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02-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #31
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easiest thread I've ever posted in

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if I had a second option, it would be probably a cheapish 85mm

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Easy:
A 10-1000mm f/1 [IF] HSM Macro with internal zoom, MFT of 20cm at 10mm and offering 2:1 magnifaction from 50mm all way up to 1000mm.
20 rounded aperture blades, tilt and shift capabilities included with the Size and weight of the DA* 55. Water proof. Heat resistant up to 5000 Kelvin. Indestructible.
Also it should be able to fire LASER beams! And it should be capable of producing enough thrust to move an aircraft.

All for the price of 19,99$.
Yup, that's pretty much about it.

Realistically I just want Pentax to be Sigma (with better QC).
Out of 6 lenses I have, 1 is a Pentax. I know they don't care but they should think about it.
If there was a sealed normal zoom from Sigma, I'm sure I'd own this one instead.
If Sigma adds sealing to their lenses, Pentax' lenses have lost me.
Er... I think quite a few people misread the intent of the topic...

I'm actually not talking about imaginary or a wishlist of lenses people wish is on Pentax; but actual lenses that are available now or in the past that was never on a Pentax mount. Something like the 85mm f1.2 or the 17mm Tilt-Shift...

Just a thought.

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Well updated lenses would also be nice. New SDM-II engine in the current lenses of the DA* range. SDM should be faster and no worry's about dying

Cheap DA-L 20-100mm/f3,5-f4,5 lens would be a nice travel lens.

New DA*85mm/f1.4.
New DA*80-200mm/f2.8
New DA*180mm/f2.0 or DA*135mm/f2.0 or in between.
New DA*28mm/f1.4
New DA*200mm/f4 macro with diafragmaring
New DA*300mm/f2.8
New DA*400mm/f4
New DA400mm/f5.6WR cheap lens
New DA*500mm/f4.5
New DA*600mm/f5.6
New macro rings with contacts so lenses act as A-lens.
New Teleconverters, supporting SDM, 1.4x 1.7x 2x

That is enough for now. I'm not so into wideangle myself.
My list isn't finished. I found this article How to Use Ultra-Wide Lenses and I do have the DA14mm using it just limited, but then again reading this article I understand a little bit why I'm not getting what I'm looking for with this lens. The DA14 is just Ultra Wide and in the current Pentax line-up there is no Ultra Ultra Wide angle lens other then the 10-17mm fish-eye.

New DA*8mm/f4 or a DA8mm/f4WR would be great for that Ultra ultra Wide.
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I really wish there is a Pentax version of the Canon 85mm f1.2L II. I'm no canon fanboy, but that lens is a serious beauty.
Have you tried a copy of the SMC Pentax-A* 85mm F1.4, yes I know it's a tad slower, but still a truly fine lens.
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That would pretty much do it but I would add a DA 20.2.8
Oren, just curious, why not the FA 20mm f2.8?

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Have you tried a copy of the SMC Pentax-A* 85mm F1.4, yes I know it's a tad slower, but still a truly fine lens.

The A and FA version of the 85mm f1.4 are both incredible lenses, but the canon 85mm f1.2 is just on a higher league. Again, not a canon fanboy, but man, that is such a great lens. The glass on that thing is insane! It sucks up so much light!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Eagle_Friends Quote
The A and FA version of the 85mm f1.4 are both incredible lenses, but the canon 85mm f1.2 is just on a higher league. Again, not a canon fanboy, but man, that is such a great lens. The glass on that thing is insane! It sucks up so much light!
I've heard at 1.4 and above it's not as sharp as the FA* 85/1.4
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FA*85mm f1.4 (unchanged from original)
DA 20mm f2.4 limited

I'd buy them
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I've heard at 1.4 and above it's not as sharp as the FA* 85/1.4
Haha, that could very well be the case. But I feel that's an unfair comparison. To me, that's similar to saying: Sure the Nissan GT-R is a very fast car, but the Nissan Altima is easier to park and easier to drive in typical everyday conditions. True, but that's not why the GT-R was made for. It serves a very special purpose, much like a f1.2 lenses.

I'm the type that feels if you have a f1.2 lens, you should only be using that aperture 90% of the time. It is a very specialize lens, and I can't knock on the built quality of the 85mm f1.2 though.

Maybe we'll be lucky and have a Pentax equivalent one day.

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a wide Tilt Shift would be ace
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tokina AT 80-200/2,8

how come they just made for nikon ??

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QuoteOriginally posted by Eagle_Friends Quote
The A and FA version of the 85mm f1.4 are both incredible lenses, but the canon 85mm f1.2 is just on a higher league. Again, not a canon fanboy, but man, that is such a great lens. The glass on that thing is insane! It sucks up so much light!
This test begs to differ. The two stand quite equal, with strengths and weaknesses at in different respects.

But then again, the A/FA85 1.4 is awful at doing 1.2...


As for the OP, something in the likes of summilux 35mm/1.4 or summicron 28mm/2.0. And keep it manual focus, autofocus just cannot get the same feel in a lens.
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But then again, the A/FA85 1.4 is awful at doing 1.2...

exactly...
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