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02-01-2008, 05:30 AM   #1
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DA* 200mm f/2.8 . BUY NOW !!!

Hello all !

The new 200mm F/2.8 is now in France ! I don't know if you know that already but I thought I should let you know . Now noone can say that pentax doesn't have telephotos .. and not only Pentax has telephotos but one of the best ( plus FF compatible ! )

If you can't buy it from a shop there is one @ ebay now for EUR 1,159 / 865

yooohooo !




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02-01-2008, 05:46 AM   #2
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Strange that it gets released in France first!

That price could be translated to 1159 US dollars from BHphoto.

Thanks for that news. Would love to buy one to bring it to streets
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Oooh...that looks nice. Anyone know if it is showing up in the US? I would consider it over the Tamron 70-200 2.8 if the IQ is better...

I just wish Tamron would get their dates lined up for when the 70-200 is going to arrive..
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That's good news. It will be good to see all these roadmap lenses hitting the streets this year. Hopefully they will be on time or early this time. So this lens has no cropped image circle?

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Its Full Frame compatible The optics formula is similar to the FA* 200mm/2.8 .
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FF compatible

QuoteOriginally posted by mer Quote
Its Full Frame compatible The optics formula is similar to the FA* 200mm/2.8 .
FF compatible????? That might hint that Pentax is planning well for the future.
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or too lazy/no reason to change the tried and true FA* design ...
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Exactly, Just modify the coating for digital and re introduce the entire FA* line up (please).

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Exactly, Just modify the coating for digital and re introduce the entire FA* line up (please).
DFA 85mm F/1.4 hehehe
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Yes please, sign me up!
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I really wonder why Pentax doesnt brand the Full Frame compatible lenses as DFA ... So users know which lenses are good for film or for future FF digital cams.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mer Quote
I really wonder why Pentax doesnt brand the Full Frame compatible lenses as DFA ... So users know which lenses are good for film or for future FF digital cams.
Probably because the DA lenses don't have aperture rings.
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That's on my list. Now please let the DA 15 Limited, DA* 30, DA* 55/1.4, DA* 60-250/4, DA* 300/4 roll as well and make me happy!

By the way, for the 85/1.4, I'm actually looking into the Zeiss Planar T* 85/1.4.
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with the sigma comming out with a pentax mount 70-200 f2.8

i really dont see how this is a worth while investment

the image quality at that SINGLE focal length would have to be worlds better than the sigma to make this lens desirable.

otherwise your missing out on the 70-199mm usability the sigma offers!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Exactly, Just modify the coating for digital and re introduce the entire FA* line up (please).
If that's the case, we can say hello to 80-200.
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