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View Poll Results: What is your dream lens ?
Super fast prime (DA* 55mm / 1.0, D-FA 30mm / 1.2 etc...) 3123.66%
Wide fast prime / zoom (DA* 20mm / 2.8, D-FA 12-24mm/2.8) 2720.61%
Super-tele (300mm/2.8, 400mm/4, 250-600mm/5.6 ...) 5642.75%
Tilt-shift 1712.98%
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01-28-2010, 09:23 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
Replace "no SDM" with "SDM II with bonus anti-fall-apart" for the anti-Luddite in me.

(I didn't vote because there was no "all of the above.")

EDIT: I hope you guys realize that a 24 f/1.4 and a 600/4 would go for ~$2000 and ~$10000 each.
I doubt anyone would spend 10 grand for a 600mm with no pro service.

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I am on the wishlist of "non-SDM 50-135" as well (or another upgraded version of SDM)

However, I am dreaming of the FA 31mm .... about 1K for a used one >__<

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01-28-2010, 11:32 PM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
the Pentax lineup holds a lot of desirable lenses, but lacks something truly extreme.
You want "extreme?" Well my definition of extreme is pretty extreme baby! And none of the selections in your poll are extreme. Since we are just dreaming, this is what I want:

01-28-2010, 11:48 PM   #34
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D-FA* 20-75/2.8 WR

01-29-2010, 02:46 AM   #35
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
I was more speaking about lenses that can realistically be made, but with a pricetage superior to 2000/$.

The 50/1.2 had been produced by Pentax, and Canon had even faster. Super-tele are usually very expensive. Nikon has a 14-24/2.8 FF that is an exeptionnal lens (and FF) Canon have recently released 2 very good and wide tilt-shift (17mm and 24).

So of which lens would you dream about ?
The lens I suggested (9mm f/4) is not that unrealistic. It gives a FF equivalent of 14 mm. (also regard the 7-14 mm lens of the 4/3 mount - equivalent of a 14-28mm lens on a FF).
01-29-2010, 06:03 AM   #36
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The lens I want is also not listed:
Dream-lens would be a 10-1000 f/1 with the size of the M 28 - IF and internal zoom, apochromatic, water- and fireproof. Focusrange from 20cm to 500m. Focsing feel like my K 1.4/50, focusing speed like nothing existing.
The whole package for $20.

Oh, and it should shoot laserbeams. Yeah, that's about it.

More realistic but not existing (yet): a 26mm f/1.4 or 1.7 with SDM (but with SDM/Screwdrive switch) and 1:3 macro - built like the SMC (K) series with the DA* features and fullframe-compability.

Closest match is the 31 ltd.

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DA* WR 200mm f4 Macro

Why am I the first one to ask for a classic in a new barrel?
And if I have three wishes, the second would be a very wide, say 10mm rectilinear reasonably fast prime. A replacement for the A 15mm f3.5.
Third... hmm.. a good AF TC 2X

01-29-2010, 09:14 PM   #38
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FA* 800mm f4 or FA* 200mm f4 Macro.


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01-30-2010, 05:37 AM   #39
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DA*200mm f/4 Macro or DA* 250-600mm f/5,6
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
I am curious, the Pentax lineup holds a lot of desirable lenses, but lacks something truly extreme.
The "extreme" by definition is of limited utility and hence limited appeal and marketability.

What would be your dream lens ? A lens (provided it achieves excellence), that you would ake a loan to buy ? Or dream of winning at the lottery to buy it ?

The SMC Takumar 55/1.8. Loan me fifteen dollars and I'll buy another one. (Why is there the presumption that excellence must be both new and outrageously expensive?)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
(Why is there the presumption that excellence must be both new and outrageously expensive?)
Hey, good point. Hmm...OK--since I didn't vote, yet--I pick Pentax weather sealed teleconverter. That shouldn't be too expensive--and the way I treat my equipment, the weather sealing would make sense for me.
01-30-2010, 06:51 AM   #42
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DA* 180mm f3.5 macro.
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DA*135 f1.8 (or f2.0 eventually) it can be Limited WR as well
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I went for fast wide prime.
I'd really love to have D FA*24/2 or 1.8 WR

01-31-2010, 03:44 AM   #45
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
A 50-135 without SDM.
What's hilarious (or sad...) is that you can get the 50-135mm without SDM, if you switch to Canikon!
Tokina 50-135mm
You give up weather-sealing and SMC coatings as well, though.

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