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11-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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didn't include the 43 1.9 as he did for the '31 & '77. Anyone know why? Also, I thought the new '15 & '21 would be used with the K-3.

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Maybe because he hasn't done an In-depth review on the 43mm? He has said the review is coming in the near future.
11-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
didn't include the 43 1.9 as he did for the '31 & '77. Anyone know why? Also, I thought the new '15 & '21 would be used with the K-3.
The 21mm didn't impress, unfortunately. Lots more CA and distortion than expected (I did not write the in-depth review for this lens, but that was my experience with it when paired with the K-3). The 15mm is a fantastic lens no doubt, but given it's wide FOV it's not the kind of lens you'd use to capture fine details at a distance. That's just my opinion. The 35mm, which I never really liked for macros, actually really impressed me as a walkaround lens on the K-3, with its corner-to-corner sharpness. If only it didn't go bzzzzt bzzzzt all the time in live view

This is a very rare occasion, but I happen to have every single SMC and HD Pentax limited lens (except for the new 20-40mm) on hand right now. So, if there are any specific tests you'd like to request, I'll see what I can do. I'm planning on doing a SMC vs HD comparison shortly.

As for the 43mm, I haven't had a chance to try it with the K-3 yet. I might this weekend! And indeed, it's the only lens we don't have an in-depth review of at the moment, but I'm going to have someone take care of that very shortly (the other missing reviews are done and pending publication)

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can't wait for the 43 review. it's quickly becoming one of my goto lenses on the K3. I already don't leave home without it on the LX.


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