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02-04-2015, 07:49 AM   #151
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Lens within the motor?

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£1500 sounds a good price
Aero bight and SP so should have good smear resistant front element and above average flare resistance

Bit of guessing if it 3 stage focus limiting then probably electronic limit not mechanical

Should be capable of very fast focusing DC and rear focusing whether K3 can utilize the inherent promise remains to be seen.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WillWeaverRVA Quote
That's over $2200, yikes!
Does seem cheap for a top flight 70-200

Should be on release same as Canon and $200 cheaper than Nikon equivalents so when SRP settle between 3-600 Dollars cheaper than other OEM's
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Over $2000?

Wahh.... Pentax should stay with APSC.... :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Over $2000?

Wahh.... Pentax should stay with APSC.... :P
They will. They will still continue doing a good job there too.

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get used to these prices.. How much do you think a Nikon 70-200 /2.8 VRii costs new?
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- 3-stage focus limiter
Even with a slower focusing motor, this should make sport shooting pretty easy.

- Switch with quick shift focus system selector switch to "QFS / A", "QFS / M", "MF"
That's interesting, I wonder how that works.

- Over-the-counter expected price is 260,000 yen (including tax)
About 3x the price of the DA 20-40, so expect it to be $2500.

- Circular aperture
I'd hope so lol... unless they mean even stopped down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WillWeaverRVA Quote
That's over $2200, yikes!
Yeah but...

QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
- Dust and water structure. Sealing 13 places
- Nanotechnology coating of newly developed "Aero Bright coating II"
- HD coating
- Two super ED lens, two ED lens, four abnormal low dispersion lens
...comes with a price. If you don't want that level of quality, there's Tamrons out there for much cheaper I'm glad Pentax is going all out for a pro level lens. Pentax is finally becoming a serious player again!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bhairavp Quote
get used to these prices.. How much do you think a Nikon 70-200 /2.8 VRii costs new?
€1949,- They are pricing it right thereabout

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QuoteOriginally posted by awaldram Quote
£1500 sounds a good price
Does seem cheap for a top flight 70-200

I'm betting it will cost us £2k (or just under) ... I would be very (pleasantly) surprised if it were £1500.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WillWeaverRVA Quote
That's over $2200, yikes!
People go on and on about Canon and Nikon, but when you bring out equivalent gear at an equivalent price... they say "yikes". It;s too bad tamron doesn't make their own camera bodies. What we need here is not Pentax making a 70-200 lens, what we need is Tamron making a k-mount body. Then we could proudly say... "Tamron is doomed."
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QuoteOriginally posted by awaldram Quote
whether K3 can utilize the inherent promise remains to be seen.
Reputable poster said earlier there is a significant FW UPGRADE (not update) coming for K-3 (and 645z) in April.

Hmmmmmm.
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Big difference to me between the 60-250 f/4 (which I own and will likely be selling now!) and the 70-200 f/2.8 is the 60-250 is SDM and is tough to use for sports if using AF vs manual and the 70-200 appears that it will use DC which is super exciting and a completely logical thing to do on this lens! I have no doubts that it will be in the $1800-2200 range though which would be the same as the offerings by Nikon and Canon if not a little less...which will give me some pause since I also have the 50-135 right now which I really love...but man this lens is something I will definitely be making an effort to purchase ASAP!!!
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Closer examination of the controls in the Photo Rumors image of the 150-450mm show the following are likely:

Top-right switch: Zoom lock.
Top button: Focus preset.
Upper side switch: AF mode.
Lower side switch: Focus limiter.

The 70-200 is specified as "D FA*". SR should still be in the body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
Closer examination of the controls in the Photo Rumors image of the 150-450mm show the following are likely:

Top-right switch: Zoom lock.
Top button: Focus preset.
Upper side switch: AF mode.
Lower side switch: Focus limiter.

SR should still be in the body.

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Yes for sure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Over $2000?

Wahh.... Pentax should stay with APSC.... :P
I'm not convinced this is a problem. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM retails for $2200.

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