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03-31-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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DA 40 Limited...

Itching to buy a prime...and this is on my immediate radar....(more so for compactness ..so I can carry the k20d w/0 much bulk)

so....thoughts?.....
..samples....etc, etc, etc..

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03-31-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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My DA40 order is being processed

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There are quite a few threads with samples recently.

quick search brings these up.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/54584-40-ltd-b...highlight=da40
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/52478-da-40mm-...highlight=da40


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03-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by -=JoN=- Quote
Itching to buy a prime...and this is on my immediate radar....(more so for compactness ..so I can carry the k20d w/0 much bulk)
It is a gorgeous lens and I have it on my K10D 90% of the time. I really can't recommend it enough. Get it.

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Great lens

I really liked my copy. ---> Ah, last Summer...
03-31-2009, 07:20 PM   #6
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good enough for me..tnx all...

(way to start april...get another lens...)
03-31-2009, 07:27 PM   #7
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Not that you need anymore convincing but some folks posted some nice shots in one of my old threads about the DA 40...

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/43272-da-40-wh...-use-more.html
03-31-2009, 08:29 PM   #8
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it was your (Igilligan) shots that really put me over the edge..(even tho all I needed was a slight..nudge)

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I'm still waiting for a replacement copy... the first one had a serious backfocus issue.

Hopefully SOON i will be able to hold one again and be amazed by the quality. At the moment I am just sour on it.

You'd think LTDs had a high quality control.

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03-31-2009, 09:52 PM   #10
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QuoteOriginally posted by -=JoN=- Quote
it was your (Igilligan) shots that really put me over the edge..(even tho all I needed was a slight..nudge)
Jon, that is a very nice to hear... even if it was just a slight nudge....

QuoteOriginally posted by schmik Quote
I'm still waiting for a replacement copy... the first one had a serious backfocus issue.

Hopefully SOON i will be able to hold one again and be amazed by the quality. At the moment I am just sour on it.

You'd think LTDs had a high quality control.

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Mike, I have a very different DA40 reality... my copy was razor sharp on my
K100d, and can not quite achieve the same results even with the max 10 adjustment on my K20d... I think sometimes the tolerances on the cameras are as much to blame as the tolerance on the lenses. And if you have a both a bit off in the same direction... blur city.

I hope yours definately was the lens, and that the new one is spot on. Because when they are on... they are really special little lenses.
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I tested it on two K100d bodies.

It was bad on one and REALY bad on the other.

Can't wait to get it....... hate waiting.

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Just picked this up because of the upcoming price increases here in Canada, all i can say is wow!!! I'm using it with my K10, and i really, really love it. Wish I would have picked it up sooner!!
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few good links above, don't hesitate, you won't regret purchasing DA40 it's outstanding lens, and doesn't cost you leg and arm...
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Grrr...this might have to wait another month or so...
I just saw something i've been looking for, for quite some time (not camera related) and I can't let it slip...

damn limited budget......!
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you asked for examples before, so here's a few:






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