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02-24-2017, 01:18 PM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by UserAccessDenied Quote
Where's the APS-C roadmap?
Right here. (Hint: no change.)

QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Is there a particular lens (or lenses) that you're looking for?
Been hoping for DA 12-28mm WR. It's only been on the roadmap for five years, so maybe it was an unrealistic expectation that they actually announce it...

02-24-2017, 01:34 PM   #152
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Is there a particular lens (or lenses) that you're looking for?

I'm sticking with APS-C, and am mostly satisfied with what I have or can potentially obtain.
I'm also very happy with my gear, I wouldn't mind a DA*400mm tho.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Right here. (Hint: no change.)



Been hoping for DA 12-28mm WR. It's only been on the roadmap for five years, so maybe it was an unrealistic expectation that they actually announce it...
Yeah, I know of the actual roadmap... I was making a point that it's basically empty moving forward.

Man, a DA*12-28 would be spectacular!
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I wonder if there is a store of DA 12-24's that Pentax is waiting to sell before producing a replacement.

I mentioned a couple days ago that a 400/4 would be pretty neat, although it would be far out of my price range.
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I wouldn't mind a DA*400mm tho.
I would think that now that will not happen. Anything 300mm or up will be FF capable. So DFA 400mm. Maybe DFA*400?? But that is a long time out and realistically probably never. Closest you will likely get in any reasonable time frame is DA*300 plus TC, so 420mm @ f/5.6. Not too bad.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bigfoxkiB Quote
I guess Pentax will lands between Sigma and Nikon.
Luckily I managed to buy the old sigma 85 EX when still available
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Yikes. Even Blue.

There will still be new people buying Pentax cameras and lenses this summer and this fall and this Christmas and next year at CP+. Pentax knows the future of the company does not hinge on whether the *50/1.4 ships in May or August or whether the *85/1.4 ships in November or February. The future of the company hinges on the 50 and 85 being strongly competitive with the Best-in-Class, professional lenses available. Then the 135 and 24 or 20 and 35 are equally good. And there are Pentax designed f/4 high consumer zooms like the 28-105, and a 28 - and eventually replacements for the FA35/2 and FA50/ 1.4, which will serve for now.

There are 800,000,000 consumers on the planet out of nearly 8 Billion people. Fuji isn't going to steal a March on Pentax and lock all of them up if we don't have ALL our lenses and cameras by next Tuesday.

Take a deep breath. Exhale. Repeat after me.

Be of good cheer, Pentaxians. Ricoh has a Plan, and you will be happy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Yikes. Even Blue.

There will still be new people buying Pentax cameras and lenses this summer and this fall and this Christmas and next year at CP+. Pentax knows the future of the company does not hinge on whether the *50/1.4 ships in May or August or whether the *85/1.4 ships in November or February. The future of the company hinges on the 50 and 85 being strongly competitive with the Best-in-Class, professional lenses available. Then the 135 and 24 or 20 and 35 are equally good. And there are Pentax designed f/4 high consumer zooms like the 28-105, and a 28 - and eventually replacements for the FA35/2 and FA50/ 1.4, which will serve for now.

There are 800,000,000 consumers on the planet out of nearly 8 Billion people. Fuji isn't going to steal a March on Pentax and lock all of them up if we don't have ALL our lenses and cameras by next Tuesday.

Take a deep breath. Exhale. Repeat after me.

Be of good cheer, Pentaxians. Ricoh has a Plan, and you will be happy.
I am not desperate or panicking. I have lenses including an FA77/1.8 ltd. When the 85/1.4 comes out, I will look at it and give it consideration.
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I am not desperate or panicking. I have lenses including an FA77/1.8 ltd. When the 85/1.4 comes out, I will look at it and give it consideration.
Heh - I meant even Blue has responded to Ron.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
50 and 85 (and the other coming ones) will be made with same tech as the 70-200 and its all Pentax made
Are you able to speak of the design process?

I mean specifically I am wondering if maybe the design flow will speed up as they build each lens.. so the 70-200 took a VERY long time to come out, but the design flow is now set so the 50 is a bit quicker to draft, design, and manufacturer.. and from there on it is more a template of sorts.. basically building off of each new D-FA and improving/refining the design process. As a result, perhaps taking less time to go from idea to store shelf?

Or is that not how it works?
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QuoteOriginally posted by UserAccessDenied Quote
Where's the APS-C roadmap?
Am I the only one left who isn't excited about FF?

Don't get me wrong, these lenses look fantastic!
But their price is going to be hard to justify for APS-C usage...
Well I do see where you are coming from but the APS-C lens lineup is mostly complete. Plus items like the new DFA 85 F 1.4 will be a nice classic 135mm eq. on a crop body. Seriously thinking about this one to cover my prime gap between 55 and 300 currently... When it is released who knows but I am glad to see new sharp glass in general.
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ロードマップにあるDFA★ 85mm F1.4は今話題のシグマ85mmF1.4Artを超えると豪語していたのが印象的
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Better than sigma 85/1.4 Art
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Better than sigma 85/1.4 Art
According to the guy who's leading the D FA★ 85mm F1.4 development team.
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