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04-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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weather sealed lenses with fullframe coverage?

I'm looking for a full-frame weather-sealed lens to share with my film slrs. Is there such a thing?

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Yes- but the only official WR FF lens is the DFA 100mm macro.

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Pentax D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR
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DA* 55mm has been confirmed to work on FF. Just don't use the hood.

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The DA 18-55 works okay above 24mm. Assuming you can control the aperture from your body, in some way.
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The 60-250 looks good through super-program view-finder, never shot any film with it thou.
The 10-17 FE looks good from 14mm up.
D-FA 100 WR looks good even with the hood. And it looks and feels like it belongs on a film body. A very nice, special purpose lens.
Is this a valid indication as for usefulness on film body? I have no idea.

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I supposed if the name has FA in it it would be fullframe.
Too bad it's the 100mm macro as i have the already excellent 645 120mm macro. Was hoping it'd get something more versatile like a mid-zoom.

No problem with aperture as i have a Z-1p.
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I have been looking into this one before. My research concluded that all following are indeed FF capable without problems:
DA*55, DFA100WR, DA*200, DA*300

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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
I have been looking into this one before. My research concluded that all following are indeed FF capable without problems:
DA*55, DFA100WR, DA*200, DA*300
Falconeye has a thread on it. I think the DA *60-250 is also in there as full frame compatible.
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I'm looking for a full-frame weather-sealed lens to share with my film slrs. Is there such a thing?
I personally find that WR is a bit over-rated, a concern that can be managed with a shower cap or a baseball cap. I still use my Tamron manual SP 90mm 1:2.5, the original model with 55mm filter threads. It has a small lever that allows you to pull the whole base off the bottom of the lens (To what purpose escapes me - attach an M42 mount?). It has crawled along the ground with me in drizzle, sleet, light snow and has been hit with salt spray from ocean waves. It is still clean and functional. O.K., it's totally manual. But I also have and use the WR's predecessor, the original 100 macro (the newer model is more compact but LBA probably made this decision!). It has had the same treatment including light rain and it is clean, fog and fungus free. Take a liitle care and you'll have no problems. I do keep a stock of moisture absorbents handy to wipe things down but that's about it. I guess my rule of thumb is that if conditions are too wet for me, they're too wet for the equipment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jac Quote
I personally find that WR is a bit over-rated, a concern that can be managed with a shower cap or a baseball cap. I still use my Tamron manual SP 90mm 1:2.5, the original model with 55mm filter threads. It has a small lever that allows you to pull the whole base off the bottom of the lens (To what purpose escapes me - attach an M42 mount?). It has crawled along the ground with me in drizzle, sleet, light snow and has been hit with salt spray from ocean waves. It is still clean and functional. O.K., it's totally manual. But I also have and use the WR's predecessor, the original 100 macro (the newer model is more compact but LBA probably made this decision!). It has had the same treatment including light rain and it is clean, fog and fungus free. Take a liitle care and you'll have no problems. I do keep a stock of moisture absorbents handy to wipe things down but that's about it. I guess my rule of thumb is that if conditions are too wet for me, they're too wet for the equipment.
I think primes tend to do better with moisture due to the lack of zooming action. At the same time, I have lost a camera body to moisture (K100, LCD went out on it in the middle of a rain storm). I have shot in similar conditions with K10/K20/K7 and DA* lenses and they have done fine.

Film bodies are pretty safe from moisture. Just not a lot of electronics in there to get screwed up like with modern DSLRs.
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The DA*300 is a complete 35mm construction and the DA*200 is the old 35mm system with new coating and new ED lens.
I had the 300 on my Z1p
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