Is this lens Ken Rockwell likes any good?

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  1. sultan

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    I saw this RectalPro Tele-Spooginar 800mm f/8 at some online camera store based in Brooklyn, NY. Is it good quality? I heard that Ken Rockwell recommends these lenses for use on Leicas but he says that the D3X isn't good enough to match this lens. How is the Pentax K-Mount version? Will it support proper auto-exposure on my K100D?

    P.S. *wink*
     
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    Well, Rectal-Pro is a quality company, but I don't think it can surpass the 18-200!
     
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    sounds legit
     
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    Does anyone else have experience with this lens? It may not be as good as the Nikon 18-200 but it looks like a good quality lens otherwise. The 18-200 is too expensive for me. Unless someone wants to sell me their 18-200 for under $100 (I can grind the F-Mount into a K-Mount in a milling machine), I'm going for this (RectalPro Tele-Spooginar) lens. After all, its a RectalPro lens, so I'm asuming it's pro grade. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Well, don't worry if you get brown fringing at F1.8.
     
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    Just make sure Rectal-Pro is not a subsidary of the [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=008BPUdQ1XA"]Uranus Corporation[/ame].
     
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    Nope, it seems legit. Its says on RectalPro's website that they're a division of Crappercorp.

    P.S. Canon shooters who think that their white lenses are so cool - check out RectalPro's line of brown lenses. They're available in soft focus and constipated focus models too.
     
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    What the heck is going on in this thread??
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well if you ask me it's going down the crapper..:er:
     
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    i cant say i'd go with that lens.. . at f8 its going to be stinking slow.. plus i have no used for a 800mm lens... as i'm not trying to peer in the windows of people on the other side of town :lol:
     
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    Just your usual Ken Rockwell snark thread. Of course this being the Beginners Forum, this is "fresh" and "new".

    Personally, I wish some of the "n3wbs" had a 1/10th of KR's talent. Would make for a more interesting Beg. Forum.
     
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    this thread is confusing and disturbing

    and proves my point that members without avatars should be flogged on site! ;)
    they are clearly mad!
     

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