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08-26-2019, 12:13 PM - 1 Like   #31
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Only if the 20-40 does something that the 16-85 does not and that thing is important to you. After taking it to Tanzania, it should be evident whether optical performance is in the mix and whether the difference is size and handling is attractive. Only you know if those things are worth $500.

To use the car analogy...Mazda is offering very good deals on the Miata RF coupe. I admire the car and while my Mazda truck can perform the same transportation tasks (both being two-seaters), it is not nearly as nimble nor as thrifty, fuel-wise, but the price is very good. So I post the question to the Mazda forum...


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If you were in the market your truck might not get the same DQ* as the RF.


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. . . To use the car analogy...Mazda is offering very good deals on the Miata RF coupe. . . . Steve
buy the Audi A 5 instead

the older model before they changed how it looked

I have a 2015 Audi A 5 coupe
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I have a 2015 Audi A 5 coupe
Nice car


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Nice car


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thanks

first two door I have ever owned

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The KP is a thing of beauty. The DA 20-40 Ltd is a thing of beauty. They were made for each other, and they marry to produce pretty good photos. If it is affordable, get the 20-40, put it on the KP, and just enjoy owning the most handsome WR photo capture machine yet of the Pentax Digital Era.

Just an opinion, of course. To each his own.

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The KP is a thing of beauty. The DA 20-40 Ltd is a thing of beauty. They were made for each other, and they marry to produce pretty good photos. If it is affordable, get the 20-40, put it on the KP, and just enjoy owning the most handsome WR photo capture machine yet of the Pentax Digital Era.

Just an opinion, of course. To each his own.

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now I need to get the K P and the 20-40 mm

may I come live with you because I surely won't be living here if I dared to mention that one to the wife
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Sorry Allen, but note that post #35 did include the escape clause (for me also!), "If it is affordable".


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Sorry Allen, but note that post #35 did include the escape clause (for me also!), "If it is affordable".


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no offense meant to you or others

you did have the " escape clause "

and some times what I mean to be humorous does not come through that way.

BTW, there does appear to be a recent price break

a whole $ 2

I need a lot more of a drop in price before I talk to the spouse

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Your humour was clear to me, Allen, hence my reply included a wink!

I was quite lucky. The KP was a Pentax refurbished unit at the price of a K-70 and with a 2-year warranty. The 20-40 was a another special offer bargain. I hope something similar comes your way. All the best.

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Your humour was clear to me, Allen, hence my reply included a wink!

I was quite lucky. The KP was a Pentax refurbished unit at the price of a K-70 and with a 2-year warranty. The 20-40 was a another special offer bargain. I hope something similar comes your way. All the best.

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sounds like a plan

my wife has been very generous with my photo habit

my job

find the best deal I can ( " experienced " or new )

and I have to carry the stuff
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