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03-21-2014, 01:50 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I know that, but still they have the capability and base design to make the lens.
Well, pretty much any manufacturer has the capability of designing one and putting it into production (if they pour enough money into it). again, we dont know if this base design can actually be used to create an AF lens. For instance the A*85 1.4 is completely different design from the FA851.4. They had to redesign it from scratch in order to make it AF. One needs to consider the R&D costs and future returns on the investment based on how many ppl are actually going to buy that lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Fast 50s exist aplenty in Pentax-land, and F/1.4 vrs F/1.2 isn't a big deal. Where I find Fuji X-mount is developing an edge is fast and wide (and still reasonably small), with lenses like the 35mm F/1.4, the 23mm F/1.4, the 18mm F/2 and the just-announced Samyang 12mm F/2. That's where I wish Pentax-Ricoh would fight back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbope Quote
What exactly is the benefit of an f1.2 vs. f1.4, I mean really? That's 1/3 stop (or 1/2, depending on which scale you read). Since there is already the DA* 55/1.4, why would they add another 50-ish focal length with only a 1/3 stop more light?
FWIW, I find my A50/1.2 a lot easier to focus than my 50/1.4 lenses.
It's easier to get a sharp photo at f/1.8 or f/2 with a good f/1.2 lens.
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What exactly is the benefit of an f1.2 vs. f1.4, I mean really
If you get a chance to try one, not necessarily buy one, just try one and I think you will see for yourself, anatomy sizes don't really come into it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
maybe a 135 f1.8
In manual focus, its already out there.

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