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01-03-2008, 02:54 AM   #31
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Hey, we are talking DREAM glass, aren't we?

I would love to see a pancake 400mm.

Don't know if that is possible and what it would look like, but I feel that new technology should be able to release those sports photographers from their burdon....

Or what about a zoom-tc? For example a SMC-FA1.4~2.5x TC?

I would like that!

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For me...

DA16/4 limited: No need for really fast, just a well build equiv of my preferred 24mm FOV of old... Would love that in a prime!

DA28/2 would be nice as a true standard, but I must say I prefer the FA31's FOV on APS-C

A longer DA between 100mm and 135mm, e.g. a reissue of the K135/2.5 in DA limited design would be so cool. Or perhaps a DA*135/1.8?

A long 200mm macro. 100mm-ish macros are great, but I would love a new incarnation of the *200mm macro.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
DA135/4 macro 200 mm (I still remember FA*200/4 macro ?)
That aperture makes no sense.

OK for the focal lenght, it replaces the same fied of view of the old 200 macro on film, but why f/4?

A 135macro has to be f/2,8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eurostar Quote
That aperture makes no sense.

OK for the focal lenght, it replaces the same fied of view of the old 200 macro on film, but why f/4?

A 135macro has to be f/2,8.
I thought f/4 was fairly typical for 200mm macros? Like Canon's FD macro or Nikon's Mirco-Nikkor..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Duck Dodgers Quote
I thought f/4 was fairly typical for 200mm macros? Like Canon's FD macro or Nikon's Mirco-Nikkor..
It is, but a 135 would almost assuredly be f2.8, otherwise it would be slower than the current Sigma 150mm macro.
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I'm all for a DA28/2 or even faster - something to replace the FA50 as a normal - 1.7 would be nice

I know this thread is about fixed focal length, but I'd like to see a DA135-400 or something similar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mawz Quote
It is, but a 135 would almost assuredly be f2.8, otherwise it would be slower than the current Sigma 150mm macro.
There's no point in a 135 macro when ther's already a recent 100 macro, excpet maybe if it brings SDM and selaing but even then.. not very convincing. A 150-200mm macro would be a lot better.
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I would be happy with a 200 macro and 300 f/2.8

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I'll add another vote to the fast affordable wide prime suggestions! F2 or better please!
I have found a vast majority of my family pics are wide open on the kit lens, both F stop and zoom. I love shooting with my F1.4 50mm but its WAY too tele for most of my family pics.
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I think Pentax cover the usual range quite well already. Something like DA*300/2.8, 400/4, 500/4, 600/4, plus 1.4 & 2X TCs would be great, but then everyone knows they just won't sell. Especially when the current Pentax DSLRs are noisy, and AF/P-TTL abililties aren't great either (yeah I know they are perfect to some lol).
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
5 12 or 15 mm
DA26 or DA28/~2-2.8 40 or 42 mm
That lens is missing indeed: DA28/2.

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Id like to see also DA18.5/~2.8-3.5 - 28 mm (APS-C), but I think that DA21 is too close and Pentax wont make such lens.
True, assuming that DA18 gets released as limited. But how about a non-limited DA18/2.8 for ~$250? It would go well with DA28/2 (~$200) and DA80/2.8 MACRO (~$300), both non-limiteds as well.
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Not really a dream lens, but more a dream idea:

Since every Canyon shooter keeps buying up Pentax glass and hacking off bits to put them on their Canons, I say Pentax should get the licence to the EOS mount, make a few lenses with it, then add the cost of licencing onto said lens. And then add, oh, about 150% on top of that.

Those idiots will buy 'em, and it should ensure a nice enough profit to churn back into R&D.
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I'm probably in the minority here, but I would really like a 100mm f/2.8 non-macro pancake.
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Now I personally think Pentax is doing well on primes and have a lot covered already.

Now what I would really like to see, well a DA*21mm f1.4.
I would buy one regardless of the price if they would be able to keep the IQ up to the limiteds.

That is it.

Sure there is a lack of long glass, but Personally I have no issues there and the 60-250, 200 and 300 will make the gap almost non existant, except for the very very long glas.

Now i have seen people requesting a fast normal replacement, there is two oprtions in that category already the FA31 and the FA35.

I do not get why people think the FA limiteds are too expensive, sure they are not cheap, but considering the IQ and build, they are some of the finest AF lenses available and with decent MF feel to them as well. what does other manufacturers charge for their pro lineup fast primes, my guess would be about the samme or more.

I am a minority i am sure, but i prefer very fast and very rugged products and i would like a decent manual focus feel in them as well.

BTW, 3-4 empty 58mm filter rings solves the "I hate the stupid 31mm lens hood" issue;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duplo Quote
I do not get why people think the FA limiteds are too expensive, sure they are not cheap, but considering the IQ and build,
Well, optically the FA35 is as good as the FA31.
So you say I should pay 600 Euro extra for built quality?

A good DA28/2.0 for 500 Euro. That would be it.
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