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09-08-2010, 05:47 AM   #76
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Anyway, I've a few Fuller's porter in the fridge and intend to open one directly I log off. Should follow the IPA nicely with pudding. Which brewer was lucky enough to receive your custom, notIan?
Beamish, actually. Cheaper than Guinness and a lot tastier. The trick is finding a pub with enough sales to keep it fresh. But I have no problems at all finding good pubs. It's a life skill.

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That's why God created eBay and Chinese knock-off markets
I knew there had to be a reason.
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The K-r looks to right the few wrongs that plagued the K-x, and gradually improves everywhere else. The cheap primes also looks like a winner, can't wait till the 9th!
What's this about cheap primes? Don't mean to take the thread off-topic, but I can't find any other info on these on the forum or google ...
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What's this about cheap primes? Don't mean to take the thread off-topic, but I can't find any other info on these on the forum or google ...
There's a rumored 30-35mm f/2-2.4 prime set for release in the next couple of weeks. It's supposed to be around $199.

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There's a rumored 30-35mm f/2-2.4 prime set for release in the next couple of weeks. It's supposed to be around $199.
Holy moly, that's exciting. If it's roughly on the same IQ level as the Sigma 30/1.4, I'm in. Especially if it's smaller.
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The corresponding rumour:

For tomorrow: Pentax K-r, DA 35mm f/2.4 AL lens and two Optio cameras | Photo Rumors
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
Beamish, actually. Cheaper than Guinness and a lot tastier. The trick is finding a pub with enough sales to keep it fresh. But I have no problems at all finding good pubs. It's a life skill.
While we're waiting for real news ......

I get Beamish stout at the local supermarket but have not enjoyed their porter. One more thing for the trip checklist ..... Thanks!
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Infrared Data transmission, that's interesting.....

Maybe its part of a flash system upgrade

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If its F/2.4 I'd consider it a failure IMO...

C'mon pentax, a 35mm as slow as that? Why????? Thats just plain stupid.

They have the FA 35mm F/2 ready to go, all it needs is a new body and they would have sold thousands upon thousands assuming the price was right (this $400+ BS with the used FA's is pretty irritating).
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If its F/2.4 I'd consider it a failure IMO...

C'mon pentax, a 35mm as slow as that? Why????? Thats just plain stupid.
Not everyone needs a lens faster than f/2? *shrug*

Assuming that the price is right (less than $200) I think it'll still sell very, very well. Especially if it's small and lightweight. A lens doesn't have to have a certain aperture to be a success or a failure. People who post here aren't likely to be the target market for this lens.
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take a look at the da40, thats a 2.8 and its one if the most sold lens today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
take a look at the da40, thats a 2.8 and its one if the most sold lens today.
Yeah, but IMO that has to do more with the price (considering the Ltd tag) than the 2,8 aperture...
We still need a cheap 30ish prime
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
If its F/2.4 I'd consider it a failure IMO...

C'mon pentax, a 35mm as slow as that? Why????? Thats just plain stupid.

They have the FA 35mm F/2 ready to go, all it needs is a new body and they would have sold thousands upon thousands assuming the price was right (this $400+ BS with the used FA's is pretty irritating).
Fully agree on this.
Producing a lens of 35mm focal length that is f/2 or faster is not something new. Heck Sony just announced a 35mm f/1.8, so why can't Pentax?

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Not everyone needs a lens faster than f/2? *shrug*

Assuming that the price is right (less than $200) I think it'll still sell very, very well. Especially if it's small and lightweight. A lens doesn't have to have a certain aperture to be a success or a failure. People who post here aren't likely to be the target market for this lens.
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take a look at the da40, thats a 2.8 and its one if the most sold lens today.
Well the DA 40mm Limited is a fine lens and it sells a lot because it is the cheapest DA Limited and because of the novelty of being very compact. But once one gets over the novelty of small size, the limitations of a prime lens of f/2.8 maximum aperture are pretty obvious.

To me it is stupid for Pentax to continue to churn out DA series lenses that are not faster than the current f/2.4 found on the DA 70mm Limited. The novelty of compact size for the DA range of prime lenses wears thin pretty quickly when you realize that there are already f/2.8 zoom lenses and when you need a maximum aperture that's faster that what a good zoom can offer. Having f/2.4 or f/2.8 for a dedicated prime lens just doesn't cut it imo. Where is the speed advantage in terms of maximum aperture?
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Beamish, actually. Cheaper than Guinness and a lot tastier. The trick is finding a pub with enough sales to keep it fresh. But I have no problems at all finding good pubs. It's a life skill.
Murphy is not bad either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
Infrared Data transmission, that's interesting.....

Maybe its part of a flash system upgrade
IR for data transmission to your PC is so 2001 (and far too slow).

Now if they went with in-camera WiFi for your PC and emulated PW for the flash, that would be another matter.
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