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02-18-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Any news on the DA* 55mm

Has anyone heard anything about a release date or pricing for this lens?

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It was on display at PMA 2008 along with the DA 17-70/4 and DA* 60-250/4. Since the DA* 60-250/4 will be available this summer, I suspect the same with this lens and the DA 17-70/4. I really want this lens though!
02-18-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Tux, I am really looking forward to getting that one with the 31 LTD and the 77 LTD, I think that will be a nice fit. The 60-250/4 sounds interesting as well but that will be much later on.
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Hey all,

I'm also looking forward to DA* 55/1.4 ...

Any rumour about the price tag? i really hope it's not more then 400

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Same here, as if price is not too much more and size is not too much more, this might become a replacement option for my 43. I like the fact that it's sealed, has digital optimized coatings and SDM motor.

My 43 is great and I love it to death, but I'd very much like to consider this 55 as a possible alternative for the above reasons.
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The new german pricing list says available in winter 08/09

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edit: but no prices there
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@Darky do you know something about 17-70/4 ??
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The 60-250mm and 17-70mm are planned to be available in summer 08

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I suspect the same for the DA* 55/1.4. In the meantime, if you really need a portrait lens, then shoot for the FA* 85/1.5, which is definitely more expensive than the DA* 55/1.4 will be at debut.
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Nope, dont need a portrait lens, dont shoot portraits. I just want a prime lens to fit my usual shooting lengths, 30/50/75 which will result in me purchasing the 31mm, 55mm, and 77mm LTD's.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Darky Quote
The 60-250mm and 17-70mm are planned to be available in summer 08
Although I doubt that I can afford it, I'm curious as to how much the *60-250 is going to be. I know that Adorama is already taking preorders on the new Tamron 70-200/2.8 and they have it listed for $699.

Until today, I wouldn't have thought I would have any use for a fast telephoto zoom, but it would've been nice to have had something faster than f4-5.6 when dealing with butterflies on a cloudy day.

Perhaps if I save, save, save for a long, long time, a fast telephoto might find it's way into my camera bag.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
Nope, dont need a portrait lens, dont shoot portraits. I just want a prime lens to fit my usual shooting lengths, 30/50/75 which will result in me purchasing the 31mm, 55mm, and 77mm LTD's.
Oh, alright. That's a good setup.
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