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04-15-2015, 02:02 PM   #451
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Haven't been able to test it with the new firmware yet. I had only pre-production lenses. Sent them back. Waiting for the finished product.
ah so the lenses you had were not totally polished(for 36hrs ) ,so I guess the production ones will be even better

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But you wrote
"You are very right about that.I've been waiting for this new lens so long but when finally came out
I was totally hurt with this Price.."

And that although it has been stated a zillion times here about the expected price.
You say it is too early to compare but you seemed (from your post) already made your mind for the Sigma.
Price of course is important but it seems for you the price is too high for the lens, which is impossible to say now (and for complete disclosure I will NEVER afford such lens so I'm myself included)
You are 100% right
It won't gonna happen again, I'm not here to argue .
Have a nice week!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shanti Quote
ah so the lenses you had were not totally polished(for 36hrs ) ,so I guess the production ones will be even better
Yes, they will be
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How much better will it be compare against the sigma 150-500 or the 150-600 contemporary?

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QuoteOriginally posted by simon6z Quote
How much better will it be compare against the sigma 150-500 or the 150-600 contemporary?
From what I've seen so far, the 450mm f5.6 shots seem to be significantly sharper than the 150-500 at the long end. As compared to the 150-600, @500- 600 sigma is said to be soft, the AF is much faster on the pentax K3 combo as compared on the 150-600 on the Nikon (this was claimed by a forum member who played with both setups in an European camera show) We'll have to wait and see how the d-FA fairs with the 1.4 tc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
From what I've seen so far, the 450mm f5.6 shots seem to be significantly sharper than the 150-500 at the long end. As compared to the 150-600, @500- 600 sigma is said to be soft
And don't forget that at f6.3 (or 1/3 stop of light less) which is the wider aperture of the other lenses, a high quality lens as it seems to be the DFA will give even more sharp and contrasty pictures...
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OK, it's the 17th of April 2015, and according to the Japanese Ricoh site this is the date the DFA150-450 should "Come out". Is this still correct or does the site need updating? I'm eagerly waiting for the moment I can walk into my local B&M store and get my copy...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
From what I've seen so far, the 450mm f5.6 shots seem to be significantly sharper than the 150-500 at the long end. As compared to the 150-600, @500- 600 sigma is said to be soft, the AF is much faster on the pentax K3 combo as compared on the 150-600 on the Nikon (this was claimed by a forum member who played with both setups in an European camera show) We'll have to wait and see how the d-FA fairs with the 1.4 tc.
Yep. I'm the forum member. And I comfirm of course what I wrote earlier.
Both DFA's (prepro samples) were much faster than anything you remotely know about Pentax, a heavier too btw and the 150-600 I tried (no idea the version) on a Nikon body felt pedestrian (@600/6.3).

Real world tests will be more objective though. But I was very impressed. You know, we're talking about Pentax It was a bit hard to believe at first.

Here's the thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/290412-report-bruss...days-dfas.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
OK, it's the 17th of April 2015, and according to the Japanese Ricoh site this is the date the DFA150-450 should "Come out". Is this still correct or does the site need updating? I'm eagerly waiting for the moment I can walk into my local B&M store and get my copy...

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Last i heard, is that its not far away. Will ask later today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
OK, it's the 17th of April 2015, and according to the Japanese Ricoh site this is the date the DFA150-450 should "Come out". Is this still correct or does the site need updating? I'm eagerly waiting for the moment I can walk into my local B&M store and get my copy...

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It is listed as in stock at Amazon Japan as of this post: Amazon.co.jp? RICOH PENTAX ???????? HD PENTAX-D FA150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW 21340: ???????

Shouldn't be long before it reaches overseas retailers.
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?HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW: ??? | RICOH IMAGING Looks like it's in stock on the Japanese Ricoh Store... (the 70-200 still says placing an order is only reserving it, i.e. pre-ordering)
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Just talked with Ricoh now. From now on and out remaining of April, they will be shipped out. This is both 70-200 and 150-450.
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Yay ! And after april, do you have any information ?
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Yay ! And after april, do you have any information ?
I guess they will keep on shipping. But the answer i got today, was that the shipping starts now! And will continue through april until its in stock everywhere.
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I guess they will keep on shipping. But the answer i got today, was that the shipping starts now! And will continue through april until its in stock everywhere.
That's a good new !! We should have more feedback and pictures in a few weeks
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