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04-26-2011, 06:23 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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LBA - DA21 Silver Limited - A Beauty!

Thought my LBA was long gone, but when I saw this beauty, I just couldn't resist:



The lens matches Silver K5 really well:



I guess I'm done w/ LBA, at least for now


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04-26-2011, 06:29 AM   #2
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This has to be one of the most beautiful lens I've ever had:







Now my FA Limiteds got another sister:

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I have a black 21mm. I didn't know this came in silver. Nice lens collection!
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Eeek... now my black DA 21mm looks soooo dated. Congrats Frank... aren't you getting the rest of the silver DAs?

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Wow! If only the 15 was made in silver.... You'd be all over it!
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Great lens. Very nice collection!
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Very posh, I love the look
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What?? No silver rear cap?

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Mmmmmmm...drool. How does the finish of the silver DA compare to FA?
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Wow, the filter on your 43 even matches. Hats off to your commitment to silver!
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Thanks guys I'm glad that Pentax made these beautiful lenses so we can enjoy looking and shooting w/ them.




QuoteOriginally posted by V10 Quote
Mmmmmmm...drool. How does the finish of the silver DA compare to FA?
The paint finishing of the silver DA21 is very close to the FA ones, much better than the black DA limiteds (I had them all) IMO. The black DA limiteds have smooth paint which is very easy to get scratched or chip off especially on the focusing ring and the back rim. The silver paint on DA21 looks much better, hopefully would last longer as the silver FA limiteds

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Wow, the filter on your 43 even matches. Hats off to your commitment to silver!
Yeah, I love those silver SMC filters. Got one on the 77 too, but you won't see it w/ the cap on
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Jeez i think i had heart palpitations just looking these high rez close ups. Thanks for sharing!

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Just luscious Frank. Even when I find the silver 21, my group won't look as nice as yours due to my black SMC Pentax filters with silver lettering. Nothing like your rare little silvers.
I also have a set of six 43mm SMC Pentax filters for the inside of the 21 hood. They were intended as drop in filters for the big tele's: normal, Skylight, Cloudy, Red, Yellow and Orange all in a nice little padded Pentax soft case. Hopefully they aren't too thick to fit into the 21 hood.
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*sigh* Someday... someday. I am happy for you. Really, I am.
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Eeek... now my black DA 21mm looks soooo dated.
I had the same thought.

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The paint finishing of the silver DA21 is very close to the FA ones, much better than the black DA limiteds
Interesting. I'd have to see both side by side to really compare, the DA21 in black, taken by itself, looks amazingly well crafted.

By the way, your Limiteds picture is probably NSFW, I believe that's called lens porn.
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