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08-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well I would as long as it is small and giving excellent IQ. The Sigma is way to big! A DA 22-38mm/f2.8 Limited could make a great small zoomlens.
It's a 35-70 all over again.

I'm just not seeing the pressing need.

But, with a re-release of the K-01....or equivalent.

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It's well into next month. Are they still coming?
Apparently. But still be patient, because Ricoh must first consult their astrologer and Tarot cart reader before launching anything.
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They should hire you, because you know exactly what products and when they must launch. It's always those doing the job who are clueless and should be regarded with disdain.
Tell me, Uluru, why are you still using the products made by people you regard as incompetents?
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I will certainly want this along with the DA 15 Limited to replace my DA* 16-50/2.8 that flares too much.
If it's a real limited (lightweight, small, well-built, very flare resistant), it would be on my wish list too. Especially if the IQ is more convincing than that of the DA21, which, from my admittedly very quick testing, isn't quite up there with the DA15 and DA35 Ltd.

Since I bought the DA15 earlier this month, I mostly leave my DA16-45 out of the bag to keep the weight down (today it contains DA15, DA35 ltd, M-50/1.7 and DA70), a much lighter zoom to cover the 15-35 gap would be very interesting.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
If it's a real limited (lightweight, small, well-built, very flare resistant), it would be on my wish list too. Especially if the IQ is more convincing than that of the DA21, which, from my admittedly very quick testing, isn't quite up there with the DA15 and DA35 Ltd
At 3.2 the DA 21 disappoints. At f/4 and beyond, as sharp as they come. It is a wide angle and a very convenient FL. They got it into a pancake and lightweight at that. That's its worth right there.
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At 3.2 the DA 21 disappoints. At f/4 and beyond, as sharp as they come. It is a wide angle and a very convenient FL. They got it into a pancake and lightweight at that. That's its worth right there.
Indeed, and I'm not ruling out that I'll buy it one day. It just didn't convince me in the way the 15 and 35 limiteds did.
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Indeed, and I'm not ruling out that I'll buy it one day. It just didn't convince me in the way the 15 and 35 limiteds did.
Same here. Last DA Ltd I bought, but the FL is so convenient.

I love the DA 15, but it's almost too wide (feet and shadows) and is more exposed on the mount with that front element. The 21 and 40 are true pancakes and go together like Cheerios and milk.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
A DA 22-38mm/f2.8 Limited could make a great small zoom lens.
Unfortunately, if it is going to be a compact zoom lens, I doubt it can be a constant f2.8. More likely this will be a variable aperture lens, maybe f2.8 to 3.5, or possibly slower. In any case, that would be in keeping with the design philosophy of the DA limited primes: slower in order to be more compact. For landscape use, a slower lens can be a plus, since it means fewer glass elements, which improves flare control, light transmission, color contrast, etc.

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I expected to see a "told you so" comment from Uluru

Or "it's not paperware anymore" from someone.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Poit Quote
I expected to see a "told you so" comment from Uluru

Or "it's not paperware anymore" from someone.
I am eagerly awaiting the expected declarations that this is just rehashed old technology, with poor design, few features, unneeded features, not available in colors, too expensive, too tall, too big, too small, too short, uses the wrong batteries, uses too many batteries, doesn't work with xyz camera, doesn't magically take pictures by itself, isn't available as a free trade up from current models, over-exposes, under-exposes, is too powerful, is not powerful enough, doesn't have built in radio controls, still uses P-TTL, is water resistant, is not WR enough, has Pentax name moved to a different place, has metal mount, tilts too far, swivels too far, doesn't tilt far enough, doesn't swivel far enough.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Poit Quote
I expected to see a "told you so" comment from Uluru

Or "it's not paperware anymore" from someone.
Nah ..
No need for it. I'm glad they're finally there!
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I am eagerly awaiting the expected declarations
you forgot has a red trim ring.
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you forgot has a red trim ring.
I am so embarrassed........ How could I forget.
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I am so embarrassed........ How could I forget.
I forgot the
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