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02-07-2012, 06:16 PM - 2 Likes   #16
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DA-560 will not be a mirror lens.
Pictures of the lenses are available:
PENTAX to Exhibit 7 Reference Products at CP+ 2012 Camera and Imaging Show

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02-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
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2 Interchangeable lenses for K mount digital cameras
Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 560mm F5.6

Unifocal super-telephoto lens for use with K mount interchangeable-lens digital cameras
Sharp, well-defined images — particularly with distant subjects — thanks to the adoption of optics used in astronomical telescopes

Has Pentax ever made a mirror lens type astronomical telescopes?
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Skeptics: Be of good cheer. Ricoh has a plan and you will be happy.

Japan announcement with image links and spec.s

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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
I honestly don't think it's out of the realm of possibilities. Sony had a 500/8 mirror lens (that covered FF). Maybe this is a 560/5.6 mirror lens that covers a crop sensor. In a way, it wouldn't surprise me as that would make it a ~$500 lens instead of a ~$2500 lens.
I first thought that $2500 was too cheap for this lens, but then I saw that Canon sells their 400mm f5.6 for $1200. So who knows.

That said I don't think I'd spend any money on a mirror lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I first thought that $2500 was too cheap for this lens, but then I saw that Canon sells their 400mm f5.6 for $1200. So who knows.

That said I don't think I'd spend any money on a mirror lens.
Well, from the posts above I'd say you're safe from the possibility of it being a mirror lens

As for the price, $2500 was a guess, although I did take into account the price of (somewhat) similar lenses. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yurko_yr Quote
DA-560 will not be a mirror lens.
Pictures of the lenses are available:
PENTAX to Exhibit 7 Reference Products at CP+ 2012 Camera and Imaging Show
#4: what a nasty protruding rear element!!
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Ok, that does not look like the 40XS to me. Another K-01 design?

The 50 is exactly what I have been saying they ought to do - ok and a lot of people have been saying - an inexpensive 50 at around 1.8 like Nikon makes. This one sure looks like the big brother of the DA35/2.4 to me!

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That second lens sure looks like a fast wide prime

Please please let it clear the mirror in a DSLR please for the love of photography, Pentax please. If not then the K-01 is going to have something special.

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Is it a DA 15 Limited EVIL Edition?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Another K-01 design?
Based on the distance scale, this appears to be a DA 40 with some sort of lens extension on the back that would probably make this unusable on my K-5
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Skeptics: Be of good cheer. Ricoh has a plan and you will be happy.

Japan announcement with image links and spec.s
All I see in the 560mm picture link is a Canon L lens

Are we going back to a F* colour scheme??
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QuoteOriginally posted by drugal Quote
Based on the distance scale, this appears to be a DA 40 with some sort of lens extension on the back that would probably make this unusable on my K-5
it was announced (can't remember exactly where right now ) that some of the lenses to be release4d would K-01 only
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Canon L lens
I didn't even notice that it wasn't silver or black
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QuoteOriginally posted by Painter Quote
Please please let it clear the mirror in a DSLR please for the love of photography, Pentax please. If not then the K-01 is going to have something special.
Why? This new lens isn't a deal breaker on your current DSLR surely?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Ok, that does not look like the 40XS to me. Another K-01 design?

The 50 is exactly what I have been saying they ought to do - ok and a lot of people have been saying - an inexpensive 50 at around 1.8 like Nikon makes. This one sure looks like the big brother of the DA35/2.4 to me!
From the spec sheet on Pentax,jp

Interchangeable K-mount lens for the PETNAX K-01
Model name: to be announced laterProduct Image
• Super-thin interchangeable lens especially designed for PENTAX K-01
• Market launch: to be decided

Doesn't seem like the K-01 is a one-off or a replacement. Seems more like a new line of cameras.
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