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03-12-2012, 07:05 AM   #406
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The 60mm macro isn't.

I haven't seen the 50mm macro myself but wonder if it really needed updating? Is that really the most pressing need?

Hopefully this means 'most pressing needs 1 through 10' are already being addressed as well.

03-12-2012, 07:37 AM   #407
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well they did say the roadmap was subject to changes

many people of course assumed that meant what was on it would never appear

Apparently they were wrong and it can go the other way as well
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A 60/2.8 macro is interesting. That's the same parameters as the new Fuji lens, but for APS-C of course. I wonder if they actually differentiate 35mm and APS-C in those patents, or are all K-mount patents "35mm"...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
or are all K-mount patents "35mm"...
that would be my guess

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
A 60/2.8 macro is interesting. That's the same parameters as the new Fuji lens, but for APS-C of course. I wonder if they actually differentiate 35mm and APS-C in those patents, or are all K-mount patents "35mm"...
maybe it's the same lens, in metal for Fuji and all plastic for cheap Pentaxians. :ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
maybe it's the same lens, in metal for Fuji and all plastic for cheap Pentaxians. :ugh:
Haha nice one.
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But some Germans have invented a microphone that actually is sensitive enough to capture the sound of grass growing
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 018101 (2012): Optically Trapped Gold Nanoparticle Enables Listening at the Microscale
Great find.
They're even from my city

Maybe, with their help, I could hear the Pentax FF train running
03-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #413
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Great find.
They're even from my city

Maybe, with their help, I could hear the Pentax FF train running
Come on now.. no one can hear an imaginary train except the crazy person with it in their head... I should know.. CHOO-CHOO!

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Read what you want to read and ignore the rest :)

QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
I hear the Pentax FF train running
QuoteOriginally posted by Chex Quote
I should know.. CHOO-CHOO!
So funny or all are we all going mad now?
03-13-2012, 05:50 AM   #415
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A musical dedication is in order:
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A musical dedication is in order:
Queen - I'm Going Slightly Mad (Lyrics) - YouTube
and another almost as manic as things are getting here

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The significant thing is Sigma is marketing new lenses in K-mount. Some other manufacturers haven't done so for a while.
I agree, this is good news. It seemed like for awhile there, that even Sigma was cutting back on Pentax mount lenses. But since Ricoh came out with a new Pentax lensmap and the K01, there seems to be this "sudden" stocking of new Sigma lenses w/Pentax mount at BH. There may not be too much cost involved in porting already designed lenses over to the K mount, but there is significant expense involved in manufacturing and stocking those same Sigma designs at stores such as BH, Amazon, and Adorama, etc. Sigma is obviously convinced that Pentax is here to stay.
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QuoteOriginally posted by philbaum Quote
I agree, this is good news. It seemed like for awhile there, that even Sigma was cutting back on Pentax mount lenses. But since Ricoh came out with a new Pentax lensmap and the K01, there seems to be this "sudden" stocking of new Sigma lenses w/Pentax mount at BH. There may not be too much cost involved in porting already designed lenses over to the K mount, but there is significant expense involved in manufacturing and stocking those same Sigma designs at stores such as BH, Amazon, and Adorama, etc. Sigma is obviously convinced that Pentax is here to stay.
I wonder how much, if any, co-expensing is customary in the camera business and, if any, whether perhaps Hoya ceased and Ricoh resumed the practice?
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QuoteOriginally posted by philbaum Quote
I agree, this is good news. It seemed like for awhile there, that even Sigma was cutting back on Pentax mount lenses. But since Ricoh came out with a new Pentax lensmap and the K01, there seems to be this "sudden" stocking of new Sigma lenses w/Pentax mount at BH. There may not be too much cost involved in porting already designed lenses over to the K mount, but there is significant expense involved in manufacturing and stocking those same Sigma designs at stores such as BH, Amazon, and Adorama, etc. Sigma is obviously convinced that Pentax is here to stay.
the restocking is a good thing! did you notice this yourself?

i wonder if it was that B&H let their stocks run dry with the uncertainty of the transfer from hoya to ricoh, or that sigma slowed producing them....
either way it is good news.

horay for pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I wonder how much, if any, co-expensing is customary in the camera business and, if any, whether perhaps Hoya ceased and Ricoh resumed the practice?
I don't know if there is co-expensing, interesting idea. I did check Amazon and was amazed by the number of Sigma lenses for Pentax that they have. They had the new 120-300 f2.8 you mentioned as well as the 500mm f2.8 prime. Lots of fish eyes and rect. UWA. And tele zooms. And a 17-35 f2.8 zoom that had good ratings.
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