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    Cool SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Hello Pentaxians,

    I am tempting to buy the DA* 60-250mm, but could not find review about it.

    Does anyone have any advice on this lens or compatible make?

    I am using the K20D.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Loke View Post
    Hello Pentaxians,

    I am tempting to buy the DA* 60-250mm, but could not find review about it.

    Does anyone have any advice on this lens or compatible make?

    I am using the K20D.

    Thanks.
    its coming
    i saw dpreview
    looks like its announced at photokina

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    It's not out yet, just officially announced. Should be available by end of the year :

    http://www.pentaximaging.com/footer/...cleId=10541171

    ˇ The smc PENTAX DAŤ 60-250mm f/4 ED[IF] SDM lens will ship in November 2008 at US $1499.95.
    ˇ The smc PENTAX DAŤ 55mm f/1.4 SDM lens will ship in December 2008 at US $799.95.

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    still waiting for some samples to appear... hopefully its good enough to convince mi, else unless i strike toto, else still no zoom lens for mi
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    still waiting for some samples to appear... hopefully its good enough to convince mi, else unless i strike toto, else still no zoom lens for mi
    Well, there are still some good zoom lenses, FA*28-70/2.8, FA*80-200/2.8, FA*250-600/5.6 ...

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Actually, now that you mention it, what price range does the FA*80-200/2.8 fall under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanswan View Post
    Actually, now that you mention it, what price range does the FA*80-200/2.8 fall under?
    Depends on condition, priced between 2k to 3k SGD. A mint condition copy can easily cost around $2500SGD

    The FA*2870 is around 1.6 to 2k ...

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Dun have an immediate need to get 28-70 range...
    More keen to look at the 7/80-2/300 range...
    Let's see how things goes first...
    There's still the K20D to upgrade to, the MacBook I've been eyeing since last year, that HTC Touch Pro that was just launched which I need to replace my phone that keeps hanging, a bigger dry cabinet, the list goes on....

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    here's a pic of the real thing on K20D.


    pic from dpreview, photokina 2008

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    I always wondered ..
    whats the knob on the lens for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Knight View Post
    I always wondered ..
    whats the knob on the lens for?
    What knob? You refering the round knob? It is on the lens tripod collar for tightening and loosening the tripod collar so that you can tilt the camera.

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Well, there are still some good zoom lenses, FA*28-70/2.8, FA*80-200/2.8, FA*250-600/5.6 ...
    Is FA* for film SLR?

    Since the DA* 60-250mm F4 will be availbale by year end, I have to settle with my FA 28-200mm F3.8 when I go to the F1 this Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    What knob? You refering the round knob? It is on the lens tripod collar for tightening and loosening the tripod collar so that you can tilt the camera.
    tripod collar?
    so the tripod is attatched to the lens?

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Knight View Post
    tripod collar?
    so the tripod is attatched to the lens?
    Its normal for such zoom lens to have a tripod collar, because the lens itself should weight more than 1kg. I believe part of the tripod collar can be removed.
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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Knight View Post
    tripod collar?
    so the tripod is attatched to the lens?
    why not...its simple physics and more practical... lens heavier than the camera, if tripod mount on the camera, the camera will bear the entire weight of the heavy lens, the stress on the camera mount will be great... mount the tripod on the lens, the camera mount oni has to bear its on weight... simple
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    why still no samples since its announcement someone should have tried it by now...
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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Loke View Post
    Is FA* for film SLR?
    FA* can use on film and digital SLR. Just that when use with our DSLR APS-C sensor with 1.5x crop, the FOV is different

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    why not...its simple physics and more practical... lens heavier than the camera, if tripod mount on the camera, the camera will bear the entire weight of the heavy lens, the stress on the camera mount will be great... mount the tripod on the lens, the camera mount oni has to bear its on weight... simple
    It's just base physics of Equilibrium.

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    Default Re: SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM

    ahhh
    true ..make sense
    thanks for clearing that up guys!

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