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View Poll Results: Which lenses to develop in future?
DA 8mm/f4 WR fisheye 406.67%
DA-L 18mm/f4 294.83%
FA 20mm/f2.2 Ltd. 9215.33%
DA 24mm/f2.0 WR 18230.33%
DA 28mm/f2.8 Ltd. 6510.83%
DFA 50mm/f1.0 9315.50%
DA-L 60mm/f2.8 203.33%
DA* 85mm/f1.4 16527.50%
DA-L 90mm/f2.8 274.50%
DA 100mm/f2.4 Ltd. 244.00%
FA 105mm/f1.9 Ltd. 7312.17%
DA* 135mm/f2.0 13622.67%
DFA 200mm/f4 macro WR 10417.33%
DA* 300mm/f2.8 6110.17%
DA 400mm/f5.6 WR 7813.00%
DFA* 500mm/f5.6 9115.17%
DA 600mm/f5.6 WR 6210.33%
DA* 28-70/f2.8 9115.17%
DA 70-200mmf4 SDM WR to compliment 17-70 528.67%
DFA* 80-200mm/f2.8 8013.33%
DA* 135-270mm f2.8 to compliment 16-50/50-135 8013.33%
DA 135-400mm/f4-5.6 WR 10617.67%
DFA* TC 1.4x SDM topquality converter 19933.17%
DFA* TC 2.0x SDM topquality converter 8213.67%
SDM II with faster focussing, new lensversions current DA*. 19933.17%
Sigma lenses are fine for me completing the lens line-up. 254.17%
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09-13-2011, 12:04 AM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by wutsurstyle Quote
How is the effort to persude Pentax coming along? We need more lenses!
Well that is the big question I think everyone has for Ricoh.

If you didn't put in your wishes on the poll then this is the moment. Rounding off coming week.


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I do believe I listed a few lenses a few months ago in this list. My wants/needs haven't changed any for the past few years. I have the following Pentax lenses; DA14, DA15 Ltd, DA21 Ltd, FA31 Ltd, DA35 Ltd Macro, FA35/2.0, FA43 Ltd, DFA50 Macro, DA*55, DA 70 Ltd, FA77 Ltd, DFA100 Macro (both versions), DA*200, DA*300, DA*16-50, DA17-70, DA*50-135, DA*60-250. Both Limited lens line are great. I should buy the DA40 Ltd just to complete the Limited lens line. Still it really doesn't serve my needs so I haven't. The DA* zooms are good lenses but could be better in both Image quality and quality built. Still very good work horse lenses.

What I waould love to see are:
1. A high-end super-wide weather-sealed zoom. Something like a DA*8-16 (most likely a f4.0 lens.)

2. A high-end super-telephoto lens that at least can get to 300mm. A DA*135-300 f2.8 would be great. Even a f4.0 would be ok but would like something a little faster maybe a f3.2.

3. A 1.4X weather-sealed high-end TC.

4. A high-end weather-sealed and fast normal lens. Maybe something like a DA*28 f1.8 or a DA*30 f 1.4. With Pentax odd focal lenghts and f-stops maybe a DA*29/f1.5. :-)

5. A DA*400/4.5 or DA*500/5.6 super-telephoto prime.


Re-introduce the whole FA* lens line-up would be great.

A new DFA* lens-line-up with a 12-24, DA*24-70 and DFA*70-200 would be great.

Anyhow, good luck with sending the list up to Pentax/Ricoh folks.

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My choice was not on there--DA18 F2.8 in a compact package. There are many ways to get to 18mm at F4, but only way to get to F2.8 in the Pentax line is with the DA* 16-50.

I miss my old friend the 28mm/F2.8 on film.

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09-14-2011, 01:22 AM   #154
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I do believe I listed a few lenses a few months ago in this list. My wants/needs haven't changed any for the past few years. I have the following Pentax lenses; DA14, DA15 Ltd, DA21 Ltd, FA31 Ltd, DA35 Ltd Macro, FA35/2.0, FA43 Ltd, DFA50 Macro, DA*55, DA 70 Ltd, FA77 Ltd, DFA100 Macro (both versions), DA*200, DA*300, DA*16-50, DA17-70, DA*50-135, DA*60-250. Both Limited lens line are great. I should buy the DA40 Ltd just to complete the Limited lens line. Still it really doesn't serve my needs so I haven't. The DA* zooms are good lenses but could be better in both Image quality and quality built. Still very good work horse lenses.

What I waould love to see are:
1. A high-end super-wide weather-sealed zoom. Something like a DA*8-16 (most likely a f4.0 lens.)

2. A high-end super-telephoto lens that at least can get to 300mm. A DA*135-300 f2.8 would be great. Even a f4.0 would be ok but would like something a little faster maybe a f3.2.

3. A 1.4X weather-sealed high-end TC.

4. A high-end weather-sealed and fast normal lens. Maybe something like a DA*28 f1.8 or a DA*30 f 1.4. With Pentax odd focal lenghts and f-stops maybe a DA*29/f1.5. :-)

5. A DA*400/4.5 or DA*500/5.6 super-telephoto prime.


Re-introduce the whole FA* lens line-up would be great.

A new DFA* lens-line-up with a 12-24, DA*24-70 and DFA*70-200 would be great.

Anyhow, good luck with sending the list up to Pentax/Ricoh folks.

Dave
You have a fantastic lenscollection! Your wishes are also very interesting! If only there where more buyers of those hi-end lenses then there would be more of them.

Thanks for al the votes, I never had thought we would reach 450 (or even 500) voters when I started this, but it would be nice now it is within fingers reach!

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I wish everyday for a DA*135mm f/1.8
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Interesting to see the outcome of the poll. I'm really very surprised that most people would want teleconverters, adding extra layers of glass, decreasing IQ... I had not expected that outcome at all.
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If the 1.4x TC is on par with the A1.4X-L TC, when shot with good glass, I'm not sure the quality suffers.
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I'd love to see a modern soft focus lens in the 50-55mm range for portraits.

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I'd love to see a modern soft focus lens in the 50-55mm range for portraits.
Does anyone make them anymore? Isn't this "we" al do in photoshop?
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Yes, Cannon still makes a soft focus lens, and its even autofocus. I prefer the look of a soft focus lens to that of filters or photoshop work.
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Yes, Cannon still makes a soft focus lens, and its even autofocus. I prefer the look of a soft focus lens to that of filters or photoshop work.
that is a reasonable question, but not very popular these days I think.
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Yes, Cannon still makes a soft focus lens, and its even autofocus. I prefer the look of a soft focus lens to that of filters or photoshop work.
Can you explain what the difference in the end result is?
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
My choice was not on there--DA18 F2.8 in a compact package. There are many ways to get to 18mm at F4, but only way to get to F2.8 in the Pentax line is with the DA* 16-50.

I miss my old friend the 28mm/F2.8 on film.
You're not the only one. Hence my votes for which came closest, the 18/4 and the 20/2.2.

And the other vote went to was the 135-400; 300 of the 55-300 is sometimes a bit short and my wife usually takes that lens anyway.
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Just a bump, since there are new poll entry's.

Reaching 500 poll entry's would still be great.

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I wish Pentax Ricoh would post on here and comment on this poll.
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