DSLR outline from a Pentax UK catalogue


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VSonic06

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The DA* lenses look like 'cheap' Tamrons in the photo.
 

dnaxe

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hey!it does look like the k100D super indeed~!Sharp eyes Dnaxe:D
erh. I take no credit. I thought it did look like the K100D a little, although there were some small discrepancies.

Someone in the original post mentioned a k100d super, however, and the first press picture i found of it was pretty convincing.

Of course, I'm interested mainly because I'm hoping for a new Pentax DSLR (to be available in stores around early december would be best ;) )
 

whoelse

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The DA* lenses look like 'cheap' Tamrons in the photo.
Should be Tokina:
"The Tokina AF 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX has been announced at the PMA ... not 2007 but 2006. Ever since then it was and still is a phantom lens for users in many countries. At the time of this review the Tokina is available in some parts of Asia and there are the first few sightings in the USA just right now. So what is so special about this lens ? Well, obviously it offers a little extra kick at the wide end of the zoom range. The dedicated APS-C lens has a field-of-view equivalent to 24-75mm (full format) so many (Nikon-)users may survive without an additional ultra-wide lens. Another potential advantage is promised by the AT-X Pro (Advanced Technology - Extra Professional) portion in the name - these lenses are part of Tokina's pro grade lens lineup which is renowned for superb build quality. A lesser known aspect is the design background of the lens. It has been co-developed with Pentax where we'll seen a slightly different incarnation later this year (Pentax SMC DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 AL ED [IF] SDM). The Pentax-Tokina relationship is not a new one actually - e.g. the Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX and Tokina AF 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX, both highly regarded lenses, have the same origins so what we have here is a third-party lens with a little spice and glory from a genuine manufacturer. As of time of this review the pricing is still a bit fuzzy but it seems to head towards a street price around 600€/US$ which is quite a bit more than the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 or Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 but still significantly less than the for Nikkor/Canon 17-55mm f/2.8."
 

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