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11-26-2015, 10:50 AM   #76
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I wonder if there is a market for both another FA Limited production run and an updated D-FA* HD SDM run of the (generally) same optical designs?


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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I wonderif there is a market for both another FA Limited production run and an updated D-FA* HD SDM run of the (generally) same optical designs?
I think the alleged 2016 announcement of both a revamped FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and a D-FA (★?) 85mm f/1.4 is a first answer to your question.
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sometimes i find it hard to keep track of what is a "real" rumor or a "fake" rumor based on hopes and dreams in this place... lol
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By the way, if the revamped FA Limiteds follow the path of the HD DA Limiteds and that of the D FA645 35mm f/3.5, they should keep their current size, optical formula (possibly improved marginally) and their screw-driven autofocus. May be their aperture ring too (less probable though).

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A full frame with out a wide angle lens is nonsense. Pentax first step after releasing k1 should be a great wide angle 12-24 or a prime one 20 mm or 14 mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zmohie Quote
A full frame with out a wide angle lens is nonsense. Pentax first step after releasing k1 should be a great wide angle 12-24 or a prime one 20 mm or 14 mm.
Lets say 15-30
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wired Quote
plus the addition of a ring motor
Yes, for God's sake keep the ring motors out of the Limited primes. IIRC the DA Limited HD vs SMC review on this site somewhere let on that the biggest winner for the HD treatment was the 40 pancake, which was also the oldest of the Limited lenses (and heavily based on an M-series lens). This makes me suspect that the only thing the FA limiteds really need is an update to HD coatings, possibly quickshift if that isn't too difficult (and looking at the 40 Pancake I can't see it adding much if any volume), and nothing more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
I think the alleged 2016 announcement of both a revamped FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and a D-FA (★?) 85mm f/1.4 is a first answer to your question.
Puh-leeease let it happen. I would sell my left leg for a D FA 85 f1.4. (and let's face it, that's probably what I'll have to do).

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QuoteOriginally posted by zmohie Quote
A full frame with out a wide angle lens is nonsense. Pentax first step after releasing k1 should be a great wide angle 12-24 or a prime one 20 mm or 14 mm.
Good thing its coming then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Lets say 15-30
Since we're just saying things, lets say 4.5mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
Since we're just saying things, lets say 4.5mm
He is right, you are very wrong. Big difference
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I hope one of the new "old" designs have a 200mm macro on the front....
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
He is right, you are very wrong. Big difference
And for the most skeptic, the lens is on the public roadmap - the D FA Large diameter wide zoom - which says that it has a focal length range of ~15 to 30mm. Some people have better information than that.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
And for the most skeptic, the lens is on the public roadmap - the D FA Large diameter wide zoom - which says that it has a focal length range of ~15 to 30mm. Some people have better information than that.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf
Apparently the subject of this thread is part of the "current" line up! oops!
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Cry me a river...buuhuuu! So much complaining and whining on here.
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