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04-30-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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How likely are we to see the Pentax 20ish-70?

I see in the lens road map a D FA large diameter standard zoom, which more than likely means a 2.8 aperture. Pull out your crystal balls pontificate as to how likely we will see such an animal in 2015. While I'm dreaming lets make it a D FA* 24-70, or at least WR.

I have been eyeballing the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM , as I really like my 50-150 with the HSM motor, but would like a weather sealed lens in a walk around focal length.

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Not sure why you are dreaming? It will be released with the FF camera October / November 2015.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nonstopnick Quote
I see in the lens road map a D FA large diameter standard zoom,
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how likely we will see such an animal in 2015.
According to the roadmap, very.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nonstopnick Quote
I see in the lens road map a D FA large diameter standard zoom, which more than likely means a 2.8 aperture. Pull out your crystal balls pontificate as to how likely we will see such an animal in 2015. While I'm dreaming lets make it a D FA* 24-70, or at least WR.

I have been eyeballing the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM , as I really like my 50-150 with the HSM motor, but would like a weather sealed lens in a walk around focal length.
They need to release a prosumer kit lens for the FF so one is bound to come out.


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QuoteOriginally posted by nonstopnick Quote
While I'm dreaming lets make it a D FA* 24-70, or at least WR.
You don't even have to dream, it's highly likely that it'll be pretty much that. WR is self-evident, all DA* have it, all decent f/2.8 Pentax zoom lenses have it, the new D FA* 70-200 and D FA* 150-450 have it. It would be a huge surprise if the 20ish-70 would not be WR, or, more precisely, AW. As for the focal length, 24-70 is pretty much the established standard for prosumer FF zooms.
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Pretty sure it's going to be in that 24-70 range and be WR, because if they don't make it WR, they'd be shooting themselves in the foot.
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I'll pontificate that a lens like a 24-70 2.8 (or maybe 24-120 f4) is guaranteed to be released with the FF. There's little chance of a new FF camera succeeding without a standard zoom to go with it. I expect WR and construction like the new 70-200 and 150-400.

I also expect an ultrawide zoom or maybe some wide primes, but that might come at a later date.
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