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    Review - Pentax 40mm/2.8 Digital Pancake Lens:


    http://dcviews.com/press/Pentax-DA-40.htm
    Kevin Guest

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    "Kevin Mikos" <net> wrote in message
    news:cvu419$i25$aioe.org... 

    A review would include some hard facts about lens quality, possibly
    comparisons against other lenses and sample images. The link does not even
    offer a picture of what is touted as the lens's best feature; a trick lens
    cap. The link is to a press release, not a review.


    jfitz Guest

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    "jfitz" <com> on 04 Mar 2005 posted
     
    >
    > A review would include some hard facts about lens quality, possibly
    > comparisons against other lenses[/ref]
    http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/normal/DA40f2.8.html
    Has scant little information also. except that it is composed of " 5
    elements in 4 groups " and has 'ghostless coating' as a special feature.
     

    they say:
    "all test shots we took with this Pentax f2.8/40mm lens were extremely
    detailed and showed a nice, natural rendition of colours. Contrast was
    superb"
    I guess everyone has to take their word on it.


    I notice now actually that the bottom set of photos on
    http://dcviews.com/reviews/Pentax-istDS/Pentax-istDS-review.htm

    are said to be from this lens. The text looks to be a cut and past from
    teh other page.

     

    'un the center and it becomes a hood' would've been neat to see,
    unless its not a 'flaring' hood and is really just a rasied edge.
    R.Schenck Guest

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    On 5 Mar 2005 02:22:28 GMT, "R.Schenck"
    <com> wrote:
     
    >>
    >> A review would include some hard facts about lens quality, possibly
    >> comparisons against other lenses[/ref]
    >http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/normal/DA40f2.8.html
    >Has scant little information also. except that it is composed of " 5
    >elements in 4 groups " and has 'ghostless coating' as a special feature.

    >
    >they say:
    >"all test shots we took with this Pentax f2.8/40mm lens were extremely
    >detailed and showed a nice, natural rendition of colours. Contrast was
    >superb"
    >I guess everyone has to take their word on it.[/ref]

    The sheep lap up that kind of crap. Reminds me of a "review" of
    the new Mustang GT, saying how it can hit 60mph in under 5 seconds.
    Did they test it to find this out? No, they culled it from Ford
    literature. But, the idiots out there will buy it without proof.
    -Rich
    RichA Guest

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    "RichA" <com> wrote in message
    news:com... 
    > >http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/normal/DA40f2.8.html
    > >Has scant little information also. except that it is composed of " 5
    > >elements in 4 groups " and has 'ghostless coating' as a special feature.
    > > 
    > >
    > >they say:
    > >"all test shots we took with this Pentax f2.8/40mm lens were extremely
    > >detailed and showed a nice, natural rendition of colours. Contrast was
    > >superb"
    > >I guess everyone has to take their word on it.[/ref]
    >
    > The sheep lap up that kind of crap. Reminds me of a "review" of
    > the new Mustang GT, saying how it can hit 60mph in under 5 seconds.
    > Did they test it to find this out? No, they culled it from Ford
    > literature. But, the idiots out there will buy it without proof.
    > -Rich[/ref]


    Well, at least they are saying that they tried it, even if they won't show
    you the pictures, rather than just saying "Pentax told us it was nice" -
    which is the equivalent of what your car 'reviewer' did!



    Peter


    Bandicoot Guest

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    Here's one with some sample pictures.
    They even have comparisons to the (almost legendary) old manual focus Pentax
    40mm.
    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/review/2005/01/17/753.html

    and here are more examples using some of the other lenses in the Pentax
    'limited" series
    http://dizin.co.kr/dipeople/proreview/ds/02.htm

    -john

    "R.Schenck" <com> wrote in message
    news:net... 
    > >
    > > A review would include some hard facts about lens quality, possibly
    > > comparisons against other lenses[/ref]
    > http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/normal/DA40f2.8.html
    > Has scant little information also. except that it is composed of " 5
    > elements in 4 groups " and has 'ghostless coating' as a special feature.

    >
    > they say:
    > "all test shots we took with this Pentax f2.8/40mm lens were extremely
    > detailed and showed a nice, natural rendition of colours. Contrast was
    > superb"
    > I guess everyone has to take their word on it.
    >
    >
    > I notice now actually that the bottom set of photos on
    > http://dcviews.com/reviews/Pentax-istDS/Pentax-istDS-review.htm
    >
    > are said to be from this lens. The text looks to be a cut and past from
    > teh other page.
    >

    >
    > 'un the center and it becomes a hood' would've been neat to see,
    > unless its not a 'flaring' hood and is really just a rasied edge.[/ref]


    John Guest

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