Results of my thoughtless LBA

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Infrabasse
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Results of my thoughtless LBA
Mar 4, 2012

Last september I started with

  • K-r and 18-55

  • Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 - UW, love it

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 - portraits

  • Pentax 10-17 fisheye - fun fun fun

And my dad gave me his old

  • Tokina 70-210 he used on his 30 year old Ricoh SLR

I find it very soft

Unhappy with the FF of my Kr I sent it back and got

  • K-5 with 18-55 and 50-200

And got a couple old manuals

  • Helios 44-2 for the irresistible low price and twirly bokeh

  • Pentacon 135 f/2.8, I just found it beautiful but am yet to use it properly

then I got

  • Pentax 35mm f/2.4 - irresistible low price and sharpness - better walk around prime lens than my massive 50 f1.4

  • Tamron 70-200 2.8 - Primarily for outdoor candids in wedding situations

  • Pentax 18-135 - great outdoor walk around trecking/skiing lens

  • Pentax 55-300 - much better than the tokina or kit lens, everyone should have this

Earlier this week I sold my 50-200mm kit lense

In all honesty I'm liking the zooms better than the primes but I can't deny the latter's superiority. The definition of my Pentax 35 and Sigma 50 is just breathtaking.

Loved my Tamron at the last wedding I went to. Absolutely adore the 55-300, it's lightweight and has this extra reach for birding.

So at present the symptoms are 11 lenses and not a single limited.
What the hell is wrong with me.

Any advice?

I'm thinking the next purchases could probably be the planned DA* 17-70 and a second K-5 but I should probably makesome changes to what's in my bags

Oh yeah, those consist of a

  • Lowepro Slingshot 220AW

  • Lowepro Fastpack 350AW

  • Thinktank Urban Disguise 60v2

There's some BBA (Bag Buying Addiction) on the horizon lol

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