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01-04-2008, 04:06 AM   #16
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Agree with lol101, probably closer to the 700 mark. Hard to see them selling a f4 zoom for 1500 unless the 200 and 300 primes are going to be over the 2k mark. On the other hand im interested to see how and if this will affect the used FA* market...

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I wish they would hurry up and bring this lens to market. I'm waiting to see the price comparison with the 50-135. I'm eager to buy one of these to gain the autofocus and automatic image stabilization over my old Vivitar Series 1 70-210 (version 3).
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QuoteOriginally posted by txbonds Quote
Initial offering price:
$1,500 to $1,800 range
After a few months:
$1,300 to $1,500 range
what's that, in Pesos or Turkish Lira? for a relatively short f/4 zoom, not likely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kaimarx Quote
Agree with lol101, probably closer to the 700 mark. Hard to see them selling a f4 zoom for 1500 unless the 200 and 300 primes are going to be over the 2k mark. On the other hand im interested to see how and if this will affect the used FA* market...
I'm really hoping that as the DA* library increases, the FA* and A* primes become cheaper. I would love to get older extreme telephoto primes at a cheap price than newer ones because they cover a range that I don't use too often, but would like to cover.

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If it was a 2.8 I'd be in, if financially possible, or I'd be saving for it. But as it's f4, I'll stick with my Sigma 70-200/2.8 and 1.4x converter. I use the 2.8 regularly at its widest because of lack of light.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
what's that, in Pesos or Turkish Lira? for a relatively short f/4 zoom, not likely.
Hehehehe

I honestly have no idea what it would run. I was just venturing a guess based on the price of the 50-135 and the sigma 100-300. The 60-250, from the pics seems to have a nice pro build that will compare with the sigma. The sigma is $1,000 for pentax on B&H, and I figured the Pentax would run a little more, but who knows I'm just out and out guessing.
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Hi ,

I have already pre-ordered a lens. In USD I expect they will be a littl dearer than the 50-135.
Why? because they will have a tripod collar which means they will be physically bigger than the 50-135 by at least 10-15% which means they will be heavier which means more glass etc and ultimately most cost.
A constant F4 lens in this focal length is not small or cheap, check out all the other brands for a price comparison.
There is also no similarity to the 18-250 in any shape or form, the 18-250 is a compromise lens, the DA* lenses are close to primes in terms of IQ but they have weather sealing, premium build quality, SDM, quick shift focus and the lens also holds one physical length no matter what focal length . This all comes at a price.
$1250 USD fwiw.
But its just a guess. I hope it will be cheaper. I think it will be the perfect sports lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by knumbnutz Quote
Hi ,

I have already pre-ordered a lens. In USD I expect they will be a littl dearer than the 50-135.
Why? because they will have a tripod collar which means they will be physically bigger than the 50-135 by at least 10-15% which means they will be heavier which means more glass etc and ultimately most cost.
A constant F4 lens in this focal length is not small or cheap, check out all the other brands for a price comparison.
There is also no similarity to the 18-250 in any shape or form, the 18-250 is a compromise lens, the DA* lenses are close to primes in terms of IQ but they have weather sealing, premium build quality, SDM, quick shift focus and the lens also holds one physical length no matter what focal length . This all comes at a price.
$1250 USD fwiw.
But its just a guess. I hope it will be cheaper. I think it will be the perfect sports lens.
Cheers Neil
You might be right, I have seen the lens and it is fairly big with its tripod colar. Shorter than the 300f4 but bigger.

Nevertheless, with the Canon 70-200f4 IS priced around $1000, I cannot really see the Pentax non-IS lens go for more.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lol101 Quote
Nevertheless, with the Canon 70-200f4 IS priced around $1000, I cannot really see the Pentax non-IS lens go for more.
Agreed, but 60-250 is a 50% increase in range also....
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QuoteOriginally posted by knumbnutz Quote
I think it will be the perfect sports lens.
I don't, as it only goes to f4. Dark days or stadium lights often require a wider aperture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
I don't, as it only goes to f4. Dark days or stadium lights often require a wider aperture.
Agreed... Or crank up the ISO... compromises, compromises...
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Anyone want to venture a guess as to the cost of this lens when it comes available?
Mrrrph... urrrm... NDA... :ugh:
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And, who plans to buy it.
Nope - I've already got the 300/2.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
I don't, as it only goes to f4. Dark days or stadium lights often require a wider aperture.
Fair enough too, i probably should have said MY perfect sports lens.

I am only interested in motorcycling which is always done in the midday/afternoon sun.

I went down to the beach with the 50-135 to take some beach volley ball shots. That was plenty and couldnt really go to 2.8 because the shutter speed was too high, very very bright.
But 4 will be ok for bikes and most stuff.

I just hope it will be soon, i got the money now and its burning a hole in my pocket. If it turns out it wont be ready till mid year then i might buy a Bigma.

Please tell me it will be here before then 35mmfilm

Cheers Neil
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilm_user Quote
Agreed... Or crank up the ISO... compromises, compromises...
Been there, done that. Even at ISO3200 I was struggling at f2.8 to get non-blurry pictures (that is camera shake blur or moving object blur). End of a drizzly day.
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