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08-28-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Haven't seen anything (may have just missed it) ,but is there any new word on the release date of the new DA* 200 f2.8 and the new DA* 300 f4.0 lenses. Ready to buy--hope it's not too long.

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Pentax announced that the two primes, and well as the 60-250mm zoom, will be out around December. I'm not sure if they will be able to deliver them as promised, but that's all we know for now.

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They should be released with the new body. Not completely positive on that, but thats what my sources tell me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kingsofronin Quote
They should be released with the new body. Not completely positive on that, but thats what my sources tell me.
That's real useful since there is no news on when the new body (if there even is one) is coming out. Just another "I heard from Joe, who heard from Fred, who heard from Bob, who heard from...". The new lenses will come out when they come out. I hope that is sooner rather than later myself because I really want that 300mm f4! But, until then I'll shoot with what I have...

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Is there any published info regarding the 60-250 yet?
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QuoteOriginally posted by calicojack Quote
Is there any published info regarding the 60-250 yet?
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It should be released in December along with the two primes. Also, unlike it was originally announced, the 60-250 will have a tripod mount.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mo Quote
Pentax announced that the two primes, and well as the 60-250mm zoom, will be out around December. I'm not sure if they will be able to deliver them as promised, but that's all we know for now.
Where did they announce that?
Pentax said September for the 200 f/2.8 and 300 f/4 in the latest press release about them, and December for the 60-250 f/4.
PENTAX NEWS release 2007 : PENTAX to Exhibit Upcoming Digital SLR Camera Products at PMA 2007 in the US and Photo Imaging Expo 2007 in Japan

It is almost September now...

Take care
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September is indeed the last from Pentax for the DA*200 and DA*300. I hope we will know whether this will be possible by the end of the week.

I'm interested in changing my FA*300/4.5 for the DA*300/4. Reasons: WS and SDM, extra 1/2 stop, tripod collar, more discreet collar, probably more efficient shade...

I hope it will match the FA*300 optically!

Only extra condition is that I must have it before 20 October or so... If so, there will be a reasonably priced FA*300 out there!!

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Only extra condition is that I must have it before 20 October or so... If so, there will be a reasonably priced FA*300 out there!!
One very interested film-shooter here...
Any chance you'd be willing to post to England?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RMabo Quote
Pentax said September for the 200 f/2.8 and 300 f/4...

It is almost September now...
So it could still take a full month for the release.
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