650Z 650-1300mm as my long glass, and a Pentax-A 50mm f2. The 
> only lens currently on my wishlist is a suitable late-model replacement for the 
> 50mm as I want to return it to the K-1000 and sell all of my 35mm film kit as a 
> lot.

Check KEH. I frequently see the "Pentax 50mm F/1.4 SMC FA" there at "won't break 
the bank" prices.

Plus it's a full-frame lens if you ever get a K-1, although as far as I could 
tell, the "Pentax 50mm F/1.8 SMC DA" doesn't vignette on the K-1 even though 
it's technically a crop sensor lens.

They usually have that one available too.

Actually, I have you to thank for my latest acquisition. I was looking at KEH 
for sturdy tripods to recommend in response to your post lamenting that yours 
wasn't steady enough for photographing hummingbirds. After I found several good 
Gitzo/Manfrotto legs, I figured "What the heck, I'll see if they've got any 
Pentax lenses I want." ... and the FA 600/f4 just kind of fell into my lap.

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