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12-02-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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A wide angle (24 or 28mm) pancake WR lens. For Prime nuts, it would go peachy with the 55mm and the 100mm. Would make a great WR prime trio.

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If it's a pancake, it's going to come at the cost of speed, and probably WR, too. The 2 lenses you mention pairing it with are not pancakes, either, so why place that qualifier on it? I think a reasonably fast 24 or 28 WR in a reasonable size would be a slam dunk, though.
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Interesting idea, although I don't think it really fits with the current lineups. The pancakes are all in the Limited series, which aren't WR. Not sure how much extra bulk is required to make a lens WR, but that might rule out a pancake design. It is odd there's no 28 in the DA lineup, though -- a true normal lens. A DA* 28 would be a nice addition.
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OK forget the pancake part.

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Me, Too!

I do like the idea of a fast DA 24-28mm prime, maybe an f2.4 24? Or f2.0 28mm. It would make a nice walk-around lens, maybe combined with the 35mm 2.4 and a fast 50.
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A fast (1.8-2) 24 or 28 prime lens really would be an interesting addition.
I am also dreaming about a new macro-portrait lens - something like 120mm F2.8 with internal focusing and ultrasonic motor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by madphys Quote
A fast (1.8-2) 24 or 28 prime lens really would be an interesting addition.
I am also dreaming about a new macro-portrait lens - something like 120mm F2.8 with internal focusing and ultrasonic motor.
Well, they already have an excellent 100/2.8 (minus the fancy motor), so I doubt they see a need for a 120.
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Makes me miss my FA*24...

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i seriously would love to see a DA*24
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QuoteOriginally posted by adpo Quote
i seriously would love to see a DA*24
lol would be nice.. but for now you can do the DA 20mm, move a few inches closer to your subject
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnyeros Quote
lol would be nice.. but for now you can do the DA 20mm, move a few inches closer to your subject
sadly, its not as fast as i'd like it to be, so i'm settling for the sigma 30 till either samyang starts selling their 24 f/1.4 or our ricoh overlords listen to our prayers and bless us with a DA*24
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I'd love to see a plastic fantastic ala DA35/2.4 in that range, something like a 24/2.8 with autofocus around $250-300. Maybe even a new design in an odd number between, like a 26mm or something.
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Assuming a 24MP sensor.
I need a super-duper 14-65mm at F2.0 and WR with FF coverage...looking to the future. or
A hybrid 22-75mm at F1.8 with a special matching converter (mounting like the worlds ugliest hood) to 6-20mm at F3.8 and still WR and FF coverage.
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Well, they already have an excellent 100/2.8 (minus the fancy motor), so I doubt they see a need for a 120.
Yes, Pentax has a 100/2.8 but it lacks internal focusing. Even Sigma produced an upgraded macro lens version with internal focusing and ultrasonic motor. Unfortunately not available on K-mount. Besides Sigma always lacks the quick-shift function.
So it would be interesting to see something maybe a little bit different from Pentax. 120 mm F2.4 or F2.8 IF , HSM (or maybe even dual drive) and a superb image quality. 120mm - just to be different from others - something unique custom - just for Pentax with a FF capability. I can dream - can't I !?
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wish a 16-50 version II
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