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08-24-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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12mm DA prime on the cards anytime soon?

I really like the optical performance of my DA12-24 but I find it a bit too large and heavy and I don't really need the zoom.

Are there any rumours of a light, small wide angle prime, in the pipeline - say a 12mm f4 (a bit like the old film 20/f4)?

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As far as I know, no. And I would think a 10mm prime would make more sense, considering they already have the 15mm limited. I would be all over a compact 10mm f/5.6 prime with good distortion characteristics.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EricT Quote
As far as I know, no. And I would think a 10mm prime would make more sense, considering they already have the 15mm limited. I would be all over a compact 10mm f/5.6 prime with good distortion characteristics.
The 15mm limited is the type of lens I'm looking for (compact and light) except that it is just not quite wide enough - pity they didn't make it a bit wider (even 14mm would have been better).



I note that Pentax also has a 14mm DA f2.8 - but that's a pretty bulky lens with not much advantage over the 12-24 zoom.

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