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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    The CZ 135mm f/1.8 is a rare find at the SONY Style store. I found mine at Calumet Photographic, down the road, in Chicago.

    SONY Style has the lower-end lenses, but I would call ahead before I made a trip specifically for that one. They may be able to special order it in, but these lenses are factory sealed. I would not take possession of it if it were not, unless they gave you a serious price break on it. If you are going to pay that kind of premium price for Zeiss certification ... no one touches the lens until it is in my hands.
    I'd by it online I'm almost positive.

    I want to see what else they have and try whatever. It's not too far away and the next closest sony store is like in houston, austin, san antonio ...

    Thanks for the heads up though.
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    You still looking for one? lol
    I guess so... but refresh my memory, how long have been looking for one? I thought I just mentioned it...

    Nikon: D300, D700, Nikkor: 24-70, 70-200, 70-300/VR, 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4G, 60/2.8G, 180/2.8,
    Sigma: 10-20, 50-150/2.8, 50/2.8, Tamron: 17-50/2.8, 28-75/2.8, Tokina: 12-24, Zeiss: 25/2.8
    Olympus: E-520, E-3, 7-14, 9-18, 11-22, 12-60, 14-35/2, 14-54, 35-100/2, 50-200, 25/2.8, 35/3.5, 50/2
    Panasonic: G1, Leica: 14-50, 14-150, 25/1.4
    Sony: A700, A900, 24-85, 35-70, 70-210/4, 20/2.8, 24/2.8, 50/2.8, T 90 macro, Zeiss: 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8
    P&S: Canon S90, Panasonic: LX3


  3. #33
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    @ dr4gon: I added an image to your 50mm question, on the second page of this thread.

    Use this LINK to get there.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  4. #34
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    remember guys....you can haggle at the Sony Store. not on cheap items though.
    don't know of they will do it on lenses but they were willing to do it on the A350 and A700 when i was there after i bought the A300.
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  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    remember guys....you can haggle at the Sony Store. not on cheap items though.
    don't know of they will do it on lenses but they were willing to do it on the A350 and A700 when i was there after i bought the A300.
    Yeah, will keep that in mind. Any idea how much 10% or more? That'd be at least $100.

    Thanks don. I wonder if they would haggle on the 50mm F/1.4. Probably not worth it since I can get it new for $349 at amazon and other stores tax free.
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    they offered $100 off for the A700 body only and $1000 on the A350 with kit-lens.
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  7. #37
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    I was doing some lens checks (the battery test) and found out that my Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 and Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 are "back-focusing." Yeah, that means the rear battery was in better focus than the center one was. Now, I have to get it aligned (adjusted). I have a local connection, but this will be the first Minolta alignment.

    I'll let you know. LOL Almost there.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  8. #38
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    lol, now you're making me scared to check mine.
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  9. #39
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    I already checked my Tamron. I Used the test with the paper and all the lines. I forgot where I found the test. I will google it and post it. Don's test is easier. I ame going to getaan index card and draw the three circles on it so I have it for future tests.
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    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
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    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdifoto View Post
    Oh my - flashback to my early-70s Praktica SuperTL, $99 with TTL metering! I had the Pentacon 50 with the dashed rings just like that. Thanks for the memory jog.
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