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04-11-2016, 06:18 PM   #61
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Just a thank you from me for the work you have put into producing these. As a 645z newbie I am finding my way around and of course lens testing and comparisons very valuable particularly with a real subject - although I still like to see test charts as well .

Selecting a few of the files I see something a little strange when opening in ACR i.e. they are inverted, something I have never seen before (see attached). Well of course from each of our perspectives (You Australia and me UK) we are upside down and surprisingly neither of us has fallen of the world yet , so this is probably down to that and of course water circulating round the plug hole in opposite directions .

Obviously not a real problem but honestly this is how the images appears for me.
A clever Aussie joke, methinks.




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Yes, that's it exactly Mike. A deliberate and extremely witty joke and not merely a dunderheaded blunder on my part...
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I received an update saying "order shipping soon"...this is getting exciting...ok, not really.


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and now today:

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Your Ricoh Imaging USA order, #XXXXXX, has shipped!
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I'm new to the Pentax system so please excuse my ignorance on this matter.

Is this new 35mm lens weather sealed like Pentax's other recent 645 offerings. If not I wonder why they didn't do it.

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I'm new to the Pentax system so please excuse my ignorance on this matter.

Is this new 35mm lens weather sealed like Pentax's other recent 645 offerings. If not I wonder why they didn't do it.
no it is not a WR lens. That woulda been nice.
I pretty much treat all my lenses the same way, so it will likely get wet at times.
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I'd be more excited about it if it were WR as well. For now I'm pretty happy with the A but I'm following along to see what everyone's conclusions are.
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id swap mine out if it was wr
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Thanks Mike

I'm sure there is a reason they didn't WR that lens but it sure would have made it more attractive.
BTW I've been following your work for a while now, and it was you and Ed that convinced me to buy a 645D so I look forward to seeing how your new lens goes.

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Thanks Mike

I'm sure there is a reason they didn't WR that lens but it sure would have made it more attractive.
BTW I've been following your work for a while now, and it was you and Ed that convinced me to buy a 645D so I look forward to seeing how your new lens goes.
Hope you're happy with your 645D purchase then! Quite a responsibility on our shoulders otherwise...
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Guys,
would be great if somebody could comment on corner sharpness for the new lens compared to the A.
that's the one thing i am not happy with in my sample.
anyone ?

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Guys,
would be great if somebody could comment on corner sharpness for the new lens compared to the A.
that's the one thing i am not happy with in my sample.
anyone ?

cheers
Z
I will be doing a mini review of mine, which I am sending back. You are experiencing the same as I am with the DFA35.

I think there is some sample variation going on, because mine is not anywhere near the quality of the one that Diglloyd tested.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dogs857 Quote
Thanks Mike

... and it was you and Ed that convinced me to buy a 645D so I look forward to seeing how your new lens goes.
Hey don't try to drag me into it.


But seriously, thanks so much - i've gotten a few emails like that and really love to see others inspired by great tools.
Though I no longer have the 645D, the bulk of my work was shot with it and I have a great fondness for it.

Good luck and enjoy!

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QuoteOriginally posted by zobeleye Quote
Guys,
would be great if somebody could comment on corner sharpness for the new lens compared to the A.
that's the one thing i am not happy with in my sample.
anyone ?

cheers
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oh boy, can you share some samples?
My lens arrives Monday.
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I will be doing a mini review of mine, which I am sending back. You are experiencing the same as I am with the DFA35.

I think there is some sample variation going on, because mine is not anywhere near the quality of the one that Diglloyd tested.


Did you get a replacement and write a review? TIA
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I reckon the aperture blades of the DFA 35 are of rounded type, so the aperture is near round. What about the aperture blades of the FA 35? Are they also of rounded type even though the aperture appears octagonal? Could any owner of the FA 35 confirm this? Thanks.
I don't believe Pentax started using rounded blades until the digital area, so the FA version had straight blades.

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Did you get a replacement and write a review? TIA
Actually no I did not. I got screwed by Australian Customs and although I returned it to B&H, I did not get my GST back and they were going to charge me another $250-$300 to bring another one in, so I gave up on it.

Ridiculous actually, because its $1599 US but in Aus here a local camera store has it for $3150 AU. Just robbery.
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