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02-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
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If the rumor is correct I would also believe a three new lenses on it. I would guess it will be for this year and hopefully see a new version at Photokina this fall.
It would be slightly disappointing if they are only planning to release one lens a year.

i agree with you, i would hope for more than 3- especially if they are bringing out a FF at photokina.

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It would be slightly disappointing if they are only planning to release one lens a year.

i agree with you, i would hope for more than 3- especially if they are bringing out a FF at photokina.

The FF lenses will not show up on the roadmap until the camera is released. So if FF is announced this fall at Photokina then there will be an updated lens roadmap with the FF lenses on it.

We can only hope.
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Well with a serious plan they could make 8 new lenses for the coming three years. That looks like a lot, but serving Q, 645D, K and Kxs each will have a few new lenses.
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Well reading of patents taken out by Pentax in the past few years include a 25-350mm f3.3-5.6, and a 12-35mm f3.5-f4.5.. so those are possibilities I guess.

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Well reading of patents taken out by Pentax in the past few years include a 25-350mm f3.3-5.6, and a 12-35mm f3.5-f4.5.. so those are possibilities I guess.
I really hope not. Just re-release the FA* lenses!
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ok there is a road map

Pentax K-Mount Lens Roadmap | PhotographyBLOG
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Shown at today’s UK K-01 press launch, the roadmap predicts that 3 new lenses will be released in 2012 - a DA Standard lens, DA High Magnification Zoom lens, and a DA Telephoto lens.

In 2013 4 new lenses will make an appearance - the DA Zoom Limited, DA Tele Zoom, DA Wide Zoom and DA Zoom, with a new DA AF RC 1.4x teleconvertor too.

A Pentax UK spokesperson was keen to point out this roadmap is subject to change.

The Pentax K-Mount current line-up and lens roadmap for 2012 / 2013.






WOOHOO. this will make people happy i think (maybe not the lenses being made - though there is a big prime there - but the fact there is a map)
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ok there is a road map

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WOOHOO. this will make people happy i think (maybe not the lenses being made - though there is a big prime there - but the fact there is a map)
Not that I care that much, but no DFA lenses?

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Here is the PDF to the lens roadmap:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/pdf/lens_roadmap.pdf
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Wow, that really looks good! A "DA Standard lens" is coming this year already! I bet that is a low-cost 50, it's placed at the 50 mark (and they say it's "standard", not "tele"? Hmm! So is it intended for FF too...?). And the "DA Telephoto" is placed at ... 550mm, is it? Wow! Also good that they reintroduce a super zoom this year.
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SEVEN LENSES for 2 years - WOW!!!!!!!

DA ZOOM LIMITED - it seems 22-38 mm - hope - it will be fast

DA550
DA50
DA18-250
DA120-380
DA*16-85
DA22-38 LIMITED
DA12-28

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I see DA ZOOM LIMITED

That DA* zoom would have to be a 28-80 f/2.8
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the limited zoom sounds interesting
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from looking at it the plan includes a DA* version of the FA* 24-70?
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I'm wondering if the 550 will be SDM and how fast will the new 50 be..??
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