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10-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #16
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Hi PaulAndAPentax

When you said:

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I love shooting birds....
I trust that you weren't speaking from a grouse moor somewhere in northern Scotland, with a double-barreled Purdy shotgun ready-cocked at your side.......LOL !

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Oh what I wouldn't do for a 400 f/2.8 (AF) or a 500 f/4 so you're saying that birders will be happy too...I love shooting birds....
Hi Paul,

I know the designs are done or being completed for certain focal lengths (those above 300mm...). Don't hold your breath for an AF 400/2.8 though! The side bonus is that I suspect with time, those third party manufacturers will take notice of Pentax's success and start producing more options in the Pentax mount.

Besides, I think your listed focal lengths are too short...

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Forgot to add that I played with the Pentax 18-250 and it's nothing like the Tamron version. Focus is faster and image quality is top notch, plus it's cheaper than the Tamron. I may actually break down and purchase this as an all around zoom.
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Thanks Ben - we can always count on you for the latest ... cheers, we will stay tuned

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All I care about is whether or not Pentax delivers a true MF Digital camera body (i.e.; the 645D) AND a 12 Mp body to "update" the K10D to compete with Canikon!
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QuoteOriginally posted by macdaddy Quote
All I care about is whether or not Pentax delivers a true MF Digital camera body (i.e.; the 645D) AND a 12 Mp body to "update" the K10D to compete with Canikon!
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The perfect beginners Kit

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Forgot to add that I played with the Pentax 18-250 and it's nothing like the Tamron version. Focus is faster and image quality is top notch, plus it's cheaper than the Tamron. I may actually break down and purchase this as an all around zoom.
The rumor is the K100D super will have a $100 rebate. If that proves to be true we could be seeing a kit of the 18-250 and the K100D super being offered for somewhere around $890 to $840. Maybe even a little less. That would, IMO, just sweep the market.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Confused Quote
Hi PaulAndAPentax

When you said:



I trust that you weren't speaking from a grouse moor somewhere in northern Scotland, with a double-barreled Purdy shotgun ready-cocked at your side.......LOL !

Best regards
Richard

lol.....I actually grew up hunting pheasant....but now just w/ a lens....

10-11-2007, 06:48 PM   #24
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Very exciting indeed.....sounds like there is going to be a great cam coming....and the updates I want are rather simple ones......can't wait.
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drat you ben, you always get us sooooo excited! Thanks for the insight!
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I wish Pentax was a US traded stock, I really do.
As a consolation prize, consider that the fact that they're not gives more credibility to your statements.

I'm still a bit concerned to see how this will all play out. Here's to hoping you optimists are right.
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Longer lenses... something along the lines of the seemingly extremely rare FA* 400mm f5.6 would be cool, or f4.5 or whatever keeps the size and price down. On a side note its strange how rare that lens seems to be.

I guess an interesting question re new bodies, especially the one above the k10d is, will all current DA lenses work properly...
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I guess an interesting question re new bodies, especially the one above the k10d is, will all current DA lenses work properly...
It would seem to me that Pentax have a lot invested in the APS-C format (like, all their eggs ), so the answer would be "yes".
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Forgot to add that I played with the Pentax 18-250 and it's nothing like the Tamron version. Focus is faster and image quality is top notch, plus it's cheaper than the Tamron. I may actually break down and purchase this as an all around zoom.
Does it have Quick-Shift focus?
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Does it have Quick-Shift focus?
Nope, not at all.
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