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07-23-2014, 03:14 PM   #181
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
What's the problem with that? Take the Tamron 150-600, slap HD coating on it, sell it as the D FA 150-600 at a $200 premium.

It seems, in the memory at least, that it's an 80% premium though...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
It seems, in the memory at least, that it's an 80% premium though...
Not at all. The Tamron 18-270 was $650 at intro in 2008. The Pentax version was $799 at intro in 2012. The Tamron has dropped in price while the Pentax has not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
SO are you (cordially) saying that whatever optical engineers Hoya didn't take with the medical divisions are now working for Tamron and Sigma?
I'm just saying that when it comes to bodies - Pentax is in my opinion one of the best on the market but lacks in reponsive, fast and silent glass. I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture(1.2 will be killer in price probably).
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I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture(1.2 will be killer in price probably).
The three amigos with an f/1.4 aperture would be more than a simple 'update' and, mark my words, will never happen. Ever.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
The three amigos with an f/1.4 aperture would be more than a simple 'update' and, mark my words, will never happen. Ever.
ANY change to the Princesses - even so modest a change as a new coating (more than a formula tweak) - will render them something other than the Princesses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
I'm just saying that when it comes to bodies - Pentax is in my opinion one of the best on the market but lacks in reponsive, fast and silent glass. I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture(1.2 will be killer in price probably).
At least it will give the new lenses a killer price. I hope they just don't do that, but would be nice to see some new lens in the FA range. One in the wide angle and a tele lens.
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Read on a photo news site that a new Fuji camera reportedly to be announced at Photokina was leaked due to a tester uploading images to flickr with the exif intact... haha.. has anyone screened the photo sharing sites for new Pentax cameras in the exif data?
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture.
If it's anything like for the DA lenses (e.g., DA* 55), those features would be FA*, not FA Limited.

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Just to stoke everyone's rumour mill...

...I heard from a distributor they can no longer order the Ricoh GR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by marmaduke Quote
Cologne, 16.-21.09.2014
Strange, no fervour for the damn thing. it's literally 2 months (ish) away. how come we got no rumours going??

heres the link by the way:
photokina | Home

there isn't much to go on. but still, no rampant religious chanting for a FF?? where are my pentax cultists FFS?
This is not the rumor forum, this is the official announcement forum - read the sticky note in this forum. Rumors from sources other than Pentax/Ricoh are not deamed credible.
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That's always been confusing. It says 'Pentax News and Rumors' at the top. Heck, once I even dissected a Pentax press release and it still got moved.
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I'm cautiously optimistic there'll be a product announcement at photokina. I don't expect it to be FF, but who knows? Maybe it'll be a K-50 successor based on the K-3 instead of the K-5 (Nikon D5300 and Canon T5i competitor)?
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Samyang may have something in store for us. Rokinon/Samyang still planning to release a new 50mm f/1.2 lens | Photo Rumors
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Rokinon/Samyang still planning to release a new 50mm f/1.2 lens | Photo Rumors
Cool. I wish they would start making AF lenses though.
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Cool. I wish they would start making AF lenses though.

Yeah, I don't think manual focus is really for me, except in limited cases. Still thinking about getting that tilt-shift, though; the only thing that's stopping me is the 6 blades.
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