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09-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Any clues at the DA* lens coming???

Hi guys, I was looking at the k-mount road map and i think i would love the DA* coming at 2013(maybe?). Do we have any clues or rumors regarding this?

09-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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The roadmap says 2013 or later. I think it will be released with the K-3(?) next year.
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20ish-80ish mm, constant F2.8 aperture...sounds like a handy lens for those who don't need to go ultra-wide but think the 50-135mm is too long.

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09-22-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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i have road map for 2013
if you need it send me emeil to laert.x@gmail.com
in 2013 we will have zoom DA* 17-85mm maybe in september

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So a transstandard zoom to replace the DA*16-50
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It's not going to be a constant f/2.8, guys. Just look at the Nikon 16-85, which, while being 3.5-5.6 is still almost as large as the 16-50/2.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
It's not going to be a constant f/2.8, guys. Just look at the Nikon 16-85, which, while being 3.5-5.6 is still almost as large as the 16-50/2.8.
I don't think they'll make a variable aperture DA*
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I thought more along the lines of a constant f/4.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
20ish-80ish mm, constant F2.8 aperture...sounds like a handy lens for those who don't need to go ultra-wide but think the 50-135mm is too long.
How bout a 28-80 F2.8 Fixed. Personally loving that range with my old F zoom.(Fastest focusing lens I have, thanks to that insanely short focus throw.)

Might make for a pretty new toy. Heck, they could even just borrow the Tamron 28-75 lens design, since they're so fond of avoiding *real* development it seems.(For the time being, I'm sure they'll figure out what to do soon enough)
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Heh, speaking of the Tamron, it would be funny if they rebadged it

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09-23-2012, 04:08 AM   #11
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I'm almost ready to upgrade my lineup..Since i mostly shoot with my 18-135 as my walkaround-travel lens,i could use that range and the DA* quality.. I could also add a sigma 10-20 so i would be covered for the wide also.. So if this lens is coming i can do some patience and some savings to get it!!Thanks all for your info..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eulogy Quote
Heck, they could even just borrow the Tamron 28-75 lens design
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;

OR

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.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dionisis_K Quote
Site Supporter Dionisis_K's Avatar Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: Athens - Greece Photos: Albums Posts: 171 | Likes: 6 Original Poster I'm almost ready to upgrade my lineup..Since i mostly shoot with my 18-135 as my walkaround-travel lens,i could use that range and the DA* quality.. I could also add a sigma 10-20 so i would be covered for the wide also.. So if this lens is coming i can do some patience and some savings to get it!!Thanks all for your info..
DA 12-24mm is fantastic zoom!!!!!!!!!!
buy it and you will be happy--very happy
color ! no distortion !
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I'm afraid i cant justify the price difference between the Sigma 10-20 and Da 12-24.. Almost double value and for what? If only it was a WR lens i could consider it..
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the lens 12-24 very good build -- i take photo in Niagara Falls
now you can find used lens for 650-700$
i don"t like Sigma lenses build bockeh and color
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