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01-25-2018, 12:01 PM - 2 Likes   #2806
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Wish they just released the lens already, the debate for it is pretty epic 187 pages and going strong, people colliding, moderators sweating

01-25-2018, 12:05 PM   #2807
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I already have my order in with my local store,
Does a pre-order commit you to purchase the item regardless of its price, or is it a matter of just putting your name on a priority list? I'm wondering how this works for a lens that does not yet have a listed price.


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01-25-2018, 12:11 PM - 3 Likes   #2808
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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
Does a pre-order commit you to purchase the item regardless of its price, or is it a matter of just putting your name on a priority list? I'm wondering how this works for a lens that does not yet have a listed price.


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It means a customer who has a long history of being a one person profit center for Pentax has asked to have a product made available to him as soon as it is released.
01-25-2018, 12:11 PM   #2809
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Wish they just released the lens already, the debate for it is pretty epic 187 pages and going strong, people colliding, moderators sweating
Lets turn up the heat a bit Yesterday a year passed since we saw last Pentax camera, Xitek and Nokishita leaked some KP specs and pictures on 24 January 2017(silver K-1 does not count as "new" model for me)

01-25-2018, 12:22 PM   #2810
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QuoteOriginally posted by Reed Quote
there is a long history of ignoring the userbase demands for Pentax cameras dating back to 80's and brand decline almost ended by Hoya.
I think we tend to forget zoom compacts - Pentax probably threw too much resource into them in the 80's and 90's, but it was definitely setting the pace there. The trouble is when smaller companies have good ideas they have a very short period in which to capitalise on them before they are pushed aside by bigger companies copying them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
We can agree to disagree. At some point, strong words are called for. This isn't toxic, this is merely reality.
Toxic environment is actually used to describe some undesirable reality, and not as strong words. Sorry, but a working environment that punishes its employees is described as a "toxic environment". As a side note, some say Google is such a place.

This being said, I understand your frustration - as I'm feeling it myself; it's like watching a 100m snail race. But there's little point now, just a bit over a month until CP+.

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Lets turn up the heat a bit Yesterday a year passed since we saw last Pentax camera, Xitek and Nokishita leaked some KP specs and pictures on 24 January 2017(silver K-1 does not count as "new" model for me)
The KP was announced on 25 January. Those leaks are actual press releases being distributed all over the world - to Pentax dealers - right before the official announcement of a product.
There's still some time until CP+.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
I already have my order in with my local store, and have been in touch with the local rep. I've had a very good relationship with the company over the decades I've been using Pentax, good enough that I am sometimes given pre production lenses to use for a few days at a time to give them feedback about.
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As much as you might be disappointed to read this, I'm not going anywhere.
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If Pentax had made a fast standard lens for their APS-C cameras, I would still be a single system owner. But they didn't, and now I own some Fuji stuff that sees very little use (I use the X-T2 when I need a fast standard). The only reason I considered Fuji was because their lenses are of similar quality to Pentax lenses, something no other manufacturer has matched, in my opinion. Note that I don't post in the Fuji forum, BTW. It's not where my interest lies.
Who are you and what have you done with Wheatfield?
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Who are you and what have you done with Wheatfield?
They upped my meds a few days ago.

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They upped my meds a few days ago.
Tell your doc it was a good move!
02-08-2018, 02:31 PM   #2815
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Itís time for specs and price
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Itís time for specs and price
I think it is going to have a focal length of 50mm and a max aperture of f1.4.

Hope that helps.
02-08-2018, 04:58 PM - 3 Likes   #2817
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A few more specifications:

- dimensions: around 8cm (max. diameter) x 11cm (length)
- weight: around 830g
- filter diameter: 72mm
- 9 aperture blades, rounded
- minimum aperture: f/16
- KAF4 mount
- minimum focusing distance: 0.4m
- maximum magnification: 0.19x
- lens hood model: PH-RBB72.

Hands-on review of a prototype lens.

- Part 3

Photo of the Day PENTAXの新型★50mmF1.4レンズ ━━ その3

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French translation by yours truly: HD Pentax-D FA★ 50 mm f/1,4 SDM AW | Chassimages.com

- Part 4

Photo of the Day PENTAXの新型★50mmF1.4レンズ ━━ その4(終)

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When is it coming out?
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probably spring 2018.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf
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USA spring? which is what month? I was asking for a date
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