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03-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #16
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Very impressive results, but no EXIF data? That would be nice to see.

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Thanks guys.

I will leave the more studious types to do lens reviews and test chart shooting
Frank will be posting on the FF compatibility of the lens when his roll gets developed in a few days. (he has an unboxing thread in the K-01 section).

On the EXIF data, it used to be avaliable on my Flickr account, but after they moved to the newer interface (abt 1+yr ago), I can seem to access it anymore.
Can't find anywhere where I can turn it on either.
Any advise on it will be appreciated. Thx
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Thanks for the sample shots pinholecam.

As far as Flickr, go to "your account" "privacy and permissions" "hide your exif data" - select "no"
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
The database does have separate reviews of the DA 18-55 II and DA L 18-55.
Locating reviews of the DA 40 XS separate from the DA 40 Ltd would be comparable.
It already has its own entry in the database. Now it just needs some reviews.

SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS Reviews - DA XS Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
It already has its own entry in the database. Now it just needs some reviews.
Anvh seemed to have questioned the need for reviews of the DA 40 XS
separate from the DA 40 Ltd, but I would also like to see some.

The colors in pinholecam's cat shot are very attractive.
Was any PP done?
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Thanks for the sample shots pinholecam.

As far as Flickr, go to "your account" "privacy and permissions" "hide your exif data" - select "no"
Thanks.
This was the setting I that thought would control EXIF access too, and I had it set to "No".
Looked at it again just now, and its still set at "No"
Did not help.
Even I can't access my own EXIF info.....



QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Anvh seemed to have questioned the need for reviews of the DA 40 XS
separate from the DA 40 Ltd, but I would also like to see some.

The colors in pinholecam's cat shot are very attractive.
Was any PP done?
PP is the usual Levels>Curve (very very slight 'S') > slight sharpen for resize (ie. 0.5%; 1pt -paint.net settings)
The cat is attractive, that's why I commented that its my favorite feline model
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<---envious

still no K-01's in my place.
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did you try it on k5/k20/kr/km is it working ?

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did you try it on k5/k20/kr/km is it working ?
The whole series of shots were with a K5.
I don't have a K-01....yet..
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WANT this lens for my Kx, 40mm is probably the best FL for me to walkabout (and I own a 31 )
I had a hard time qualifying the 40ltd as at that cost I would most likely get a 43 at that price.
Now the 40 XS would make a great body cap
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I will probably want this lens too. It's impressively good. The bokeh reminds me of the DA21, which not everyone likes but which I dig.

Now, it would be hard to justify owning this and the F50 f1,7, but we'll see.

Where are the pictures of the pretty bride?
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If there is one thing I always notice with this XS lens is what nice pleasing bokeh it has !
It just doesnt hurt the eyes like so many do.
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Very nice photos. i am glad that you found it a useful focal length. i find that 40 is optimum for myself.


so are we supposing the XS is optically identical to the ltd?

do people think that they could be inclined to get a protective filter for this lens? i am assuming that not many will use one. i keep weighing up the pros and cons with my 40ltd- mainly because it gets the most use out of all my lenses and spends the most time in harms way. the dis advantage of a filter is obviously that with such a small lens, the overall length of it is added to quite substantially by the filter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by parsons Quote
Very nice photos. i am glad that you found it a useful focal length. i find that 40 is optimum for myself.


so are we supposing the XS is optically identical to the ltd?

do people think that they could be inclined to get a protective filter for this lens? i am assuming that not many will use one. i keep weighing up the pros and cons with my 40ltd- mainly because it gets the most use out of all my lenses and spends the most time in harms way. the dis advantage of a filter is obviously that with such a small lens, the overall length of it is added to quite substantially by the filter.
I can't imagine a filter adding THAT much length - maybe in proportions, but it would still be thinner than anything else out there.

However, I am the kind of person who never uses filters in front for protection, depending more on the hood. Which brings up my question - what hood does the 40mm XS use? A quick google brings me nothing
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i guess your hand would be an alright solution. (free to boot)

that or something in combination with a step up ring?
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