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03-05-2014, 04:32 AM   #256
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Ogl, get out of this body !
really sound like Ogl
Now you're being very unfair to ogl, I can't remember he being that negative lately!

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Now you're being very unfair to ogl, I can't remember he being that negative lately!
In fact I was not going after Ogl negativity rather his phrasing.
Ogl is lately quiet and not so negative indeed.
03-05-2014, 10:39 AM   #258
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
The FA Limiteds are still in production... so maybe they still have plenty of those glass...
The German Pentax employees say they arn't anymore in production. They only sell their stock. ... so we will see what the future says.
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FA Limiteds are out of production for 2 years.

03-05-2014, 03:09 PM   #260
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Did I make a mistake by buying SMC FA 77 3 month ago?
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Did I make a mistake by buying SMC FA 77 3 month ago?
No...
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Did I make a mistake by buying SMC FA 77 3 month ago?
No, it will work just as well now as it did before this thread was started.
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Vladimir,absolute not.
It is a wonderful lens,also with the K-3.
And the old Lims are little bit better in mechanical quality than the DA lims

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Did I make a mistake by buying SMC FA 77 3 month ago?
Don't be silly. You have bought yourself a piece of history that will never be repeated. All FA limited lenses are legendary.
Use it to progress your vision.
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Thank you guys )

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SORRY MY BAD ENGLISH!!!!!!!! )))))))))

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Thank you gays )
I'm not myself, but your welcome none-the-less.
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Thank you gays )
need to understand the difference - GAYS and GUYS ... don't you?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Moreover, if this "old lead" glass is forbidden in EU, imports of these lenses should have stopped for a long time.
This sound just storytelling.
Completely true. Optical glass is excluded from the legislation regarding use of lead in products.
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Completely true. Optical glass is excluded from the legislation regarding use of lead in products.
That's true for now, yes. But per EU Directive 2011/65/EU ("RoHS II"), the exemption lasts only until July 2016. Following that date individual exemptions would need to be applied for and (hopefully!) approved, but AFAIK that process isn't playing out yet, and I don't know if applications will be considered unless/until it looks like the exemption actually will end. The EU intends to review these exemptions from time to time, but I don't know what the current status of that effort is.

In the meantime no sane manufacturer would commit to manufacturing with this kind of uncertainty. And it's a supply chain problem -- even if Pentax thought it would be hunky-dory to sell only until 2016, they would probably have difficulty obtaining lead glass blanks.

This is all pretty dumb.
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