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12-11-2015, 08:29 AM   #241
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Sgt. Schultz says FA*85 and FA*24/2 might indicate/hint by association these lenses are planned for updates in 2016.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Sgt. Schultz says FA*85 and FA*24/2 might indicate/hint by association these lenses are planned for updates in 2016.
Yep, I would expect as much.
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All K-mount lenses are compatible
so they decrippled the mount for K and M lenses
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
so they decrippled the mount for K and M lenses
Don't think so.
They told as much before with other cams.

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Don't think so.
They told as much before with other cams.
Note the winky face...
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Sgt. Schultz says FA*85 and FA*24/2 might indicate/hint by association these lenses are planned for updates in 2016.
Alternative interpretation: "hold on to those old lenses, because you won't see replacements any time soon!"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Alternative interpretation: "hold on to those old lenses, because you won't see replacements any time soon!"
Well the FA*85 is sell at +/-1100usd, who knows how much cost the HD,SDM,WR will add.
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Who is selling it at +/-1100usd?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Who is selling it at +/-1100usd?
Latest sales on eBay :

- November 23th: $1,020 Pentax SMCP FA 85 mm F 1 4 Lens Excelent | eBay
- November 8th: $1,098 SMC Pentax FA 85mm F 1 4 If Lens Excellent | eBay
- October 31st: €822 SMC Pentax FA 85mm F 1 4 If | eBay
- October 24th: $1,068 SMC Pentax FA 85mm F 1 4 If Excellent | eBay
- September 26th: €855 SMC Pentax FA 85mm F 1 4 If | eBay
- September 19th: $920 Pentax SMCP FA 85mm F 1 4 "Star" Lens PE5080016 | eBay
- September 17th: €1,079 Pentax SMC FA 1 4 85 If | eBay
- September 13th: €816 SMC Pentax FA 85mm F 1 4 If Star Ultima Versione | eBay
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The point being, it's not Ricoh Imaging.
None of those sellers would add "HD,SDM,WR". The only thing they're doing is trying to sell second hand items, for as much as they think they can get.

If you want to guess how much a new D FA(*) Pentax 85mm f/1.4 would cost, take a look at the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4.

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By the way, there is possibility to use DA lenses in FF mode as well
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The point being, it's not Ricoh Imaging.
None of those sellers would add "HD,SDM,WR". The only thing they're doing is trying to sell second hand items, for as much as they think they can get.

If you want to guess how much a new D FA(*) Pentax 85mm f/1.4 would cost, take a look at the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4.
Indeed, but the comparision point will be the discountinued FA*85 and the price of second hand.

Grab that and add HD (or aerobright) coating, SDM/DC motor, and WR, check the price tag, and let the discussion begins

Yes, i know it wont be cheap lens, im waiting a DFA200mm macro, but comparision will be made as same as Nikon D, G and the other letter that i dont remember right know series of the same focal length and aperture, above if the price diference worth the cost.
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This is great news. It's simply says all you guys who bought have a camera that can maximize its quality. I would really like to see some shots using APS-C crop lenses.

I love the way they designed the grip. The camera looks like semi retro.
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The use of FA★ 24mm f/2 and FA★ 85mm f/1.4 for the first image samples of the Pentax K-1 might also be seen as an homage to Jun Hirakawa, the brilliant optical engineer who conceived them (as well as DA 10-17mm Fish-Eye, DA 14mm f2.8, FA 28mm f/2.8, FA 35mm f/2, DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited, FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited, DA★ 55mm f/1.4, FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and FA★ 80-200mm f/2/.8 ).

Indeed, since Hirakawa-san, made redundant by Hoya, more exactly pensioned off (at 48!...), was then hired by Tamron for which he designed the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD and since this very Tamron has been "recycled" by Ricoh Imaging for their HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR, one can imagine there have been more than contacts between Hirakawa-san and Ricoh Imaging.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
The use of FA★ 24mm f/2 and FA★ 85mm f/1.4 for the first image samples of the Pentax K-1 might also be seen as an homage to Jun Hirakawa, the brilliant optical engineer who conceived them (as well as DA 10-17mm Fish-Eye, DA 14mm f2.8, FA 28mm f/2.8, FA 35mm f/2, DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited, FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited, DA★ 55mm f/1.4, FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and FA★ 80-200mm f/2/.8 ).

Indeed, since Hirakawa-san, made redundant by Hoya, more exactly pensioned off (at 48!...), was then hired by Tamron for which he designed the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD and since this very Tamron has been "recycled" by Ricoh Imaging for their HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR, one can imagine there have been more than contacts between Hirakawa-san and Ricoh Imaging.
I'm hoping that Pentax is just waiting to get Hirakawa back, and that the man's still interested in going back.

Anyway it's exciting to see Pentax is still trying to keep up in the news arena. Nikon's D5 has just come out of the rumor box and into the same almost-there situation as the Pentax FF.
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