the logic of what's coming in the mail...
so... I needed(wanted) a good digital camera, I lamented the cost or the rd-1 and the m8. I bought a "like new" Pentax *istD from keh, with a 50/1.4 smc-a lens, I picked up a vivitar 24/2.8(also automatic, it plays nice with the camera) and a helios-40 monster lens, which got examined in the bozeman montana airport cause it's made of metal and looks like a bomb!
as nice as the camera is, i started coveting the pentax limited lenses, so much so that I made a wishlist at B&H. basically, i discovered that to get the glass I wanted, it would cost me at least 2200, I tried out the 77mm pentax limited, fantastic optics and build quality. the auto--focus was a little slow but a great lens. not as good as my ZM lenses but damn good.
after careful consideration... I bought an RD-1 refurb from epson. I looked at a ton of images and it's certainly as good as the 6MP *istD and dammit, I already own the glass!! I'm very excited to give it a go. I'm sure it will make a nice companion to my ZI body and the new top secret ZI digital that exists in my mind.
i'll prob keep the pentax, for now anyway...
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