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10-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #106
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I'll likely keep my current pair of Limiteds, the DA 15 and 40. I have been kicking around the purchase of a DA 70 for a while and the new lenses are causing me to hold off until the new lenses hit the street and some real world tests and reviews are out. If the new coatings are nothing more than new marketing then I'll save a good chunk of change buying a used current version.

10-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #107
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I just ordered the HD DA 55-300 from B&H. Can hardly wait for it to get here. It will be used on my K-30.
10-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #108
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thomas.CS Quote
I've been considering another limited to go with my DA 15 for a while now but couldnt decide between the 40 and 70. Now that I finally decided I opted for a HD 40 instead of the now slightly cheaper SMC 40, but I wont be upgrading my 15 to a HD one, id rather put that money towards the 70.
The silver FA 43mm is about $585 @ B&H. It's worth the premium over the DA40 IMHO.
10-09-2013, 08:06 AM   #109
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
The silver FA 43mm is about $585 @ B&H. It's worth the premium over the DA40 IMHO.
In Sweden its 8.3k versus 5k for the 40 (in swedish krona, rough translation to dollars: 780 for 40 and 1300 for the 43 in $).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Thomas.CS Quote
In Sweden its 8.3k versus 5k for the 40 (in swedish krona, rough translation to dollars: 780 for 40 and 1300 for the 43 in $).
Wow, OK that makes sense. In the US at the moment there is a weird situation where the silver 43 is $585 vs. $747 for the black. The 40mm HD is $547.
10-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #111
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
Wow, OK that makes sense. In the US at the moment there is a weird situation where the silver 43 is $585 vs. $747 for the black. The 40mm HD is $547.
Current german prices for comparison:

smc DA 15: 525/$713 (excl. VAT: 441/$599)
HD DA 15: 600/$814 (excl. VAT: 504/$684)

smc DA 21: 480/$652 (excl. VAT: 403/$548)
HD DA 21: 545/$740 (excl. VAT: 458/$622)

smc DA 35: 420/$570 (excl. VAT: 353/$479)
HD DA 35: 650/$882 (excl. VAT: 546/$741)

smc DA40: 340/$462 (excl. VAT: 286/$388)
HD DA40: 430/$584 (excl. VAT: 361/$491)

smc DA70: 500/$679 (excl. VAT: 420/$571)
HD DA70: 580/$787 (excl. VAT: 487/$661)

FA31: 1125/$1527 (excl. VAT: 945/$1283)

FA43: 800/$1086 (excl. VAT: 672/$913)

FA77: 875/$1188 (excl. VAT: 735/$998)
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Adam when will you test the new HD 15mm? I'm holding my breath and money for your review between choosing between the old and the new 15mm
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