Pentax Primes, Limited Edition, experiences ?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by rfshootist, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. rfshootist

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    Still thinking about a manual SLR plus a set of primes these above mentioned lenses came to my mind recently, I really had forgotten that they are still offered.
    Together with a MZ-M , which is still sold new from stock over here in Germany, they would make a nice combo, 31 an 77 for example.

    Does anybody own ( and work ) with these lenses and could she/he tell me something about the pros and cons ?

    Thanks in advance !

    bertram
     
  2. giova

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    Hello!

    I own and use two limited edition-lenses by pentax (43mm; 77mm) with my Pentax MZ5N. In my opinion these lenses are really a fine work - it is a delight to work with, and I like the smooth operation.

    Beside this, the optical and technical performance are very good, even at opened f-stop the sharpness in the edges are uncomparably better than any "standard lenses" can provide.

    The K-mount allows you to use them even on older pentax cameras, e.g. I like them on my 38 years old K 1000, but of course you loose all automatic functions (autofocus, etc.).

    Best regards from Austria!

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    Hi Giova,
    thanks a lot for your answer, it is confirming my expectations ! Funny, I found them first by chance on Pentax.at, where even the MZ5N was offered. Haven't found any dealer in Germany excepted Foto Koch.

    I still guess why they are so seldom used, they are some of the very few top quality SLR primes left which you still can buy new.

    Beste GrĂ¼sse,

    bertram
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  4. David H. Bebbington

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    Have 43 mm f1.9, find it very good - sharp and with flat field even at big apertures. In the UK, though, I don't know of any dealer still selling Pentax film cameras and special lenses, so if you want one of these lenses, don't wait! Schnell zugreifen, solange Vorrat reicht!

    Regards,

    David
     
  5. giova

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    Hello David!
    Hello Betram!

    I think you will get the discussed lenses everywhere, because any dealer can order it directly by Pentax in Hamburg/ Germany. So did I at my preferred dealer in Austria. It only depends on the lenses being in stock; as far as I know, they still are.

    If it will help you, Betram, I could ask my dealer; he will have the information within some minutes!

    I am very surprised on David's good German (I have only Betram expected to speak German, because of the ".de-adress").

    I am from Austria and send you best regards (autumn has started - with a lot of rain and temperatures at 10 degrees Celsius; but the next sunny weekend will come to make some pictures out in the autumn-landscape).

    Johannes
     
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    :surprised: Excuse me, I know it's Bertram!