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03-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
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What lens should Pentax make/remake?

What lens would you like Pentax to make/remake?

I think they have just about all the focal lengths covered with excellent lenses.
But people seem to really like the size and weight of the pancake lenses.

They're coming out with the DA 15mm, so we'll see how that performs, although I think most people were hoping for something faster than f/4.

Maybe there's no sense or money in it, but any chance they re-make the DFA 100mm f/2.8 macro....maybe as a smaller, metal "limited" lens?

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What lens should Pentax make/remake?

DA 135mm F3.2 or 2.8 limited (keep it small please)

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What lens would you like Pentax to make/remake?
A replacement for the A* 600/5.6. It could not just be a remake with AF, probably, but a high-quality 600/5.6 (like the A* 600/5.6) would be a great wildlife lens. (A few might prefer a 600/4, but that would likely be just too dear for most of us.)
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Either a 200mm macro lens or a tilt/shift lens option.

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DA* 30mm f1,4! I really wanted this one...
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An AF version of the A* 135/1.8 would be pretty special.

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I'll put in my standing order for a DA 120-135mm Limited, f-3ish, and no bigger than the old M135/3.5.

I recently bought a DA 35/2.8 Macro Limited (to add to my collection of the three "pancakes"), and I've become a real devotee of the 35. However, prior to the introduction of the DA 35, Pentax already manufactured two macros and a number of outstanding "normal" FOV lenses (FA 31, F 35, DA 40 and FA 43), and - much as I like my new DA 35 - I would have much preferred Pentax to produce a DA tele with about twice the reach of my 70.

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DA 135mm F3.2 or 2.8 limited (keep it small please)

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Since Sigma hesitates, why not a 150mm 2.8 macro... and a 50mm 1.8 more compact.
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What lens would you like Pentax to make/remake?
Something in the 60-250 f/4 range would be nice.
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Something in the 60-250 f/4 range would be nice.
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200mm F2.8/3.5 Macro; Tho Wheatfield's idea has merits too

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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.
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There's never enough lenses...
What I'd like Pentax to make or re-introduce (wishful thinking):

Primes
24mm f/2
24mm f/4 Tilt and Shift
28mm f/2
100mm f/2
135mm f/1.8 or f/2
200mm f/2
200mm f/4 Macro
400mm f/4 or a 500mm f/4.5 or faster

Zooms
24-90mm f/2.8
18-135mm f/4
80-200mm f/2.8
100-400mm f/4

Others
AF extension tubes with full AE readout (25mm, 50mm, 100mm)
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