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09-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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New Q Lens Photo - 06 - Leaked


??????15-45mm F2.8?Q???FA645 MACRO 90mm F2.8?DA18-270mm F3.5-6.3 SDM???????????? - ????info

Around 25000, 15-45mm F2.8 [06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM] (for PENAX Q), expected price is over-the-counter sale in the near future

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That's a suggested retail of $319.95 in USD
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You guys sure these pictures aren't all just fakes?

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You guys sure these pictures aren't all just fakes?
Nope.
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The DA 18-270mm SDM strongly resembles the Tamron 18-270 (AF/MF switch, distance scale, focal length markings, Tamron PZD branded as SDM). This can't be anything but a rebranded Tamron (though I'm reasonably sure it's real)...

I'm not fond of superzooms of this kind. While I appreciate a versatile all-purpose zoom lens, I also care about image quality. To me, the DA 18-135mm lens is the best compromise between versatility and image quality. I'd prefer my DA 18-135mm any day of the week over an 18-270mm lens.

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The DA 18-270mm SDM strongly resembles the Tamron 18-270 (AF/MF switch, distance scale, focal length markings, Tamron PZD branded as SDM). This can't be anything but a rebranded Tamron (though I'm reasonably sure it's real)...

--DragonLord
I agree. But if it is a rebagged Tamron that is EXCELLENT News! Tamron has not released anything recently for K mount so if Ricoh has re-established/mended that relationship that is far better news than any specific features for a single lens. Still, I hope its not SDM.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Still, I hope its not SDM.
Tamron's Piezo Drive (PZD) is a special type of ultrasonic motor and can be treated as SDM by Pentax.

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That would be a great partner to the 8mm if the PQ is right.
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If they could put WR in that 18-270.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonto Quote
That would be a great partner to the 8mm if the PQ is right.
I'm still hoping they've got some fresh meat (07) for the Q PRIME lovers. A 4.3mm f1.7 would be awesome (24mm equiv).
(Hoping that all the Q stuff is combined into ONE announcement... leaving room for more).
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Nope.
You mean you're not sure?
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You mean you're not sure?
Yup.
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No one cares about the Q enough to fake these.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
The DA 18-270mm SDM strongly resembles the Tamron 18-270 (AF/MF switch, distance scale, focal length markings, Tamron PZD branded as SDM). This can't be anything but a rebranded Tamron (though I'm reasonably sure it's real)
Probably a good thing since the Tamron 18-270 is not available in the Pentax mount. Put some of that Magic Masala SMC on a good Tamron design and market the PZD as (an improved) SDM. Add a couple of these "imposters" into their lineup, and the SDM failure rate will plummet.
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