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New entry level limited lens

jimmoore
Posted 29/04/2011 - 16:56 Link
I see at SRS the da35 ltd has now become the new entry level lens as the da40 cost more.

Do you think that the DA35 is to be replaced?

Jim
testdasi
Posted 29/04/2011 - 17:21 Link
That makes more sense to me though. The 35mm ltd is a lot more versatile, compared to the 40mm.
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jimmoore
Posted 29/04/2011 - 17:31 Link
It is my most used lens, followed by the 15
PaulEvans
Posted 29/04/2011 - 18:01 Link
My most used lens also. What would it be replaced by?

Paul
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Dangermouse
Posted 29/04/2011 - 20:29 Link
The DA 35 Ltd may also be suffering from the DA 35/2.4. While the Ltd may be better, a lot of people will surely look at the prices and go for the cheaper lens.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
Don
Posted 29/04/2011 - 21:16 Link
Dangermouse wrote:
The DA 35 Ltd may also be suffering from the DA 35/2.4. While the Ltd may be better, a lot of people will surely look at the prices and go for the cheaper lens.

I did. I also looked at image quality... Pentax would do well to bring out a series, 18mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, and 85mm all budget primes, all plastic all with comparable image quality...
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testdasi
Posted 29/04/2011 - 21:55 Link
Don wrote:
Dangermouse wrote:
The DA 35 Ltd may also be suffering from the DA 35/2.4. While the Ltd may be better, a lot of people will surely look at the prices and go for the cheaper lens.

I did. I also looked at image quality... Pentax would do well to bring out a series, 18mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, and 85mm all budget primes, all plastic all with comparable image quality...

Yup, then I can buy the ltd equivalents at lower prices.
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Oggy
Posted 29/04/2011 - 21:55 Link
Don wrote:
Dangermouse wrote:
The DA 35 Ltd may also be suffering from the DA 35/2.4. While the Ltd may be better, a lot of people will surely look at the prices and go for the cheaper lens.

I did. I also looked at image quality... Pentax would do well to bring out a series, 18mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, and 85mm all budget primes, all plastic all with comparable image quality...

Argh!
Anvh
Posted 29/04/2011 - 22:16 Link
testdasi wrote:
Yup, then I can buy the ltd equivalents at lower prices.

Indeed, i would like to have quick-shift and a hood with my lens and the buikd quality of the ltd is a nice bonus...
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Dangermouse
Posted 29/04/2011 - 23:12 Link
I'm quite surprised we haven't seen a rash of copies of either the old FA 35mm lens hood or the 35mm Ltd lens hood.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
Anvh
Posted 30/04/2011 - 12:11 Link
Dangermouse wrote:
the 35mm Ltd lens hood.

That one doesn't have a seperate hood it's build in right?
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Dangermouse
Posted 30/04/2011 - 13:02 Link
Ah ok, for some reason I thought it had a screw-in hood!

There's a thought, how about bringing back the pull-out metal hoods on telephoto lenses? Much easier than having an extra hood to fit after removing the lens cap.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
johnriley
Posted 30/04/2011 - 13:04 Link
Dangermouse wrote:
Ah ok, for some reason I thought it had a screw-in hood!

There's a thought, how about bringing back the pull-out metal hoods on telephoto lenses? Much easier than having an extra hood to fit after removing the lens cap.

Possibly built in hoods are out for reasons of AF lens construction. In any event, as we now have bayonet hoods at least they are better than screw-in ones!
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Anvh
Posted 30/04/2011 - 15:36 Link
johnriley wrote:
Possibly built in hoods are out for reasons of AF lens construction. In any event, as we now have bayonet hoods at least they are better than screw-in ones!

The DA35 limited is an AF lens right and it's even very small for it's size?
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Dangermouse
Posted 30/04/2011 - 21:17 Link
Yep, but a wide(ish) angle lens like a 35mm doesn't need an especially long hood, so it won't take up too much depth in the lens body when retracted. If you look at something like the Pentax-A 200mm f4 the lens hood is a pretty long construction to have to find space for.
Matt

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

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