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DA 50 1.8 and DA 35 2.4 on sale @ Pentax store online
Posted By: ranjitacharya, 10-04-2014, 04:56 PM

DA 50 f1.8 - 120$ in US
DA 35 f2.4 - 150$ in US.
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20-40 Limited for $799 is lower than anywhere else also. Suppose to be extremely sharp for a zoom, I've heard PF has a in depth review coming.
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Would you buy a 2nd hand Silver HD-20-40 for $660?

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Wow, great prices esp. on the da50. That one has 7 aperture blades for great bokeh too as I recall!
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FYI -- There is $10 shipping too and tax in AR CT and IL
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There are a bunch of lenses on sale there.
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Holy cow! I am so tempted to impulsively jump on that DA 50mm! It makes me wonder if there's a new lens coming this Christmas and old inventory needs to be cleared out?

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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Would you buy a 2nd hand Silver HD-20-40 for $660?
And where would this theoretical 2nd hand silver HD 20-40 be?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
It makes me wonder if there's a new lens coming this Christmas and old inventory needs to be cleared out?
That makes two of us.
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And where would this theoretical 2nd hand silver HD 20-40 be?
Just a local listing here in my area, although I am contemplating to get it since I already have the DA 21 and the HD 35. If not for the mediocre results in the reviews, jeez, it's a no brainer.
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After running a 10k fundraiser for the local high school i have a new sense of clarity. Even though this is a great bargain I am going to pass. I have enough 50mm lenses to last me a couple of centuries. Happy shooting to all those who jump on this opportunity for a fine 50!

(Watch, I'll buckle at the last minute and snag it anyways! Haha!)
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Just a local listing here in my area, although I am contemplating to get it since I already have the DA 21 and the HD 35. If not for the mediocre results in the reviews, jeez, it's a no brainer.

If it were local to me, I'd do it. Can test it in person before buying anyways. Online I'd be more hesitant. $660 is a nice price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
That makes two of us.
This makes me wonder too.. I had thought if the digital FF body was coming soon, these FF-able DA's would be locked into crop mode on the digital body (assuming it has such a thing). Perhaps, IF there is a new body coming out soon, the new lens would just have a new coating and a different ID that wouldn't auto lock it to crop mode. There is NO indication of any of this. But it does have me wondering.. I mean it makes sense for them to recreate the wheel for a new body and then claim they have released new lenses, when the majority of them are the old lenses with new lipstick.

In any case, this is a fun lens on APS-C at 75mm focal length.... would be a nice starter portrait lens. I've used it at an airshow for static displays and landscape photographs though as a well as brenizer style panoramas.... sharp and nice IQ all around.

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Btw the 35mm f/2.4 I find is fantastic for indoors shooting.. birthdays .. that sort of thing.. it has the ideal focal length on APS-C to get a person in the photo and leave what you dont want in the shot out. plus f/2.4 is pretty nice.. though IIRC it sharpens stopped down a little.
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If I didnt already have the non-art sigma 50, i would so jump on this.
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