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04-22-2009, 01:56 AM   #61
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Drooling
post some review man

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QuoteOriginally posted by pureluck Quote
Well, I spoke with a Pentax rep regarding this lens. His info is that April 24 is when Pentax will start shipping to the retailers, so you may not see them in the stores that day.
They are already in the stores. Had mine 24 hours already!
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QuoteOriginally posted by lol101 Quote
Sooooooo....
How is it?
You can follow his thread on the UK Pentaxforum:

Here at last! - DA* 60-250
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Amazon has it for pre-order. $1500ish U.S.

Amazon.com: Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM Telephoto Zoom Lens w/ Case for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics

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They are already in the stores. Had mine 24 hours already!
As far as I know they haven't been released in Canada yet. Are they worth the $$ or Euros?
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At the moment I would say yes definately, especially since the Sigma 100-300 F4 has recently gone from 759 to 1159 in the UK, the DA*60-250 is currently priced at 799.

If the price goes up like the Sigma does then the value proposition would be reduced, then only you could say if it was worth it to you!
04-24-2009, 01:25 AM   #67
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
You can follow his thread on the UK Pentaxforum:

Here at last! - DA* 60-250
In the link given by Asahiflex, you can now see a couple shots with the 60-250.
Seems it is sharp as possible with very little CA IMO.

Gonna get it... one day
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Would I be subjecting myself to overly much ridicule to ask how a DA* 60-250 f/4 would compare to either the Tamron or Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. Both of those seem to be well liked in lens review section. Is the DA* easily twice as good?

My particular interest is shooting wide open, as I tend to shoot overly much in dark buildings or ambient evening light.

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I've taken a few shots with it last Kina and it's brilliant
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Just for the fun of it:

Can anybody confirms it still is Dual focus? Or SDM only?
And does it.. cover 24x36? (surely not but hey.. just to be sure).
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Just for the fun of it:

Can anybody confirms it still is Dual focus? Or SDM only?
And does it.. cover 24x36? (surely not but hey.. just to be sure).
Yes - dual focusing for sure (KAF2), and yes it's FF ready (at least I've been told so)!

About the comparation with Tamron 70-200 we only have Richard Day's impressions: Test shot notes: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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Why doesnt this lens have AF limiter??
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