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04-13-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF - Good Deal ?

Newbie Here to DSLR

I have to chance to pick up a Pentax DA 14mm F2.8 lens (add says 2 years old perfect condition) for between $300 - $400 Cdn. I have read some good stuff about this lens here - questions I have is this a resonable deal ? Will it work with my k100d and AF ? And the title of the ad was the suject matter - was does ED IF stand for ?

Is this lens more for Landscape or is a good walk around lens (my sig has what other lens I have) - LBA - amazing I know nothing and I already want more

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As long as the lens is in good shape, that's a very good deal!

ED [IF] is part of the lens name and stands for Extra-Low Dispertion glass elements and Internal Focusing.

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I've seen this lens going for around 700CAN ish. Yes it will work fine on your K100D.

the lens is great for landscape but remember it will be a considerably larger investment than any of the lenses you have. If you intend to do alot of wide angle work, then this lens maybe for you.
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Great unsure what I will be taking mostly will it be good for macro or not so much ? Price wise will be comparable to other lens I have if I get it for $300.00.

I quess what I am after is a good Lens that will do macro , range around 16-70 ? and is fast - the new DA* look to fit the bill but are expensive - that is not too big a concern. I want zoom for sports action hoping my 300mm will cover that and them some ad-hoc shots of people , places and things I quess ...not so happy with the sigma 18-125 but allot of that is propably 'user error'

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That's an unbelievably good deal for that lens. You should buy it if you want a wide angle.

Also, none of the lens above are Macro lens. You need a D-FA 50mm or 100mm, or a sigma macro.
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That price is really attractive for a DA 14
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It's a nifty lens. And, that's a good price.

Though, awhile back, I think I got the best deal ever on this lens ... picked one up for $500... It did however come with a few freebies, like a Tamron 28-200mm zoom, a DA 18-55mm and an *ist DS... all housed in a Pelican 1400 case.

I usually see the DA 14mm 2.8 alone going for $500 US. So, snatch it up! It's a fun one!

Here's a quick sample...

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hamidlmt,
did the seller load it in the car for you?? very good price.

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QuoteOriginally posted by roy Quote
hamidlmt,
did the seller load it in the car for you?? very good price.
I had to lug it all by myself, in the rain... going up hill (ok.. added that last bit)
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Sweet pic - I have emailed the seller and if the lens is still availble it will be mine - thanks for all the feedback
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