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09-30-2015, 08:41 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
Assuming that the upcoming FF wide zoom is a Tamron design, as is the new 24-70, then it points to a closer relationship between Ricoh and Tamron. The contracts for the rebadges might prevent Tamron from releasing more k-mount lenses under the Tamron badge.
I would think that contractually they would only be prevented from releasing k-mount versions of the lenses Pentax is rebadging. But it has been many years since Tamron released a k-mount lens anyway. There are about 9 that you can buy new...none have VR.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
.none have VR.
Not that we need it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Not that we need it.
They make the Sony A mount without VR, because Sony owns part of the company. But they have no financial incentive to make a non-VR k-mount version of new lenses unless Pentax guarantees a production run by rebadging it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Not that we need it.
Though on long telephoto it is nice stabilised in VF.
And I think I read somewhere that in lens stabilisation is superior to in camera?
I might be wrong.

I still love in body stabilisation anyway...

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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
Assuming that the upcoming FF wide zoom is a Tamron design, as is the new 24-70, then it points to a closer relationship between Ricoh and Tamron. The contracts for the rebadges might prevent Tamron from releasing more k-mount lenses under the Tamron badge.
I think you've nailed it. Keep in mind, the Pentax superzooms were cooperatively designed with Tamron (someone here had more specific understanding of the arrangement). If I have to quibble, I'd go with likely will rather than might as the modifier. We are likely to see that the 24-70 and the upcoming UWA zoom - at 15-30 - establishes a strong, rather exclusive partnership. This should be a sign to Sigma that adding more Pentax support would be advisable.
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Another vote for the 150-600, but I'd prefer the Sigma 150-600 S.
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It's not like Pentax hasn't sold a rebranded Tamron before (28-200). Anyway, I vote for a 16-300 even if it isn't a full frame lens.
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150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD and 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD would be nice. As long as they kept the price low.

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A Pentax DA HD 16-300mm WR. That would be nice for us DA users. Weathersealing would be a very nice touch. I just realized that only apsc dslr's have superzooms that reach 450mm equivalent. And none are weathersealed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AtitG Quote
A Pentax DA HD 16-300mm WR. That would be nice for us DA users. Weathersealing would be a very nice touch. I just realized that only apsc dslr's have superzooms that reach 450mm equivalent. And none are weathersealed.
While it would be the ideal one-does-all lens for the amateur photographer who's not afraid of superzooms' inherent limitations, I don't like your chances. With a 16-85mm WR lens currently in production and a brand-spanking-new 55-300 WR not long since released (the first of the KAF4 mount lenses), I doubt you would see Pentax rushing to release a rebadged third-party lens which would make them both obsolete at a stroke.
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Doing a quick gander at their lens line up, nothing really jumps out at me.

The things I'd like, like an ultra wide for the FF, they don't make.
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Pentax SP 150-600mm Di VC USD 'G2' that would be a good news ��
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I would prefer Pentax make their own lenses...but that's me and based on my whole pile of Pentax lenses that I've had since 1968. I've got screw mount, bayonet mount Takumars and Pentax lenses and digital Pentax lenses. I'm happy with their performance, robust build, durability over these many years.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I would prefer Pentax make their own lenses...but that's me and based on my whole pile of Pentax lenses that I've had since 1968. I've got screw mount, bayonet mount Takumars and Pentax lenses and digital Pentax lenses. I'm happy with their performance, robust build, durability over these many years.
The problem is that they have gone from being in industry giant to an industry after thought. At their current size and R&D level it will take them years just to produce a basic line up. The days of producing specialty lenses that are unique in the industry are long gone. Now they are using Tamron just to try and catch up with what everyone else has.
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150-600 maybe, but too much overlap with the 150-450. Except for that the only interesting ones they have are the new prime lenses, and Pentax should do these themselves, otherwise they might as well stop making lenses all together and just rebrand stuff
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