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11-01-2014, 09:14 AM   #91
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DC plus WR for 16-85 though f3.5 - 5.6 well good enough for me

11-01-2014, 10:51 AM   #92
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Red is for HD coating.
Green for SMC
Gold for top lenses

Silver? I dunno no silver.
The DA 35 f/2.4 and DA 50 f/1.8 both have green rings and no SMC.
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They definitely have SMC coatings, both the smc PENTAX-DA35mmF2.4AL and the smc PENTAX-DA50mmF1.8.

All green-ring lenses have SMC coatings (AFAIK), but not all SMC lenses have green rings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
I missed that DA-L/645 colour.
I just noticed that these two lenses have silver rings too:

- SMC Pentax D-FA SMC Macro 50mm F2.8
- SMC Pentax-D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro

So the DA fisheye, DA-L lenses, 645 lenses and these two D-FA macros are silver ring. Hard to see what all these lenses have in common. A plastic lens body? Very confusing.

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well in near future maybe we can get ultradry coatings that is like those of lotus
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
They definitely have SMC coatings ...
Sorry, got SMC and SDM mixed up.
11-01-2014, 12:16 PM   #97
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I just noticed that these two lenses have silver rings too:

- SMC Pentax D-FA SMC Macro 50mm F2.8
- SMC Pentax-D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro

So the DA fisheye, DA-L lenses, 645 lenses and these two D-FA macros are silver ring. Hard to see what all these lenses have in common. A plastic lens body? Very confusing.
Hmm, my D FA 100 f/2.8 Macro WR, a recent copy, is all black but for the lettering.

What does it all mean?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nakedgun Quote
Hmm, my D FA 100 f/2.8 Macro WR, a recent copy, is all black but for the lettering.

What does it all mean?
If your lens has no colored ring I would get rid of it soon and cheap! I will send you my address!

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If your lens has no colored ring I would get rid of it soon and cheap! I will send you my address!
I have red, green, black, and blue(samsung version 50-200) rings on my Pentax lenses. All I need is a gold ring and I can compete in the pentax olympics
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QuoteOriginally posted by robjmitchell Quote
I have red, green, black, and blue(samsung version 50-200) rings on my Pentax lenses. All I need is a gold ring and I can compete in the pentax olympics
Wow so hardcore Pentax will be proud and maybe churn out a new ring with new colour
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Pentax should produce spare colour rings so we could change'em following the mood.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Pentax should produce spare colour rings so we could change'em following the mood.
Why not. Pink rings, blue rings, white rings, black rings for mourning. Maybe even pulsating LED rings
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Its all about the colored rings baby haha ya'll guys are just spamming this thread LOL orange ring might be handy too!
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Great my favorite colour is orange
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
It is already 72mm so anything faster would be even bigger and more money. Though if i had a vote i would have preferred constant f/4.

But the 18-135 is also 3.5-5.6 and has only 62mm filter so can someone explain why this lens needs a 72mm filter for the same aperture and less focal length?

I must be missing something.
Good question. Is anyone out there thinking to get the 16-85mm. I am thinking to get it, I presently use 16-50mm DA* lens as all purpose
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