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04-27-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Fast zooms on the new pentax

So as Pentax cameras are shrinking .
Do you think we will soon see a smaller 70-200 fast zoom for pentax?

I was thinking about getting the sigma... but is it too big for the future cameras by pentax?

I am very happy with primes but I find the 70-200 the only zoom that I really need


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04-27-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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Fast zooms simply have to be large, it's a matter of physics, not engineering.
That's what I see as the problem with smaller cameras, they really are not well suited to bigger lenses, external flashes etc.
Also, Pentax is already heavily invested in the medium telephoto length, with the 50-135 and the 60-250.

That being said, I think the next limited lens will be a telephoto lens.
04-27-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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I have a Sigma 70-200/2.8. I have used it on my old istDs and my K20D. I have not had a problem with it on either camera, even with the 1.4x TC on.

I have doubts about a Pentax 70-200/2.8 appearing for a very long time, it just doesn't seem to be a priority for them, alas.

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