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02-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #76
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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).
+1, gazonk has the right idea here. If you are really looking for small, one can go to these specially designed lenses, maybe 3 altogether, thats as many as Fuji x1 has now. If you want to play around a little more, you can use any of the regular K mount lenses. It is brilliant pragmatism.

Compare that to the x100 - one fixed lens.

With my K5, i probably won't buy the XS lenses, but others may like to. We are all different and diverse with our shooting styles.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
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.
I dunno.. seems like you mount the camera and not the lens. ;-)
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You seem to have mixed up a few of the 'parts' on these lenses. The part labelled HOOD in most shots is labelled Part 1 in another. Obviously the hood is retractable and built in. It seems that the actual tube may also be retractable or detachable as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
You seem to have mixed up a few of the 'parts' on these lenses. Part one in these images should be the hood.. obviously the hood is retractable and built in.
I think first (head) part has a slidable feature to lens' rear side.

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Judging by the thumbscrews etc I'd sat that the tube actually telescopes... collapses etc. It may well come apart but it makes more sense to me to be able to collapse the lens for transport.
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Ah, so it telescopes. That explains the astronomical-ness of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogunturkay Quote
I think first (head) part has a slidable feature to lens' rear side.
agreed
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Q with the K adapter + a Zeiss lens:



Hmm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
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.
Sounds good to me. A major criticism of the K-01 is that it's big for a mirrorless. This XS lens design effectively claws back some of that bigness. Presumably there will be more mirrorless K-mount bodies in future.
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Thinking the same thing ..

QuoteOriginally posted by claimed4all Quote
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?
I really like my 35 f2.4 and hope for the same performance (and price point) for the new 50 ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
As the French say, "je vais gerber" ...

I going to throw-up ... even the box (et al.) is pink. "The horror, the horror ..." to quote Marlon.
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It's Tefal ...

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a manufacturer of cookware, say T-Fal or something for a non-stick, abrasion proof exterior.


Edit: nix the non-stick idea, slippery exterior would be hard to hold!
Just FYI ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
consensus seems to be one switch is AF/MF and the other is focus limiter.
Having said that, I have seen lenses like you mention. Especially surveilance lenses use "something" to combat air turbullance but I don't think Pentax would include it in folding, non DA* lens...
I think I remember to have seen a video one or 2 years ago from Pentax to illustrate the image improvement obtained by atmospheric turbulance reduction on one of their product. T
It is a real issue for birders. When there is some strong wind here (50 % of the time) images obtained from the FA*600 from birds at let's say 20 meters are clearly degraded over those obtained with quiet weather conditions. So it would be useful and a clear advantage vs competitors
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Can I stack the Q -> K mount and the K mount -> 645 adapter and use 645 lenses on the Q?
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QuoteOriginally posted by goubejp Quote
I think I remember to have seen a video one or 2 years ago from Pentax to illustrate the image improvement obtained by atmospheric turbulance reduction on one of their product. T
It is a real issue for birders. When there is some strong wind here (50 % of the time) images obtained from the FA*600 from birds at let's say 20 meters are clearly degraded over those obtained with quiet weather conditions. So it would be useful and a clear advantage vs competitors
Yes, I remember too. It was for their surveillance cameras IIRC. Pretty impressive stuff but I don't remember if the resolution was suitable for still photos.
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