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04-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Pentax 600mm F4 -- is this a joke?

Just read from this site:

NEW Pentax 600mm f4 - Photo.net Pentax Forum

and of course, I am wondering if:

1. this has been posted here before - if so, please moderators, delete this thread.
2. this is for real.

I always wanted to see Pentax starting to produce some 400mm - 500mm "new" lenses but when I see a 600mm, what gives?
Why, if it is at all true, no "in between" (i.e.: between 300mm and 600mm) telephoto lenses.

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A 600mm f/4 has been available for years.

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April 1st...there does exist 600/4 for 6x7/67, however.
04-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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Also for 24x36. But as Pentax only issue 24x36 like lenses (like the 55/1.4, acting like a 85mm lens, even if only 85/2 equivalent in terms of dof), a 600mm means nothing but an april's fool

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No I don't believe this. If there was going to be a new 600mm lens then it probably would be a f5.6 "budget" version.
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I understand it'll be a pancake with an adapter for the Auto 110.
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While I'm presuming it's a joke, when you get to 300mm, 400mm and 500mm are much the same lens. I would hope the next jump would be 600mm...
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A New DA*400mm f/5.6 makes more sense at this point in the game.

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Hopefully not a April Fools Joke

QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Just read from this site:

NEW Pentax 600mm f4 - Photo.net Pentax Forum

and of course, I am wondering if:

1. this has been posted here before - if so, please moderators, delete this thread.
2. this is for real.

I always wanted to see Pentax starting to produce some 400mm - 500mm "new" lenses but when I see a 600mm, what gives?
Why, if it is at all true, no "in between" (i.e.: between 300mm and 600mm) telephoto lenses.

JP

Most likely a April fools joke, but one can always hope. My hope is a DA*135-400. Still a DA*500 or even a DA*600 would be nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveBlack Quote
Most likely a April fools joke, but one can always hope. My hope is a DA*135-400. Still a DA*500 or even a DA*600 would be nice.
that would be awesome.

However my Sigma 135-400 isn't far behind my DA* 50-135 in terms of IQ at all.
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April fools joke, nothing to see here .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
A New DA*400mm f/5.6 makes more sense at this point in the game.
It doesn't. The difference between 300mm and 400mm is very, very small.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
April fools joke, nothing to see here .
Joke's on OP - original thread was started after noon, so it doesn't count!

Oh! Wait! Post-modern April Fools joke, maybe...
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I think april joke. I read that Canon was joining into the Micro Four Thirds on april 1. Still all funny.
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Mark Dimalanta shoots with a 600F4.

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