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04-05-2009, 05:44 AM   #1
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Pentax DA* 200 macro f/4?

What's the chances of this lens beoing announced? The A* and FA* versions are very hard to find, do you think pentax will relaunch this lens for Digital SLRs?

04-05-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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Wouldn't that be a killer lens?!
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It would be shawesome pawesome pentax awesome!
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This is not likely to happen at all. Only a day dreaming kind of thing.

Imagine the pricing of this macro much much higher than any of the recently released limited lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
This is not likely to happen at all. Only a day dreaming kind of thing.

Imagine the pricing of this macro much much higher than any of the recently released limited lenses.
Money is no object (I can't afford the A* version, either ;~)
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I tried to get one nearly 10 years ago. Couldn't get my hands on one then either.

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mmmmm id buy one
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I'd rather have it ~150mm to keep the weight down, but definitely weather-sealed. 100mm is too short for me, and the Sigma 180mm, while excellent, is quite heavy.

04-08-2009, 11:32 AM   #9
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I think a reincarnation of the FA* 200/4 Macro after the FA*200/2.8 -> DA* 200/2.8 pattern (new mechanics, small optical updates, new coatings) would be most beneficial for the Pentax brand. And I bet they could sell a lot more than the 1000 some of the FA* were ever made.

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