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02-09-2012, 05:28 AM   #16
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I never thought that they would actually do these recessed into the mirrorbox lenses. It seems as such a bad idea. The first XS lens works on the K5 but this one doesn't (I guess). So they will probably make what, 2-3 k-mount lenses that will only work on mirrorless bodies, so weird.
pay attention - after 560 mm - white sticky tape

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I guess I need to stop looking at buying a 50mm right now and wait for the new 50 1.8. Looks very similar to the 35mm 2.4. Hopefully it will be priced the same/better. Any word on availability?
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Did i catch a hint of red o-ring at the back end?
It's just a shiny metal part of the mount showing reflection from a nearby pink camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
pay attention - after 560 mm - white sticky tape
Also a big piece of tape next to the two switches.

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some other secrets/mysteries?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ionutmar Quote
some other secrets/mysteries?
I'm fairly sure the focus ring is the larger one on the left side of the image and the grip on the right side is just there to hold on to for mounting and unmounting the lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Why? It's brilliant. Instead of introducing a whole new mount and a complete new lens lineup, you make a couple of these recessed lenses. For longer lenses, a longer flange distance is just an advantage (you're basically reusing a tube that has to be included with every lens on those short-flange systems).
Indeed. Because of this we can still have that nice roadmap with 8 new K-mount lenses in 2 years.
With a new mount, they would have to make not only few wides, but also normal and longer lenses which would otherwise not benefit from the shorter registration distance. Cut the K-mount roadmap to a quarter, and tell me if you like it

About the small ring - someone (I don't remember who, sorry) speculated that it could be for polarizers.
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I guess I need to stop looking at buying a 50mm right now and wait for the new 50 1.8. Looks very similar to the 35mm 2.4. Hopefully it will be priced the same/better. Any word on availability?
DA560 and DA50 will be launched this year

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About the small ring - someone (I don't remember who, sorry) speculated that it could be for polarizers.
Didn't even think of that, but it certainly sounds like a good idea
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ogl, is this a joke? or what are these pictures?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Indeed. Because of this we can still have that nice roadmap with 8 new K-mount lenses in 2 years.
With a new mount, they would have to make not only few wides, but also normal and longer lenses which would otherwise not benefit from the shorter registration distance. Cut the K-mount roadmap to a quarter, and tell me if you like it
The alternative to a recessed lens is not a new mount, but a normal k-mount lens. All of a sudden we have room for even more k-mount lenses on the roadmap, and all lenses can be used on all bodies. But no, throw the k-mount compatibility out the window and save 10mm.
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We're trying to make sense of the design. Does the one on the CP+ and in the product photo have a hood that's already extended? Or is it in the retracted position? We're missing a photo of the front element of the lens; that will make it a lot more clear.
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Man they're on a roll these days! K-01 looks better every time I see pictures, that pink q looks beutiful, and now new lenses!
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I'm having trouble determining the size of the 560....it seems to be longer than necessary but the collapsable photos does seem quite right either. The photo above seems to indicate the correct placement of the mount for balance as the front elements are heavier. Something seems a miss though.

The A*600 is just slightly longer than the A*300 so I'm not sure why the 560 seems to be so much larger than the size of a DA*300.......




Adam...whoever is going to CP+, can they take a photo of a camera beside the 560 to get a sense of perspective?
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