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09-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Yep

Samyang's there for that but no Limited though.
And those DFA's prototype do not have aperture rings either.
I intend to be very thoughtful about what high quality lenses I sell for the next year or so.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
The DA* 55mm f1.4 (a.k.a the aps-c redesign of the FA 85mm f1.4), encompasses most of the design elements that future D-Fa lenses might exhibit, (No A-ring, SMD/DC, WR, (+ better coating)) If they happen to introduce a new Limited, it's probably going to be an wide or uwa lens.
I'd be okay with that.


If everythings true (and I do believe they are) I would hope for my 2015-16 camera kit to consist of:

Pentax 35mm digital
16mm f4 UWA prime
24mm f2.8 Wide prime
31mm f1.8 Limited prime
43mm f1.9 Limited Prime
55mm f1.4 (DA*)
77mm f1.8 Limited Prime
24-70 f2.8 Zoom
70-200 f2.8 zoom

Granted I would probably only ever use the two zooms, 55, and 77.....

Even just to use the three limiteds and the 55 DA* on a 35mm format digital would be heavenly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Well, new Lmiteds may just only be HD DC WR versions (not that I would be unhappy).
Like the DA 20-40 Limited as an HD DC WR version of the FA 20-35,
although in that case the switch to APS-C only and using modern glasses
has made more of a difference.
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Apropos the `new limited' part of the post... I just noticed that the Digital Rev store has the FA 31 and FA 77 as discontinued.

Disclaimer: I have no experience with the digital rev store, so I don't know how reliable their pronouncements are.

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QuoteOriginally posted by yorik Quote
Apropos the `new limited' part of the post... I just noticed that the Digital Rev store has the FA 31 and FA 77 as discontinued.

Disclaimer: I have no experience with the digital rev store, so I don't know how reliable their pronouncements are.
That may be a sign of a refresh! It sure would be cool if they had them available in Prestige (graphite) color!

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QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
I also have a friend who is an engineer with Ricoh Japan, but he speaks japanese only and I can't understand him.
Oh, perfect. I speak Japanese! Perhaps I can be of some assistance?
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QuoteOriginally posted by yorik Quote
Apropos the `new limited' part of the post... I just noticed that the Digital Rev store has the FA 31 and FA 77 as discontinued.

Disclaimer: I have no experience with the digital rev store, so I don't know how reliable their pronouncements are.
If it is true then my prediction is that Pentax won't do a FF camera, rather their FF is 645
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
If it is true then my prediction is that Pentax won't do a FF camera, rather their FF is 645
You don't need much to jump to a conclusion. It might just mean Digital is no longer selling it. It might also mean that HD versions of the HD limiteds are around the corner.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
You don't need much to jump to a conclusion. It might just mean Digital is no longer selling it. It might also mean that HD versions of the HD limiteds are around the corner.
yes, all quite possible, i do like to play the advocate and think of a different position to current thinking on it, just for fun
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Actually, you can call them Amigos. The SMC are The Princesses.
That would be Amigas wouldn't it? (girlfriend)
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QuoteOriginally posted by yorik Quote
Apropos the `new limited' part of the post... I just noticed that the Digital Rev store has the FA 31 and FA 77 as discontinued.

Disclaimer: I have no experience with the digital rev store, so I don't know how reliable their pronouncements are.
That may be a store only information and they have discontinued those, not Ricoh Image!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Here come the HD Pentax-D FA 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9 and 77mm f/1,8 Limited.
Be prepared for the original FA limited trio to take a massive price hike. The only thing that might possibly interest me in a remake of the FA limited lenses if they did it Leica style, and made them all fully apochromatic. But even then I would miss the aperture ring and the overall feel of the lenses.
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I think if they go apochromatic, the bokeh would take a penalty...
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Adding a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 to my lens collection to cover the 50-70 gap with f/2.8. I wonder which of my collection will be ff compatible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I think if they go apochromatic, the bokeh would take a penalty...
Why? The bokehs of truly apochromatic lenses, such as Voigtländer Apo-Macro-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 SL, Zeiss Apo-Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZE/ZF.2 or Carl Zeiss Sonnar-Superachromat 250mm f/5.6 (for Hasselblad 500C) are among the most beautiful I have ever seen.
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