DA 40mm f2.8 XS for GBP99.00 @Microglobe


derwood

Link Posted 15/11/2014 - 07:56
This is a fantastic little lens, and they appear to have copies in stock. If you can live without aluminium construction, distance scale, and quick-shift and don't mind the 27mm filter thread size, then you're getting a lens that is optically equivalent to the 40mm Limited (SMC, not HD) for under GBP100. Mine rarely leaves my K-01.

http://www.microglobe.co.uk/pentax-da-40mm-f28-xs-lens-black-p-10613.html

Ordered a couple of bits from Microglobe recently and, though they weren't exactly prompt in dispatching them, everything turned up as described and well packaged.

johnriley

Link Posted 15/11/2014 - 08:05
What a fantastic opprortunity. I'd buy one like a shot, but already have the 43mm so can't justify it just for the sake of it. It's a terrific optical design though and delivers stunning results.
Best regards, John

davidstorm

Link Posted 15/11/2014 - 09:47
I have one of these lenses, it is aluminium construction BTW, just not quite the same as the Limited version. It takes superb images and is a perfect partner for a K-01.

Regards
David
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derwood

Link Posted 15/11/2014 - 14:26
davidstorm wrote:
it is aluminium construction BTW

Aluminium mount, plastic/composite barrel and focusing ring, no?

manstanox

Link Posted 15/11/2014 - 17:32
I thought this was a good deal and have been on the sire and placed an order. However, I am a bit concerned because the order process was a little unusual, there was no print confirmation page and my e-mail address was shown incorrectly. I am wondering if the lens will actually show up,. Will keep you informed.

Conqueror

Link Posted 15/11/2014 - 17:46
I've bought online from MG before with no problem.
K-3ii

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 11:11
This or the 35mm for 79 or stop buying lenses when have range covered by sigma 24-70

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 20:24
Shocked no one has talked me in to buying a new lens

spinno

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 22:12
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Shocked no one has talked me in to buying a new lens

you're trying so hard to be good....
David

richandfleur

Link Posted 19/11/2014 - 01:09
I take it these mount to any K mount camera?

Only ask as they constantly make a point about it being for the K-01 and that idiot Mac Newson...

bforbes

Link Posted 19/11/2014 - 01:20
Yes any K mount
Barrie
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richandfleur

Link Posted 19/11/2014 - 05:00
bforbes wrote:
Yes any K mount

Thanks.

manstanox

Link Posted 19/11/2014 - 16:20
Following up my message of15 November I am very pleased to say that Microglobe fulfilled my order for the DA 40mm XS very quickly - it arrived yesterday with all the right bits and pieces. So a new lens for less than 100 - excellent value, hard to beat. My apologies to Microglobe for doubting them.
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