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09-22-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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So, what are the chances that the DA*30mm SDM...

will be a 1.4?

i've had my eye on this baby for a while:
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC Lens - Pentax Fit - Only 289.00 - SRS Microsystems

but the weather sealing and SDM would be perfect for band photography!

I'm a big fan of fast lenses... was sticking with pentax a mistake or not? we'll see...

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Again, pentax is more likely to chose f1.8 rather than 1.4 - my gut feeling is telling me this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Again, pentax is more likely to chose f1.8 rather than 1.4 - my gut feeling is telling me this.
I was hoping they would have more info available on this lens at the Photokina, as I'm looking for a fast wide (normalish on APS-C). I wouldn't be too unhappy with f/1.8, f/1.7 would be better, and f/1.4 would be great.

However, after seeing the launch price for the DA* 55mm, I'm considering other options.

I'd also like to know whether the DA* 30mm is going to be full-frame or APS-C. I want to use it on film too.
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You are probably right. Pentax, unlike sigma, are unlikely to sacrifice quality for the extra stop...

A fast 30mm is unlikely to be FF

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