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July 2nd, 2008

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08:44 am - New toy ...
On Friday at around 12 I ordered a new lens - Pentax 16-50mm/2.8 (plus the usual alphabet soup of acronyms). On Monday around 9, it arrived. Apparently Equipment Express lived up to their name.

Meanwhile, it's shiny ! (well, it's matt black, but you know what I mean)
Photos to follow once I find sunshine and some time to take some ...
Current Mood: happyhappy

(4 touches | En garde !)


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Date:July 2nd, 2008 07:50 am (UTC)
Ooh, shiny! And I like your icon, too :-)

(I use an Olympus OM-2n, by the way).
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Date:July 2nd, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
Funnily enough, I got a Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L at the weekend (as per this example.)
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Date:July 3rd, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
If you don't mind my asking, what body are you using? I have a fondness for Pentax, and was considering investing in a K20D (especially as I gather I can still use my old K-mount primes), but I keep getting scared of spending the money. :)
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Date:July 4th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
I have the *ist DS2 - about the last of the "*ist" line (thankfully - try Googling "*ist" ! ). You should be able to use your old lenses, although you may need to fiddle with the camera settings to allow it - it should be fairly easy to find a Pentax forum post where someone's asked about it, it's FAQish :)

... I have to admit, the shake reduction and SDM[1] are quite tempting, but I might hold off for a bit and see if they come out with a K1 in the next year or so.

[1] Not Scary Devil Monastery[2], some sort of quiet autofocus motor
[2] alt.sysadmin.recovery, but you probably knew that :-)

Edited at 2008-07-04 09:03 pm (UTC)

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