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09-20-2008, 07:23 PM   #61
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For me the 15 Limited strikes a great balance between speed, angle of view, and size. It looks eerily like the 35 Limited (if you ignore the hood), which makes it worlds smaller than either 12-24 or 14/2.8. the metal will make it somewhat heavy, but as a hiking/backpacking/canyoneering lens, this one looks like a keeper.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
You're losing me here. Perspective one can change by moving. FOV one can change only by changing lenses. So surely having the old 85mm equivalent it's more important for the FOV to be the same? And even better if the IQ is the same!
Same thoughts here, I don't see how perpective would be different since it's relative to the subject distance. The DA*55 will have the same FOV as the FA*85 on APS-C, the pictures will be indistinguishable except for dof and noise at the same aperture ratio.

Now for me, I don't see the point of the DA15/4. My 12-24/4 is already very good and not that big. The only improvement I could see on the DA15 would be CA control. The max aperture is disapointing as this has been for almost all DA limited and f/4 is the worse amongst them. I would have prefered to see the DA* 11-16/2.8.

Now the DA*55/1.4 is much more interesting. It will the first Pentax prime to be weather sealed. I hope the DA30 will have a large aperture too and cheaper than the 31/1.8.
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1299 Euros = 1 878.2241 U.S. dollars for the DA*60-250 f4 they must be on better drugs than me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
1299 Euros = 1 878.2241 U.S. dollars for the DA*60-250 f4 they must be on better drugs than me.
msrp price though, interesting to see street price
(sigma 70-200 is msrp US$1200 but street price is $799)

and with sigma and tamron 70-200's out now I wouldn't be surprised to see drop within a couple of months

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
1299 Euros = 1 878.2241 U.S. dollars for the DA*60-250 f4 they must be on better drugs than me.
Eh. We also get lower pricing. The K20D is about 800 at amazon.de, but only about $1000 here, and for lenses it's even more: the DA★ 50-135mm is $750 here and the same number in .
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Does anybody here think Pentax has worked on improving AF performance?

It seems the K-m will be using a 5-point SAFOX AF module.

Faster y/n ?
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I heard that
There is one BIG minus thing in K-m - only one central AF point or automatic selection, no manual selection

if it's true, it's no good at all...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I heard that
There is one BIG minor thing in K-m - only one central AF point or automatic selection, no manual selection

if it's true, it's no good at all...
I find with my K10D (usually with 40mm Limited lens), I get much less accurate focusing (way more chance of getting something in the background rather than the intended target) when I use one of the off-center focus points. So I've learned to focus mainly with the center point anyway. I sent it back for a tuneup a little bit ago and it may be better now, but honestly I'm in such a focus-and-recompose habit at this point that I've not used the outside ones enough to really check.

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although auto points works good
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Does anyone know of the TC is weather sealed? I am assuming not since it doesn't have the * designation but I am hoping that maybe they just add the *s to lenses and not a TC . Seems silly to have all the long sealed lenses and not have the one and only TC unsealed.


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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Does anybody here think Pentax has worked on improving AF performance?

It seems the K-m will be using a 5-point SAFOX AF module.

Faster y/n ?
Did you notice that everywhere it written only SAFOX without a number. I think that's because it's "...... and a half".

QuoteOriginally posted by palmor Quote
Does anyone know of the TC is weather sealed? I am assuming not since it doesn't have the * designation but I am hoping that maybe they just add the *s to lenses and not a TC . Seems silly to have all the long sealed lenses and not have the one and only TC unsealed.


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Well, the TC is still in the works with no release date, so, nobody could be certain of anything.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I heard that
There is one BIG minus thing in K-m - only one central AF point or automatic selection, no manual selection

if it's true, it's no good at all...
And I've read that exact post 3 times, by the same person, in this one section, which is against forum rules and just plain bloody annoying.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
Now for me, I don't see the point of the DA15/4. My 12-24/4 is already very good and not that big.
Not very big, maybe; but huge if you put it next to the limited lens. It would be at least twice the length and twice the weight.

The whole point of all the limited and pancake lenses are build quality, portability, and image quality. The handling and walk around convenience is very different when my camera is mounted with a limited lens vs a zoom lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by palmor Quote
Does anyone know of the TC is weather sealed? I am assuming not since it doesn't have the * designation but I am hoping that maybe they just add the *s to lenses and not a TC . Seems silly to have all the long sealed lenses and not have the one and only TC unsealed.


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It must be weather sealed, it will only take a rubber ring on the back mount, so it would be madness not to seal it, since it will be sitting between many DA*200, DA*300, DA*50-135 and a sealed body.

But I'm also wondering if it will fit on any lens or just the DA*200 and DA*300. Although I would love to have those lenses, I don't think I will own one in a long time, but I sure would like to have a good converter in the travel kit to extend the DA*50-135/2.8 a bit with preserved SDM autofocus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
I find with my K10D (usually with 40mm Limited lens), I get much less accurate focusing (way more chance of getting something in the background rather than the intended target) when I use one of the off-center focus points. So I've learned to focus mainly with the center point anyway. I sent it back for a tuneup a little bit ago and it may be better now, but honestly I'm in such a focus-and-recompose habit at this point that I've not used the outside ones enough to really check.
I 2nd that. Works faster for me than changing focus point. Just the way I work. But others will care.
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