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    Hope this is not a repost.
    http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/d...pentax+17-70mm

    The edge softness seems to be quite disappointing
    D7000 + MB-D11, AF-S 18-105 VR, AF-S 70-300 VR, AF-S 50/1.8G, Tamron 90 Macro, Metz 50 AF-1.

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    Last edited by SpendorK; 10th September 2008 at 04:27 PM.

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    Default Re: DA 17-70/4 SDM review

    Shot by K20D & ISO 400, f5.6




    At 17mm



    At 24mm



    At 35mm



    At 50mm



    At 70mm
    Last edited by SpendorK; 10th September 2008 at 04:33 PM.

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    So you guys got the DA 1770 already? That's nice. I'm sure some guys would be very interested in that one.

    Hope you'd share more samples and feelings about the lens so many here would benefit

    Thanks and cheers!

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    Yeah...I'm interested..but wonder how will it perform as compare with the Sigma 17-70? Any advise from the pro?

    And how much will that be in local shore?

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    Default Re: DA 17-70/4 SDM review

    Quote Originally Posted by SpendorK View Post
    Shot by K20D & ISO 400, f5.6

    At 70mm
    Kinda soft image?

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    Default Re: DA 17-70/4 SDM review

    Just curious, the pics shot handheld or with a tripod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    Just curious, the pics shot handheld or with a tripod?

    Handheld lah.

    Please wait for Feng Wei test shot by Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpendorK View Post
    Handheld lah.

    Please wait for Feng Wei test shot by Sunday.
    Thanks

    Now I need a Sigma DC 1770. Who'd loan me one for the weekend

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    Default Re: DA 17-70/4 SDM review

    I can probably loan you mine I guess...
    A back injury 2 weeks ago kept me from bringing my equipment to work on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanswan View Post
    I can probably loan you mine I guess...
    A back injury 2 weeks ago kept me from bringing my equipment to work on a daily basis.
    Thanks Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpendorK View Post
    Handheld lah.

    Please wait for Feng Wei test shot by Sunday.
    Thanks, just want to make sure what i think and see is correct.

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    Default Re: DA 17-70/4 SDM review

    Was at Shriro and just saw the new DA 17-70. Size wise it is just a tad bigger than the DA 16-45mm. Unlike the DA 16-45, the lens barrel extends when zoomed to the long end. It has a pretty solid feel and the zoom is very smooth. The focus throw is much shorter than the DA 16-45 even though both have the same 0.28m minimum focusing distance. Definitely a very versatile zoom range.

    Fengwei, you should test the DA 17-70 against the DA 16-45 if you can.
    Curious to know how much this lens will retail.

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