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03-28-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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When do Pentax release that 120-400mm zoom shown in the lens roadmap?

Any ideas on that lens which is supposed to be released after 2013 if it ever comes out? Will it be a sigma rebadged?

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03-29-2013, 04:56 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by gut1kor Quote
Any ideas on that lens which is supposed to be released after 2013 if it ever comes out? Will it be a sigma rebadged?

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I would expect the 120~380 to be released along with the K-3....
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It says on the internet that it will be released July 14, 2013

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QuoteOriginally posted by calculator01 Quote
It says on the internet that it will be released July 14, 2013
Ooh. Where does it say that? I'm eagerly waiting to see what they will come up with and hoping it will be something nice to marry with my much loved 18-135mm.
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It says on the internet that it will be released July 14, 2013
You can't post anything that isn't true on the Internet. The Internet told me so...
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About the same time as the FF body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
About the same time as the FF body.
I shall force their hand by buying a 55-300mm. Nothing brings out a new product quite like making a buying decision!

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I wanted a long Pentax zoom, but I couldn't wait anymore and purchased a Pentax mount, Sigma 150-500. All my other digital lenses (9) are Pentax. I would rather it be a Pentax....but I'm getting old and I can only wait so long.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I wanted a long Pentax zoom, but I couldn't wait anymore and purchased a Pentax mount, Sigma 150-500. All my other digital lenses (9) are Pentax. I would rather it be a Pentax....but I'm getting old and I can only wait so long.
Sigma has done a great job supporting the K-mount with a lot of great new lenses in recent years, so you need not feel that you have betrayed Pentax. In fact, you could make the argument that Sigma has done a better job supporting Pentax than Pentax has. Strange but true.
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Sigma has done a great job supporting the K-mount with a lot of great new lenses in recent years, so you need not feel that you have betrayed Pentax. In fact, you could make the argument that Sigma has done a better job supporting Pentax than Pentax has. Strange but true.
Thanks for the comment. I feel largely the same way. BTW how did you like your Sigma 150-500 ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
BTW how did you like your Sigma 150-500 ?
I liked it quite a bit. I had previously owned the 170-500mm and I found that image quality of that lens was quite decent...pretty much in line with the various consumer 300mm zoom lenses I had owned. And then when I got the 150-500mm I was pleased to find that it was an all-around better lens. Extremely solid construction and very nice image quality for the price. Noticeably sharper at 500mm than the 170-500mm.

I had a lot of fun with the 500mm focal length, but I didn't need it for my photography and the lens I really wanted was the Sigma 100-300mm f4, so I sold the 150-500mm for a nice profit and last I heard the new owner was enjoying it very much and was thrilled by the image quality compared to their old 500mm solution. For the money, I don't think you can do any better than the 150-500mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I had a lot of fun with the 500mm focal length, but I didn't need it for my photography and the lens I really wanted was the Sigma 100-300mm f4
yes the sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG is the lens to beat - and any improvement upon the Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED SDM would be welcome.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I liked it quite a bit. I had previously owned the 170-500mm and I found that image quality of that lens was quite decent...pretty much in line with the various consumer 300mm zoom lenses I had owned. And then when I got the 150-500mm I was pleased to find that it was an all-around better lens. Extremely solid construction and very nice image quality for the price. Noticeably sharper at 500mm than the 170-500mm.

I had a lot of fun with the 500mm focal length, but I didn't need it for my photography and the lens I really wanted was the Sigma 100-300mm f4, so I sold the 150-500mm for a nice profit and last I heard the new owner was enjoying it very much and was thrilled by the image quality compared to their old 500mm solution. For the money, I don't think you can do any better than the 150-500mm.
Thanks Edgar for your assessment. I'm looking forward to my 150-500 arriving.

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