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11-10-2010, 12:02 PM   #91
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is it good or bad ?)

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QuoteOriginally posted by greymda Quote
is it good or bad ?)
Read the thread and make your own decision. :P
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my head will explode. i read 2 different forums on same problem. i can't sleep! ))
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve Beswick Quote
price difference between these two lenses is likely to spread in the near future, once the 35 is in stock at more places
The 35 2.4 should be priced to sell this Christmas - it would be a very tempting offer at 150.

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my head will explode. i read 2 different forums on same problem. i can't sleep! ))
hehe

My impression is that it looks like it offers a stellar price/value ratio.
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so, should i let DA "limited" series for a later LBA strike?
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yes, initially i wanted 21mm limited, but the price... i hope for some Christmas sales...

generally, do such sales for Pentax lenses exist ?
Except for the price, my next addition to your setup would be the DA15mm.
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Well if you plan on buying the 40 eventually, maybe you should just do that . It will cost you less in the long run.

I just got one, great little lens. The AF speed is stellar and the picture quality makes me look like a far better photographer than I actually am.

But I've never played with the 35 2.4 and the images I've seen online suggest that it is quite the little beast! So for 150, it would be a steal.

I still think it REALLY comes down to this:

1) The DA 40 with a lens hood on is MIGHTY small. It's as if there isn't even a lens on the camera. The DA 35 is still small, but will be the size of a normal prime with a hood on.

2) The 9 bladed aperture on the DA 40 leaves OOF renderings circular and smooth as you stop down.

3) The 35 is 1/2 stop faster and will do you some favors in really low light.

4) There might be a difference in general IQ, but I could not tell you that for sure.

5) The DA 40 is about 2x the price of the 35, assuming the 35's price will fall in the next few months (likely).

I'm unsure that the 40 would beat the 35 in the price/performance category, but it also would not make much sense to own both (IMHO).

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Hehehehehehhehe......

I got my copy 2 weeks ago allready, had to drive to Germany however.........

It still seems the lens is hardly available, and that's a pity: allthough this bitch of plastic is unusable when focussing manually, even with a split-focus-screen, it auto-focucusses very fast indeed, and very accurate, maybe better than my 40mm/2.8..............

The build of the lens is by far the crappiest I've had on my camera, but optical quality is very good; I could compare it with my K-35/3.5, and it seems te K is somewhat sharper, but mind you: the K is a different lens; the DA is the FA-follow-up in plastic...........

I regard this lens the better streetlense, compared to the 40mm, since the 40mm is a little bit narrow............

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The build of the lens is by far the crappiest I've had on my camera
Is it that bad? Even worse than a kit lens?
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The build of the lens is by far the crappiest I've had on my camera,

hansli
That's a little disconcerting. I was hoping it would be a good quality build. Shame it's not metal but considering it mission (inexpensive and light) I can understand why it is not.
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