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11-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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The optics must be stellar to justify the price tag...idk, I miss the old Pentax days

11-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #17
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I'll wait to see what the IQ is like before allowing the high price to bother me.

I can only hope that it has some obvious flaws...
11-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #18
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Like what Uluru said, the Limited zoom seems like an absolutely terrific lens. I got my 16-50 from a local store for 1k new and I honestly have no qualms about selling that and going for the Lmtd. Plus then I could justify getting the 15mm
DA15, DA20-40 and DA70 would be a dream team.
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DA15, DA20-40 and DA70 would be a dream team.
Agree

11-06-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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This 20-40 for hikes and whatnot, my 21mm for street shooting and the FA77 for portraits (you need at least one lens that is fast).
11-06-2013, 05:30 PM   #21
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1000US is actually better than I was expecting. I know that is a world Pentax site but it caters primarily to a US audience, so can those who think that this is not good value do a bit of quick research on the actual value of the US Dollar? You might be surprised
I think I just might have to get one of these.
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$1000 - sounds about right.....

Well if you take the price of a couple of the green strip limiteds this price sorta makes sense.
Time to clear some gear me thinks......
11-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
DA15, DA20-40 and DA70 would be a dream team.
But not dream for your wallet!
I'm thinking hmm s/h MF ebay lenses on this one

20-40mm isn't a good range for APS-C, wonder what bright spark thought that one up

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But not dream for your wallet!
I'm thinking hmm s/h MF ebay lenses on this one

20-40mm isn't a good range for APS-C, wonder what bright spark thought that one up
???
It's 30-60mm equivalent in FF terms.
It is a perfect FoV range for most of everyday photography: covers 35mm, 40mm, 50mm and all the traditional FoVs for general purpose photography. Instead of a cheap kit zoom which cannot compare to DA Limiteds, one buys this beauty to last.
11-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #25
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Will the forum be getting one for a review? Whew, so many new products, its hard to keep up with the reviews! How's that for a change
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
???
It's 30-60mm equivalent in FF terms.
It is a perfect FoV range for most of everyday photography: covers 35mm, 40mm, 50mm and all the traditional FoVs for general purpose photography. Instead of a cheap kit zoom which cannot compare to DA Limiteds, one buys this beauty to last.
It's not wide or fast enough.
I can buy 4 grey market Tamron 17-50mm's with a 6 year warranty for that price..now how many do you think I'll wear out?
I very much doubt it will outperform the Tamron and it's slower too, WR and nice build or not, it's a lens few want at a price even fewer will pay.

Ricoh are dreaming a lot and not thinking
11-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #27
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The price isn't bad at all. It's the non-constant aperture in a Limited making me hate this lens.
11-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #28
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Lens prices from all manufacturers bar Sigma are ridiculous these days. Looks like Pentax is no exception - $1000 for a small slow zoom? I think ~$700 would be justifiable, but $1000 is way too much considering the lens is not a very demanding design.
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Sigma have gone more "upmarket" for want of a better phrase, I don't mind that to a point but I think it would be a mistake for third party makers to ignore the value/affordable side
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dude for $999 I'll get all three oldie pancake lenses.
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