In the meantime, the Pentaxforum fanatics couldn't say enough about the DA15 for wide-view needs. Their "the DA15 controls my mind.. club" says plenty about general feelings about this lens! I liked the idea but never found a copy at 'my' price. I nearly acquired a DA14 recently; the price was right but it had some damage that restricted focusing. Set to five feet and f/8 and who needs to focus? -- but it was taken before I could claim it.
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A copy of the DA40 Limited is coming too and that's great because I've missed it. When it comes to size and great images the DA40 (Limited or XS) is tough to match. The lens practically disappears on most bodies and takes excellent images from f/2.8 up. Several 'wow' images came from my previous copy. Welcome back!
These did cost my first and only DA* to acquire - but right now I'm quite all right with that.