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02-09-2015, 08:36 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by jedie Quote
Will the DA also have a plastic bayonet?!?
According to the picture (which is that of the HD DA), it seems it will.


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I wonder when they will offer the service to replace red ring on recent lenses with green ring
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QuoteOriginally posted by jedie Quote
Will the DA also have a plastic bayonet?!?
If there are two versions, the DAL version will be plastic, but the HD version will be metal
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If there are two versions, the DAL version will be plastic, but the HD version will be metal
Must be black metal then.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
If there are two versions, the DAL version will be plastic, but the HD version will be metal
And not sure DAL will get QS although is should with a DC motor IMO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Must be black metal then.
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If it's in the same price range was the 18-55 WR, I might just get this to keep on the k-30 while my k-3 has the DA20-40.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Must be black metal then.

So this new series is made in Norway ?

Jokes aside, from the photo it seems the mount is plastic also on the HD version, but this can be a preliminary image not showing the official product.

Hope the L version retains the quick shift functionality...

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QuoteOriginally posted by simon_199 Quote
So this new series is made in Norway ?

Jokes aside, from the photo it seems the mount is plastic also on the HD version, but this can be a preliminary image not showing the official product.

Hope the L version retains the quick shift functionality...
Beat me to it. Pre-production models are often different from production models.
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If we rely on the green ring a bit, the image shows the SMC DAL, which would have a plastic mount. The possibly red-ringed HD DA might have a metal one?
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The SMC version is the Kit lens, the HD version is sold separately.
I wonder if there really will be a difference in the actual coatings,
or if there is just some "badge engineering" going on.

Kind of like the 55/1.8 and 55/2 Super-Takumars back in the day.
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If we rely on the green ring a bit, the image shows the SMC DAL, which would have a plastic mount. The possibly red-ringed HD DA might have a metal one?
Look at the name ring and read the lettering
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
If we rely on the green ring a bit, the image shows the SMC DAL, which would have a plastic mount. The possibly red-ringed HD DA might have a metal one?

Sorry but the image clearly shows "HD" on the front of the lens with a green stripe.
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Retractable...WR...that's going to be hugely useful for a lot of people.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
If we rely on the green ring a bit, the image shows the SMC DAL, which would have a plastic mount. The possibly red-ringed HD DA might have a metal one?
The two latest HD lenses (70-200mm and 150-450mm) have a green ring. Red ring is history. The image shows the HD DA version: HD is written on the name ring.

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