Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

View Poll Results: Which "conformist" FAST lens would you like Pentax to have?
28mm f1.8, $350-450 9849.00%
35mm f1.8, $200-250 2412.00%
50mm f1.8, $100-120 189.00%
85mm f1.8, $350-450 4221.00%
100mm f2, $400-500 189.00%
Voters: 200. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-06-2010, 12:48 PM   #31
Veteran Member
paperbag846's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,396
Can we please have a reissue of the K55 1.8? I don't care if it is in plastic. It would KILL the plastic fantastics of the competing brands, and be a killer portrait lens.

12-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #32
Junior Member




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridgeshire
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 42
28mm Prime. We need this lens, PENTAX needs this lens, The world needs this lens.
12-06-2010, 06:50 PM   #33
Veteran Member
Spock's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 419
QuoteOriginally posted by gostwick Quote
28mm Prime. We need this lens, PENTAX needs this lens, The world needs this lens.
Yes, I second that. On digital 28mm basically fulfils the same role as the 'nifty fifty' used to do on film.

I am currently using an A28/F2.0 - I love it but an autofocus version would be nice.
12-06-2010, 08:11 PM   #34
Pentaxian
panoguy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington, D.C.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,290
DA24/f1.8 limited

None of this slow 21/f3.2 stuff, nor plastic 35/f2.4 stuff.

12-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #35
Forum Member




Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 52
QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
I want to see PENTAX make a low-cost 50mm f/1.8 lens in the double Gauss configuration, just as Canon and Nikon do.

This is what I expect:
"smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm f/1.8" - US$129.99, plastic body, metal mount, with aperture ring (like the Nikon 50/1.8)

--DragonLord

I would jump on this in a second. My roommate just got the Canon 1.8 50mm and I'm so jealous of it I have been searching for a 50mm 1.4 A or M series for my K-x.
12-06-2010, 11:01 PM   #36
Veteran Member
paperbag846's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,396
QuoteOriginally posted by ramlax13 Quote
I would jump on this in a second. My roommate just got the Canon 1.8 50mm and I'm so jealous of it I have been searching for a 50mm 1.4 A or M series for my K-x.
Just buy the 50 1.4 and be satisfied .
12-07-2010, 02:42 AM   #37
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 908
only if sealed....
12-07-2010, 06:36 PM   #38
Junior Member
mmphilip's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Michigan
Photos: Albums
Posts: 44
I'd go for the 28/1.8 to fit best between my 10-20 and 50. I would want a DA* (or otherwise weather sealed) version, though, so we're probably talking upwards of $500.

- Mike

12-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #39
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 264
Original Poster
the 28/1.8 is winning by a landslide.

Won't a DA*/WR 28/1.8 force the FA31 ltd into retirement?
12-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #40
Veteran Member
Spock's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 419
QuoteOriginally posted by RolloR Quote
the 28/1.8 is winning by a landslide.

Won't a DA*/WR 28/1.8 force the FA31 ltd into retirement?
Probably not a bad thing as it's expensive, bulky and the lens hood is way too small for digital. It was designed as a wide angle for film use - not as a 'normal' lens for digital.
12-08-2010, 02:13 AM   #41
Veteran Member
ghelary's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 617
QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
Probably not a bad thing as it's expensive, bulky and the lens hood is way too small for digital. It was designed as a wide angle for film use - not as a 'normal' lens for digital.
Hey, such a lens with a Nikon, Canon, Zeiss or Leica tag would go for twice the price at least.

I own quite a bunck of lenses and this one is really special with a FA43 not far from it.

I really think that Pentax should not retire this design, maybe making a weather sealed D-FA31 with updated coating (which would go for a few hundreds buck more), but certainly not putting it away.
12-08-2010, 03:03 AM   #42
Veteran Member
Spock's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 419
QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
I really think that Pentax should not retire this design, maybe making a weather sealed D-FA31 with updated coating
And a bigger lens hood!
12-08-2010, 08:09 AM   #43
Veteran Member
ghelary's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 617
QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
And a bigger lens hood!
You can buy one aftermarket, so nothing to be worried about. And personnaly, I was never bothered by flare when I wasn't looking for it (when I didn't put the light source inside the frame)
12-08-2010, 09:26 AM   #44
Veteran Member
paperbag846's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,396
Why does everyone want sealed primes? Wouldn't it be much more practical to use a sealed zoom... you won't be able to change lenses in an environment where WR is helpful!
12-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #45
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 107
How about a 50mm F1.2 but auto focus this time around.............
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Zoom Lens? "Tamron AF 18-250mm", "Pentax-DA 18-250mm" or "Sigma 18-250mm" hoomanshb Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 07-30-2010 09:50 AM
What does it mean to have a "fast" lens MikesChevelle Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 15 01-23-2010 09:21 AM
Pentax "A" lens and "F" 1.7X converter on K10d yyyzzz Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 07-09-2009 05:04 AM
"Hunger for a DA*50-135?" or "The DA*50-135 as a bird lens!" or "Iron age birds?" Douglas_of_Sweden Post Your Photos! 4 08-13-2008 06:09 AM
Wishing for a "Fast Lens" krs Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 12-11-2007 10:47 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:38 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top