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08-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Also waiting for the new lenses on the road map... maybe they'll all be announced with the presumed K-3 camera in a couple of months from now?
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How about a DA 12-28, DA Limited 22-48, DA* 16-85, HD DA 120-380.

For the 645: D-FA 28-45, D-FA 45-85, D-FA 90-200.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
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How about a DA 12-28, DA Limited 22-48, DA* 16-85, HD DA 120-380.

For the 645: D-FA 28-45, D-FA 45-85, D-FA 90-200.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cfraz Quote
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...all are on the roadmaps...
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...all are on the roadmaps...
They've been on the roadmap for ages now. Or do you have any way of utilising fantasy lenses?

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They've been on the roadmap for ages now. Or do you have any way of utilising fantasy lenses?
Not for "ages" and with a release date of 2013 or later.
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...all are on the roadmaps...
... and all being announced in a couple of months would be ... amazing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cfraz Quote
... and all being announced in a couple of months would be ... amazing.
Well, its no secret that Pentax have several high-end cameras in the pipeline for release pretty soon. All of theses lenses are candidates to be shown along with high-end camera(s). At least we can hope for some of them this year...
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It's well into next month. Are they still coming?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
HD DA 120-380
Pairs with the DA 18-135. This is the long FL zoom much needed in Pentaxland.

QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
DA* 16-85
Might replace the DA*16-50 or simply stand alone to complement the DA*60-250.

Effectively replaces the 17-70 and if made an f/4 is a response to Canon's f/4 glass.

Note that we are seeing a 2-lens zoom kits with these configurations. I see a market strategy to reduce the consumer's total cost of ownership with such variety.

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DA Limited 22-48
This one makes the least sense to me. I think the presence of the Sigma 18-35 killed this one.

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DA 12-28
Obviously a replacement for the venerable 12-24, hopefully with WR.

We'll have to see.
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Or do we just hope to see ?
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Note that we are seeing a 2-lens zoom kits with these configurations. I see a market strategy to reduce the consumer's total cost of ownership with such variety.
We're not seeying anything at all. And only zooms on the roadmap. Whilst the real gaps are in the primes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
We're not seeying anything at all. And only zooms on the roadmap. Whilst the real gaps are in the primes.
They cannot do everything at once and I'd guess that zooms are the easier sell, even in Pentaxland whose gloire lies in primes. There are a couple of gaps in the primes which would suit me if filled - around 28mm (i.e. 43mm FF) and around 120-135mm (i.e. 180-200mm FF) but that doesn't mean they will suit Pentax, alas. Actually, i wonder if Pentax have ever asked someone to do an analysis of Ebay and second-hand sales to see which are the most popular older lenses for which they do not have current equivalents. That might be an interesting exercise.

As for the new Pentax flash, my Metz is broken. That is a paperware item when I could really do with realware at the mo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
DA* 16-85: Might replace the DA*16-50 or simply stand alone to complement the DA*60-250. Effectively replaces the 17-70 and if made an f/4 is a response to Canon's f/4 glass.
This almost certainly will be an f4 lens. Definitely a response to Canon's (and Nikon's) top f4 glass, like the Canon 24-105 and the Nikkor 24-125. As a DA* lens, this could easily run over $1,000, so it won't be replacing the 17-70. Fills a huge gap for those looking for a high-end weather sealed standard zoom for landscapes.

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22-48 This one makes the least sense to me. I think the presence of the Sigma 18-35 killed this one.
Actually, it's probably more like 22 to 38. It will be the first "limited" zoom and as such could be quite as intriguing in its own right as is the larger but ultra fast Sigma 18-35. It will be slower, but much smaller, with possibly the IQ of the limited primes. Pentax seems to be offering this to fill the DA prime gap between 21 and 35 instead of an actual prime. Will lovers of primes accept this short range zoom?
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Actually, it's probably more like 22 to 38. It will be the first "limited" zoom and as such could be quite as intriguing in its own right as is the larger but ultra fast Sigma 18-35. It will be slower, but much smaller, with possibly the IQ of the limited primes. Pentax seems to be offering this to fill the DA prime gap between 21 and 35 instead of an actual prime. Will lovers of primes accept this short range zoom?
Well I would as long as it is small and giving excellent IQ. The Sigma is way to big! A DA 22-38mm/f2.8 Limited could make a great small zoomlens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Actually, it's probably more like 22 to 38. It will be the first "limited" zoom and as such could be quite as intriguing in its own right as is the larger but ultra fast Sigma 18-35. It will be slower, but much smaller, with possibly the IQ of the limited primes. Pentax seems to be offering this to fill the DA prime gap between 21 and 35 instead of an actual prime. Will lovers of primes accept this short range zoom?
I will certainly want this along with the DA 15 Limited to replace my DA* 16-50/2.8 that flares too much.
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