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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    I've tested the lens last night and this morning, here I try to answer your Qs: 1-2: I can confirm 1 and 2 are very good, good enough that I don't even need to worry about which aperture to use for infinity target. 3: I'll check tonight when I'm home. 4. min focus distance marked on the lens is 28cm, I don't know if it's for full range, but most likely it is. Bokeh is really smooth and nice, better than most zoom lenses or even prime lenses I've used 5. I took some shots of my kids at home last night, seems pretty good. But I'd better comment on this w/ proper setup and targets (kids moving too much)
    Sounds like hot Wow Factor !! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post

    I've tested the lens last night and this morning, here I try to answer your Qs:

    1-2: I can confirm 1 and 2 are very good, good enough that I don't even need to worry about which aperture to use for infinity target.
    3: I'll check tonight when I'm home.
    4. min focus distance marked on the lens is 28cm, I don't know if it's for full range, but most likely it is. Bokeh is really smooth and nice, better than most zoom lenses or even prime lenses I've used
    5. I took some shots of my kids at home last night, seems pretty good. But I'd better comment on this w/ proper setup and targets (kids moving too much)
    Went to apd today....do agree what fw said.....but seems abit huge for a limited lens. Imho lolxx :-)

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    Default Re: HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR

    Another temptation from Feng Wei. Arrr!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiyen View Post
    Went to apd today....do agree what fw said.....but seems abit huge for a limited lens. Imho lolxx :-)
    Its about the size of the 31ltd right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Its about the size of the 31ltd right?
    from pentax forum database

    HD Pentax-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
    Diam x Length: 71.0 x 68.5 mm
    Weight: 283 g

    SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
    Diam x Length: 65 x 68.5 mm
    Weight: 345 g

    DA20-40 seems slightly fatter but lighter
    Last edited by Yamakasi; 27th November 2013 at 05:04 PM.

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    How would this 20-40 compare to a 16-50f2.8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Its about the size of the 31ltd right?
    Was at APD, it's same size as 18-55 WR , as slim as or slightly fatter a bit than , feels slightly lighter than though.

    It's full Metallica body no plastic , I guess it is aluminum since it's surprisingly so light!

    minimum distance is amazingly 250mm or less slightly estimate.

    At f2.8-4.0, it's not as fast as FA77 which I like,
    Waiting for fengwei review ! Go Bro!

    Taken some shots indoor, will post .
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post

    Its about the size of the 31ltd right?
    Its about there. I tried it abt 5 to 10mins....overall not bad feelings. I like the zooming ring. Feels like old tak lenses lolxxx.....just wait for bro fw review then. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiyen View Post
    Its about there. I tried it abt 5 to 10mins....overall not bad feelings. I like the zooming ring. Feels like old tak lenses lolxxx.....just wait for bro fw review then. Cheers
    Thanks.

    Hard to choose.
    On the one hand, I've got 24,31,35,40,43mm covered with primes and I get DA21ltd to close the whole thing.
    On the other, this lens potentially can 'live' on the camera for most of the daylight hours when I'm on a tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post

    Thanks.

    Hard to choose.
    On the one hand, I've got 24,31,35,40,43mm covered with primes and I get DA21ltd to close the whole thing.
    On the other, this lens potentially can 'live' on the camera for most of the daylight hours when I'm on a tour.
    Yes, i agreed. I myself got a da15,f28,f50 and planning to get a fa85 f1.4 if any chances lolxx.....da20-40 hmmmm will be spoiling my combo.....lolxx....anw still need to wait for bro fw poisonous updates lolxx.....

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    I think everybody has gone too carry away about the lens quality & built, so forget about the price of this lens. Anyone knows the

    local price of this lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flame angel View Post
    I think everybody has gone too carry away about the lens quality & built, so forget about the price of this lens. Anyone knows the local price of this lens?
    Amazon Japan S$1040, local price should be near.
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    should I sell my FA31 for this? Can only have one...

    WR is a key factor, IQ a given...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipKr35 View Post
    Amazon Japan S$1040, local price should be near.
    I just checked Amazon japan, it is 89,800 yen. current exchange rate is about sg $1 to 79 yen. so it is about S$1136. The exchange rate is

    very good right now for sgd to yen. so If local price is similar with the aforesaid price then it is very good and tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyFinger View Post
    should I sell my FA31 for this? Can only have one... WR is a key factor, IQ a given...
    Isn't FA WR as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipKr35 View Post
    Isn't FA WR as well?
    Ermm. Philip, not. FA lenses are not WR ....

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    We need a comparison review
    DA21,DA35,DA40,DA70 ! If IQ is same or better as these DA primes , then it is worth it!
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    Default Re: HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipKr35 View Post
    Isn't FA WR as well?
    NO they are not WR. How come you think they are? So far only DA* and DA with WR are WR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easyFinger View Post
    should I sell my FA31 for this? Can only have one...

    WR is a key factor, IQ a given...
    If I were you I would keep it & save up to buy the 20-40. The wide opening of the FA 31 could give you the edge in low light, further this is

    by far the most praised lens in IQ & built +++. I've been drooling to have the FA 31 but would not want to part my hard earned money for an

    expensive prime lens. If you can sell it to me cheap cheap then I would advice you to go for the 20-40 drop the FA 31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    NO they are not WR. How come you think they are? So far only DA* and DA with WR are WR.
    Because I don't own a FA lens...
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