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DA* 55mm F1.4 -$595
Posted By: Adam, 12-05-2012, 01:48 PM

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Pentax Telephoto 55mm f/1.4 DA* SDM Autofocus Lens 21790 B&H

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12-17-2012, 06:31 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Well there were 81 lenses in the survey and 4 SDM failures. I don't think anyone will guarantee that your SDM won't fail, it is just a lot lower percentage with the Pentax primes than with the DA * zooms (particularly the 16-50 and the 50-135). Anecdotally, I have owned one of these for three years and it hasn't shown any signs of problem.

It would make sense that the motors in the 55 would be less prone to failure -- the lens elements are smaller and the overall design is a lot less complex than with the DA * zooms.
ok , I understand where you and adam are coming from Da*55 SDM is less Prone to Failure, but incase of a failure there will be no place where I can drop the lens off to have it repaired.warranty is none existant unless I pay more to have it shipped back to US to get it repaired or pay to get it locally repaired. I already made a mistake buying the Da18-135 online which has been shipped offshore to get repaired and they tell me this lens is bullet Proof. I shoot a lot so more likey I will be one of the statistics. and that is after 5 Months of Da18-135 ownership.

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