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02-16-2016, 12:04 PM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
so.... will we see this lens in a couple days or wait much longer...?
27 hours minus a few minutes.

02-17-2016, 07:36 PM   #137
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The Ricoh Imaging Japan website lists "April 2016" as the availability date. Yodobashi.com also lists April availability now. BHPhoto still says "Expected availability Feb 25, 2016"

I can't even find the D-FA* 70-200mm on Ricoh US website

Was there any information at all about the 70-200 today?
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QuoteOriginally posted by MrNPhoto Quote
Was there any information at all about the 70-200 today?
Probably more info at CP+ they have a number of presentations scheduled.

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02-17-2016, 11:53 PM   #139
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
27 hours minus a few minutes.
Windows minutes???

I expect news at CP+ as well as an updated roadmap - the current roadmap has only one lens left to be released, I think. Plus the 70-200 that is still listed as part of the available lineup.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MrNPhoto Quote
Was there any information at all about the 70-200 today?
It's still something of a ghost lens. There were, however, some images shot with the lens in the dpreview K-1 'first impressions' gallery, so the lens seems real.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MrNPhoto Quote
Was there any information at all about the 70-200 today?
After what Pentax told me, all new lenses will start shipping together with K-1, so 70-200, 15-30 etc will be out there soon
02-18-2016, 03:29 AM   #142
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That 15-30/2.8 is looking mighty tempting. Although big, it could potentially replace my DA15, DA21, FA*24 and F28 and leave quite a bit of width still to be explored.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
After what Pentax told me, all new lenses will start shipping together with K-1, so 70-200, 15-30 etc will be out there soon
my dealer got an official notification from Pentax. Delivery is mid april in Holland including the dfa 70-200

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Sounds about right
02-18-2016, 11:11 AM   #145
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
That 15-30/2.8 is looking mighty tempting. Although big, it could potentially replace my DA15, DA21, FA*24 and F28 and leave quite a bit of width still to be explored.
Big, FF and 2.8 zooms is like like ribeye, potatoes and red Zin
You cannot have one without the other 2 :P
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To be shipping next month for €1999, $2299, 1849. Prices in Ricoh-Pentax online shops.
Pricing bascially matches street pricing of Canon and Nikon glass WITH optical stabilization ultrasonic AF engine in the lens. The non-stabilized Canon can be had for $1249.
The Pentax lens is quite heavy compared to its peers. Let's have a look at performance which is most important.

2.8/70-200 makes a nice companion on APS-C as well.
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02-23-2016, 05:42 AM   #148
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And, message to asahiman , no change in the lens holder.
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Just found the price of DFA*70-200 on Pentax AU website, a bit ouch...

https://pentax.com.au/products/21330

PENTAX-D FA 70-200MM F2.8 ED
$2,909.50
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
2,909.50
That is surprising.

$2,759 for the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, even directly from canon.com.au. And the equivalent Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II is retailing for about $2672 today (after a current cashback offer).

But the Pentax lens is new - maybe the recommended retail price will settle down. And store prices should be lower than RRP.
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