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Old Jul 19, 2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Saw this on another forum -- The first DA* zooms will be released in Japan starting late this month, and the DA*50-135 will be released July 27, with the DA* 16-50 coming August 11. This is from a press release on the Pentax Japan site.

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl...07/200758.html

So far nothing about other countries, but at least we know that they're pretty much coming on schedule. . .

Hopefully they'll be true to their word that they delayed the introduction to allow their world-side warehouses to be able to better supply the demand, and the American release announcement will soon follow.

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Old Jul 19, 2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yesterday (before the announcement) I asked my local camera shop (that's holding my deposit) about making a trip down to the Credit Union, and they indicated that I could safely wait until next week before I'dneed the money. Sounds like they are expecting them in by the following week (hope, hope).
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Old Jul 19, 2007, 11:05 PM   #3
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Hi Harriet,

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. You're getting the 50-135 IIRC. I'm looking forward to your impressions on both the K10 and K100 bodies, as I'm pretty sure that I want this lens, and would be using it on both the DS and K10. I'm sure that you'll let us know as soon as you hear from you dealer. . . I'm pretty excited!

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Old Jul 19, 2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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Yes - I'm getting the 50-135, basically to replace my faulty 50-200, and to have something faster. This coming week just can't go by fast enough for me, and I'll post samples when I get it (assuming that it all works out OK).
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I'll be interested in your opinion about it as well. In particular how sharp it is wide open. I'm seriously thinking of opening the old wallet for this one.
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