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12-05-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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new FA-SDM lens

I saw somewhere a list of new FA - SDM lenses Pentax is manufacturing. I do not recollect the site.

Can someone post a link please?

Thanks a lot.

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12-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #2
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are you talking about the roadmap? http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp/en/lens/roadmap.pdf
the roadmap has no FA lenses on it except the D FA Macros
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it was on a rumours thread right here on the forum. It is titled "k30d/k300d speculations". i cant find it right now.
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The funny thing is that it is probably true with Fa lenses will be updated with SDM in the near future. My main concern about that is the mediocre optical performance of Fa 24mm f2 being unchanged and the weird focal length range with Fa* 28-70mm f2.8 on a 1.3X cropped sensor. Fa* 28-70 and 24mm all have silver metallic finish that are just so prone to paint less, wear and tear where I would prefer to see a resilient construction like tokina instead.

The rumour from this china website is usually turning out to be true. So I got a rough idea about what is to come. (At least it is looking better than Olympus which has no lens development or announcement til 2 years later - I believe the company is sitting back, doing the watch and wait to see if 4/3 is going into demises or not before coming out with any more lenses in road map)

Why not make Fa* 200mm f4 SDM? However, Hoya might render the lens a price tag that requires a personal loan to pay it off by the mere mortals.

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