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    Default Which cart to pull the trigger on?



    Decisions, decisions.....

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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    No help here, I have not used either of your choices. Sorry
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    I don't think you can go wrong either way...MAN I'm a LOT of help!!
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    Hmmm....Personally, door #2. That saves enough to sneak another item behind door #2.
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    I like both choices. I am the type that would fill the gaps in what I already have.
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    If the price was further apart I would say go with the Fujiyama but being so close together i would have to say get the Tak Abbes.
    Granted at these focal lengths a direct comparison should be like doing a head to head with a Pentax and a TeleVue.
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    Pentax? They made cameras or something didn't they?
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    Yeah, similar to Nikon
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    Hmmm....Personally, door #2. That saves enough to sneak another item behind door #2.
    Unfortunate that shipping von Deutchland wil essen the savings.

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    If the price was further apart I would say go with the Fujiyama but being so close together i would have to say get the Tak Abbes.
    Granted at these focal lengths a direct comparison should be like doing a head to head with a Pentax and a TeleVue.
    By the time it ships to the US it is pretty close to a wash - that is 36 more euros. Running the numbers in my head that ends up about 250 USD.
    If they hit me with the VAT tax guessing 20 more. Makes it close don't it?

    But I have 2 KK's and they are parfocal which makes me lean seriously that way. All the research I've done on the Tak's it appears possible they come from the same
    place as the KK's - and any comparisons between the two come out as a basic draw....
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    Default Re: Which cart to pull the trigger on?

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    Pentax? They made cameras or something didn't they?
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