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07-05-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Should have ordered the kit?

I just bought a K-01 Body and now think I should have gotten the kit with the DA 40XS.
The lens is MUCH cheaper to buy in the kit. I get a kit and sell the body just to get the lens... but not sure if it is worth all that trouble...

07-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Just pick up a used lens. Might as well be the limited at that point!
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QuoteOriginally posted by skid2964 Quote
I just bought a K-01 Body and now think I should have gotten the kit with the DA 40XS.
The lens is MUCH cheaper to buy in the kit. I get a kit and sell the body just to get the lens... but not sure if it is worth all that trouble...
Probably not, especially considering that most places are already sold out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kozlok Quote
Might as well be the limited at that point!
yes, take advantage and buy a used 40Ltd...

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If you can't get the kit any more, I'd get the 40Ltd. It comes with a hood, takes 49mm filters, has quick shift and is made of metal. You get quite a lot more for your money and the quick shift override is especially useful on the K-01 in combination with focus peaking in AF mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
If you can't get the kit any more, I'd get the 40Ltd. It comes with a hood, takes 49mm filters, has quick shift and is made of metal. You get quite a lot more for your money and the quick shift override is especially useful on the K-01 in combination with focus peaking in AF mode.
All that is true but - having just acquired a 40mm XS yesterday - it doesn't make up for the "aww" factor. It's amazingly slim, and (so far) producing an IQ that's well above expectations for a lens like that.

I've not yet determined if the 40 Ltd is actually better (IQ-wise) than the XS, but I'm really enjoying the XS so far....
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I've not yet determined if the 40 Ltd is actually better (IQ-wise) than the XS, but I'm really enjoying the XS so far....
I look forward to your findings. I want one of these pancake lenses to use for the street.
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I ordered the kit, brand new camera fresh in the wrapper is for sale...

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I wasn't thrilled with IQ of 40XS lens at all, it is quite average.
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I wasn't thrilled with IQ of 40XS lens at all, it is quite average.
Interesting you should say that. I recently acquired one, and while I have not done any rigorous testing (yet), I am actually positively surprised about the IQ I'm getting.

It at least vastly beat any Pentax kit-lens I've ever seen/had by several light-years (note: my first kit-lens came with the MZ-S, the latest kit lens was a 18-55 ... ). It's not a 43mm Ltd, but it's no dog either. At some point when I have time (and run out of more exciting things to photograph) I'll do a more complete test vs. the DA 40/2.8 Ltd (same focal length, aperture)....
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My 40mm XS is very sharp, almost too sharp for portraits IMO. But it's too tight. I use 28mm a lot more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by skid2964 Quote
I ordered the kit, brand new camera fresh in the wrapper is for sale...
DA40XS will not disappoint you ... !
Have you tried A50/1.4, M50/1.7 or A28/2.8 on K-01? It should be great!
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QuoteOriginally posted by tclausen Quote
Interesting you should say that. I recently acquired one, and while I have not done any rigorous testing (yet), I am actually positively surprised about the IQ I'm getting.

It at least vastly beat any Pentax kit-lens I've ever seen/had by several light-years (note: my first kit-lens came with the MZ-S, the latest kit lens was a 18-55 ... ). It's not a 43mm Ltd, but it's no dog either. At some point when I have time (and run out of more exciting things to photograph) I'll do a more complete test vs. the DA 40/2.8 Ltd (same focal length, aperture)....
Comparing "limited" prime to kit zoom is a mute point. Yeah, I use 43mm a lot, but I am not trying to compare 40mm to it.
Even my old 55/1.8 Takumar from 70's, and my Rikoh 50/2 that I bought for $5 is way ahead of 40/2.8 in sharpness and IQ.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
If you can't get the kit any more, I'd get the 40Ltd. It comes with a hood, takes 49mm filters, has quick shift and is made of metal. You get quite a lot more for your money and the quick shift override is especially useful on the K-01 in combination with focus peaking in AF mode.
Can you not manually focus the XS?
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Can you not manually focus the XS?
Yes, you can - but it doesn't do quick-shift (whereas the 40/2.8 Ltd does).
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