How many different interchangeable lenses do you have?

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ProfHankD
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Re: How many different interchangeable lenses do you have?

Tom Caldwell wrote:

vyoufinder wrote:

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Somewhere along the track you merge from lens-enthusiast into collector.

Ya. This is where I am now. Collecting. The thing I've found though, is that even lenses I thought I'd never really use or thought they would suck, don't. So I end up using them all for different things.

My goal if I have one in collecting is to own every Pentax or Takumar body and lens ever made pre-AF.

I have quite a lot of Takumar M42 lenses in a failed attempt to try an get as many different ones as I could. My resolve failed when it started getting towards the rare and really expensive ones ….

My ambition never has extended to Pentax lenses as well …. I might be crazy but surely not mad.

Must do an inventory.

I do think that I have a copy of every Kodak Retina DKL mount lens type - again …. The price of the Rodenstock versions was a turn off ….. I am just a cheap collector ….

At this stage, I must admit that I'm a bit of a collector, but my goal is more like filling half of Noah's Ark: I want to have one of every major, significantly distinctive, type of lens.

I'm pretty close to that goal, missing mostly the things that are expensive and rare, such as the Minolta 24mm f/2.8 VFC and 85mm f/2.8 Varisoft . Surprisingly, Minolta seems to have more truly unique lenses than anybody else -- I already have an STF and the 500mm AF Reflex....

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