HD DA 1.4X TC photo

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Member Pentaxoe just posted a photo of the HD DA 1.4X AW AF Rear Convertor in Pentax Forums SLR Lens forum. The thread is called Teleconverters - again! (Pentax Rear Converter A 2X-S on DA* 200mm f/2.8)) and is not about the new TC, it's about the old A 2X-S.

Quoted from the thread: "Talked to a Pentax source these days. Looks like a (the) "HD DA 1.4x AW AF Rear Converter" is on it's way. It seems to be more than a rumor. He showed me a picture of the new converter. It has the new HD design. I have no further specs or release date though."

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Member Pentaxoe just posted a photo of the HD DA 1.4X AW AF Rear Convertor in Pentax Forums SLR Lens forum. The thread is called Teleconverters - again! (Pentax Rear Converter A 2X-S on DA* 200mm f/2.8)) and is not about the new TC, it's about the old A 2X-S.

Quoted from the thread: "Talked to a Pentax source these days. Looks like a (the) "HD DA 1.4x AW AF Rear Converter" is on it's way. It seems to be more than a rumor. He showed me a picture of the new converter. It has the new HD design. I have no further specs or release date though."

Hi Dan,

FWIW: I was told a little over a week ago by a certain forum member that he has place an order for ten of them. I am assuming that they are for the store he works at.

That thing will be a best seller if it works properly with the DA*60-250/4 and DA*300/4 lenses. I will probably buy a couple of them myself.

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can.t wait myself!

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Hope it will work with my Tammy. Only one for me.

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brandrx wrote:

FWIW: I was told a little over a week ago by a certain forum member that he has place an order for ten of them. I am assuming that they are for the store he works at.

Now I have butterflies in my stomach.

That thing will be a best seller if it works properly with the DA*60-250/4 and DA*300/4 lenses. I will probably buy a couple of them myself.

I'll be in line right behind you. My supertele system will be complete with the K-3, DA*300 and 1.4X TC. I love the compact size. Should we worry that it's DA and not DA*?

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That's great news!  More choices for me to spend my money on later this year.  Tough decisions ahead...

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Wonderful news!

But I am missing sealings! I think this TC would fit much better into pentax' product line if it where at least WR, if not of * designation.

So I think(hope) that the pic is a hoax and we will see a weather sealed TC... SOON!

Greetings, Flo

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Flowrider5 wrote:

Wonderful news!

But I am missing sealings! I think this TC would fit much better into pentax' product line if it where at least WR, if not of * designation.

So I think(hope) that the pic is a hoax and we will see a weather sealed TC... SOON!

Greetings, Flo

Let's hope that "AW" stands for All-weather?

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Can't wait to see if the TC will work well with the DFA 100mm Macro WR (IQ) !

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How can you tell it hasn't any sealings?

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Now we know what Pentax will be launching at next Photokina !...

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Twojugs wrote:

Flowrider5 wrote:

Wonderful news!

But I am missing sealings! I think this TC would fit much better into pentax' product line if it where at least WR, if not of * designation.

So I think(hope) that the pic is a hoax and we will see a weather sealed TC... SOON!

Greetings, Flo

Let's hope that "AW" stands for All-weather?

Correct, AW stands for All-Weather (dust-proof and weather-resistant), as used on the HD 560 and several 645D lenses.

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Oh yes Ron if it works with them and IQ holds up I'm in.

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rogerstpierre wrote:

Now we know what Pentax will be launching at next Photokina !...

I hope we won't have to wait that long. I bet it will be announced at CP+ in February.

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It will be interesting to see how well this works with older F and FA lenses with large rear elements as this converter is called HD DA and not HD DFA.

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Wonderful news!

But I am missing sealings! I think this TC would fit much better into pentax' product line if it where at least WR, if not of * designation.

AW is a higher level of protection than WR. Pentax says WR lenses are "weather sealed".

AW and DA* lenses are described as "dustproof and weather-resistant".

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Rather hope it plays nicely with the Sigma 100-300 f4...

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Member Pentaxoe just posted a photo of the HD DA 1.4X AW AF Rear Convertor in Pentax Forums SLR Lens forum. The thread is called Teleconverters - again! (Pentax Rear Converter A 2X-S on DA* 200mm f/2.8)) and is not about the new TC, it's about the old A 2X-S.

Quoted from the thread: "Talked to a Pentax source these days. Looks like a (the) "HD DA 1.4x AW AF Rear Converter" is on it's way. It seems to be more than a rumor. He showed me a picture of the new converter. It has the new HD design. I have no further specs or release date though."

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Dan

Yes,it is the current product picture of the fullframe converter.

Maybe I will check it with DA*300,DA 560 and a Telezoom in 2 Weeks.

Best regards

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Hope it doesn't cost too much... And I wonder how many colours they'll do it in?

(At least black, silver, and white for the 560mm...)

Asahiman - will we see the flucard at the same time, do you think?

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AW, SDM, DC and Screw drive - looks good!

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