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02-21-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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DA* Lenses Officially Announced

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*counting my pennies*
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*counting my pennies*
I will be begging in the streets of TO soon....


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So excited to see the forth coming Da* primes: 200 and 300mm

Da* 200mm appears so small and compact: a good thing to see!

However Da* 35mm f2.8 macro is a bit weird. Macro with 35mm? being f2.8 - any difference to Da* 16-50?

But theses DA* lenses do look fabulous. One of the lens hood looks "serated". What lens is that? Looks quite funky

Cannot wait to get these zooms since they are all less than 1000 dollars each!!

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I will be begging in the streets of TO soon....


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ROFL - I'm already ahead of you, I think?

*Running to get in front of Slipchuck to post that sign in front of a camera shop - "Need money to feed my LBA"*

EDIT - Second sign posted down the street *Wanted - 50-135 DA* Lens - please see the man with the sign in front of the camera shop*
02-21-2007, 10:43 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
ROFL - I'm already ahead of you, I think?

*Running to get in front of Slipchuck to post that sign in front of a camera shop - "Need money to feed my LBA"*

EDIT - Second sign posted down the street *Wanted - 50-135 DA* Lens - please see the man with the sign in front of the camera shop*
to circumvent the cost of the 50-135, i have given up eating....

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to circumvent the cost of the 50-135, i have given up eating....

A starvation protest to get what you want, eh? Who's going to notice? Oops I did!
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Whats all this hype about the 50-135mm for? Just buy a Sigma 70-200/2.8 already and you'll actually have some $$ left over.

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Whats all this hype about the 50-135mm for? Just buy a Sigma 70-200/2.8 already and you'll actually have some $$ left over.

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If we can ACTUALLY FIND ONE. NEW.
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oh right I forgot..most places don't stock pentax mounts haha. doh.

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I will be begging in the streets of TO soon....

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Haha I'll join you!
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ah, well, i'll have to sell my room but, who needs a room, i just need a table to put a computer, to process photos
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I told you so...

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
So excited to see the forth coming Da* primes: 200 and 300mm

Da* 200mm appears so small and compact: a good thing to see!

However Da* 35mm f2.8 macro is a bit weird. Macro with 35mm? being f2.8 - any difference to Da* 16-50?

But theses DA* lenses do look fabulous. One of the lens hood looks "serated". What lens is that? Looks quite funky

Cannot wait to get these zooms since they are all less than 1000 dollars each!!
There will be more in June as well...

Ben

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However Da* 35mm f2.8 macro is a bit weird. Macro with 35mm? being f2.8 - any difference to Da* 16-50?
I think it takes the place of the 50mm macro in the 35mm world.

I'm a bit disappointed in this choice myself. Although I own a FA 35 f2.0, and it is a fabulous lens, I was hoping for a fast 35 in the f1.4 range to give me a faster normal prime. Oh well, the FA will have to do.
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There will be more in June as well...

Ben
Mmmm Da55 is the one missing in this announcement .... please not an aperture of f2.4 or something macro as well...

So excited to hear more will be coming. Pity you cannot say any more but I do have something to look forward to.

Da* 200mm f4 macro coming soon?

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I think it takes the place of the 50mm macro in the 35mm world.

I'm a bit disappointed in this choice myself. Although I own a FA 35 f2.0, and it is a fabulous lens, I was hoping for a fast 35 in the f1.4 range to give me a faster normal prime. Oh well, the FA will have to do.
I was also anticipating the arrival of Da35 and Da55 as well ...

Hopefully there will be no more macro limited released as Da 21mm f3.2 macro limited etc. That would make pentax quite a class of its own.
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