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02-15-2016, 12:10 PM - 1 Like   #16
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For the 15-30, I don't like the inability to fit a filter. And it's not just a question of ballistic protection either; there's ND, ND grad and a whole lot of other things one might wish to do...

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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
For the 15-30, I don't like the inability to fit a filter. And it's not just a question of ballistic protection either; there's ND, ND grad and a whole lot of other things one might wish to do...
But you can use filters, perhaps not as easy as normal ( circular screw ) filters but with a holder you can do use them

For example with this:

http://www.amazon.com/Haida-Series-Filter-Holder-15-30mm/dp/B012BH5N06

or this:

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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
You can buy a Nikon, Sony, Canon camera and buy the same glass... what makes the difference here? We should expect more than a camera from Pentax.
Any Tamron lens is better than no lens, and the selection of Tamron re-badged lenses looks quite appealing, don't get me wrong.

Let's ask a new question. Pentax re-badged Tamron lenses have no in lens image stabilization. Can that result in better image quality? Less moving lenses, some people claim better bokeh without lens stabilization...

And... will the upcoming two new Tamron lenses also become available for Pentax...
There is a difference between designed by Tamron and made to Ricoh's specifications. Weather sealing, coatings, build quality can all be specified by Ricoh. It may or may not be the same lens that is sold under the Tamron name.
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I really do wonder how much of a difference there is between the Tamron and the Pentax versions of the lenses. I own the DFA 24-70 and it is a nice lens, but not sure if it really has any better sealing or flare resistance due to Pentax's fingerprints on its design or not.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
For the 15-30, I don't like the inability to fit a filter. And it's not just a question of ballistic protection either; there's ND, ND grad and a whole lot of other things one might wish to do...

Totally agree - this is disappointing. I use a polarizer frequently on landscape shots, and ND occasionally. If we get a high-quality prime (3rd party or pentax) in the 18-21 range that can take filters I'll probably be more likely to go with that and forego the 15-30 - flexibility sacrifice notwithstanding. At the very least this will give me pause before jumping in head-long.


QuoteOriginally posted by kooks Quote
But you can use filters, perhaps not as easy as normal ( circular screw ) filters but with a holder you can do use them

True, but at a significant size/weight/convenience sacrifice (although, of course, the lens itself is big and heavy, too, so maybe if one already has it the "horse is out of the barn" in this regard)


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QuoteOriginally posted by bpv_UW Quote
Totally agree - this is disappointing. I use a polarizer frequently on landscape shots, and ND occasionally. If we get a high-quality prime (3rd party or pentax) in the 18-21 range that can take filters I'll probably be more likely to go with that and forego the 15-30 - flexibility sacrifice notwithstanding. At the very least this will give me pause before jumping in head-long.





True, but at a significant size/weight/convenience sacrifice (although, of course, the lens itself is big and heavy, too, so maybe if one already has it the "horse is out of the barn" in this regard)


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Well people have survived with the Sigma 8-16mm so there are bigger challenges in life. Lol.
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QuoteOriginally posted by howieb101 Quote
Well people have survived with the Sigma 8-16mm so there are bigger challenges in life. Lol.

Yes, this is not among life's greatest challenges. And lots of the better WA zooms (and primes, e.g. Samyang 14) don't take filters natively. But, given my druthers, I'd still choose to have that feature if possible. Clearly the 15-30 will be capable of making fantastic images.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Let's ask a new question. Pentax re-badged Tamron lenses have no in lens image stabilization. Can that result in better image quality? Less moving lenses, some people claim better bokeh without lens stabilization...
I think that lenses shifted out from the optical axis must make some trouble regarding aberrations, distortions and so on, even if its standing still at that shifted position during the exposure. I that way I expect the Tamron to perform as good on Pentax with or without SR as it does on other systems when VC is turned off. I'm not sure how big the IQ penalty is when using VC.

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A couple of product pics have appeared on digi came:
???????D FA 15-30mm F2.8???D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6???? - ????info
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When i said we soon would also get the 15-30, some pentaxians said i didn't know shit..Where are they now? haha
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Thank you for the link. RRP of HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR is said to be around ¥216,000. Since this price includes 8% CT (consumption tax), it's equivalent to $1,749 / €1,899 / £1,449 (€ and £ prices incl. VAT).

No rumour on the price of HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
No rumour on the price of HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR yet.
I know the norwegian price..its around 6000Nok..thats around 700USD
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Thank you for the link. RRP of HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR is said to be around ¥216,000. Since this price includes 8% CT (consumption tax), it's equivalent to $1,749 / €1,899 / £1,449 (€ and £ prices incl. VAT).

No rumour on the price of HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR yet.
Tamron is 1300 USD, I think 15-30 will be the same. As DFA24-70 and Tamron 24-70.
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Do not conclude on Japan announced price, it's ... special.
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