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09-23-2012, 09:21 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gray Quote
or borrow the new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD (which isn't available in PK mount) add some seals, brand it a D FA* 24-70 F2.8 ED [IF] SDM, and Pentax is ready to go digital FF with a short zoom which is useful also on ASP-C;
design their own new DA* 16-70 F3.5 ED AL [IF] SDM (for ASP-C only) which should break, once and for all, all Pentax FF rumours IMO.

or old Pentax FA 24-90 f/3.5-4.5 AL (IF) ----- fantastic gool lens and extremely bad build

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I'm waiting for 18-85.
09-27-2012, 01:08 AM   #19
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DA 12-24mm is fantastic zoom!!!!!!!!!!
buy it and you will be happy--very happy
color ! no distortion !
Let's say little distortion after digital correction of a lot of distortion.

09-27-2012, 01:23 AM   #20
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Let's talk about a lens that is really missing: A 2/24 or even a 2.8/24.

Most lenses that were discussed here require a clear statement on FF or not FF in the near future. So, let's wait for such a statement and define whishes later on.
09-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #21
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Looking at some "new" lenses which actually looks like a remake of older lenses, I'm thinking that Pentax is looking at the old SMC A35-105/3.5..

A remake with similar FL would be ~20-75mm? (+/- 5mm)

If it is, it sure looks good! Throw in a WR too! Wohoooo~! And possibly an f/2.8!
We've got a winner then! But the price is gonna be somewhere around the sigma's i'd think.. So meh~ :P
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i have road map for 2013
if you need it send me emeil to
in 2013 we will have zoom DA* 17-85mm maybe in september
If your source is the frequently posted lens roadmap then you're just speculating. The lens roadmap has focal ranges that fade out disguising Pentax's true intentions. Considering that SDM is fixed for new lenses I think it's much more likely this lens is a 20ish to 75ish normal zoom and they keep the 16-50 in the lineup. There's also a chance that it's a normal lens for FF. the limited zoom range (20ish-35ish) doesn't really make sense on APSC.

I would also be very surprised if it's a ground up redesign considering there are so many good lens designs in the archives.

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