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02-21-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Two DA star lenses "confirmed"

The other site reports a Pentax announcement, pentaxusa.com is unawares (as of this posting)

I like this part:

These two new smc PENTAX-DA* zoom lenses come equipped with a new SDM System, which assures smoother, quieter autofocusing operation using a built-in supersonic motor. When mounted on the PENTAX K10D digital SLR camera body, the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted autofocusing.+ When mounted on other PENTAX digital SLR camera bodies, the conventional autofocus mode using a camera-mounted motor is selected.

+ The PENTAX K10D firmware must be updated to take advantage of this automatic switching function.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kmccanta Quote
When mounted on other PENTAX digital SLR camera bodies, the conventional autofocus mode using a camera-mounted motor is selected.

That's great news for users of non K10D cameras! Pentax always thinks of their users! Kudos to them!
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and what would these lenses be?
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and what would these lenses be?
I didn't see it either! I was just happy to see that they would be backward compatible.

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DA* 200mm f/2.8
and DA* 300mm f/4

primes.....!

sept 07 release date...
02-21-2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Sorry, Here's a link to pentaxusa.com

Its the DA* 16-50 f/2.8 $899US and the DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 $999US

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