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04-24-2010, 11:54 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by lurchlarson Quote
I'm thinking either the DA* 250-500 f/4.5 as well as the 8-16 fisheye.
That would make for a pretty good workout. The FA 250-500/5.6 weighed half a ton - that one would be double the weight, nearly.

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I'd like to see a DA* 24-70 or 28-75 at constant f2.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EsBee Quote
I'd like to see a DA* 24-70 or 28-75 at constant f2.8.

+1 for that. I'm not big on zooms to begin with, but I'd like to see something for those of us who like a longer standard-zoom when we need one.

In all honesty, a Tammie 28-75 will probably do me. But they'd probably just as well make their own, Pentax. (Actually, my old 28-105 is kind of a nice range. A very useful zoom for a non-zoomey person. )
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Adrian, you cover a lot of options in your suggested list.
I feel that the longer lenses would be the way to go, covering 400mm to 500mm
But, I think you may have to win Powerball, or Lotto to buy it.

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That would make for a pretty good workout. The FA 250-500/5.6 weighed half a ton - that one would be double the weight, nearly.
The FA was a 250-600 f5.6 so a 250-500 f4.5 being a shorter focal length but a stop faster should be the same weight or lighter.. Plus if it APS-C.. It should cut down the weight?
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The 24-60mm seems like a really good idea at least in theory since to have a constant aperture and weather sealing it wouldn't really need to be that large (Sigma got the constant aperture anyways) and it is in a great spot to have a really sharp lens fit into. I think that would be a great idea for Pentax to do.
A DA* 24-60 mm would be a great match for the DA 12-24 mm (for the price we pay for it should be a DA*) and the DA* 60-250 mm
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Good question Adrian.
I think they definatley need to support their long lens shooters a bit more (I'm not one) with something around 600+.

And I wonder how they would go with a 18-125....I have the sigma and the focal range is excellent.

I guess things are a bit glum in Crow land right now....... I imagine the Power supporters are having a great fun time.
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DA*70-200mm might mean we will be getting FF :P

But no, to be honest, Pentax doesn't need anymore DA* zooms. A nice, fast standard lens and a long prime would be sufficient to complete the lens lineup.

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70-200/2.8
SDM compatible 1.4x TC

Tamron and Sigma must've already sold heaps.
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One without SDM.
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If it counts, I'm not really interested in DA * lenses. I would however, probably buy a DA * 11-16mm f2.8 if Pentax ever decides to license the Tokina 11-16mm. Other than that I can't think of anything that would get me to spend money on SDM. The only reason that I would be willing to buy a DA * 11-16mm f2.8 is that there isn't another lens like the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 and we know Tokina isn't going to release it for Pentax.

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15-85, WR. no SDM. 3.5 is fine. 2.8 would be relentlessly heavy. This could be the K-7 or successor kit lens.

I'd second the 11-16 or something similar.

Wide is the new "thing" in lenses, and Pentax needs something wider than the 17-70 and longer than the 16-50. Pentax's built-in SR does wonders for zooms with both longer and wider reach. They should have a lit lens that does just that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben_Edict Quote
DA* 80-400/4-5.6

That would be my top priority, if they get the IQ right. Should be a good balance between reach/speed/money.

Otherwise, there need to be longer lenses, but mostly primes, I think (400/4, 600/5.6)
I can't see any use for an 80-400 when I look at what I can do with my 70-200F2.8 and a 2x TC, but the 400-600 F4-5.6 seems interesting

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QuoteOriginally posted by lurchlarson Quote
I'm thinking either the DA* 250-500 f/4.5 as well as the 8-16 fisheye.
i like the idea of a zoom, not sure 250-500 or 400-600 but along those lines

QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
That would make for a pretty good workout. The FA 250-500/5.6 weighed half a ton - that one would be double the weight, nearly.
QuoteOriginally posted by Adrian Owerko Quote
The FA was a 250-600 f5.6 so a 250-500 f4.5 being a shorter focal length but a stop faster should be the same weight or lighter.. Plus if it APS-C.. It should cut down the weight?
the speed vs length trade off will be about equal, and ASP-C saves nothing. Rear barrel diameter is set by the mount diameter, and front ewlement by Focal Length / F stop = diameter.


I do like the idea of a long zoom, but overall, a 600F5.6 or a 300F2.8 with a really well matched TC is all that is needed. I already have a 70-200 F2.8 and 1.4x and 2x TCs which make for a hand holdable combination, as well as a 300F4 and 1.7x AF TC for 500mm hand holdable, I would consier this to be a monopod or tripod lens only
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Only since Canon has it, I would also suggest that Pentax develop a 70-200mm lens that is in the DA* series, it would be a great competitor too if they added weather sealing to it to go with the weather sealed cameras when people want to go birding and don't want to carry the giant 60-250mm lens around to do it.
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DA* 8-16 mm F3.5 FISHEYE (49 mm rear filter)

DA* 11-16 mm F 2.8 (77 mm front filter)

DA* 135-400 mm F 4.5-5.6 (77 mm front filter)
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