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02-22-2016, 11:31 AM   #1621
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
almost certainly far less expensive than the (absurdly priced?) 24~70mm that's already been issued.
The Pentax 24-70 is actually quite inexpensive compared to the offerings from other brands. Still pricey of course, compared to consumer lenses. I agree having the 28-105 available is a good move, not everyone needs f/2.8 glass.

If the 28-105 turns out to be as good as the DA 16-85 I think it will be quite satisfactory. The 28-105 plus a fewf nice primes will make a much lighter kit than the 24-70 + 70-200 monsters.

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The Pentax 24-70 is actually quite inexpensive compared to the offerings from other brands. Still pricey of course, compared to consumer lenses. I agree having the 28-105 available is a good move, not everyone needs f/2.8 glass.

If the 28-105 turns out to be as good as the DA 16-85 I think it will be quite satisfactory. The 28-105 plus a fewf nice primes will make a much lighter kit than the 24-70 + 70-200 monsters.
24-105 F4 or 24-120 F4 is a much better choice. Canon 24-105F4 current price (~$600) is just a little bit higher than Pentax 28-105... I think the main value for the existence of 28-105 is that one day we can get it for free or add just $100 more as a kit lens when buying K1.
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Yep, wait a couple months and the 28-105 will go to eBay by to pick loads IMO, just as when the first 18-55 were sold 22nd hand as soon as a replacement was there (FAJ 18-35 and DA16-45).
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A camera store owner is reporting at another discussion forum that the delay in the K-1 was caused by sensor issues. Supposedly there is a shortage of the 42MP sensors and a surplus of the 36MP sensors, so Pentax switched from the latter to the former, saved a boatload of money in the process, which then allowed them to go with a much lower introductory price.

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I don't buy that; the price was determined long before.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
A camera store owner is reporting at another discussion forum that the delay in the K-1 was caused by sensor issues. Supposedly there is a shortage of the 42MP sensors and a surplus of the 36MP sensors, so Pentax switched from the latter to the former, saved a boatload of money in the process, which then allowed them to go with a much lower introductory price.
That would be funny, because some of us speculated that the delay was to upgrade to the 42 MP sensor.

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I don't buy that; the price was determined long before.
Reference?
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Why, I thought you would take my word on it
I won't give you any reference, sorry. I'll just mention that the price was leaked last April.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
A camera store owner is reporting at another discussion forum that the delay in the K-1 was caused by sensor issues. Supposedly there is a shortage of the 42MP sensors and a surplus of the 36MP sensors, so Pentax switched from the latter to the former, saved a boatload of money in the process, which then allowed them to go with a much lower introductory price.
MT Shooter is also saying the 70-200 is also built by Tamron not sure about either point

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QuoteOriginally posted by hangman43 Quote
MT Shooter is also saying the 70-200 is also built by Tamron not sure about either point
rotflmao, just saying.
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The K-1 has always been developed with a 36mp sensor in mind. They couldn't even incorporate usb 3.0 because the development time was too long. meaning they started development before they started on the K-3.
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rotflmao, just saying.
There is no *star Pentax lens built by other manufacturers... 70-200 is a star lens... Based on the CP+ report, Pentax delayed it due to redesign to achieve higher optical performance.

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The K-1 has always been developed with a 36mp sensor in mind. They couldn't even incorporate usb 3.0 because the development time was too long. meaning they started development before they started on the K-3.
Make sense. Some rumors said that the plan starts from 2012... After canon 6D and Nikon 610, they found that the original 24mp body will be hard to sell unless it is priced around $1000... So they changed to 36mp.. That also was the reason that early rumor back in 2013 suspected that k3 was a FF... Anyway, all were rumors but K-1 is finally there.
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Well, K-1 should ship "sometime" as from now.... depending on a few variable still not all known by us... and whose impact could be different from place to place...
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MT Shooter is also saying the 70-200 is also built by Tamron not sure about either point
absolutely unfounded
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