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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, 07:05 AM   #1
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What is your dream lense?

I am curious, the Pentax lineup holds a lot of desirable lenses, but lacks something truly extreme.

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 ?

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01-28-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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Probably a smallish DA* 26-30mm 2.0 prime that wouldn't cost a fortune.

On second thought, make that a DA WR lens instead. SDM seems to very unreliable.
01-28-2010, 07:49 AM   #3
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An ultrawide or wide landscape lens with weather sealing and excellent IQ below f/8. Oh, and no SDM please.
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600/4 with 1 kg and no SDM lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
An ultrawide or wide landscape lens with weather sealing and excellent IQ below f/8. Oh, and no SDM please.
QuoteOriginally posted by netuser Quote
600/4 with 1 kg and no SDM lol
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.
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DA 9mm f/4, ASAP (as small as possible). No SDM needed, thanks.
01-28-2010, 08:39 AM   #7
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F0.5
1-1000mm
fits in your shirt pocket

done.
01-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
F0.5
1-1000mm
fits in your shirt pocket

done.
And it blows the MTF off the charts.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
F0.5
1-1000mm
fits in your shirt pocket

done.
QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
And it blows the MTF off the charts.
QuoteOriginally posted by Euronitzan Quote
DA 9mm f/4, ASAP (as small as possible). No SDM needed, thanks.
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 ?
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FA 24-70/2.0 WR
01-28-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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Not-that-heavy and not-that-big WR ultra-wide for reasonable money (no, 900 gbp for 12-24 isn't reasonable). It can be a prime, say anywhere between 12mm to 16mm, if it makes it lighter/smaller. Can be a zoom as well.

No SDM, or if you include it then 10 year worldwide warranty please.
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I'd love a 2.8 or lower 10-20mm.
01-28-2010, 10:20 AM   #13
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DA* 135/2.5 (same optical design as the K135/2.5)

and a remake of the DA* 200mm with the K200/2.5 optical design.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
DA* 135/2.5 (same optical design as the K135/2.5)

and a remake of the DA* 200mm with the K200/2.5 optical design.
Are you sure the design with fewer elements and without ED elements is superior? (I'm talking about DA* 200 f/2.8 a.k.a. FA* 200 f/2.8)
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No, not sure. I just like what I've seen from the K200/2.5.
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