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03-21-2009, 04:53 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
Something like the 500mm f4.5 without AF.
I figure it will be on a tripod so not having AF is no biggie, it also might help keep the price down a bit.
With a super telephoto, AF is an absolute must in order to track, follow and lock focus due to the narrow DOF. More so than on a wide-angle imo.

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You got one?

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
An AF version of the A* 135/1.8 would be pretty special.

Tom G
Yes, I would love a 135mm focal length from Pentax too. If f1.8 version is going to be remade, the low contrast issue needs to be resolved. This lens is not usable til f2.8 and PF is quite a serious issue.

I should have kept the lens til today. Then I could sell it for a better price
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Yes, I would love a 135mm focal length from Pentax too. If f1.8 version is going to be remade, the low contrast issue needs to be resolved. This lens is not usable til f2.8 and PF is quite a serious issue.

I should have kept the lens til today. Then I could sell it for a better price
Pentax should use the Canon 135mm f/2L USM or the Nikon 135mm f/2.0D DC Nikkor as the benchmark...

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
An AF version of the A* 135/1.8 would be pretty special.

Tom G

But it will cost $2000+.......
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Yes, I would love a 135mm focal length from Pentax too. If f1.8 version is going to be remade, the low contrast issue needs to be resolved. This lens is not usable til f2.8 and PF is quite a serious issue.)

Huhh?? I had one of those once, and although it improves from stopping down (what lens this fast does not?), it was certainly very good. Wide open performance was good. Very good at F2.8. As good as they get at F:4...
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300mm f2.8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Second an AF TC that has SDM, and works properly with SR.

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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
With a super telephoto, AF is an absolute must in order to track, follow and lock focus due to the narrow DOF. More so than on a wide-angle imo.
Seems to be a popular lens when they come up for sale, besides i'm use to MF'ing my MF long glass.
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I would love a DA 17-55 f/3.5-5.6 (or constant f/4, if possible) with weather-sealing.
I also agree that a 135mm limited would be great, and a very logical next step after the super-wide 15mm. It would probably have to be f/3.5 or f/4 to keep the same compactness that the limiteds are famous for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
But it will cost $2000+.......
Actually that might be a bit low. I just checked Ebay and found a used A* 135/1.8 costs around $2,100.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Pentax-A-135mm-f-1-8-ED-Lens-135-f1-8-SMC-A-Star_W0QQitem...1%7C240%3A1318

Might have to add another $1,000 for an AF version.

Tom G

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Looked at Dimitrov's site, to see what was made before-
I think they need to reissue/remake these (ok I wish for, not need)
35mm 1.4 (AF or MF)
50mm 1.2 AF
85mm 1.4 (AF or MF) or 85mm 1.8 or 85mm 2.0
120mm 2.8
135mm 1.8
200mm 2.5

I'll settle for the 1st three though.

Oh, while they're at it why not remake the FA Limited tres amigos with quick shift

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they need to make an SDM version of this one.

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In my opinion..

28-70 F/2.8 and make it DA* SDM.. It will be super awsome
20-35 F/4 and make it F/2.8 instead of F/4. Make it DA* SDM.. Double awsome..

Last one..

Remake of the DA*16-50 F2.8 (better copy) since I've had the same but it doesn't work well with K10D. I've returned it 3 times and still having the same problem: back focusing...
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Digital AF versions of the

M28/2
A135/1.8

and put out again the
FA400/5.6
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