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02-22-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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70-200mm to be launched on 18th March

It's official.

?HD PENTAX-D FA<sup>?</sup> 70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW????????????RICOH IMAGING (in Japanese)

02-22-2016, 07:35 PM   #2
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So, just in time for the first shipment of K-1's. Perfect!

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02-22-2016, 07:39 PM   #3
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Well this will be an interesting few weeks of preorder madness
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B&H says it will be available February 25. Has anyone pre-ordered yet?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
B&H says it will be available February 25. Has anyone pre-ordered yet?
Don't B&H just guess?

I've looked at a MIDI keyboard on there that was slated for a certain day on a certain year. After several months of kicking the ETA down the road, they finally said 'coming soon' with no date. A year later it was still in pre-order.


That is to say, I wouldn't bank on their ETAs.
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Well this will be an interesting few weeks of preorder madness
Man, some people will need deep pockets!
Then again, well worth it IMHO.
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Exciting times!
I love my DA*50-135 and appreciate the compactness of APS-C telephotos, but man this is tempting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Don't B&H just guess?

I've looked at a MIDI keyboard on there that was slated for a certain day on a certain year. After several months of kicking the ETA down the road, they finally said 'coming soon' with no date. A year later it was still in pre-order.


That is to say, I wouldn't bank on their ETAs.
Which keyboard?

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Exciting times!
I love my DA*50-135 and appreciate the compactness of APS-C telephotos, but man this is tempting.
If it's as good as my Nikkor 70-200 VRII on my D800E/D810 then there'll be no comparison at large print sizes.

BTW: I now have an Epson Stylus Pro 9600 and can print images 44" wide by 12 to 30 meters long, depending on the roll.

If you need a print Sandy you have my number.

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If you need a print Sandy you have my number.
I'll remember that!
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I'll remember that!
Better quality than a lab at maximum DPI and cheaper too.

I'm shocked at the resolution of the prints. Much better than my hi-res monitor.
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I have an A3+ printer, but if I want something really big I know where to go
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I have an A3+ printer, but if I want something really big I know where to go
Cheers.
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Any images of the 70-200 [release version]?

I'm curious about any external changes they may have made as a result of the feedback people like asahiman were giving about the first version of the lens. Particularly the placement of the foot.
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Man, some people will need deep pockets! Then again, well worth it IMHO.
Unfortunately, I've got both on order, but the pockets aren't deep at all. It's gonna be a hard couple of months, but well worth I hope.
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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.
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