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Reminiscent of the Nikon 45 f/2.8 but, alas, designed for the digital crop factor. Crops out to 60mm equivalent which puts it in a class of its own, I s'pose. [url]http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/04121501pentax_pancakelens.asp[/url] [url]http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/pentax_40mmlens.gif[/url] A light and discrete solution for the street shooter. The mentioned Nikon used to go for around $280 at B&H ... I'd expect this new Pentax, limited to digital, will be in the $150 - $200 range... no telling, no prx at B&H yet. Cheers, Alan -- -- r.p.e.35mm user resource: [url]http://www.aliasimages.com/rpe35mmur.htm[/url] -- r.p.d.slr-systems: [url]http://www.aliasimages.com/rpdslrsysur.htm[/url] -- [SI] gallery & rulz: [url]http://www.pbase.com/shootin[/url] -- e-meil: there's no such thing as ...

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    Default Street shooters! Cult lens in the making? Pentax 40mm f/2.8 "pancake"


    Reminiscent of the Nikon 45 f/2.8 but, alas, designed for the digital crop factor.

    Crops out to 60mm equivalent which puts it in a class of its own, I s'pose.
    [url]http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/04121501pentax_pancakelens.asp[/url]
    [url]http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/pentax_40mmlens.gif[/url]

    A light and discrete solution for the street shooter.

    The mentioned Nikon used to go for around $280 at B&H ... I'd expect this new
    Pentax, limited to digital, will be in the $150 - $200 range... no telling, no
    prx at B&H yet.

    Cheers,
    Alan

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    Default Re: Street shooters! Cult lens in the making? Pentax 40mm f/2.8 "pancake"

    On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 16:08:22 -0500, Alan Browne
    <alan.brownefreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:
    >
    >Reminiscent of the Nikon 45 f/2.8 but, alas, designed for the digital crop factor.
    >
    >Crops out to 60mm equivalent which puts it in a class of its own, I s'pose.
    >[url]http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/04121501pentax_pancakelens.asp[/url]
    >[url]http://www.dpreview.com/news/0412/pentax_40mmlens.gif[/url]
    >
    >A light and discrete solution for the street shooter.
    >
    >The mentioned Nikon used to go for around $280 at B&H ... I'd expect this new
    >Pentax, limited to digital, will be in the $150 - $200 range... no telling, no
    >prx at B&H yet.
    >
    >Cheers,
    >Alan
    Why is it all the spamming/shilling HACKS sign off with, "cheers?"
    It's like a red flag that says, I'm here to sell.
    -Rich
    RichA Guest

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    Alan Browne <alan.brownefreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:
    > A light and discrete solution for the street shooter.
    I think I would find f/2.8 too slow for street shooting. But I guess that
    will vary from one photographer to the next.

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    >
    > Why is it all the spamming/shilling HACKS sign off with, "cheers?"
    > It's like a red flag that says, I'm here to sell.
    ROFL.
    Cheers, Cheers, Cheers, Cheers, Cheers, Cheers, Cheers, Cheers,
    Alan



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    Jeremy Nixon wrote:
    > Alan Browne <alan.brownefreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>A light and discrete solution for the street shooter.
    >
    >
    > I think I would find f/2.8 too slow for street shooting. But I guess that
    > will vary from one photographer to the next.
    There are many facets of street shooting, and one of them is discretion. With
    this lens mounted the camera hardly looks like a camera.

    Cheers,
    Alan.

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    Alan Browne wrote:
    > Reminiscent of the Nikon 45 f/2.8 but, alas, designed for the digital
    > crop factor.
    []
    > A light and discrete solution for the street shooter.
    I'm delighted to see people taking maximum advantage of the smaller-sized
    sensors! Thanks for the report.

    Cheers,
    David


    David J Taylor Guest

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    RichA <nonenone.com> wrote in news:ieg1s01dhsa1m1nhaqsid3aujaslhvlamp
    4ax.com:
    > Why is it all the spamming/shilling HACKS sign off with, "cheers?"
    > It's like a red flag that says, I'm here to sell.
    Good question - bad timing.

    This was not a spam. It was a pointer to e news article on dpreview.


