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    New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced on November 12th

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    Can't figure out yet what is the real difference with the former model.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Good question. Maybe the only difference is that it has an o-ring for weather sealing plus some seals here and there.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Current one is no slouch so I wonder what the price will be.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced on November 12th

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    Can't figure out yet what is the real difference with the former model.
    Same number of elements and groups if the B&H listing is accurate, so maybe just the HD coating. Ironically, many users prefer the older 35mm A lens.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Not too exciting for me personally. With the stunning 28-45mm lens available and 33mm A and FA lenses aplenty on the used market, a 21-23mm prime would have gotten people going, after the discontinuation of the 25mm. A 110mm portrait lens would have been good too

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

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    Good question. Maybe the only difference is that it has an o-ring for weather sealing plus some seals here and there.
    But no "AW" designation. And no "SR" Shake Reduction designation. "HD" = coatings, "D" = optimized for 645D and 645Z. "AL" = ?

    Maybe it's just an update of the older FA version with new coatings. The designations wouldn't suggest much else. My older FA is a marvelous lens and was cheap (from Japan).

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Quote Originally Posted by turtle View Post
    Not too exciting for me personally. With the stunning 28-45mm lens available and 33mm A and FA lenses aplenty on the used market, a 21-23mm prime would have gotten people going, after the discontinuation of the 25mm. A 110mm portrait lens would have been good too
    Both very good wishes turtle! A 30mm TS lens may be?

    Well on the 12th we will know defenitly what the differences are, I hope.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced on November 12th

    Read more on PhotoRumors.com:
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    Can't figure out yet what is the real difference with the former model.
    The image shown in the current FA model. So I'd expect it to have a styling and features more in line with the 55mm D-FA - Certainly a silent af motor would be expected, new coatings too. I'd be surprised is there was much of a redesign as the current 35 FA is beautiful, even the A version is.

    I'd put money on there being no VR though.
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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    The field curvature issue with the 35mm FA is what pushes many landscape shooters towards the A version, which seems to perform a little better at the edges at distance. If Pentax has corrected the lens better for landscape users, it will make quite a difference to its desirability.

    ... and yes a 30mm TS lens would be good!

    I'd also love to see a range of more compact optically stunning smaller aperture primes for landscape shooters - rather like Leica did with the 24mm f3.8 Elmar-M and the 21mm f3.4. SR would also not be needed, keeping the cost down.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    I Found on a website what the AL suffix is:


    AL: Aspheric Lens. Special lens elements that improves the optical quality. Particularly valuable in wide angle lenses.




    --Steve.

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Price is under $1100 in the U.S. according to:

    http://photorumors.com/2015/11/16/us...-lens-1096-95/

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    Re: New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced

    Quote Originally Posted by BJNY View Post
    Price is under $1100 in the U.S. according to:

    http://photorumors.com/2015/11/16/us...-lens-1096-95/
    Good price but what will be the Euro price.

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