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12-17-2007, 06:48 AM   #1
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Rumors about DA85/2.8

I heard some rumors from Korean forums about DA85/2.8.
If it will be pancake it's not bad, but I prefer common size lense 90/2 or even 90/2.5 or 100/2.
What do you think?

12-17-2007, 07:22 AM   #2
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What exactly do these rumors say?
Has anybody seen one?
Or has anybody from Pentax confirmed that?
Or what?
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A DA85/2.8 doesn't make much sense next to the DA70/2.5 and the DA*50-135/2.8 imho. I'm not counting on it. Though perhaps it could be a limited Macro like the upcoming DA35/2.8 will be? I don't see why the DFA macro's should be up for replacement, but the DA35/2.8 seems to be aimed at that?

Just thinking out loud, haven't heard anything about a new 85mm...

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12-17-2007, 09:18 AM   #4
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I'm not sure...But...maybe we can see something instead of FA135/2.8?

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135 / 1.5x crop gives 90. Near enough of 85mm so why not there are other things more important to bring to market quickly but why not if it is cheap enough ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
135 / 1.5x crop gives 90. Near enough of 85mm so why not there are other things more important to bring to market quickly but why not if it is cheap enough ...
Hold on there partner. I think you are a little confused. The FOV of a 135mm lens is 202mm. The DA 85 would give you a FOV of 127mm.
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Hold on there partner. I think you are a little confused. The FOV of a 135mm lens is 202mm. The DA 85 would give you a FOV of 127mm.
That's what I say, a DA85/2.8 on an APS-C body would replace the FA135 on an MZ body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I heard some rumors from Korean forums about DA85/2.8.
If it will be pancake it's not bad, but I prefer common size lense 90/2 or even 90/2.5 or 100/2.
What do you think?
Let's make the rumours really good - Why not a SMCP-DA 85mm f / 2.8 soft?

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Let's make the rumours really good - Why not a SMCP-DA 85mm f / 2.8 soft?
Yeah, with apertures below f/5.6 soft and apertures at or above f/5.6 sharp.
Really confusing, especially as a DA lens without aperture ring and therefore no soft-scale.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Let's make the rumours really good - Why not a SMCP-DA 85mm f / 2.8 soft?
lol

Roland, I'm sure Pentax would find a way to embed the Soft command into the K20D with a special purpose wheel
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