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11-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #481
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Also, at a minimum, the 24-85.

I'll have to check the 1.4tc when I get home.

FYI when you say that Pentax is matching Nikon from 'wide to telephoto' you might want to consider that the D600 + 14-24 f/2.8 is similar to the K-3 + 9-16mm f/1.8.
The 14-24 isn't exactly a lens to be used for blurry backgrounds imo. Pentax isn't really interested to play the wide aperture game, where APSC is already at great disadvantage.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Also, at a minimum, the 24-85.

I'll have to check the 1.4tc when I get home.

FYI when you say that Pentax is matching Nikon from 'wide to telephoto' you might want to consider that the D600 + 14-24 f/2.8 is similar to the K-3 + 9-16mm f/1.8.
Edited.

With regards to "wide to telephoto", I am specifically stating for APS-C. Pentax does not have a FF camera, and is not competing in the FF arena.

That is not to say I think Pentax's WR lineup is complete - I would love to have a HD 12-24 F4 WR, DA*24 F2, DA*35 F1.4, DA*85 F1.4, HD 135 F2.8 Ltd WR to round out what we have currently.
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Abacus, I searched a little bit and seems like Fuji and Sony have zero weather sealed lenses, and the m43 as a whole has four (three zooms and one prime). Is there really that many weather sealed lenses? If there are some that I missed, let me know.

Canon has 8-15, 14/2.8 and 17-40 which are relatively small, the rest are rather big. Nikon doesn't want to take a stab at stating which of their lenses are WR -except the big and expensive ones. That means currently Pentax have more compact WR lenses than the rest of the industry combined.

We have
DA 18-55
DA 18-135
DA 16-50 (smaller than 24-70 with FF)
DA 55
DFA 100 WR
DA 20-40
DA 50-200
DA 55-300

We also have
DA 50-135 (equal to having 70-200/4 on FF or the oly 35-100, both are bigger lenses)
DA 60-250 (same size as 70-200/4 but more range)

Just missing an UWA and two more primes imo... DA Lim HD is really a missed opportunity to put in WR (not that they need it anyway I guess, I use DA 40 in the rain all the time)
Definitely. I think a big niche that Pentax can shoot for is for good quality camera/lens comb you can stick in your pack and hike with. Sure, Nikon/Canon/Sony have sealed options as well, but often they are fairly pricey and quite large (particularly if you want IS in your lens). I sound like an apologist for the 20-40, but I can see how sticking on a K30/50 would make for a quite small combo that has really good image quality.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
The 14-24 isn't exactly a lens to be used for blurry backgrounds imo. Pentax isn't really interested to play the wide aperture game, where APSC is already at great disadvantage.
I do a lot of sunrise/sunset photography, myself, and much of the time, things in the background are moving... and there's a lot of wide angle shots where I do NOT want everything in perfect focus.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Edited.

With regards to "wide to telephoto", I am specifically stating for APS-C. Pentax does not have a FF camera, and is not competing in the FF arena.

That is not to say I think Pentax's WR lineup is complete - I would love to have a HD 12-24 F4 WR, DA*24 F2, DA*35 F1.4, DA*85 F1.4, HD 135 F2.8 Ltd WR to round out what we have currently.
I think Pentax is competing with the FF arena, but not directly in it, of course.

So perhaps use this list:

DX Digital Only
10-24 f3.5-4.5
12-24 f4
17-55 f2.8
18-200 VR (I and II)
18-70 f3.5-4.5
35 f1.8
60 f2.8 AF-S Micro

Bodzash Photography and Astronomy: A Complete List of Weather-Resistant Nikon Lenses

and substitute 10 mm for 9 mm.
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"have Nikon's AFS 50/1.8, 85/1.8, and 35/1.8 as well. They all have gasket at the end, but like said above Nikon refuses to call them sealed lenses"

If a gasket at the end is enough for "sealed lens" then the DA 17-70 is a "sealed" lens too because it has a gasket at the end.
While it is a bit better dust- and water proof than lenses without this gasket, it is still nog a sealed lens according to Pentax - it do lacks the rubber seals across the zooming and focusing.

So it seems like there's a lot of confusing about Nikon's sealing, but if they only has a gasket at the end and not rubber seals in the lens - then they are not as sealed as Pentax lenses are.

About Canon - I don't know how much sealed their sealed lenses are.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
In that case, the FA 35/2 or DA 35/2.4,
and the DA* 55/1.4,
should be viable alternatives.
They are indeed viable alternatives and I might end up with the DA 50mm f1.8 and the full-frame FA 35mm, although I would rather have both e the DA 50 and a smaller DA sized 35mm f1.8 (50mm equiv.) in a metal body.

What I really miss is a DA 24mm (35mm equiv.), my favourite focal length.
I tried a DA 21mm in the past and found it a bit wide but I guess I'll have to buy it again since there's no mention of a 24mm lens in the Roadmap.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I think Pentax is competing with the FF arena, but not directly in it, of course.

So perhaps use this list:

DX Digital Only
10-24 f3.5-4.5
12-24 f4
17-55 f2.8
18-200 VR (I and II)
18-70 f3.5-4.5
35 f1.8
60 f2.8 AF-S Micro

Bodzash Photography and Astronomy: A Complete List of Weather-Resistant Nikon Lenses

and substitute 10 mm for 9 mm.
I was avoiding using that link - supposedly he's not truly accurate. I went through several sites cross checking to get my list - but I'm probably still missing one or two (or maybe the entire DX line lol)

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I do a lot of sunrise/sunset photography, myself, and much of the time, things in the background are moving... and there's a lot of wide angle shots where I do NOT want everything in perfect focus.
The 14-24 is a better tool for what you're doing then, and you should probably get it if you dont already. I probably dont need to state it but that lens with D800 is something else... I dont see a 9-18mm/2 coming for APS-C ever, honestly. It's just too much of a niche for a lens like that to even exist. The closest so far is the Tokina 11-16, that's a 2.8 and while a really popular lens, have its compromises and is relatively big.

AFS 50/1.8 and 35/1.8 are relatively cheap. I wonder why some rich Nikon guy don't try to put water on it (ala pentax shower test) and see if it leaks, and make a video
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
The 14-24 is a better tool for what you're doing then, and you should probably get it if you dont already.
It's on the list. I'd buy it today but I'm cheap. I'm prob. going to wait for Black Friday, etc., and see if it's on sale.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Iberia Quote
What I really miss is a DA 24mm (35mm equiv.), my favourite focal length.
Mine too. I used a Summicron 35/2 on film for many years.

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I tried a DA 21mm in the past and found it a bit wide but I guess I'll have to buy it again since there's no mention of a 24mm lens in the Roadmap.
Certainly this DA 20-40 Ltd precludes any possibility in the near future for APS-C K-mount.
Let's see if there are any D FA surprises next year, although they'll probably be zooms as well!
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And it's official: PENTAX - HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
And it is indeed DC WR... and 1000$

I still want one, I think...
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Well, they managed to keep it under four figures! Just!
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Unfortunately it's DC, WR and $1000. No thanks.
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