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06-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Will Pentax TC come this year??

Anyone hear if the TC from Pentax is due anytime soon???

06-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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The roadmap says 2013 or later. Pentax seems to be busy with new bodies. Maybe we'll hear more about lenses & the TC later in the year. Or maybe we won't hear anything until Photokina...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shanti Quote
Anyone hear if the TC from Pentax is due anytime soon???
Just hold your breath, like we all do for the past couple of years, for a "while" longer.

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06-12-2013, 03:58 AM   #4
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The TC will be announced when Pentax's FF model is announced. This is no joke: the TC with its 1.4x enlargement will make all DA lenses fullframe.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Just hold your breath, like we all do for the past couple of years
My doctor says I have to start breathing soon!

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I understood they promised this year because I assumed it was a 1012/13 roadmap. There are a few other items on the roadmap as well. Don't they want my money?

QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Just hold your breath, like we all do for the past couple of years, for a "while" longer.
I am getting older, I can't hold my breath for long and I am not sure I can last with their slow timescale.LOL
06-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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There is no real reason the TC has been taking so long to release. They have had the working prototypes for 10 years. It seems like they would want to finish it up and make a release since it would be well received.

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It somehow is strange that it didn't come with the new 560mm/f5.6 lens since if those two work together you have some fine long glass.
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Maybe it has something to do with weather sealing?
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Maybe it has something to do with weather sealing?
What it really needs is the ability to translate the focal length multiplier to the shake reduction system. The Promaster 1.7x works just fine, but the SR doesn't work nearly as well.
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Cameras, cameras, cameras... not even the cameras we are waiting for. No info on lenses, TC...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
The TC will be announced when Pentax's FF model is announced. This is no joke: the TC with its 1.4x enlargement will make all DA lenses fullframe.
Which would be STUPID.
They may call it a feature.
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Which would be STUPID.
They may call it a feature.
It's a stop gap measure; better than having to wait while FF glass is developed. Something like the old F1.7x TC during the early AF years.

It would be ok for people with DA* glass:

DA*55mm f1.4 -> ~77mm f2
DA*200mm f2.8 -> ~280mm f4
DA*300mm f4 -> ~420mm f5.6
DA*16-50mm f2.8 -> ~22-70mm f4
DA*50-135mm f2.8 -> ~70-200mm f4
DA*60-250mm f4 -> ~85-350mm f5.6
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so the Sigma TC out now is probably the best bet for now..
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