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02-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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the 130-400mm if it has a reasonably fast aperture and good optics. I want better optics than the bigma's definitely.

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That DA* looks nice, hope it's F2.8 and not 3.5 or whatever.

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02-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
The long tele, the 560mm has my interest. I'm waiting to see the real thing, not a mock up and of course, much will depend on the price.
Me too, I'm gonna start saving (if LBA can be kept under control) and will take a look at the price and the first test results when the lens becomes reality.

If it's to expensive or does not fare wall IQ-wise, I'll probably get a Bigma instead.

EDIT: Or the 130-400 of course, if there is any more information on that available.
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The 50 or the 560 (probably far too expensive for me, though). Not interested in the others.

02-13-2012, 03:43 AM   #20
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probably the 50 for more discrete street shooting (hoping less than $200 new and hoping it's still quite tiny and light - don't care for plastic construction)

and the 560 for wildlife (depending on price)
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If I succeed in selling the FA 24-90, I may get a DA SDM replacement for it. So far the DA17-70 looks like a good candidate.
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i'm really looking forward to the 50mm.
I was looking for the fa 50 1.4, but now I will see how this new lense behaves, before deciding :-)
02-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by NKK Quote
i'm really looking forward to the 50mm.
I was looking for the fa 50 1.4, but now I will see how this new lense behaves, before deciding :-)
One thing for sure, it's slower.

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Never thought I'ld say this but either the 100-400 or the 560, I was gonna go for a Bigma but now Pentax has long tele options!!!

MAYBE the 50 (although I prefer one to fit my film body) and the 40 for my Kx

The current DA 12-24 may be in my sights as hopefully the price will drop when the new ultra wide is released.
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I'd like more info on the 560mm, but I'm not sure it's compelling enough to get rid of my other long glass.
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Likely the 16-85mm if it is a quality item with WR and not too slow, but not if it is only a small step up from the kit zooms. Otherwise the 100--350mm long telephoto assuming it is a zoom and of good quality. If Pentax get it right then 16-85mm plus 100-350mm plus a 40mm or 50mm prime would make a good go-anywhere kit though perhaps not for hikers 'n' bikers
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Teleconverter and 560mm. I need a new tripod before that and will keep bitching for a large aperture prime...
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The 16-85 or 18-250 superzoom depending on final specs, as an alternative to the 18-135. I need to add a general purpose WR lens. I'd probably go with the superzoom if it has good IQ.

The 560 has my interest but I probably won't buy it because I already own a 560mm f7 telescope for astronomy and birds. If the 560 has good AF performance then I'll reconsider.
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The 16-85 interests me as a walkaround zoom, but I'll likely have a Tammy 17-50 by the time it comes out. Then, I can wait and see the user reports and what kind of IQ it produces.

The wide zoom is also appealing, depending on quality.
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Not really sure at this point. I'll have to see the specs and user reports first. Right now I'm trying to make sense of what I already have.

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