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01-14-2011, 05:46 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
I am a big proponent of small and light gear. But even I have never found a photographic situation when a 130g difference mattered.
Many of Pentax's DA lenses are actually fairly usable on 35mm -- most of the primes longer than 40mm. The big benefit seems to be in the zoom department, where you can get relatively smaller lenses to get the same angle of view.

As far as a difference, it does make a difference. A K7 with a DA 40 or DA 35 on it will slip into a hand bag and go anywhere, whereas a D700 with a 14 to 24 f2.8 zoom is going to be tougher to "slip into" luggage.

I agree, if you are shooting professionally, it doesn't make a difference. In fact, clients are more likely to be impressed by huge lenses. But, even professional photographers like smaller gear when they are on holiday.

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Any new rumors about when it will sell?
02-05-2011, 07:46 PM   #108
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Maybe we will see more in march
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
Maybe we will see more in march
Any new rumors about when it will sell?


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No,sorry.
I was in Hamburg at Pentax.......nothing......
In this Time,nothing new will come.
No full production.
In Autumn,Pentax will bring new stuff
I see one small funny thing,one new and bigger thing and a new one for the actually line.
Of course no 35mm DSLR
05-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #111
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
No,sorry.
I was in Hamburg at Pentax.......nothing......
In this Time,nothing new will come.
No full production.
In Autumn,Pentax will bring new stuff
I see one small funny thing,one new and bigger thing and a new one for the actually line.
Of course no 35mm DSLR
What about new lenses? Fast lenses?
05-04-2011, 04:58 AM   #112
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I still want a weather sealed prime at 35mm or less.

NaCl(they put out a great big honking DA* 300mm, I just want a WR/WS 28mm)H2O
05-04-2011, 05:38 AM   #113
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
No,sorry.
I was in Hamburg at Pentax.......nothing......
In this Time,nothing new will come.
No full production.
In Autumn,Pentax will bring new stuff
I see one small funny thing,one new and bigger thing and a new one for the actually line.
Of course no 35mm DSLR
No new stuff for now. That is a shame.

Any news on current sales? Are they selling everything that is in production at the time? Growing?

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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
In Autumn,Pentax will bring new stuff
Hope it will be FF. If it won't, I would sell everything: I want 31Ltd being 31mm lens. DA Ltds and * primes are shitty lenses I don't interested in.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
The real virtue of this lens would be the WR feature as a landscape lens. The range may overlap with complementary lenses like the DA* 16-50 but there is a world of difference between 12 and 16mm in landscape photography. SDM, I'm hoping (real hard), is a success with this model and is built as sturdy as the lens itself will be...
This post says everything I have to say on the subject...it's the WR for Pentax right now, and IMHO it should be encouraged...
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
No,sorry.
I was in Hamburg at Pentax.......nothing......
In this Time,nothing new will come.
No full production.
In Autumn,Pentax will bring new stuff
I see one small funny thing,one new and bigger thing and a new one for the actually line.
Of course no 35mm DSLR
small funny thing - P&S with interchangeable lenses
new and bigger - EVIL APS-C
new one for the actually line - K-r replacement
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
new one for the actually line - K-r replacement
Is that a wild guess or any information on that?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Emacs Quote
DA Ltds and * primes are shitty lenses
Wow. Some people are really aggressive in pushing their (FF) agenda, but to go that far...

RonHendriks1966, ogl would fill the forums with all the possible rumors - hoping that some of them will come true. No inside info, just lots of free time.
The first two rumors started some time ago (no, ogl wasn't the source - he never is). The third I believe he made it up - but then, we all know the K-r will be replaced, eventually. Just not right now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The first two rumors started some time ago (no, ogl wasn't the source - he never is). The third I believe he made it up - but then, we all know the K-r will be replaced, eventually. Just not right now.
Well to be honest, the K-r coult be replaced but I really would expect either a lens first or a replacement of the K-5 first.
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No,not a direct replacement.
More a push up maybe
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