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04-10-2009, 02:53 PM   #46
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FWIW, my take is that despite the view that the 40 and 35 are "completely different lenses", that's splitting hairs compared to the differences between either of these and the 70. A small difference in size or focus speed or maximum aperture or close focus distance is *nothing* compared to the difference in focal length between either of these and the 70. Night and day. If you've already got a 35 - any 35 - I'd go with the 70 first, no doubt. If I didn't already have a 35, I'd pick the 40 as the more generally useful, though.
What if I already have the FA 50 Marc? which should I go for?

I keep thinking my first limited should be DA 35 ... too bad that guy is not a pancake!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
What if I already have the FA 50 Marc? which should I go for?

I keep thinking my first limited should be DA 35 ... too bad that guy is not a pancake!
The DA 35mm is still not a huge lens.
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FWIW, my take is that despite the view that the 40 and 35 are "completely different lenses", that's splitting hairs compared to the differences between either of these and the 70. A small difference in size or focus speed or maximum aperture or close focus distance is *nothing* compared to the difference in focal length between either of these and the 70. Night and day. If you've already got a 35 - any 35 - I'd go with the 70 first, no doubt. If I didn't already have a 35, I'd pick the 40 as the more generally useful, though.

I like this logic. Since he has the 35mm F2, I agree that the DA 70mm makes since (or the FA 77mm). After that, Gary, If you still have LBA for a pancake, consider the DA 21mm.

To be honest, I don't think there is a limited I don't like. It is more of a cash flow problem!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
What if I already have the FA 50 Marc? which should I go for?

I keep thinking my first limited should be DA 35 ... too bad that guy is not a pancake!
Be like me and get all three!

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Be like me and get all three!

Would like to but it's not possible. Budget only fits one at the moment
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I too am thinking about joining the Limited club.

I want to purchase a 77mm Limited in Silver. I'll be going brand new from a brick and mortar store in Sydney because second hand at decent prices are almost non-existant and brand new imports are only slightly cheaper.

A couple of things I wanted to check before going into some stores.

1. The FA 77mm Limited are still available new right?
2. They still come in Silver (99% of limiteds seem to be black)
3. They are (and were) made in Japan

Just wanted to check before I made a dick of myself. I've never bought anything from a camera store. My K200D was a gift and all my lenses came from my Dad's old kit bag, or Ebay or forums. My *istD came from a pawn shop as did my 500mm mirror lens.

Planning on hitting up Camerahouse in Parramatta since they're local to me and actually keep stock of DA* lenses on display so I'd like to support them (provided the price is right)
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Yes... yes and yes.

I doubt any store in Sydney will have stock.. they generally have stock of the DA lmts but rarely FA Lmts.. They will have to order from CR Kennedy and get it brought in.

You can always call CRK and get them to price match the lowest price you can find shipped to AUS.. eg Adorama price +shipping..

Here is an paste from another forum where Malcom kennedy posted this.


QuoteQuote:
Thank you for your input.

Over the weekend, I did a price comparison between Australia prices and B & H.

In general, we are very competitive. There are 2 exceptions, DA* 200, DA*300 where B & H prices are actually below our landed cost.

I have referred these exceptions to Pentax Tokyo and are awaiting their explanation.

I think both lenses are old stock as Pentax USA has increased their prices due to currency movement.

Nevertheless, I will honour our commitment, I will supply through our dealer network -

Pentax DA* 200mm at $ 1,500 incl GST
Please contact sales@crkennedy.com.au.

Please note on Friday 24 April, we were advised by Pentax Tokyo of massive price increases.

DA 12-24 (+27%), DA 40 (+59%), DA* 16-50 (+24%), DA* 50-135 (+19%), FA 43 1.9 LTD (+72%), FA 31mm 1.9 LTD (+21%), FA 50 1.4 (+17%), FA 35/2 (+46%), FA 77 1.8 (+20%)

We will try and hold prices as long as we can, but it is important that Forum members understand that the increase in raw materials and smaller production runs means that the trend of ever decreasing prices for Imaging products is now over. Prices are only going one way and that is UP. This will be true for all brands.

BUY NOW.
Contact - sales@crkennedy.com.au
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Thanks for that.

I knew I'd have to order in so that's ok.

April 24, eh? FA 43 up 72%? FA77 up 20%

holy crap, better get some quotes.

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well I'm thankful I got my FA limited lenses when I did...yikes.
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What makes the FA43 increase so much more than the other FA limiteds?

I dont have the 43 and with that sort of increase I dont think I will




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Sod it, any excuse to brag about owning the DA70 - it's a great lens, I love it for going walkies. Fast AF, great contrast and I think relatively cheap for what you get...

http://i.pbase.com/o3/08/694208/1/112244462.l8036NoQ.Webimage0064.jpg

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I think the 43mm is going up by a lot because it was considerably cheaper than the 31 and the 77. I think it was only cheaper because of lack of demand at that range, what with the 16-50 DA* and the FA 50 1.4.

I know the only reason I'm buying the 77 is because I have the 16-50 DA*. I was planning on getting the 43mm but then a great deal came up on the 16-50 so I jumped on it. So now if I'm getting a limited I don't want one in a range I already have covered.

The 43 should be pushed up to about the same price as the 77mm and the 31mm.

I'm desperately negotiating with CRK to try and get my hands on the 77mm at a decent price. The first email I got from them just directed me to local resellers, but when I pointed out they didn't give me a competitive price and I wanted to take them up on their offer to pricematch grey imports they asked me what price I wanted to match. I sent them some links and I hope I'll be hearing from them soon.....

I just wish I could afford all three at once now.
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You could always join the real dark side of the force with some manual green star "A" series lenses.
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Shenanigans!

They don't exist. Actually a retailer in AU appears to have an A 50mm 1.2 new old stock. The only catch is that they want somethign like $1600AU for it.

Madness.
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QuoteOriginally posted by schmik Quote
Can't say yet..... the 70 arrives tomorrow ....

.... Who knows how i will like the 70mm length but the price is still OK and i am paranoid about it going up.


mike
I`m sure you did love it. For me 77mm on a cropped sensor hit the spot. Hell yeah it did.

Actually I purchased K135/2.5 later to use it on my ME super ( and probably sometimes on digital FF camera ) because the focal length was sooo right for portraiture.
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