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Pentax Australia Webstore Savings
Posted By: RobG, 11-26-2013, 03:53 PM

10% discount on lenses and 5% discount on cameras - until midnight Sunday 01 Dec 13 only.
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12-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #61
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DA 20-40 Limited on Pentax webstore

The new Pentax 20-40mm Limited zoom has just appeared on the CRK webstore, selling for $979 for black or silver. Unfortunately (deliberately?) it just missed the 10% off sale.

12-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #62
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I would have been interested in the DA 20-40mm at a discounted price. Pity.
12-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #63
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It's already cheap here compared to US though
12-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #64
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I got my 60-250 from CRK yesterday and wasted a couple of hours testing it last night before it gets wrapped up again for Christmas
And you need to look surprised on the day!

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First impressions were it's a little bigger than I expected, I'm sure I will get use to it though. During my testing at ~80mm I found it was sharper than my DA*50-135 @ f/4, and was just as sharp as my FA77 @ f/4. In other words, ridiculously sharp wide open. That was a very nice surprise.
Sounds awesome! I was also surprised by the size of the DA*300 f4. I haven't done anything beyond putting it on the camera yet, though.

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Other thing I found is that when shooting something at 2 meters away, there is barely any different in magnification at all between the 50-135 @ 135 and the 60-250 @ 250. If the 50-135 is really 135 then I'd estimate the 250 is 150 at 2 meters. I really hope/expect the situation improves for field sports I plan on using this for.
Sounds odd.

12-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #65
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Sounds odd.
It isn't odd.

It is normal for an IF (internal focus) lens to lose magnification the shorter the distance is.

Apparently the 60-250/4's focal length reduces to 135mm when at the minimum focus distance.
12-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #66
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It isn't odd.

It is normal for an IF (internal focus) lens to lose magnification the shorter the distance is.

Apparently the 60-250/4's focal length reduces to 135mm when at the minimum focus distance.
I'll bear that in mind with the DA*300.
12-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #67
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Correction - it arrived today! Woo hoo!!!
OMG it is so quiet when focussing!

No sign of lens flare looking almost straight into the sun. The hood is very fiddly to put back on the lens reversed.

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