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11-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #631
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Anybody know the apertures along the focal length of 20-40?

11-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #632
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More info in this review, plus that of the new Q WA lens:
Ricoh Adds New Lenses to the K and Q Mount Cameras - The Phoblographer
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Apparently the lens is selling at 88000 yen in Japan, roughly $900 USD.

More photos at: ????????HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR - ??????????by????????
It is a pretty big lens....


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Looks bigger than I had imagined it.

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All those photos are taken with the lens focused at infinity too, so it will get bigger as it focuses closer.
11-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #636
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Apparently the lens is selling at 88000 yen in Japan, roughly $900 USD.

More photos at: ????????HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR - ??????????by????????
It is a pretty big lens....

FA 31/1.8 - 69 mm too.
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That's a damn fine-looking lens on a damn fine-looking camera. 21st century technology meets 1960s styling = perfect!

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That's a damn fine-looking lens on a damn fine-looking camera. 21st century technology meets 1960s styling = perfect!

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I find the exif mre interesting actually:

Date Time Original 2013:11:06 14:15:26
Exposure Time 0.5
F Number f / 11
Exposure Program Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings 400
Metering Mode Pattern
Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length 33mm
White Balance Manual white balance
Make PENTAX Corporation
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I find the exif mre interesting actually:

Date Time Original 2013:11:06 14:15:26
Exposure Time 0.5
F Number f / 11
Exposure Program Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings 400
Metering Mode Pattern
Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length 33mm
White Balance Manual white balance
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX *ist DS
Haha, istDS and possibly with kitlens ^^;

Why is it that every single image of this lens in existence, the zoom ring is at 30mm? I'm having a bad feeling about it. Is it most compact at that FL?
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Pentax lenses particularly those kit lenses are shortest in their middle FL
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Pentax lenses particularly those kit lenses are shortest in their middle FL
Looking at those photos again I think you're right, the barrel protrudes a bit at infinity and in another photo looks to be flush
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The article suggests it's pretty light for its size - 291g. It also says that three HD DA lenses are to follow - 100-400mm, 10-30mm and 15-85mm in that order. We live in interesting times!
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I'm most interested in the 100-400mm DA lens - hopefully It will be good enough to replace my Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG:


Pentax K5IIs with sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG

The sigma lens has been having some focus accuracy issues - my FA*250-600mm f/5.6 and FA*300mm f/2.8 doesn't have any problems so it is most likely the lens itself.
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With the 20-40, I feel like I'm paying the salary for the people at Ricoh. And o yeah, they give me a lens to say "thank you".
It's outrageous that Ricoh's customers should pay for their salaries!
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It's outrageous that Ricoh's customers should pay for their salaries!
Yeah - whatever next!!

The 10-30mm is the one that most interests me. That would cover a good range for my type of photography.
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