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01-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by nhieudan2008 Quote
Pentax DA*55 F 1.4 SDM is selling in Vietnam with reasonable price.Here
Oh man, please don't make posts like that!:-)
Already below $600, wow. I'm outa lens money for the time being anyway. My DA 21/3.2 was waiting for me when I got home from work this evening:-).
I can't wait for photos from the DA* 55 to start showing up.
Now, where's the daggone teleconverter?

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I buy quality zooms to resist the urge to buy quality primes, but I do lust for that lens... almost se much as I lust for the DA70LTD. I need to start working some overtime at work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nhieudan2008 Quote
Pentax DA*55 F 1.4 SDM is selling in Vietnam with reasonable price.Here
Click into it, you see a photo of Nikon 55/2.8 lens !

So do I get both lenses for the price of one?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
I need to start working some overtime at work.
We just went on overtime, I hate overtime, so I bought the DA21 to make myself feel better:-). Now I got it but no time to shoot it!

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I'm not a frequent shopper at Adorama but I could have sworn when I looked before it said these items were not yet available. Today they don't say that. Does that mean Adorama has recieved the items?

55mm
21790 Pentax SMCP-DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM Auto Focus Lens for use with Pentax Digital SLR Cameras.

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21750 Pentax SMCP-DA* 60-250mm f.0 ED (IF) SDM Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens
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QuoteOriginally posted by kunik Quote
I'm not a frequent shopper at Adorama but I could have sworn when I looked before it said these items were not yet available. Today they don't say that. Does that mean Adorama has recieved the items?

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21790 Pentax SMCP-DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM Auto Focus Lens for use with Pentax Digital SLR Cameras.

60-250
21750 Pentax SMCP-DA* 60-250mm f.0 ED (IF) SDM Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens
The 60-250mm has been "available" for weeks now, but I tend not to trust Adorama on these things ever since I asked them about the DA 35mm Limited that was supposedly was in stock but in fact was not. I'm more inclined to believe the 55mm is actually available to buy since it wasn't on the website until just recently.
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This sellers prices

look to be much too high for pentax gear in general. One example: DA 16-45 $549.95

QuoteOriginally posted by losecontrol Quote
I thought it would be february, but we are still in january

Pentax smc P-DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM Macro Lens 21790 - eBay (item 120367564915 end time Feb-21-09 11:20:33 PST)

This is a factory copy that have been going out on sale a little bit early?

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I just wonder if this DA*55 f/1.4 SDM is officially released and anyone who know its IQ. One of Pentaxian here felt so disapointed with this len because it showed lot of CA even stop down to F.8 and not to support old Pentax body.

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I just read the description of the lens on adorama, link here 21790 Pentax SMCP-DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM Auto Focus Lens for use with Pentax Digital SLR Cameras.

What really intrigues me, are some quotes from the description;

"Rounded diaphragm blades create a more circular aperture for smooth, beautiful bokeh at large aperture settings", and "Rounded aperture (F1.4-2.8)"

So, it looks like the lens will have a unique blade design so that we can maintain spherical bokeh even when not shooting wide open. That looks really interesting!
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Neither of these lenses are available on the Pentax site, so I would say that no, they are not released.
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Even though my credit card is just about maxed out, I am probably going to the big camera stores in NYC Monday to see if I can pick it up.
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