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02-18-2008, 10:31 AM   #16
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Since it seems they plan to never produce a 24x36 sensor camera, it doesn't matter anymore.
I wouldn't bet my house on that statement if I were you.

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Let's not turn this in to another FF debate please.
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The reason is probably more economic than holding out for FF. The old FA* 200 was a very well regarded lens. It would be cheaper for them to put an updated version this optical design into a new mechanical package, than design a new from scratch optical formula. Smart business move on their part.

Of course it is expensive. It is a star lens. You expect it for $300-$400?
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Since it seems they plan to never produce a 24x36 sensor camera, it doesn't matter anymore.
Matters to those that are using film.

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Matters to those that are using film.
True. We seem to have forgotten about them.
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Matters to those that are using film.
Whats that? is it something new I should try?
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Whats that? is it something new I should try?
Yes, it got user-replacable sensors sold in packs of 36 and even rolls
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The FA is not SDM. That alone counts for a price premium for the DA*

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Matters to those that are using film.
Those using film cameras, unless they have a z o ist camera, would need aperture ring on the lens.
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Matters to those that are using film.
maybe its time for film users to move on, ever though of that?

why should a major corporation hinder the development of the future for the minority still clinging to the past?
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Flickr: Photos from a4pentax
some samples from new DA*200
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Flickr: Photos from a4pentax
some samples from new DA*200
Wheres all the LoCA....
Yiippie I yo LoCaaaaaaaaaaaa.
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