    /Roland
    Roland Karlsson Guest

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    On 16 Dec 2004 14:13:18 GMT, Roland Karlsson
    <roland_dot_karlssonbonetmail.com> wrote:
    >RichA <nonenone.com> wrote in news:ieg1s01dhsa1m1nhaqsid3aujaslhvlamp
    >4ax.com:
    >
    >> Why is it all the spamming/shilling HACKS sign off with, "cheers?"
    >> It's like a red flag that says, I'm here to sell.
    >
    >Good question - bad timing.
    >
    >This was not a spam. It was a pointer to e news article on dpreview.
    News article, not a review. Claiming wonderful resolution.
    The guy probably worked for that photo store he happened
    to mention.
    -Rich
    RichA Guest

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    RichA wrote:

    > News article, not a review. Claiming wonderful resolution.
    > The guy probably worked for that photo store he happened
    > to mention.
    > -Rich
    You're too funny!

    Cheers!
    Alan

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    RichA <nonenone.com> wrote in news:89s3s09tlmct4s5oln6nv7cmh8havnl3oi
    4ax.com:
    > News article, not a review. Claiming wonderful resolution.
    > The guy probably worked for that photo store he happened
    > to mention.
    >
    Whatever.

    DPReview is a site for reviews, previews and general digital
    camera news. If you see something you really like there it is
    OK to refer to it IMHO. In this case it is actually kinda cute
    that the old pancake lens is made as a digital lens.

    Makes me wonder if it really __IS__ the old pancake lens and that
    the oldie really was not suited for full cover of 36x24.


    /Roland
    Roland Karlsson Guest

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    Roland Karlsson wrote:
    []
    > Makes me wonder if it really __IS__ the old pancake lens and that
    > the oldie really was not suited for full cover of 36x24.
    How cynical! Re-use an old design? Lower the cost of production? Use up
    a stock of old glass? How could you even suggest that?

    Cheers,
    David


    David J Taylor Guest

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    Roland Karlsson wrote:
    > Makes me wonder if it really __IS__ the old pancake lens and that
    > the oldie really was not suited for full cover of 36x24.
    Buy one and test it.

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    On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 17:33:31 -0000, "David J Taylor"
    <david-taylorinvalid.com> wrote:
    >Roland Karlsson wrote:
    >[]
    >> Makes me wonder if it really __IS__ the old pancake lens and that
    >> the oldie really was not suited for full cover of 36x24.
    >
    >How cynical! Re-use an old design? Lower the cost of production? Use up
    >a stock of old glass? How could you even suggest that?
    >
    >Cheers,
    >David
    >
    The only saving grace for using film lenses from 35mm cameras is
    so people don't have to re-buy new ones. Apart from that it's
    a stupid idea, and Nikon and Canon should have at least started
    offering lenses that suit digital sensors.
    -Rich
    RichA Guest

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    In article <4367s0lnb9skvfb9fkq15vv13rgbvl5v6g4ax.com>,
    RichA <nonenone.com> wrote:
    >On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 17:33:31 -0000, "David J Taylor"
    ><david-taylorinvalid.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Roland Karlsson wrote:
    >>[]
    >>> Makes me wonder if it really __IS__ the old pancake lens and that
    >>> the oldie really was not suited for full cover of 36x24.
    >>
    >>How cynical! Re-use an old design? Lower the cost of production? Use up
    >>a stock of old glass? How could you even suggest that?
    >>
    >>Cheers,
    >>David
    >>
    >
    >The only saving grace for using film lenses from 35mm cameras is
    >so people don't have to re-buy new ones. Apart from that it's
    >a stupid idea, and Nikon and Canon should have at least started
    >offering lenses that suit digital sensors.
    >-Rich
    Actually, there are a few - Canon, Pentax (and, IIRC, Sigma).
    It's pretty much limited to the lenses that cover the wide end
    of the range; there's not a lot of reason to try and build a
    telephoto with a smaller image circle.

    In fact Canon have good reason *not* to switch to such a design;
    they offer cameras with a full-frame sensor.


    The ability to provide a smaller, lighter system was supposed
    to be an appeal of the 4/3 format. And you see how successful
    that has been in making inroads into the marketplace so far ...

    John Francis Guest

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    On 18 Dec 2004 06:31:12 +0100, Gisle Hannemyr <gisle+njusifi.uio.no>
    wrote:
    >RichA <nonenone.com> writes:
    >> News article, not a review. Claiming wonderful resolution.
    >> The guy probably worked for that photo store he happened
    >> to mention.
    >
    >Sure - he commutes from Canada to NYC on a daily basis.
    >
    >FYI: B&H prices is generally regarded as a benchmark for what
    >photographic gear will sell for.
    Reinforcement of spam.
    -Rich
    RichA Guest

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    RichA wrote:

    > Reinforcement of spam.
    > -Rich

    <Giggle>. Oops I forgot: "Cheers!"

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