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07-25-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited samples

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Both pictures are from my Pentax K-x.

and f/2.8

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07-25-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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IN my 3 years with the K100D super, the DA 40 was by far my favorite lens.

Nap Time

Here's one on film with a Super Program:

Disregard the lines above, my camera was scratching the film.
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07-29-2011, 08:49 AM   #5
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This is amazing,tiny lens. I bought it and sold just few days later. Just because it did not suit my style and also I have 16-45mm which is more universal. Otherwise this limited is just amazing. It produces punchy colors, excellent contrast and sharpness. These are two test shot and nothing more. No PP, strauight jpeg from camera. All contrast,saturation values set on zero. Highly recommended.
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09-26-2011, 06:25 PM - 4 Likes   #6
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DA 40mm Samples

Some photos I have taken over the week I have had this lens!


Angel Up Above

Rainbow Bokeh


Choo Choo

Japanese Garden
As you can see, it is perfect for all types of general use, including panoramas!
IMO, It's short enough for landscapes, long enough for portraits, optically perfect and small enough to take everywhere!
09-26-2011, 10:06 PM   #7
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Is this Toowoomba??

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mohawk Quote
Is this Toowoomba??
Yes it is!!! The flower festival!
I'm assuming you've been?
09-29-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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Haha yup my wife and I have visited the festival a couple of times. Wonderful event!
10-12-2011, 07:37 PM   #10
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This is one of those "it couldn't be" lenses. Pure joy:

10-30-2011, 02:36 AM - 2 Likes   #11
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That's the beauty of Pentax' Pancakes - it fits in my laptop bag. So when I went out of the airplane and saw this stunning sunrise, I just could grab my Pentax, take a shot which I was sure would be great, and run to the bus to get to the terminal!

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Wanna take a landscape?

oo yess
Wanna take a portrait?

And another?

Sure thing, Pentax 40mm is amazing
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DA40 Panorama (View of Kowloon Station / Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong)

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Adding some to the collection:

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The greatest thing about the 40mm is the size, but the IQ is the next greatest thing.


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