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09-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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DA 50/1.4 leak from Pentax twitter

Typo or have they let slip a new 50mm?

https://twitter.com/PENTAXIAN/status/243375083077378048 or FreezePage if they nuke it

09-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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They link to PopPhoto which has the DA 50/1.8 as one of their 25 top deals,so I say typo.
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It's a Typo:


Our editors, being inveterate bargain boffins, once again bring you a select list of good stuff...for less
  • By Dan Richards on September 4, 2012


Pentax 50mm f/1.8 DA

While $250 might sound a little high for a 50mm f/1.8, this lens has Pentax’s SP (Super Protect) anti-smudge coating on lens elements, rounded diaphragm blades, excellent fit and finish. Film fans note: It covers full-frame 35mm.



They also listed the K-30 as a top pick:



Pentax K-30
Pentax keeps doing it—that is, producing weatherproof DSLRs with beefy construction and firepower (as in 6-fps bursts), but whose price challenges that of other makers’ entry-level models. The least expensive configuration: with the 18–55mm kit lens shown for $899.

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No it was a typo, look here The 25 Top Camera Gear Deals of 2012 | Popular Photography

and here The 25 Top Camera Gear Deals of 2012 | Popular Photography

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Typo - the article in question shows the F1.8: The 25 Top Camera Gear Deals of 2012 | Popular Photography
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It would have been the hell of a useless lens
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OMG! This was on Facebook as well, but I should have known people would interpret a typo (which btw doesn't look good on Pentax's part) for a leak, even if it is as unlikely as this one.
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Going to close this as it was a typo.


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