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    as a newbie, i do not understand the terminology used in lens, eg DA, SMC, (IF), etc.

    May i know where can i read up to understand better?

    Tia

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    the official website of whichever lens manufacturer that gives you those funny terminology ....

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    You can find quite some info about Pentax lens terminology here:

    http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/technology/lens_terms.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohok1973 View Post
    as a newbie, i do not understand the terminology used in lens, eg DA, SMC, (IF), etc.

    May i know where can i read up to understand better?

    Tia
    here you are.

    http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/technology/lens_terms.html

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    Other than those that mentioned,
    All the Clubsnap->Pentax's Sticky Thread is a good start too!

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    xie xie guys.

    At least now when I am looking into potential lens, I know what I am paying for

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