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View Poll Results: Which product are you most interested in?
DFA* 85/1.4 1813.43%
DFA* 35/1.4 107.46%
DA* 11-18/2.8 1611.94%
DFA 70-200/4 118.21%
DFA 18 (ultra wide single focus) 118.21%
DFA 10-16 fish-eye (fish-eye zoom) 53.73%
DFA 70-300 (telephoto zoom) 10.75%
DFA x1,4 teleconverter 85.97%
APSC new model to succeed K-3II 5440.30%
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12-29-2018, 12:20 PM   #1

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Which roadmapped and rumored product is your favorite?

We have a DFA 85, DFA 35, DFA 70-200/4 and more on the roadmap plus some substantial rumors.

Which of the items are you interested in the most?

12-29-2018, 12:24 PM   #2
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The DA 11-18.

This is the first I've heard of the DFA 35, but, if true, I'd still purchase the D FA 50 1.4 before it.
12-29-2018, 12:31 PM   #3
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I'm still hoping to see a successor to the K3 ... but !!
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Several, potentially.

A DFA 18 would be welcome for travel if it isn't too big/heavy. I currently pack my DFA 15-30 for wide angle duties, but it's a heavy monster.

Similarly, a DFA 70-300 should be far more "luggable" on international trips than the 150-450.

The 1.4x TC intrigues me -- would it be useful combined with the DFA 150-450? -- but I would wait to see whether it is any better than simply cropping before purchasing.

The K3 II replacement is certainly due; I am very much looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

The lenses I'm not interested in are a DFA 35 (I have the Sigma Art 35) and the 70-200 f/4 (I have the f/2.8 version). The DA* 11-18 f/2.8 is likely to be huge; I prefer to keep my APS-C kit compact. The DFA* 85 would be attractive if I shot portraits, but I don't get much opportunity for that. I already have the DA 10-17 fisheye, which is altogether enough fishiness for me, so I won't be going for the DFA 10-16 fisheye.

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Acctually I would like to see something like 135-150 mm f/1.8 for portrait. But there is no such plans in the roadmap. So, the lenses of choice for me are 11-18/2,8 for landscape infrared photography using APS-C body and DFA* 85/1,4 for FF body. I have FA* 85/1,4 and this lens is really fantastic in aspect of sharpness wide open and bokeh, but has some weekness in aspect of PF wide open.
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I personally also favor a 85mm version of the DFA*50 type. A weathersealed and faster focusing lens than my current Sigma 85 will be very welcome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
The K3 II replacement is certainly due; I am very much looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

6 years after the original K-3... yes, it's high time to deliver us a replacement with all the desired upgraded features.
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DFA 85mm F1.4 bt if Sigma wants to do an Art series of that (plus a 135mm F2 or F2.8), I will be more than satisfied.

I had to part with my K3ii so a replacement for that with lots of grunt under the bonnet would also be cool.

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The hole in my line-up ould be the 18mm and would probably be the one I went for - paticularly if not too fast - but of those we know are coming,the 85mm will be the hardest to not be able to afford
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Personally I'm itching for the GRIII, so much that I've already saved the cash and put myself on the list.

It's not an option on this poll though...and nothing that Pentax itself is planning is of particular interest right now. My kit is about how I need it right now.
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My full frame lens collection is currently contaminated by a Samyang fish-eye and a Simga Art 35/1.4

They are both pretty good, but as soon as I can replace them with the genuine article, I suspect I will.
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APS-C replacement is far and away my #1 of that list. A very distant second would be a AF 85/1.4.
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Both the DFA* 85mm F1.4 & the DFA 10-18 F4 fisheye interest me, ian
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
APS-C replacement is far and away my #1 of that list.
I am with Docrm. Everything regarding lenses for me kind of hinges on when and if they come out with a new flagship APS-C. I don't really understand the development of the D FA 70-200 f4. Wouldn't it make sense for Pentax to make the simple factory modification to the DA*60-250 f4 and re-label it as a DFA*60-250? You would think this might speed up development of some of the other lenses that are sorely needed.
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My guess is we will get to see the 85, 11-18 and 70-200 in CP+. Those are the lenses which have been on the roadmap in precise naming form for a while.

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