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02-23-2016, 08:39 AM   #16

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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
I hope someone comes out with an alternative offering.
There is certainly a market opportunity there for Tamron and Sigma. Their current 70-200's would also probably sell for $1000 less than the Pentax lens, if their Canikon prices are any guide. Easy money!

I'm glad I already have a Sigma 70-200 HSM II.
It's probably not as awesome as the Pentax, but I'd be very interested in seeing some comparative tests in the coming months.

02-23-2016, 10:28 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
A Pentaxian's options for other 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses is severely limited. I imagine that people will start buying up the older Sigma and Tamron lenses if they're still around. Once those are gone then it will be this or nothing. I hope someone comes out with an alternative offering.
What makes you think the Tamron is going away?
02-23-2016, 04:53 PM   #18
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I think that I will wait 6 months of so to see what happens to the price. Based on what happened to the price of the 150-450 I cannot justify, or afford, being an early adopter again.
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Are there any image samples out from this lens? Wondering how it stacks up against the similarly priced sony/canon/nikon lenses

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I'm not much on carrying around the massive zooms, but I might end up with this lens if the AF on the K-1 is much improved over the K-3.
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I wonder what they changed about it. I'm hoping they made it a bit lighter and more compact, because it was a behemoth.

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