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02-13-2015, 12:58 PM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
What's weird is that Ricoh USA website still has a product page for 16-45, even though it is definitely discontinued.

PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
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But no FA35/2
Tehy probably have some DA16~45's in the Webstore inventory so they've left the product up hoping people link to the Buy Now >

And they probably don't have any FA35/2's in stock yet - so they haven't changed the website.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
TWO ZOOMS. One - DA. Other - DFA. See roadmap

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QuoteOriginally posted by rangercarp Quote
It is a good sign that they have a DA lens on the road map. It shows they are still going to invest in APS-C glass.
Despite the agreement with Tokina having lapsed some years ago, it is nevertheless striking that both WA zooms on the Pentax roadmap seem to match pretty closely with existing Tokina lenses. The 12-28 f4 crop lens (DX) is highly regarded (apart from the "monstrous" CA reported by Lenstip that other reviewers don't seem to see), and the 16-28 f2.8 full frame (FX) also looks good. It will be interesting to see whether there is any Tokina DNA in the new Pentax wides.

I REALLY can't see Pentax abandoning or even downgrading DA. APS-C is likely to be their bread-and-butter for years yet.
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I'd be pretty happy with a 12-28mm F/4 on my K-3, especially if it's WR...

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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
What's weird is that Ricoh USA website still has a product page for 16-45, even though it is definitely discontinued.

PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
Just par for the course for Ricoh USA.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
I REALLY can't see Pentax abandoning or even downgrading DA. APS-C is likely to be their bread-and-butter for years yet.
I don't see Pentax releasing anything other than low end DA consumer lenses for years to come. Now that the DA Limiteds are HD all efforts will be on D FA lenses. The DA * lenses might get the HD treatment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
all efforts will be on D FA lenses
and 645
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QuoteOriginally posted by banep Quote
Tokina 17-35 is FX (FF) lens.
So is the Tokina 16-28/2.8.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Tehy probably have some DA16~45's in the Webstore inventory so they've left the product up hoping people link to the Buy Now >

And they probably don't have any FA35/2's in stock yet - so they haven't changed the website.
If you click Buy.Now it takes you to the web store where it tells you that page is unavailable.
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So now when we know approx. telephoto DFA prices... what could be the price of the "D FA large diameter wide zoom" (15-30 ?)??
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
If you click Buy.Now it takes you to the web store where it tells you that page is unavailable.
Typical Pentax USA webstore.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
It would be nice to have discontinued lenses on the map

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The Ricoh Global site has a list of discontinued lenses. It's pretty interesting as some apparently are still in stock (because some say out of stock and some don't). I was surprised, the smc PENTAX-FA 28-105mmF3.2-4.5AL[IF] is listed as weather resistant (drip proof) and "Design developed specifically for digital SLR cameras". I didn't know there were FAs developed for digital, in fact this entire list says developed for digital SLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
The Ricoh Global site has a list of discontinued lenses. It's pretty interesting as some apparently are still in stock (because some say out of stock and some don't). I was surprised, the smc PENTAX-FA 28-105mmF3.2-4.5AL[IF] is listed as weather resistant (drip proof) and "Design developed specifically for digital SLR cameras". I didn't know there were FAs developed for digital, in fact this entire list says developed for digital SLR.
Methinks someone was just copy/pasting
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I don't see Pentax releasing anything other than low end DA consumer lenses for years to come. Now that the DA Limiteds are HD all efforts will be on D FA lenses. The DA * lenses might get the HD treatment.
Paul the Sunman made a good point. Ricoh will be selling far more APS-C cameras and lenses than FF ones for years.

But I agree with you that probably few if any new top-end APS-C lenses will be developed. I've been wondering myself about the fate of the DA* lenses. I think they could benefit from not only the HD treatment, but perhaps also motor-upgrades. Or ...

The DA* 55mm f/1.4, DA* 200mm f/2.8, and the DA* 300mm f/4, all cover an FF field. The DA* 60-250mm f/4 comes very close, just suffering some softness and/or vignetting at wide apertures. Perhaps they should be upgraded and released as D-FA lenses?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
Paul the Sunman made a good point. Ricoh will be selling far more APS-C cameras and lenses than FF ones for years.

But I agree with you that probably few if any new top-end APS-C lenses will be developed. I've been wondering myself about the fate of the DA* lenses. I think they could benefit from not only the HD treatment, but perhaps also motor-upgrades. Or ...

The DA* 55mm f/1.4, DA* 200mm f/2.8, and the DA* 300mm f/4, all cover an FF field. The DA* 60-250mm f/4 comes very close, just suffering some softness and/or vignetting at wide apertures. Perhaps they should be upgraded and released as D-FA lenses?
Obvious candidates for DFA release :
The 200 probably but they may want to update this older design.
The 300 certainly it is a new design.
The 55 is very good but optimizef for portrait so it is not clear.
60-250 may get updated indeed, but that will take optical adjustments. It is worth it though it has useful range on FF and excellent optically.
50/100 macro look pretty good as is.
50/1.8 is pretty good as is too.
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