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08-29-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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For the sake of convenience

Thinking about how Canon took successful lenses like the 70-200 f4 and added the USM, what about Pentax taking popular lenses like the DA 12-24 and adding either SDM, or weather sealing, or both?

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that would be an excellent idea!

except when it comes to lens creation pentax is really really weird... so fat chance of you getting something like that.
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I think you're confused. The 70-200mm f/4 L was ALWAYS USM. They came out with a new 70-200mm f/4 L USM and added IS (one of the best zoom lenses ever!)

But anyways, it would be nice if (1)Pentax implemented a proper ring-SDM, and (2)Stuck it in some of their popular lenses.
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Not confused, but yes, typed the wrong letters!

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The reason I thought of this is because there's a lot of talk about a DA* 11-16 based off of the Tokina, but I don't want to lose the extra 8mm off of my 12-24. I would, however, like the SDM and sealing.
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I think the selling point of the 11-16 is the f/2.8 more than the focusing method.

That lens does get alot of praise in Canon-land, so it would be great if Pentax released it.
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So...

The selling point is that Canon users like it? Honestly, the SDM would be a bonus for me, but the 2.8 is a worthless perk for a landscape lens. The weathersealing, now THAT'S what I'm talking about.
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f2.8 for a landscape, ofcourse its a joke

f2.8 for an artistic close up of someone? lets see you try and get the same results with F4


examples, and this is a mere 16mm, i can only imagine what i could do with 11mm f2.8!











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Point taken. Of course, I'm selfishly thinking of what I need, ha!

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