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12-11-2011, 04:15 AM   #1
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Pentax lens notation

Could anyone help with the difference between a Pentax DA lens and a PDA lens?

12-11-2011, 04:41 AM   #2

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No difference at all. Some online shops list P-DA instead of Pentax DA or smc Pentax DA. But practically you get the same lens in the end.
12-11-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
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AFAIK the only modifiers on modern Pentax series notations are FA-J, DA-L, and DFA, and * and Ltd. SMC is included in all lens named. But we abbreviate, take shortcuts, and PDA is a seller's shortcut for Pentax-DA. The P isn't official, just lazy.

(Hay, who remembers when PDA used to mean Personal Digital Appliance? Y'know, back before iPods and Blackberries. Ancient history now. But I digress.)
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Many thanks elho_cid, that helps to clarify lens acquisitions

12-11-2011, 08:04 AM   #5
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Thanks Rio Rico

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