"DL" lens?


ocatoro

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 20:41
Hi, I can't seem to find any info on a DL lens. only DA-L... is there a difference?
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col55555ine

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 21:35
this is what u need
link ; http://www.mosphotos.com/PentaxLensesExplained.html
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ocatoro

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 21:41
I have that. There is no reference to "DL", only DA-L
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 21:49
I think the DL suffix is a sigma one, I could be wrong, I normally am or so the wife tells me
I'm only 4fut3, but I look a lot bigger from a distance

Nikon D600, 18-55, 50 F1.8, Sigma 70-200 HSM,180macro.
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Pentax 35 28-80
Sigma 50 EX Macro.
A sexy little Q with 8.5mm Prime.
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ocatoro

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 21:52
yes it's on a sigma lens. is it the same as a pentax da-l then? or something completely different?
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johnriley

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 21:58
You need to check the Sigma website - their lens designations are quite different to Pentax.
Best regards, John

ocatoro

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 22:03
thanks john, just come up with this....

DL Deluxe. Full featured lenses and come with a custom lens hood, feature half stop increments on manual aperture settings, depth of field scale, distance scale, infrared correction mark.

advert said "manual and autofocus", so whilst i'm now a bit worried, i think i'll be ok.

it's a 70-300mm f4-5.6. it was cheap, but not cheap enough for it to be a manual lens. so fingers crossed now i suppose.
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 22:40
Ahh Sigma DL - the 70-300 came in two versions - DL and APO, DL being the budget variant - most probably AF. APO has better 'glass' and the APO macro variant of the mid90s was a good lens, not brilliant but good.

Depending which body you intend to attach it to makes a difference - but I would say this - DA-L is much, much better - unless of course you intend to use it on a film camera.
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ocatoro

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 22:44
fair one cheers ilovesaabs. the dl one is listed as a super macro, whatever that might mean.

for 50 i'll take a punt and see how we go. i have a nice sunagor 80-200 old manual lens that i really like. but just thought for sake of convenience, might be nice to have an autofocus from time to time.
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Crossed-up

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 00:49
I had the non-APO version of Sigma 70-300 before changing to the DA55-300. I was happy with mine and it sounds like a bargain at 50. Here are some shots with it on the *istDL2.












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ocatoro

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 07:35
ah cool, good shots
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ocatoro

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 07:09
lens arrived yesterday. it's actually pretty decent i think. took some quick mucking around shots at home. smallprint on an aerosol from across the room came up crispy clear. got a shot right up the dog's nose. autofocus works smoothly, all the rings turn freely but sturdily. well happy with it
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