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08-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
2. Without the DA* designation, what is the purpose of the "DA 18-85" zoom intend to fill?
Probably the same purpose on both, the only difference would be the name on the lens. We don't even know what was the specification planned for "DA* 18-85", so it's all speculation.

What different purpose would a HD DA 50-135/2.8 AW fill, if it's only a slightly re-designed SMC DA* 50-135/2.8 with new coating?

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Why do you say the 17-70 is gone?
I thought it was discontinued? I may have brainfarted badly.
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16-45 was discontinued.
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I'd like to see something like Sony's 16-80 f/3.5-4.5
Whoa, that lens looks like a contender, and just 440g. A Pentax lens along those lines could steer me away from my planned Sigma C 17-70 purchase. If it happens before 2014 anyway...

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I don't see that zoom range on either map. Do I need new glasses?

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I don't see that zoom range on either map. Do I need new glasses?

Way down at the bottom.

Edit: Actually, the 18-85 range isn't on any of the maps. There IS a 16-85 one though (compare the vague line on the earlier map to what the 18-270 is now).

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