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06-07-2008, 11:31 AM   #91
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Guess I forgot all those characteristics. Also don't like the idea of the 17-70 not working on my DS (in AF). This would keep me from stocking it in the store. Lens just alienated approx 80% of the people I sold a Pentax DSLR to.
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06-18-2008, 04:17 PM   #92
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I know it's not July yet, but I'm getting anxious to see how this lens performs (although it's high msrp)

Anybody got their hands on it yet???
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QuoteOriginally posted by barbosas Quote
I know it's not July yet, but I'm getting anxious to see how this lens performs (although it's high msrp)

Anybody got their hands on it yet???
Well IT'S JULY AND WHERE IS IT!!!!

I want to see some tests and full sized samples to see if I should get this or a 16-45 or the sigma.
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Delayed till july 30

according to the Japanese Pentax site the lens is delayed till the end of july due to the greater then expected demand.

???????????????????smc PENTAX-DA 17-70mmF4AL[IF] SDM?????????????PENTAX

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QuoteOriginally posted by KeesdH Quote
according to the Japanese Pentax site the lens is delayed till the end of july due to the greater then expected demand.

???????????????????smc PENTAX-DA 17-70mmF4AL[IF] SDM?????????????PENTAX

OH man, that just sucks. Well It will probably hit the shelves with the 60-250 now.
07-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #96
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Yes, delayed in Japan till July, 30.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
Well IT'S JULY AND WHERE IS IT!!!!

I want to see some tests and full sized samples to see if I should get this or a 16-45 or the sigma.
There has been a test already although small one in Chasseur d'Images. It wasn't without problem (which lens is?) but they thought it was defenitely a very nice step up from the kit lens.

You will find more info on the corresponding thread here: Chasseur d'Images tests 20 Pentax lenses
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Considering the production versions are not our yet and Ned had 2 sample proto types I think we will still have to wait for the final one to really know how it does.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
Considering the production versions are not our yet and Ned had 2 sample proto types I think we will still have to wait for the final one to really know how it does.
Sure, it wasn't even a full test btw, but it should give an idea of what to come, still.
07-07-2008, 04:42 PM   #100
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I would suspect, judging by the experiences of some on this forum, that any new lenses are going to be appreciably better on the K20. This might be a good marketing strategy for Pentax until the 3rd party vendors catch up.
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This lens is now in stock at my local store here in Vancouver, BC.

I think it's a tad expensive for me at the moment unfortunately... but presumably more info should be forthcoming on it soon...

Perhaps it will cause a glut of Sigma 17-70s on the market that I can acquire at low cost
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Looking at the focusing ring, the focus throw looks pretty short, so I would imagine AF focus would be pretty instantaneous. It might be tricky to fine focus manually though.
Dont thay all look the same??
I saw a lot smaller on other Pentax lenses. Never was a problem for manual focusing
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QuoteOriginally posted by sewebster Quote
This lens is now in stock at my local store here in Vancouver, BC.

I think it's a tad expensive for me at the moment unfortunately... but presumably more info should be forthcoming on it soon...

Perhaps it will cause a glut of Sigma 17-70s on the market that I can acquire at low cost

stick one on a K20D and take a few test shots for us @ 17 and 70 F4
07-15-2008, 08:55 AM   #104
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If any of our german members could help?

Here it seems it's already shiping for (if I undestood right) 499 Euro - 50 Euro rebate?

TeKaDe - Deutschlands und Österreichs Pentax Shop Nr. 1 - Pentax

I have to ask our german friends to provide a clarification.

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Seems in Canada it's available too for 649.95 CAD

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL IF SDM Lens DSLR Lenses Non-Full Frame 21740 - Vistek Canada Product Specs

They seem to have it in 3 of the 6 locations.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RaduA Quote
Here it seems it's already shiping for (if I undestood right) 499 Euro - 50 Euro rebate?

TeKaDe - Deutschlands und Österreichs Pentax Shop Nr. 1 - Pentax

I have to ask our german friends to provide a clarification.

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Unfortunately, TeKaDe hasn't the lens in stock. They're offered for pre-ordering.
The price is 499 Euro, you may claim 50 Euro discount if you've bought your K20D from this dealer.
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