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04-27-2009, 02:10 PM   #16
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i wish they would make 17-70mm F2.8 with SDM...

04-27-2009, 04:05 PM   #17
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That would be a pretty big waste of resources. Hardly anyone would buy a 5 pound, six inch diameter, $2000 lens - Pentax would lose their shirts on the money they soend developing it.

P.S. Yes I know I'm exaggerating - but only slightly. Probably more like 3-4 pounds, 4-5 inches diameter, and if they could get the kind of market share Canon & Nikon have - or could make extra money on the side by licensing the design to Tokina to sell for Nikon or Canon, they could perhaps get the price down to $1000-$1500 range.

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