WTB: Bargain grade Pentax Wide Angle Lenses

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by pico23, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. pico23

    pico23 Guest

    I'm interested in functioning yet beat up pentax KA mount lenses.

    I'm mainly interested in wide angle lenses. Since I shoot a lot of action
    and adventure stuff and I've lost a few good lenses I've decided to only buy
    bargain grade stuff. I just dropped a $400 24mm lens 200ft to the ground and
    it wasn't the first lens I've lost.

    I'm looking for fixed focal lenghts in the 19-24mm range. Non Fisheye. With
    a maximum aperture greater than F4 (F2.8 prefered). Clear optics are
    strongly prefered.

    pico23, Oct 1, 2003
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  2. pico23

    W6DKN Guest

    Let's see... fast, wide, sharp, and inexpensive. If such a lens exists,
    I've yet to find one... :>)

    Good Luck,

    = Dan =
    W6DKN, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. Really? Not looking hard enough, what about the K mount Vivitar (or was it
    Tokina) 17mm f4? Second hand around $100. I have had two, one in Pentax K
    the other FD. There is also the more expensive 17mm F4 Tamron (fit a KA
    Adaptall mount) usually around $350 for those. There are many manual focus
    19mm f3.5. Again Vivitar (and I think Tokina) made for various mounts. I
    picked up a very nice early Sigma 18mm f3.5 in EF mount - $200. I assume
    they made an PAF version. I always liked the Vivitar 24mm f2. Again in PK.
    Never seen one in PKA mount.

    You just need to hunt around.
    David in Perth, Oct 1, 2003
  4. pico23

    pico23 Guest

    Those are exactly the lenses I'm looking for. Only I want the ones that your
    local camera shop laughs at when you try to sell/trade them. I only know of
    a few shops that readily deal in bargain grade lenses but there are
    certainly thousands of potential lenses out there.
    pico23, Oct 1, 2003
  5. pico23

    Slingblade Guest

    try www.keh.com
    Slingblade, Oct 2, 2003
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