DA-L 35mm f2.4 announced


Dangermouse

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 07:54
See here

I await reviews with interest, but if it's in the shops in time for Christmas I think I'll want one!
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Snootchies

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:05
Me too - what a stroke of genius!

I am starting to miss my 35mm F2; and this would seem the perfect antidote.

I'd say it's perfectly placed - it's sitting right in the middle (in terms of speed) of the 2 current contenders - 35mm f2.8 Macro LTD and FA/Samsung 35mm f2. Yet the (I would imagine) fairly significant price difference really makes this attractive alternative.

Let's just hope it performs as a Pentax prime lens should - second to none!
Bob

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Last Edited by Snootchies on 09/09/2010 - 08:05

flossie

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:19
Apparently, "related items" include a pair of binoculars. Is there something I'm missing...

Anyway, cheap lightweight prime(s) for beginners is good, although I think calling 2.4 "fast/low light" is somewhat stretching things... maybe in california...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

Hardgravity

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:38
Compared to the old manual 28mm and 35mm lenses I have f2.4 isn't bad.

Where's the price?
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

gartmore

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:42
£179 apparently just a shame it has a plastic mount though.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

flossie

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:42
Quote:
It will be available from the middle of October at a price of $219.95 / £179.99.

I still think the A 50/1.7 is nicer though, as long as you can cope with a bit of AF... and you should take a moment to think about shots with Primes anyway...

Edit : Plastic mount? So what... its for people who are used to the kit lens(es) and are highly price-sensitive.
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...
Last Edited by flossie on 09/09/2010 - 08:45

Hardgravity

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:48
At that price and having a couple of lenses on plastic mounts I'm tempted.

If the optics are as good as previous Pentax 35s then where can I get one?

Oops, sorry, got carried away there, what I meant was when are they due at SRS Chris?
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Mike-P

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:53


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flossie

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 08:56
New form of LBA - CLBA (coloured lens buying addiction). And at £179/pop, a lot cheaper, too...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

Hardgravity

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 09:03
Ooh ooh I want a red one, no make that a blue one, oh sod it I'll have the lot!

...not.

Aiming at the trendy new body owners perhaps?

I'll stick to black, or silver, maybe...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 09:05
And what does..

A perfect choice for digital SLR beginners to familiarize themselves with the basics of using interchangeable lenses.

mean?

Aren't the other lenses suitable?

Did I learn the wrong way?
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

stevejcoe

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 09:09
Pesumably as they are DAL and available in multi colours they are to be considered as part of the kit lens range. If so I would expect a much lower street price.
Hopefully Pentax will start bundling them as an alternative to the 18-55mm.
Remember the days when a 50mm prime was the standard lens bundled with a body?

flossie

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 09:11
There's some study showing that the vast majority of DSLR owners (note : not "enthusiasts") never change from the kit lens. That's what entry-level primes are aimed at... they aren't going to spend £400-£3000 on a "real" lens unless they have tried something that's "affordable" first!
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

johnriley

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 09:18
Perhaps the statement was written by whoever wrote the Pentax Lenses and Accessories booklets in the 1980s.

The favourite phrase for almost every lens was "the most versatile in the range"...

As for digital SLR beginners, it's quite right though. The perfect choice for familiarising them with the basics of using interchangeable lenses is to sell them ....an interchangeable lens.
Best regards, John

robbie_d

Link Posted 09/09/2010 - 09:27
I think this is a masterstroke. Just the kind of move Pentax needs to make to establish a greater foothold in the entry-level DSLR market.

Bear in mind that RRP of £179 will equate to a street price of £150, then this has the potential to be 'the' kit lens upgrade in the entry-level market.

Safe to say I shall be returning to Pentax ownership when funds allow. K-x and this beauty will form quite a partnership I'd imagine.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
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