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05-07-2007, 05:55 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by kskjon Quote
$1400 AUD seems way too high.
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05-07-2007, 06:05 AM   #32
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Want The 200 Macro!

I want a 200 Pentax macro. 135 doesn't interest me much. Might sell the DFA 100 and use 135. 150 Sigma is getting better. Rather have their 180 though. Pentax keeps bringing out all these macros that no one seems to be asking for (35, 135) and skipping the most desired macro. Pentax BRING OUT A NEW 200 MACRO. PLEASE!
Waiting to see the new DA 400 prime. To see if its better than my A400. Please bring out a matching teleconverter for these lenses.
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I want a 200 Pentax macro. 135 doesn't interest me much. Might sell the DFA 100 and use 135. 150 Sigma is getting better. Rather have their 180 though. Pentax keeps bringing out all these macros that no one seems to be asking for (35, 135) and skipping the most desired macro. Pentax BRING OUT A NEW 200 MACRO. PLEASE!
Waiting to see the new DA 400 prime. To see if its better than my A400. Please bring out a matching teleconverter for these lenses.
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Excuse me Barondla,
Did I miss an announcement? There is nothing on the road map for a new 135mm Macro or a DA*400.(That one I'd be interested in )
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Apparently there is a 135mm macro rumour..

I would prefer 180 or 200 myself.. Actually I was already thinking of the DA*200, a macro would be a better option for me.. two birds...

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Have heard rumours of DA400 on other sites. Not from anyone connected with Pentax unfortunately. Seems to be the longest tele focal length that doesn't just destroy the bank book. At least at a decent speed. Every time when talking to the Pentax rep I ask if the 200 macro is about to be introduced. Unfortunately he says no. Maybe I will ask about the 400 next time. I am actually using my A400 with extension tubes for some closer images. Have had the bellows on the A400 already. Need a 200 macro bad. Decided to buy a Sigma 180 to tide me over. Can't find one. Decided to buy a Sigma 150 for the Olympus E300. Can't find one. Guess i'll use the DFA 100.
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Have heard rumours of DA400 on other sites. Not from anyone connected with Pentax unfortunately. Seems to be the longest tele focal length that doesn't just destroy the bank book. At least at a decent speed. Every time when talking to the Pentax rep I ask if the 200 macro is about to be introduced. Unfortunately he says no. Maybe I will ask about the 400 next time. I am actually using my A400 with extension tubes for some closer images. Have had the bellows on the A400 already. Need a 200 macro bad. Decided to buy a Sigma 180 to tide me over. Can't find one. Decided to buy a Sigma 150 for the Olympus E300. Can't find one. Guess i'll use the DFA 100.
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Da* 400 will probably be something in the remote future with the pentax history. 2010 perhaps.

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i think usd550 will make sense for da*200 f2.8
not usd 1400, it is crazy

and will make lot of peopel convert to upcoming canon 40d
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One net shop is listing the Pentax SMC-DA* 60-250/4 ED (IF) SDM for skr 6180
(usd 908) ex tax here in Sweden. The SMC-DA* 300/4 must bee a bit cheaper to manufacture, so my guess is it will cost usd 750-800.

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