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05-10-2011, 09:53 PM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserabile Quote
2.33 crop and you get a 28-80 equivalent kit lens (same as 18-55 for APS-C).

I'm still unsure about those rumors about 1/2.33 sensor for a mirrorless from Pentax, what if is a 2.33 crop?
2.33 is good enough.

05-15-2011, 02:49 AM   #152
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QuoteOriginally posted by KjetilH Quote
12-35 would be a very interesting lens. I find that I often bring my DA40/M35/A28 along with my Sigma 10-20 to provide a little more reach.
I've just returned from an overseas trip, and found myself making exactly this choice. I love my DA40 more, but the Sigma 10-20 has the more useful range in cities.
05-15-2011, 05:02 AM   #153
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveBlack Quote
There are so many lenses that I would love to see before the DA12-35 and the DA25-330.

A DA*135/1.8 would be welcome. It will be faster than the DA50-135 and better.

A DA*28 or 30 f1.4 would be a nice weather resistant normal lens.

A DA*8-16 would be a good wide lens.

A DA*135-400 would be a good long wild-life lens.

The DA*10-16 and the DA*135-400 would pair up really well with the DA*16-50 and DA*50-135. Plus would give one focal lengths that are currently not available.

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A *8-16 or *10-16 would be great .... the *12-35 does not float my boat. I had to get a Tamron *10-24 for my wide stuff.

Love the wide angle stuff ;- )


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05-31-2011, 01:53 AM   #154
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Hopefully I could see the official announcement soon, because I just lost my Sigma 10-20mm in ShangHai in early May and might purchase another 10-20mm if I couldn't see the 12-35mm released soon...

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Pentax should start making DA* "revision 2" lenses with truly reliable motors. Pentax could sell itself as rugged and reliable, but the perception of SDM reliability ruins that image.
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so huge ... and cannot afford the price
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QuoteOriginally posted by eurostar Quote
When many are waiting for a 10-16/2,8, or a 8-16/4, Pentax doesn't go below the current limit of 12mm, open only to 3,5, and ramp the long part up to 35 to overlap more with a normal medium zoom.

I guess we'll see it soon...
Yes!!!! Any of those two would do. Variable apertures are no fun... and I certainly feel jealous of those with the wider field of view... but not to the point of ruining my image quality with those (10-xx) from Sigma and Tamron (I tried and returned them). Didn't get my hands on the Sigma 8-16mm though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Balog Quote
WR 8-16 would be amazing.
Drool

I'm crossing my fingers. Forget about the WR on my previous reply.
Maybe we can make that a DA*

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06-14-2011, 11:46 PM   #159
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QuoteOriginally posted by Balog Quote
WR 8-16 would be amazing.

Now we are talking :- )


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QuoteOriginally posted by FullertonImages Quote
Enough slow lenses!!!

If it were 2.8 I would be all over it, and would love it. Having that on one cameras and the 50-135 on the other would be a great combo, and I wouldn't miss the gap from 35-50. But I think pentax is getting their rocks off too much with their new high ISO monster, and seem to not car about fast glass anymore.
Lens design is always compromise. Making this lens faster would make it bigger, heavier, and much more expensive. Why do that, when the camera can handle very high ISO gracefully?
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I agree for such lenses. But it is true that Pentax should offer faster glasses, specially primes.
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I was expecting a DA* 11-16mm f/2.8 along the lines of:

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X PRO DX AF Lens - Canon Fit (TOK120) - Warehouse Express

If Pentax released that, I'd be sooooo tempted to invest.

I've seen a lot of talk around "why f/2.8?" - an ultra wide angle at f/2.8 would be a sensational astronomy lens (thinking milky way shots, star trails etc.). Plug that into a K-5 and you've got a superb combonation. Here's an example of the sort of shot I'm talking about:

Peacefully Trillium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Additionally, I would expect a DA* 11-16mm to be super sharp much like the Tokina, only with weather resistance for harsh landscape conditions.
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Of course. That would thé exact same lens but exterior.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Big G Quote
I was expecting a DA* 11-16mm f/2.8 along the lines of:

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X PRO DX AF Lens - Canon Fit (TOK120) - Warehouse Express

If Pentax released that, I'd be sooooo tempted to invest.

I've seen a lot of talk around "why f/2.8?" - an ultra wide angle at f/2.8 would be a sensational astronomy lens (thinking milky way shots, star trails etc.). Plug that into a K-5 and you've got a superb combonation. Here's an example of the sort of shot I'm talking about:

Peacefully Trillium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Additionally, I would expect a DA* 11-16mm to be super sharp much like the Tokina, only with weather resistance for harsh landscape conditions.
For the past several year now I have money set aside for the DA*11-16/f2.8. I will be an early buyer of this lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveBlack Quote
For the past several year now I have money set aside for the DA*11-16/f2.8. I will be an early buyer of this lens.

Dave
I'll just whip out the credit card if that day comes.
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