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02-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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NEW Pentax Lens Roadmap 2012/2013

While the K-01 was released today (looking quite interesting although not a buy for me) I was more excited by the lens roadmap..... its up on pentax site!

Pentax Lens Roadmap for 2012-2013 - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com
http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/pdf/lens_roadmap.pdf

Anyone have any ideas on the DA Telephoto lens in the 550mm range? VERY exciting stuff this is exactly what I was hoping for!

Only thing is it is DA and not DA*?? Does this mean it will not be weather sealed or not be a fast lens and maybe F5.6??

Opinions please

02-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Just because its not DA* doesn't mean it wont be good, just have a look at the 12-24.
Also interesting are the DA Zoom LIMITEDS... pancake zooms? probably not but all metal construction zooms would be awesome.

Although I'm disappointed I was hoping for a DA*16-55 II oh wells

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missed that DA* 16-85 but its not til 2013...

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02-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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Err... This green dot at the end of the "2012" line, is it was I think it is?
Just when I was considering getting a Sigma 500/4,5...

I sure hope it will have aperture larger than 5.6...

Edit: Sorry oddesy I did not see you already mentioned it...
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Very cool! Perhaps not a DA* as it won't be SDM?

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There is an autofocus teleconverter on there!
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Da zoom limited? now that would be nice
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I'm curious to see what f stop the new 50 will be.
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It is very exciting (to me at least) to see that both a long tele and and a converter are on the way, although I think the wait until they are actually released is going to seem terribly long!

A 500/4(.5) announced this summer would do me fine, Pentax!
Yeah I know, I'm dreaming.

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p.s. does anyone think the announced DA* zoom might be a FF standard lens? seems to be in that range
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QuoteOriginally posted by dankoBanana Quote
p.s. does anyone think the announced DA* zoom might be a FF standard lens? seems to be in that range
That thought did cross my mind!
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveM Quote
I'm curious to see what f stop the new 50 will be.
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.
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I am kind of dissapointed that all the REALLY interesting lenses seem to come in 2013
02-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #13
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Da550
da50
da18-250
da120-380
da*16-85
da22-38 limited
da12-28
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QuoteOriginally posted by oddesy Quote
While the K-01 was released today (looking quite interesting although not a buy for me) I was more excited by the lens roadmap..... its up on pentax site!

http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/pdf/lens_roadmap.pdf

Anyone have any ideas on the DA Telephoto lens in the 550mm range? VERY exciting stuff this is exactly what I was hoping for!

Only thing is it is DA and not DA*?? Does this mean it will not be weather sealed or not be a fast lens and maybe F5.6??

Opinions please
550 is drastically better than 400-500 and enough for APS-C - 825 mm
550*1.4 TC = 770 mm (hello 77 mm) 770*1.5=1155 mm
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My guess's
da550
da50
da18-250
da135-400
da*28-80
da22-35 limited
da12-35
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