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09-08-2010, 09:05 PM   #16
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Looks good to me too.
DA 35 also looks like a winner for a kit prime lens.
Good choice, Pentax, I say...

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Wow, that lens is much longer than I would have expected!

Also. despite my earlier comments, I won't buy one if they only come in pink.

Edit, again: Nevermind the pink comment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rory Quote
Not even a rubber ring for the focus? They really are cutting costs!
Not sure about that - have a look at the front end of the lens - looks like metal/plastic focus ring without distance indicators. Good IQ means more than a distance scale IMO.
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They call it mid-level? So no longer entry-level...
I take it the K-5 will be considered a high-end model?
Then again, in the body of the article, it makes mention of the K-r being an intro-level body...

So the K-r has a similar 12Mp CMOS as the K-x - only with an extra stop of ISO. Hope it's more than just another boost mode...
and the article didn't make mention of the DA 35...


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Not sure about that - have a look at the front end of the lens - looks like metal/plastic focus ring without distance indicators. Good IQ means more than a distance scale IMO.
Yeah, I suppose we're not looking at the best examples of the lens, either. However, it just looks really cheap to me. And it does seem a bit long for a 35/2.4.
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Is that the mic top right of the mount? (left in pic).
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Looks good to me too.
DA 35 also looks like a winner for a kit prime lens.
Good choice, Pentax, I say...
There's even gold, silver and metal brown models of the DA 35/2.4.
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Having a maximum aperture of f/2.4 for a kit prime lens of this focal length is a BIG disappointment when you compare that Sony has announced the DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM, Nikon has the AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G and Canon has the EF 35mm f/2 as budget equivalents... Bloody hopeless idiots...

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So boring camera and lens....No SDXC, adapter for АА is optional...No WR for body.

The price of DA35/2.4 is 20USD higher than Sony and Nikon 35/1.8

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So boring camera and lens....
Come on, we don't even know half of the specs right now!
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Looks like toy cameras. May be because it is simulated images? Waiting for the real product pictures.
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On K-x the lenses only come in limitted colors, so this one probably too

Any picture from the LCD, I am curious to see if they made it bigger?
- And also the OVF!!! Is pop-up flash K-x size or more K-7...
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So boring camera and lens....
yes, the only thing I'm curious about is the new AF..
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Having a maximum aperture of f/2.4 for a kit prime lens of this focal length is a BIG disappointment when you compare that Sony has announced the DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM, Nikon has the AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G and Canon has the EF 35mm f/2 as budget equivalents... Bloody hopeless idiots...
Yeah that was my first impression as well. Why 2.4? Sony and Nikon have lenses at 1.8 at similar price points... It may be cheaper but is only a 1/3 stop faster than the 35mm macro!

(didn't do maths on 1/3 stop btw, so please spare me the corrections )
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