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11-23-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Will Pentax bring a new lens out-over 300mm ?

I have a Pentax 55-300mm. Great lens for the price...but I do wish there was a Pentax lens at about 400-500 mm...a prime...F 4 to F 5.6...primarily for outdoor use...wildlife...with a similar build and performance quality of the F 4 300 mm Pentax lens.

Any rumours out there ?

I know the Sigma 50-500 etc. has a Pentax mount but the reviews in this web's lens reviews weren't too stellar...say compared to the 300 or other smaller range Pentax zooms.

So far with my 55-300 I crop and bring the photo 'closer'...but with some attendant loss...small loss...in quality.

I would be willing to pay around $ 1500 + CAD for a 400-500 mm lens...I'm talking new.

Currently the Pentax 300 F 4 goes for $ 1549.

The Canon 400 F 5.6 goes for $ 1549....white body lens.
What to do ?

11-23-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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The current roadmap shows a 'DA Super Telephoto' coming sometime in the future. My guess is that it'll be longer than 300, but it seems weird to just make it a DA, so my guess is that it'll be a DA*.
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not that I can read japaneese but that looks like a medium format lens
11-23-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Bottom right corner, "DA Super Telephoto." There are two DFA 645 lenses , but the longest is a 55mm.

11-23-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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These keeps coming up from time to time. That line on the super tele runs through the 300mm focal length. I would guess that IF and that's a big IF, they would release a 300mm f2.8.
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BTW, here is the English version of this road map.

http://www.pentax.jp/english/imaging/digital/lens/roadmap.pdf
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Pentax seems to have given that market up to the third party lens makers like Sigma. Too bad, as there are enough people wanting one or at least claiming to.
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