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12-19-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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24-70mm DFA - how will it integrate into your lineup?

24-70mm DFA - how will it integrate into your lineup?

Are you planning to get it?

-How will it integrate into you crop sensor lens lineup? (will you sell something to make space... what lenses will you use either side etc..)
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-How do you envisage it integrating into your potential FF lineup?

12-19-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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I just don't know. The DA*16-50 on a K-3 works pretty well.
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12-19-2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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It won't... at least not at this moment! Too expensive for my budget . I've got the Tammy 17-50 f/2.8, although I think i'd prefer the 24-70 on aps-c range better for events...
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I consider buying it. However, I'm still unsure whether it will be available as a bundle-version together with the new FF-Pentax which might make it cheaper than buying it separately.

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I probably won't get it ever. I had the Tamron 28-75 but was annoyed by having to change lenses for a wider AOV. And I don't have any plans to go fullframe.
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The 24-70 DFA came along just a tad too late for me.
I had already invested in the Sigma 24-70 F2.8 IF EX DG which I am very happy with.

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I'm going to pass on that DFA. I'm not planning to go FF, mostly shoot primes and just picked up a DA 16-85 for knock-about purposes.
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I'm not planning to pick it up either. It's an FF lens. The reasons I won't go with the Pentax would be the same reasons I didn't go for a Nikon D810. I need a $10k investment just to be happy. 24-70 doesn't really make sense on APS-c.

Unless you want FF, the FL is covered by about a bazillion lenses already, including some great 17-70s that are a lot more flexible.

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I never paid more than approx. 1200 USD for a single lens and I'm not going to pay more than 1500 USD for 24-70. Anyway I have both 16-50 and 28-70, so as long as they're both working fine and there's no FF camera available, I see no point in such investment.
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For what it's worth, I do own it and it's a nice piece of glass. It is expensive and it is big, but I've been pretty pleased with it so far.

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I already have 17-50 on APS-C, and a Tamron 28-75 on FF.

This is obviously a much classier lens, and will make the people who can afford it very happy.
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My problem is if I purchase a zoom in the 24-70 range, then I'm letting my FA 31, and FA 43 sit on the shelf. I can't justify letting $1,500 worth of lenses sit around doing nothing. I guess if you purchase it as a "vacation" lens then maybe I could see it but I think I would prefer the DA 16-85 for that.
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I'm currently on vacation..... and realising quite strongly that K3ish size is probally the optimal size (in all ways) DSLR for most things.

Holly sh#t...... what did I just say out loud...... Anna didn't hear that did she......
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I'm currently on vacation..... and realising quite strongly that K3ish size is probally the optimal size (in all ways) DSLR for most things.
Yep. Even if I do get the FF (+/- the 24-70) I will be keeping my K-3 for the foreseeable future.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I'm currently on vacation..... and realising quite strongly that K3ish size is probally the optimal size (in all ways) DSLR for most things.
+1. I was on vacation a few months ago and was very pleased with my K3/16-85mm combo. Don't think I'll be picking up a 24-70mm anytime soon but likely will go full frame at some point in the next few years.
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