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10-31-2017, 07:33 AM - 1 Like   #421
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We are no longer in the '90s.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
We are no longer in the '90s.
That's sad, I was 20 years younger in the 90s.
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Are we talking about the 15-30 now? I thought this thread was about the upcoming 11-18 AW. And I have a challenge believing that changing between a couple non-WR primes is easier than leaving a single AW rated zoom on the camera body. I just can't. And I honestly think that extends to the 15-30 as well.

This is why zooms are seen as convenient. I think you know that so there has to be some kind of communications breakdown going on here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
That's sad, I was 20 years younger in the 90s.
What a coincidence. So was I!

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The 12mm has an apperture lever and an A position.
neat... the picture in the reviews (same as stock pics on b&h) do not show contacts or aperture lever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
We are no longer in the '90s.
really sad news...
but FA31 is still in production and FA20 and FA28 was in production till 2004 and on sale till 2006-2007.

or do you mean that Pentax lost ability to develop compact FF lenses?
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"Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young..."
Should I skip to:
"The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded..."
?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
really sad news...
Yes, we were stronger and lens were smaller.
It is opposite now...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
really sad news...
but FA31 is still in production and FA20 and FA28 was in production till 2004 and on sale till 2006-2007.

or do you mean that Pentax lost ability to develop compact FF lenses?
A 31mm is quite different from a 11mm lens; and 2 31mm would weight about 700g. You're talking about 20mm and 28mm lenses just to be unfair... but add a 11mm f/2.8 prime to the 31mm and you'll surpass whatever this DA* weights.

What I mean is that things changed since the film days, and Pentax must adapt (or perish). If you want to stay in the '90s, you can use the existing options (with some effort of finding lenses on the second hand market).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
We are no longer in the '90s.
Voightlander Hellar III 15mm f/4.5, year of production 2016, specifications:
    • Diameter: 66.4 mm
    • Field of view: 110 (diagonally)
    • Length: 62.3 mm
    • Weight: 298g
    • Filter Diameter: 58 mm
    • Number of Aperture Blades: 10 (straight)
    • Elements/Groups: 11/9
    • Close Focusing Distance: 0.3 m
    • Maximum Magnification: 1:12
    • Mount: Sony-E
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That is a mirrorless lens. And quite large, I'd say.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
A 31mm is quite different from a 11mm lens; and 2 31mm would weight about 700g. .
we talked about 15-30, by the way check the thread
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The thread subject is the DA* 11-18mm though. Sorry for momentarily believing we're discussing it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The thread subject is the DA* 11-18mm though. Sorry for momentarily believing we're discussing it.
Ya, what's wrong with you? Don't do that again.
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That's sad, I was 20 years younger in the 90s.
My wife says I was 20 years older in the 90s. .
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