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09-08-2010, 09:18 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by ewalk Quote
Indeed. My interest for a white DA35mm has increased dramatically.

Did anyone else notice that the new 35mm did not get a "DA L" designation?
Yep, I noticed, but also noticed that the product page at PentaxImaging.com uses the DA L designation:

smc PENTAX DA L 35mm F2.4 AL - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site


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Here is the youtube video:

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It really looks like crap in those photos. So far, I'm pretty disappointed. I don't know whether to take this as foreshadowing where Pentax is headed or not.
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Yup - and going off of the description on Pentax's website:

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A perfect choice for digital SLR beginners to familiarize themselves with the basics of using interchangeable lenses.
Most people on these forums are not in the target market for this lens.

It's price, weight and features (read: aperture) are plenty for someone just starting out with dSLR cameras.

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Not even a way to attach a hood.
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Not even a way to attach a hood.
Hood is included in the price, so I think it is safe to assume there is a way to attach it

Edit:Wrong again Steve...hood is optional...clip on or screw on.../Edit


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QuoteOriginally posted by ewalk Quote
Indeed. My interest for a white DA35mm has increased dramatically.

Did anyone else notice that the new 35mm did not get a "DA L" designation?
I thought that at first, but I'm not so sure that it is not a DA L.

smc PENTAX DA L 35mm F2.4 AL - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Come on, we don't even know half of the specs right now!
Pentax K-r mid-level DSLR announced with brief hands-on: Digital Photography Review

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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Come on, we don't even know half of the specs right now!
It is 6 elements in 5 groups with SP. It is a slowed down FA 35/2 with the addition of SP and plasti-mount and minus the aperture ring.

QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Hood is included in the price, so I think it is safe to assume there is a way to attach it

Edit:Wrong again Steve...hood is optional...clip on or screw on.../Edit


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IT is spec'd for these hoods: Plastic Square-edged Spring Type (PH-SA49) Rubber Round Shaped Threaded Type (RH-RC49)
09-08-2010, 09:28 PM   #40
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For once I agree with ogl: boring. An entry-level no-bells-and-whistles DA L lens and a camera body without WR. Well, I wasn't expecting so much from the K-r, but certainly hope K-5 will be a bit more interesting.
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I can't wait for someone to stick the new 35mm on a film camera and see what happens...

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It is a slowed down FA 35/2 with the addition of SP and plasti-mount.
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The big news for me is:
  • Return of the focus points in the viewfinder
  • Choice of Li or AA batteries


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Here is the youtube video:

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If you ever wanted proof that Pentax USA does not have a clue, just watch this video.

Here is a hint Pentax - hire actors to present your stuff. Having regular employees do your video makes it look like you are either cheap or broke, neither of which is an attractive proposition to your potential customers. At the very least, tell the guy to shave before you shoot the video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JoepLX3 Quote
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...
Correction, if you go here (found on others post on this forum, but it is going too fast)

????????????PENTAX K-r ??????????

They also have 12 lens colors...
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So this is the mystical camera? The new competitors from other brands will rip this in to pieces
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