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09-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #571
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
The most recent roadmap I saw (linked on OP of the "new roadmap" thread) still says DA Zoom Limited, with an approximate range of 20-40mm.
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
It never was; it was labelled as DA*.
It appears that two different lenses on the roadmap are being mixed up.

As filoxophy says, there is a "DA Zoom Limited"; I think it is more like 22-38mm at most than 20-40mm. This hasn't changed on the roadmap for a year and a half at least.

As Mistral75 says, there is a "DA Zoom", which used to be a "DA* Zoom"; I had thought this was about 18-85mm at most, but it is now being talked of as a 17-70mm f/2.8. This "DA* to DA" is a change in the latest roadmap.

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Maybe nice in the spirit of this topic: most (if not all) lens roadmaps since 2005. Collected by a fellow Dutch forum member (Frederik9111). Don't know if such a collection already exists on this forum.

From new to old:

11. August 28, 2013

10. September 25, 2012

9. February 2, 2012

8. March 24, 2009

7. March 3, 2009

6. September 22, 2008

5. March 18, 2008

4. October, 2007

3. Fall 2006

2. Spring 2006

1. Fall 2005

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I'm hoping the FA line is updated with coatings that are more digital friendly as a reasonable next step if they aren't going to do a major overhaul.
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Love the roadmapsss.

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WoW! Thanks, Asahiflex! That makes interesting reading.
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So from this we can conclude that the 1.4x TC is five years late!
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Thanks for posting that, Asahiflex.

Now I can see how the Pentax lens roadmap has evolved every now and then.. guess I better just wait for the lenses to really be announced lol
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The roadmapsss should be saved in a sticky thread...

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By the looks of it, no more primes aside from the DA 560 but equally sought after zooms. I hope Pentax release them all ASAP.

Thank you Asahiflex for remindingus all.
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Yes, I was incorrect. DA Limited should ahve posted DA*. I realized that last night and forgot to come back and edit. My bad.
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*Roadmap may vary in response to market situation
Just noticed the disclaimer on the newer roadmap.
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Back to the future: not a Limited lens but a very rare and sought after lens: Takumar 58mm f/2 from 1957 (M42 mount). It has a true Sonnar formula and, as far as I know, is the only standard prime for reflex to be a Sonnar. Its bokeh is superb.

A copy, together with an Asahi Pentax from 1957 as well, was just sold for USD530 on eBay: eBay | Asahi Pentax original (AP) with 58/2 Takumar

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looking sexy aw!
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While offtopic: I'm glad to own that lens. Did it reach that amount because of my samples in the Takumar club topic??? :P
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Thanks for posting the roadmaps all in one place, Asahiflex. Very interesting. I like the idea of a roadmap, but I can see how some people who have been waiting 5+ years for certain products (DA560, 1.4x TC) would be exasperated.

Interesting how some lenses initially labelled as DFA were then released as DA (60-250).

Seems to me that only lenses that have been developed and greenlighted for actual production within the next, say, 18-24 months should make an appearance on a roadmap to avoid disappointment among target customers...not that that's news to anyone.

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