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10-31-2013, 10:13 PM   #76
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?HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR???? - ????info

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From readers, we have to provide an image of the black and silver of the new interchangeable lens Ricoh (Pentax).

"It is F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm" the other day, rumor has flowed, but lens the image below seems to become a spec similar to this.

Such as the shape of the zoom ring, the DA lens until now, this lens, it has changed quite a design. Because it is the lens brightness also does not overdo it at a low magnification, it is the place where you want to expect to image quality."
The pic looks pretty nice.
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That is one interestingly contoured zoom ring.

If the scale is accurate, looks like it's the size of a DA 35 F2.8 and a DA 21 fused together (give or take a little).
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
That is one interestingly contoured zoom ring.
The ring reminds me of my M42 Takumars.



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Looks handsome! Need to see the hood though--does not look like a built-in type. Hard to tell, but it does appear larger than, say, the 35 Ltd. Anybody on a real computer who can put the zoom next to a pic of a current Ltd?

I was skeptical, but Digicame Info keeps referring to it as being DC and WR--in my mind these pics don't clear up the issue for me. But DC-Info seems to often have the inside track, so it is probably right.
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The ring reminds me of my M42 Takumars.
Yes, that fluted zoom ring is definitely Tak-esque! One other thing I noticed is the f/32 DOF marking. Would that be only for the longer lengths, or right from 20mm?
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Happy days! So much awesome stuff coming out in the last few months.
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For comparison:
Sigma 20-40 2.8 = same 2x zoom range, faster on long end, FF coverage (a moot point) and makes camera keel over due to enormous size and weight.

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I doubt I will be picking it up but I have to admit that it does look pretty snazzy and it seems fairly compact too. Not too shabby!
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Unless it is sharp across the frame from max. aperture I do not see the appeal of this lens. Looks to be almost the same size as the 18-55mm WR. Slow aperture, narrow focal range. Quite likely expensive. What's the attraction aside from the nice build quality? A small pocketable F4 prime in the range of 135 - 180mm in limited drab (similar to voigtlander 180mm) would be a more interesting gap filler for the lineup.

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That depth of field scale is unusual on a zoom lens. I wonder to which end of the zoom it refers: I'd guess the wide end.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ayoh Quote
Unless it is sharp across the frame from max. aperture I do not see the appeal of this lens. Looks to be almost the same size as the 18-55mm WR. Slow aperture, narrow focal range. Quite likely expensive. What's the attraction aside from the nice build quality? A small pocketable F4 prime in the range of 135 - 180mm in limited drab (similar to voigtlander 180mm) would be more interesting and would be more of a gap filler for the lineup.
Not pointless at all! A very nice filler between the DA 15 Ltd and DA 40 Ltd; a gap I've been intending to bridge for some time. However, the much much faster (much much larger) Sigma 18-35 f1.8 is tough competition. Interested to see the relative prices, and relative optical quality. Very attractive looking lens though!
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Here's a rough size comparison.

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That depth of field scale is unusual on a zoom lens. I wonder to which end of the zoom it refers: I'd guess the wide end.
Since the 4's touch the red center line it clearly refers to the 40mm end.

Nice Takumar touch on that Limited! Maybe it's a good sign for upcoming 'classic' design items
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I bet my dog's left nut that the red ring is the leading edge of a pull-out hood.
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