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02-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
This update added pretty much zero information to 3 years of speculation, except that the TeleCon is back on.

And where is the FA 50/1.4!?!?
Interesting! Perhaps the 50mm is just a refresh of the FA50/1.4 then...

As far as I'm concerned, the new roadmap (and the K-01) indicate commitment to the K-mount that in and of itself is encouraging.

02-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #32
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Like someone else said the 50 will probably be a DA-L like the 35 2.4, or it would have been labeled a limited or a * lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
Not a great lens for Canon. Tries to do too much at either end with terrible vignetting wide and quite soft long.
OTOH, the Nikon 16-85mm is decent, the Sony/Zeiss 16-80mm is quite good, and the Olympus ZD 12-60mm is phenomenal. Pentax can make a good lens in the FL range if they want to.
02-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Hoooochie mama,
LOL! Another Seinfeld fan. I used the same expression when I saw the new roadmap at DPR. This is far more exciting than the K-Zero One.

It's great for Pentax users that Ricoh is showing their hand. I hope they fill us in on future body plans soon.

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Sooo.... is all the whining about Ricoh's (they're not doing anything!) acquisition of Pentax on hiatus?
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
LOL! Another Seinfeld fan. I used the same expression when I saw the new roadmap at DPR. This is far more exciting than the K-Zero One.

It's great for Pentax users that Ricoh is showing their hand. I hope they fill us in on future body plans soon.
I'm sure Pentax users will complain about something else.

Mirrorless option reviewed? "Oh, it's not something that we want, we want a k-5 replacement, full-frame, this camera panders to the wrong crowd"

k-5 replacement expected in spring, FF option expected end of the year "Well, where are the new lenses? We've been stuck on DA lenses for years now!"

New roadmap! "er.... well, we still don't have a 645D replacement!"
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QuoteOriginally posted by pilgrimingvine Quote
I'm interested in seeing what this DA Limited Zoom is all about. Focal length seems good. If it's a Limited, then the build quality should be good. But the Limiteds, other than the FA's, are not particularly fast for primes. What will the max aperture be?
I'd guess it will be compact more in virtue of limited zoom range (only 2040mm or thereabouts) than slow aperture. Even f/2.8 constant could be quite small (for a zoom) with a limited FL range, though that's optimistic admittedly.
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I want the 135-400 F4-5.6 ... now... but with WR, pretty please...

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did anyone else notice, that there is a 1,7x Converter at the bottom of the page? I LIKE!!!

EDIT: OOPS, too much euphoria, just a 1,4x TC, thanks bassek!

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did anyone else notice, that there is a 1,7x Converter at the bottom of the page? I LIKE!!!
Actually it was a 1.4x. But if it is like the AFA 1.7 for MF lenses...

The FA*28-75 upgrade is interesting too. I guess the DA550 is for birders and astroguys.

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QuoteOriginally posted by brofkand Quote
The FA 50mm f/1.4 is not listed on this roadmap, so perhaps they'll just update the current model to DA (no aperture ring, perhaps reduced covering power, bayonet hood mount, etc). Hopefully they'll keep it at f/1.4 and add the DC motor from the 18-135.
Too many people are clamoring for a cheap 50, Bet on it being a 1.8 to satisfy that market and to ensure differentiation from the 55/1.4
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I hope none of the new lenses follows the XS design style though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Too many people are clamoring for a cheap 50, Bet on it being a 1.8 to satisfy that market and to ensure differentiation from the 55/1.4
I agree, f/1.8 with a plastic mount, the same treatment they gave the FA 35mm f2/ DA 35 2.4. That does seem to me like the right thing to do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TRanger Quote
did anyone else notice, that there is a 1,7x Converter at the bottom of the page? I LIKE!!!

EDIT: OOPS, too much euphoria, just a 1,4x TC, thanks bassek!
1.4X makes more sense, since it's most likely to be paired with f/4 lenses.
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I miss a long macro.

But I think it' s good that we have a roadmap.
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