New DA 18-135


Roscoe

Link Posted 30/10/2010 - 18:42
Anybody own one yet?

What results have you had?

What price did you pay?

malcolmk

Link Posted 30/10/2010 - 19:30
SRS thought it just possible that it could arrive this week but were clearly far from confident and more hopeful for next week. However the translation of a Japanese page (in the K5 firmware upgrade thread if I remember correctly) referred to release (in Japan presumably) at the end of November. Maybe it is a bad translation, we can hope.

I am fairly well up the SRS queue for it. Meanwhile, midway as I am through an upgrade from the dark ages to the wonders of a K5 I find myself with no zoom lenses at all, just a 14mm and a 35mm. Believe it or not I've not really missed the zoom. It's just like the old days. But I won't cancel the 18-135 order, I'm just not chewing at the bit any more.

MrCynical

Link Posted 30/10/2010 - 19:33
malcolmk wrote:
However the translation of a Japanese page (in the K5 firmware upgrade thread if I remember correctly) referred to release (in Japan presumably) at the end of November. Maybe it is a bad translation, we can hope.

They aren't getting the 35 f2.4 until then either if I recall correctly, so not necessarily cause for despair.
Last Edited by MrCynical on 30/10/2010 - 19:34

Cayman

Link Posted 30/10/2010 - 20:04
The 35/2.4 is out in Japan. The 18-135 is not yet available.

Mike-P

Link Posted 30/10/2010 - 20:26
Cayman wrote:
The 35/2.4 is out in Japan.

SRS have the 35mm f2.4.
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Adam

Link Posted 31/10/2010 - 00:03
Mike-P wrote:
Cayman wrote:
The 35/2.4 is out in Japan.

SRS have the 35mm f2.4.

They certainly do - I was in SRS the other day and Chris let me try it out. From a quick test in the shop I was very impressed with IQ. Definitely a good value lens, very compact too, but I'm not tempted personally as I don't really need a prime at that focal length. Then again, at that price...
Cheers, Adam
Body: K5
Flash: AF-360
Primes: Pentax DA 35 f 2.4, Pentax DA*55, DFA 100 Macro
Zooms: Sigma 10-20 f 4-5.6, DA 17-70, DA 18-135, DA 55-300, Sigma 50-150mm f 2.8 (Mk 2)

MrCynical

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 11:00
Cayman wrote:
The 35/2.4 is out in Japan. The 18-135 is not yet available.

Ah, must be the US that doesn't have the 35 yet.

Gwyn

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 11:37
B&H are shipping the 35 as the K-r kit, but they don't have it as a separate lens yet. Not even listed.

Roscoe

Link Posted 12/01/2011 - 13:40
As this lens is now in the shops,has anyone any feed back on it yet

What results did you get with it?
would you take it on vacation?

Roscoe

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 14:35
Pleased that I purchased this lens!

womble

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 14:53
Only four years between posts...! K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 15:02
And it has more than halved in price since the original post.
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