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09-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Pentax 560mm, 18-270mm, and DFA 645 90mm Macro Officially Announced

Three new lenses join the Pentax DSLR lineup today: the HD DA 560mm, SMC DA 18-270mm, and HD D-FA 645 90mm macro.

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And no, the 560mm doesn't telescope

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sounds like a Tamron 18-270 in Pentax clothing for $800 and $7000 for the 500mm is a little over the top also in my opinion........the Bigma sure looks better now....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
And no, the 560mm doesn't telescope
But it is a telescope...

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The new HD PENTAX DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW interchangeable super-telephoto lens, featuring PENTAX’s exclusive HD Coating – a newly developed high grade multi-layer lens coating – and telescope-type optics, delivers clear, well-defined images of distant subjects.
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I have been waiting a while for the 560. I agree with Gary - if it's in that $7000 price range I will be buying the Sigma.
Come on Pentax give us a reasonable pricing.

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Can someone explain why you would spend $7000 on a 560mm f/5.6 when you can get a Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 for $9000? And that Nikkor lens would actually let you buy a full frame to go along with it.


I'm a Pentax K30 owner with about $2500 in lenses to go along with that. That's been a good investment and offers a great value. However, if I really needed a long telephoto, I'd find the extra couple thousand to buy the Nikkon, or just rent a setup.


Am I missing something here? I actually suspect that Pentax might never actually deliver a single lens of this type...this is just their way of 'living down' a promised product from their roadmap which they know is not competitive at all. In other words, this is their 'we'll put a price so high that nobody will ever try buy this vaporware'.
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Can someone explain why you would spend $7000 on a 560mm f/5.6 when you can get a Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 for $9000? And that Nikkor lens would actually let you buy a full frame to go along with it..
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