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06-04-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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First shots from the new DA* 55 1.4






















Oh, wait.... K 55 1.8, not DA* 55!!!


Gotcha.





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06-04-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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So lame.. no exif so it could have been shot with a jam bottle for all we know.
06-04-2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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Hee hee ... wonder what size screwmount a jam bottle would be ... and if there's an adaptor available ... LOL

Jay I never thought you would have bought a brand new lens.
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Bugger! did I feel a slight LBA dizzy spell as I scrolled down the page just then?

Nice one.


(I didn't know the 55mm could focus that close, I guess that's the reason for it's existence alongside the regular 50mm)

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As i was scrolling down i was thinking " that looks like old lens bokeh". Pretty but busy.
06-05-2008, 03:20 AM   #6
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Looks good, looks good..

I have a K55/2, i find my copy a bit soft, didn't have time to test it well though.

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If that is from Da* 55, the highlight bokeh is imperfect circle and harsh...
06-05-2008, 05:03 AM   #8
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I looking forward to see how this lens performs against others in this focal range in terms of Bokeh.
I'm just wondering if it will have a long focus action like the old 55mm, for excellent accurate manual focusing...
Obviously we'd like it to focus quick in AF too.. Duh! ok I'll shut up now.

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Good photos- and good way to get people to read your post!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JMS Quote
Good photos- and good way to get people to read your post!
ROFL.. it's false advertising .
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(I didn't know the 55mm could focus that close, I guess that's the reason for it's existence alongside the regular 50mm)

Well, That first shot and the dandeliions are crops - the K 55 1.8 can't focus that
close natively. But the detail retained after crop speaks to the resolving power of
the lens.

Do I detect some cranky viewers? Sorry it wasn't really the DA*


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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Well, That first shot and the dandeliions are crops - the K 55 1.8 can't focus that
close natively. But the detail retained after crop speaks to the resolving power of
the lens.

Do I detect some cranky viewers? Sorry it wasn't really the DA*


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Funny part is that this thread is linked on other forums that there is a DA* coming out now. ;D, Suppose they never read the acctual text. It's linked on the biggest photosite in Sweden for example. ;D
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Thank God that was just a joke. I litterally did a double scroll when I got to images 2 and 3, the bokeh just hit me like a ton of bricks. My smile turned upside down into a frown. The one dandelion shot made me smile again, then it went back to a frown with the last pic, then a sigh of relief at the end. What an emotional rollercoaster that 30 seconds was. Shame on you Jay!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zewrak Quote
Funny part is that this thread is linked on other forums that there is a DA* coming out now. ;D, Suppose they never read the acctual text. It's linked on the biggest photosite in Sweden for example. ;D


I feel honored to be able to contribute to all the Pentax Roadmap angst out there!

Buddha - Yeah, let's hope the DA* 55 1.4 is going to keep the bokeh smoother
than the K 55. Anyone know how many aperture blades it's supposed to have?

On the other hand, let's hope the DA* 55 keeps the K's color/contrast/resolution,
while eliminating the PF and softening up the bokeh.


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I like the sketchy/watercolor bokeh of some old fifties, some times it adds dynamism to the images.
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