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Pentax 15-30 DFA

Defragged
Posted 28/02/2019 - 19:20 Link
This looks like a fair price for a lens that appears to be highly thought of. I have seriously considered purchasing it for myself but given that I already own a lovely Sigma 12-24mm full frame lens which is considerably lighter, has an aperture ring and the advantage of being a little wider, even if the quality isn't up to that of this latter day Pentax gem, I have procrastinated in pulling the trigger. To be honest, the Sigma serves my simple needs adequately and for a lot less shekels.

This lens has been for sale for several days now but today the asking price was reduced by 100.00 making it a fair purchase at 949.00 considering the price of new. So if any one is contemplating the purchase of a full frame wide angle lens for their K1 varient, this doesn't look like a bad punt:- https://www.ffordes.com/p/SOR-18-008937/lenses-pentax-af/15-30mm-f28-wr-d-fa-hd-...

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What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!
JAK
Posted 28/02/2019 - 22:29 Link
Ffordes look to have just ruined their website. It was easy to browse before with options for A lenses, AF lenses etc. Now its an endless mixed list in no particular order with little option to show different types. Ugh.
One of their previous critreria was to show just, say, PK/PKA lenses.
Do a search for PKA now and it just says sorry! What's the use in that?
John K
Edited by JAK: 28/02/2019 - 22:32
HarisF1
Posted 28/02/2019 - 22:59 Link
Yep, I hate it.
All the gear with no idea
Defragged
Posted 01/03/2019 - 09:11 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
Yep, I hate it.

Me too...
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!
Mike-P
Posted 01/03/2019 - 09:43 Link
I am slowly changing over all my zoom lenses to just Pentax brand and this is the only one I have left on my list but I rarely use wide and I too have the Sigma 12-24mm as well as one of the old Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 lenses.

Think it would have to be a fair bit cheaper for me to swap.
Posted 01/03/2019 - 10:00 Link
Defragged wrote:
HarisF1 wrote:
Yep, I hate it.

Me too...

Argh!

Why do something so dumb to their web site, it's now all but unusable, whereas it used to be really easy to browse through, what a mess.
barkin
Posted 01/03/2019 - 11:38 Link
JAK wrote:
Ffordes look to have just ruined their website. It was easy to browse before with options for A lenses, AF lenses etc. Now its an endless mixed list in no particular order with little option to show different types. Ugh.
One of their previous critreria was to show just, say, PK/PKA lenses.
Do a search for PKA now and it just says sorry! What's the use in that?

I take it you've not found the filters yet then? (RHS - Filter Products)

FWIW I didn't like it at first, but now that I've wandered around a bit I think it was just familiarity with the old site.

My biggest issue with Ffordes used gear is the prices...

YMMV of course.
Edited by barkin: 01/03/2019 - 11:46

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