Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-04-2015, 04:38 AM   #136
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,843
QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Its really NOT. Not in real life, which often tells the truth better then DxO.
OK, sorry I don't want to get you angry, esp over boring old Nikon stuff.
I've personally only used the f4 once. It's sharper at most focal lengths than my 70-200 f2.8 VR1 is all I can say.

02-04-2015, 04:42 AM   #137
Site Supporter
kenspo's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oslo
Posts: 1,958
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
OK, sorry I don't want to get you angry, esp over boring old Nikon stuff.
I've personally only used the f4 once. It's sharper at most focal lengths than my 70-200 f2.8 VR1 is all I can say.
Hehe, i hardly ever get angry Sharpness also depends on the conditions you are working under. I do most of my work in extreme situations. In good light, at least outdoors, you hardly see big difference in any lense.
02-04-2015, 05:00 AM   #138
Site Supporter
Cynog Ap Brychan's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Gloucester
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,092
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Interesting. It's a similar story with the Nikon 70-200 f4 vs their 70-200 f2.8. The Nikon f4 is not only a sharper lens (according to DxO, and many users), but it's also lighter, more compact, and more than $1000 cheaper.
I bought the Nikon 70-200 f4 because it's so much lighter than the f2.8 (I used to have the excellent AF-S 80-200 mm f2.8, but I didn't like its weight, so never took it anywhere). It's plenty sharp enough for my, admittedly amateur, needs.
02-04-2015, 05:02 AM   #139
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2013
Photos: Albums
Posts: 292
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Don't worry, the D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 will also be double the price of the DA* 60-250mm f/4.
Last year we talked about the price for Europe.
We came to the level of little more than 2000 for the 2.8 and maybe 2500 for the big one.
I think it's fair and realistic.
Extreme wr,HD coating,great body quality,loved heavy and great image quality because of no is and newest glass :-)
But this was last year,we will see in a couple of hours what's the result.
Best regards

02-04-2015, 05:10 AM   #140
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,349
QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Ricoh to announce the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 and 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses | Photo Rumors

Ricoh to announce the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 and 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses

Read more on PhotoRumors.com: Photo Rumors





the 70-200 is a DFA* ! from the original source ?HD PENTAX-D FA?70-200mm F2.8???HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6???? - ????info
Looks like HD coating is going to be called SMC and why couldn't they leak a bit larger pics so we can read what's written around the switches?
02-04-2015, 05:15 AM   #141
Pentaxian
Mistral75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,003
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
(...) why couldn't they leak a bit larger pics so we can read what's written around the switches?
Something like that:

02-04-2015, 05:20 AM   #142
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,349
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Something like that:
That is an opinion, not a fact
02-04-2015, 05:36 AM   #143
Pentaxian
wizofoz's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbourne, Outer east.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,655
Pentax makes some very sexy looking lenses and these certainly fall into that camp. I'm not sure I have a need for either, but I'm happy that Pentax seem to be finally showing their hand and FF seems to be imminent. Let's hope these are a huge hit and worth the wait

As I said, I'm not sure I have a 'need' for them, but since when has LBA and 'need' had anything in common?

02-04-2015, 05:37 AM - 2 Likes   #144
Pentaxian
Mistral75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,003
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
That is an opinion, not a fact
Correct. For facts, a bit more than 9 hours and 20 minutes of patience are requested.
02-04-2015, 05:57 AM   #145
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: West Coast , Sweden
Posts: 467
Any information about the in lens motor on these new lenses? Old micromotor tech or something better?
02-04-2015, 05:58 AM   #146
Pentaxian




Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Iloilo City
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,100
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Correct. For facts, a bit more than 9 hours and 20 minutes of patience are requested.
Ahhh, another moment of waiting with agony and with excitement.
02-04-2015, 06:44 AM - 1 Like   #147
Pentaxian
bdery's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,831
QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
That's not an f/2.8 lens. They want f2.8...
I did, too, before ...

I understand that in some situations it's required, but two things mitigate this:

1-f4 at 250mm has a shallower DOF than f2.8 at 200mm

2-modern ISO performances mean that it's now possible, easily, to use f4 at moments where you would have needed f2.8 a few years ago

QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
also, the 60-250 AF is said to be too slow for action shots. I haven't had one but that's been agreed on, in other threads.
I own one and disagree with this. But then again, I'm a believer that gear should not exist to overcome bad technique.
02-04-2015, 06:59 AM   #148
Veteran Member
awaldram's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hampshire
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 720
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
That is an opinion, not a fact
And not the best opinion as though you cant read the switches they appear three way

So if I was hazarding an opinion woudl be more inclined they define sports modes rather than AF limits

Though the 150-450 does appear to have a zoom lock as well
02-04-2015, 07:37 AM - 3 Likes   #149
JPT
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tokyo
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,252
Specs from the usual source.

As of specs of the next "HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW"

- Dust and water structure. Sealing 13 places
- Image circle covers the 35mm format
- Nanotechnology coating of newly developed "Aero Bright coating II"
- HD coating
- Two super ED lens, two ED lens, four abnormal low dispersion lens
- Switch with quick shift focus system selector switch to "QFS / A", "QFS / M", "MF"
- "QFS / A" autofocus priority. "QFS / M" manual focus priority
- Lens within the motor (DC motor)
- Circular aperture
- 3-stage focus limiter
- Lens front to the SP coating
- New development of removable tripod mount (Captive)
- Over-the-counter expected price is 260,000 yen (including tax)

Google Translate
02-04-2015, 07:46 AM   #150
Site Supporter
WillWeaverRVA's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midlothian, VA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 482
QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
- Over-the-counter expected price is 260,000 yen (including tax)
That's over $2200, yikes!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
100mm, 70-200mm, 70-200mm f2.8, couple, dfa, f/2.8, f2.8, fa, fa*80-200/2.8, front element, hd, hd pentax-d fa, holland, lens, lenses, macro, models, mounts, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors, pentax-d, rings, shots, sigma, smc, sony, star, wr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-FA 100mm f2.8 Macro WR & DA* 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM jurysi Sold Items 11 09-17-2012 05:27 PM
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM vs Pentax FA* 80-200mm F2.8? vectrln Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 07-27-2011 07:41 AM
★★NOW IN STOCK★★Pentax K-5 Limited Edition★★ Chuck-B&H Ask B&H Photo! 11 03-31-2011 05:29 AM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma APO EX 70-200mm/f2.8, Pentax FA 35mm/f2, Tamron 28-75mm/f2.8 chemxaj Sold Items 15 06-26-2008 06:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:28 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top