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02-21-2014, 11:48 PM   #586
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikemike Quote
I recently got the DA XS 40 and it is such a slight lens that I can really feel the mirror slapping around when I depress the shutter. Does the regular 40 mm feel that way as well or does the extra weight help dampen the mirror?
Which camera? I never felt it on the K-5, even less on the K-3. The weight of the lens is negligible.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
Which camera? I never felt it on the K-5, even less on the K-3. The weight of the lens is negligible.
I am using the K-30. When I take a picture using the DA XS 40, I can really feel the mirror moving, much more so than with any other lens.
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Wow....dat looks an amazing one.....
02-23-2014, 12:38 PM   #589
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Still no news on this lens...

02-24-2014, 09:05 AM   #590
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Have a K-5 and have been awaiting this Sigma 18-35 for a while. Hopefully not too much longer...
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The thing is, this lens is so unique it's not like Sigma needs to worry about you getting tired of waiting for it and buying a competing product. I'm afraid this won't see a Pentax release until summer.
02-24-2014, 09:45 AM   #592
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Just noticed there is a new member review of this lens posted:
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (Art) Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

I'm surprised because I didn't realize it has already been released for K-mount. Is this a genuine review?
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The reviews that I've read for this lens make it sound amazing. I was very surprised to see the price and excited to see it offered for Pentax. I am interested to see how well it sells. I don't have much money to spend on lenses at this time so this is definitely going to be my next lens. Now to come up with $800...

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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
Just noticed there is a new member review of this lens posted:
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (Art) Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

I'm surprised because I didn't realize it has already been released for K-mount. Is this a genuine review?
The reviewer is in the UK. Perhaps Ricoh started distribution there already?

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TipTop electronics in the UK claims to have it available for shipping now:
Buy Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Pentax | TipTopElectronics UK

Don't know a single thing about this store. Any UK posters out there who can tell us something?
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That review seems pretty general. And that UK website is a mess. I tried to search for the Sigma 30mm for Pentax to see if they claim to have that ready also. But the search page returns an error. I doubt this is available yet.
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Nope - still waiting - it would be great with the K3
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QuoteOriginally posted by manishved Quote
Nope - still waiting - it would be great with the K3


This is what Im waiting for, wonder if the 30 & 35mm will be released around the same time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alex Nostalgix Quote
This is what Im waiting for, wonder if the 30 & 35mm will be released around the same time.
The Sigma 35 f/1.4 Art has been out for K-mount since May 2013.
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oh yeah that right!
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Loving this lens and it will be an awesome fit when they finally get it to us
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