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03-20-2009, 06:19 PM   #16
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It's about 48,000 yen in Japan

03-20-2009, 06:34 PM   #17
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Is this lens better than the pentax 21mm ltd f/3.2 for $400? Seeing as that lens is the same size, lets in more light, and is 150 dollars less.
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hmm, voiglander is 200$ less than the DA 21, guess US havent gotten hit by the price increase yet?
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It's better on my K1000 than the DA21

If the contrast is low though.. hmm... to leitax or not to leitax... (you did mean the voigtländer had low contrast right?)

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Well, the week before this lens was announced I picked up an A20/2.8. The A is a great lens, so no regrets. I think this lens will be very good too, I would may have had a little bit of a twinge for this one if the price for this one was like the other 2 SL II lenses.
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The DA 21mm is $599.00 (CDN) at Henry's.
That converts to about $482.00 in US currency.

The Voigtlander 20 is $549.00 (USD) from Steve Gandy.
That translates to about $680.00 in CDN money.

My justification for selecting it over the Pentax is for a few reasons; full frame, has aperture ring with 'A' setting; 9 blades (vs. 7 in the Pentax 21) and manual focus (personal preference).
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Anybody get it? I asked for a refund of my deposit (and stephen at cameraquest responded very quickly - good customer service!), but I've been shooting quite a bit with the Nokton 58 lately and I am quite happy with it. Oh well, unless Uncle Sam is exceptionally nice to me, I don't think I want to shell out this kind of money just yet... but I'm still curious to hear what people are saying about it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by vagrant10 Quote
Anybody get it? I asked for a refund of my deposit (and stephen at cameraquest responded very quickly - good customer service!), but I've been shooting quite a bit with the Nokton 58 lately and I am quite happy with it. Oh well, unless Uncle Sam is exceptionally nice to me, I don't think I want to shell out this kind of money just yet... but I'm still curious to hear what people are saying about it!
Just an update on this lens. I am still waiting for my copy. Mr. Gandy says his shipment has yet to arrive from Japan.
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Last year I bought M 20/4 for equivalent of 250euros and I still consider it a well used opportunity. This lens may actually be even better, so the price is probably justifiable.
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The full frame 20mm lens seems to be a really expensive endeavor...the other day I saw an A 20mm f/2.8 on ebay for ~$600 BIN...
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I think it is gonna be a good lens though. Price will probably improve somewhat
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180mm/4

I just want the 180mm/4 re-released.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
I think it is gonna be a good lens though. Price will probably improve somewhat

I think the opposite is probably true. SLII lenses have historically increased in value, not decreased. Get in on the ground floor - order now!
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