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04-01-2008, 09:08 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by gnaztee Quote
I sent a question about weathersealing on the 17-70 to Pentax through the general comment/question avenue on the Pentax USA website. This is the meat of the response I got:

"That information really has not been released. I suspect that any SDM lenses will be watersealed though, because of the electronics inside them."

Maybe there's still hope?

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I'd suggest not to hope anything, just not to be deceived later. I really would be surprised but of course I'd be very happy about that if true.

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Be nice if pentax became the "weather sealing for the masses" maker.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Geekybiker Quote
Be nice if pentax became the "weather sealing for the masses" maker.
I'd be more than nice
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haha, pentax, the subaru of cameras..

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so for some reason I can't seem to find a picture of this anywhere on that chines thread.... Anyone have another link?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxke Quote
Bummer!

I was one of those potential buyers, but I guess I waited in vain... Why am I even staying with Pentax really? They won't deliver me a substitute for the ist D and now this.

I guess you could always use it manually but with this short a throwing distance (how do you call that?) that will be a hit and miss...

Och well, I guess I can always spend my money on Sigma's 17-70. Seems to be very good as well.
On the roadmap is a TC to give sonic ability. So it might make the lens bigger, but it should make it possible for you to use it on a regular K100 DSLR



QuoteOriginally posted by gnaztee Quote
I sent a question about weathersealing on the 17-70 to Pentax through the general comment/question avenue on the Pentax USA website. This is the meat of the response I got:

"That information really has not been released. I suspect that any SDM lenses will be watersealed though, because of the electronics inside them."

Maybe there's still hope?

Todd
I don't think it will have the sealing like the DA* lenses. Canon had a bunch of USM lenses, which were not sealed, as I understand it.

I expect some dust sealing, but not fully gasketed
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
On the roadmap is a TC to give sonic ability. So it might make the lens bigger, but it should make it possible for you to use it on a regular K100 DSLR
*ist D is what I have , but I really don't see how a TC is going to make this lens have a screwdrive type AF...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxke Quote
*ist D is what I have , but I really don't see how a TC is going to make this lens have a screwdrive type AF...
I dont know, but I was thinking that this Rear Converter for SDM, would function in a way to translate the screwdrive AF into an SDM signal for the lens.

Ive been considering the *Ist D camera several times, it really is a great package.

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Now I see where you come from...

IMHO the SDM converter which translates screwdrive AF into SDM or vice versa will never come. It would sure make the converter too expensive for only a marginal use...

Besides, if it is a 1.4x converter, it would make the 17-70 far less interesting, as it would become a 24-100...
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QuoteOriginally posted by OniFactor Quote
haha, pentax, the subaru of cameras..
Yep, constantly being bought and re-bought by different entities
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Considering I drive a subaru, this is probably the best description and a very good compliment for Pentax.

Now more 17-70 F4 info lol.
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Here is the spesification for DA 17-70/4 Fovi AS - smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm (EXCEL SHEET) If this is correct there is no screwdrive, only SMD
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Well, the link in the first post takes me to page 2 of a forum with no photos or anything else. Moving to page 1 shows no photos either. Does anyone have the photo saved and could post it in here?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hopi Quote
Here is the spesification for DA 17-70/4 Fovi AS - smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm (EXCEL SHEET) If this is correct there is no screwdrive, only SMD
Direct link to the specs:
http://www.pentax.no/accounts/433774/File/Datablader/Objektiver/18720.xls

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PS: This is from an official source, FOVI (Pentax Norway)
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