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11-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #16
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The engraving letters on the old limited still looks way better - they shouldn't cut cost on that.

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Adam, you need the FA Limiteds in there too. I know you have em
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QuoteOriginally posted by Apapukas Quote
Little awkward that the 40mm Ltd's are the only ones that doesn't have Pentax logo on the lens cap.
On the 40, it says "Pentax" on the inside of the lens cap.
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None of my limiteds use the original caps, I leave them in their boxes so as not to misplace them.

The 40 has a Fuji film canister cap, the 70 and 21 have 51mm plastic press on caps and my 15 has an FA50 style cap. oops!

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Little awkward that the 40mm Ltd's are the only ones that doesn't have Pentax logo on the lens cap.
The logo is on the back of the cap

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Ummm.... what's the difference in the green and the red? (Yes, I'm a newb. I'm aware of it.)
There isn't much of a difference. Apart from the cosmetics, the red ones have a coating that reduces ghosting, and their aperture blades are rounded so the bokeh will look a little smoother at wide aperture settings (other than wide-open).

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bleh, no Silver...............
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I am so jealous of anyone who has Limiteds. Or any auto-focus prime, to be honest.

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I am so jealous of anyone who has Limiteds. Or any auto-focus prime, to be honest.
Jealousy is bad for health, better be happy for them instead
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Where's the zoom..?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
The green are being replaced by the newer reds. The three differences (apart from the colour) are :

1-all new lenses (except, I believe, the 40) have rounded aperture blades (good for bokeh, bad for starburst effect).

2-All new lenses have the newer HD coating. The previous coating was already fantastic, this one should be better, though from my personal tests with the 21 it's quite hard to see any difference.

3-The newer lenses ditched the "Pentax" lettering, replacing it by a more business-like focal length/aperture engraving. I don't like it
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Great post! I was going to make most of the same points. I would add that from my perspective the new versions represent a SLIGHT net improvement. While the old lenses have superb resistance against flare any improvement in this regard is a plus. On the other hand I love the star bursts that the "green ring" lenses provide. Moreover, in my experience rounder aperture blades do very little to improve bokeh. I also prefer the looks of the green ring versions. So on balance I would pay up to $50 more for the improved coatings, but at any price premium above that I would grab the green-ring versions. IMHO.

I would also note that there is no comparable lineup from Nikon, Canon, or Sony. The combination of small size, excellent "real world" performance and superb aesthetics makes these lenses a pleasure to use.

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I hate to tease, but here's some more recent lens porn I recently shot using the new softbox

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Thanks for posting. This is one of the reasons I have remained with Pentax, even through the dark times. I have most of these lenses (in the "green ring" versions), and I love them! I am pleased to see Pentax coming out with new versions, even though I will stick with the ones I have.

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Another dumb question: are the green ones still currently in production? And the reds are upcoming?
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Another dumb question: are the green ones still currently in production? And the reds are upcoming?
The green ones have been discontinued. There will be some nice black friday deals on the remaining stock at B&H this weekend.

The red versions are now available worldwide.

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