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02-26-2019, 03:56 PM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
"Weighty Eighty" rolls of the tongue better

As for the zooms, I suspect you're right about the ultra-wides, but the DA*16-50 and DA*50-135 are no match for their bigger cousins. Certainly smaller though!
Heh, yes it does

I havenít actually sold the big DFA zooms yet but Iíve done the product shots. Iím Just not using the 15-30 at all and the 24-70 and especially the 70-200 get left at home a lot. I can always buy them back later. I must say the DA* zooms on the KP arenít compact . . . .

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Heh, yes it does

I haven’t actually sold the big DFA zooms yet but I’ve done the product shots. I’m Just not using the 15-30 at all and the 24-70 and especially the 70-200 get left at home a lot. I can always buy them back later. I must say the DA* zooms on the KP aren’t compact . . . .
Yeah, I use the DA 18-135 DC and DA 55-300 PLM; they are plenty large for me {I don't need perfection}
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Yeah, I use the DA 18-135 DC and DA 55-300 PLM; they are plenty large for me {I don't need perfection}
Iíll probably use the money for the 11-18 and eventually the Weighty Eighty. K-1 will be a primes camera for me and the DA*ís were used. KP is for travel and snapshots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I think your scaling is a little out, but that's still one hell of a front element. Filter size might almost equal focal length!
Most probably. For instance the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art takes 82mm filters.

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Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "budget", but Fuji recently released a 155g, 16mm F/2.8 WR lens that makes the DA15 look a little old, and they're selling it for $400 (which is $50 less than the current price of the DA15)... With the fairly aggressive pricing on the X-T30, that kind of caught my eye.
Same with Fuji 23mm, 35mm, and 50mm f2's.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "budget", but Fuji recently released a 155g, 16mm F/2.8 WR lens that makes the DA15 look a little old, and they're selling it for $400 (which is $50 less than the current price of the DA15)... With the fairly aggressive pricing on the X-T30, that kind of caught my eye.
It has an aperture ring? Why?

Doesn't look as good as the HD DA15 version IMO plus doesn't have the fabulous in-built hood. I love built-in hoods!

Do Fuji do pixie dust? I bet I prefer the Limited

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It has an aperture ring? Why?

Doesn't look as good as the HD DA15 version IMO plus doesn't have the fabulous in-built hood. I love built-in hoods!

Do Fuji do pixie dust? I bet I prefer the Limited
I just seen photo samples and seen bad lens flares... +1 to DA15 already
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Compared to the D FA* 50 1.4
I see "AW" on the 'fat fifty', but no such designation on the 'weighty eighty'.
Is standard Pentax practice to reveal that sort of detail only later??
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I see "AW" on the 'fat fifty', but no such designation on the 'weighty eighty'.
Is standard Pentax practice to reveal that sort of detail only later??
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* lenses are usually AW now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
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* lenses are usually AW now.
Thank you.
I hadn't paid much attention when the last few lenses went through the process of pre-announcement -> announcement -> actual product.

I don't have enough money set aside, or perceived need, to seriously consider a lens like this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Thank you.
I hadn't paid much attention when the last few lenses went through the process of pre-announcement -> announcement -> actual product.

I don't have enough money set aside, or perceived need, to seriously consider a lens like this.
I think the decision to buy a professional caliber lens by enthusiasts like you and me requires some thought and choice. We canít have them all (though it seems I am trying to ) If I buy the Weighty Eighty there is something else I wonít be able to do - and thatís fine. It is just a choice.
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Wouldn't it be nice if, behind that custom KP prism/flash housing, there lurked a hybrid viewfinder and a GPS?

Not that I expect it – not right now, maybe – but maybe the next iteration will have those plus the GRIII touch screen and the on-sensor PDAF. If it does, then that's my next body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
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* lenses are usually AW now.
Any and all ☆ lenses have AW level of weather resistance (higher than WR).

In the past it was implicit, now the latest ☆ lenses include AW in their denomination.
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It has an aperture ring? Why?
You mean Fuji? It uses aperture ring to change aperture... go figures
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ascencio Quote
Same with Fuji 23mm, 35mm, and 50mm f2's.
A friend of mine moved from Canon FF to Fuji X. Recently he bought the ZEISS Touit 2.8/12. Seems to be a very nice option that weights only 260g at about ~ 900,- Ä. IĎm a little bit jealous about such options. Itís his second prime besides the very good Fujifilm 1.4/35. Although for me no reason to change brand.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Any and all ☆ lenses have AW level of weather resistance (higher than WR).

In the past it was implicit, now the latest ☆ lenses include AW in their denomination.
Yep. AFAIK, true since DA lineup. Obviously not applicable to F and FA lineup.
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