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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%
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12-09-2010, 01:49 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
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!
Sealed zooms are nice, but many people including me prefer using one single focal length. I'm not worried about changing lenses in wet or else, because i don't change lenses often.

And given the fact that we have:
16-50/2.8
18-55
18-135
50-135
60-250
all weather sealed, I'm not sure if we need more weather sealed zooms.

Primes we have:
55/1.4
200/2.8
300/4

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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
Primes we have:
55/1.4
200/2.8
300/4
and 2.8/100mm
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I would like to see a DA* 24mm f/2
12-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #49
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
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.
The coating doesn't likely need updating except for adding SP to the front element. All limited lenses have Ghostless Coating and SMC to begin with. I'm not sure about how the Aero Bright coating used in the DA* 55/1.4 and 60-250/4 would change the rendering of the FA 31mm LTD but it would quite possible create a completely different beast.

QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
I would like to see a DA* 24mm f/2
That shouldn't be to difficult to pull off if the were to base the optics on the FA*. Unlike the 31mm LTD, they could evaluate the Aero Bright coating as part of the specs.

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DA* 16-50mm 2.0 WR DC and DA* 50-135mm 2.0 WR DC, but those aren't conformist and cheap

DFA 31mm 1.8, DFA 43mm 1.9 and DFA 77mm 1.8 would be great too
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As long as they are all DFA* or DFA Limited, I won't mind. They need to have the Aperture ring and be FF capable so that I can use on both Digital and Film.
But, looking at the shortfalls in the glass armory, I would like to see:-

DFA* 28mm F1.4
DFA* 135mm F2 (this could also be a DFA 135mm F2.5 Limited)
DFA* 24mm F1.4
DFA* 85mm F1.4
DFA* 400mm F4
and the DA14mm F2.8 upgraded to DA* spec.
Apart from these, and number of fast zooms would be nice (24-70, 70-200, 200-400 etc) and a 24mm tilt-shift too.
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Missing in the poll: 135mm - 150mm around 2.4

Also missing: 24mm around 2.2

Above all: as small and light as possible, please. No heavy blooks. And sealed.
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DA* 16-50mm 2.0 WR DC and DA* 50-135mm 2.0 WR DC, but those aren't conformist and cheap
nor physically/practically possible lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by RolloR Quote
nor physically/practically possible lol
Yeah, but they would be totally BAWSE if they got made!
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they all would be nice to have but a 100mmF2 has my attention.

I already have 28 and 35mm F2 lenses, a 40mmF1.4 (or two) and 85mm F1.4 and 1.9 lenses, but all I have at 100 is F2.8 and an additional stop has my attention. Also the K105F2.8 is not the sharpest knife in the drawer
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The other major brands have an affordable fast AF 85mm.
I voted for it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MiLKMAN Quote
DA* 16-50mm 2.0 WR DC and DA* 50-135mm 2.0 WR DC, but those aren't conformist and cheap
QuoteOriginally posted by RolloR Quote
nor physically/practically possible lol
Well, they are possible - if you don't mind carrying around a lens about the size of a 300MM F2.8.
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they all would be nice to have but a 100mmF2 has my attention.

I already have 28 and 35mm F2 lenses, a 40mmF1.4 (or two) and 85mm F1.4 and 1.9 lenses, but all I have at 100 is F2.8 and an additional stop has my attention. Also the K105F2.8 is not the sharpest knife in the drawer
Right?

Nikon AF 105/2 DC
Canon EF 100/2 USM

Both are very nice lenses, and we only have 100/2.8 right now.
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