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03-24-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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DA17-70/4 SDM at china

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03-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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stolen from the factory in Vietnam ?
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SDM in red... daddy like.
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will this also have a screw drive motor?

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wouldnt SDM have a larger focus ring that doesnt move when the lens focuses. That looks like a photoshop hack of a 16-45
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QuoteOriginally posted by qksilver Quote
wouldnt SDM have a larger focus ring that doesnt move when the lens focuses. That looks like a photoshop hack of a 16-45
Not sure, the DA14 isn't SDM but it ring doesn't turn at all, same goes for DFA's. So we can't conclude anything just yet.
03-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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Yeah, the red SDM looks nice.

Any price for it yet?

edit: on page 4, they seem to talk about 3500CNY ~ 320Eur, i don't know if it's for the DA17-70 though, the translation is not very good.
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Love the red lettering!

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Funny - Looks like a PS'd 16-45 to me.
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To me, it looks like the real thing...

Seems cool. I hope it has the screwdrive. If not, then it well not my cup of coffee...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxke Quote
To me, it looks like the real thing...

Seems cool. I hope it has the screwdrive. If not, then it well not my cup of coffee...
Don't all Petax SDM lenes work with the screwdrive? I know 3rd party lenses dont, but pentax should.
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QuoteOriginally posted by qksilver Quote
wouldnt SDM have a larger focus ring that doesnt move when the lens focuses. That looks like a photoshop hack of a 16-45
Isnt the 16-45 a single-cam design, while this lens looks like a dual-cam? Looks pretty legit to me!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Geekybiker Quote
Don't all Petax SDM lenes work with the screwdrive? I know 3rd party lenses dont, but pentax should.
Up to now yes! All DA* have both SDM and screwdrive AF. My fear is that Pentax is not going to repeat that with this 17-70. I don't care for SDM and on my ist D, if the lens does not have screwdrive type AF, it will become a manual focus lens only...
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This looks real to me- the samples Pentax showed at PMA were also very smilar to the 16-45, and John Carlson has stated that it is replacing that lens, so if they can figure out how to use the same outer shell, why not?

btw: does the 16-45 have a center pinch cap? This one looks like it does.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pornflake Quote
Yeah, the red SDM looks nice.

Any price for it yet?

edit: on page 4, they seem to talk about 3500CNY ~ 320Eur, i don't know if it's for the DA17-70 though, the translation is not very good.
i like that price point for SDM + constant f4!
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