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06-24-2017, 08:19 AM   #496
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Large aperture wide in single focus lens with gold bar on the roadmap. The Ultra wide is probably a 20mm F2.8 or something like that. That Fish Eye zoom look like it could be on the roadmap for a long time like DA wide zoom 12-2x. A full frame version of the 55-300 PLM is also coming. (F4-5.6 hopefully). Then de DA* 200mm is in need of replacement (but not fast because there is also the D FA* 70-200 which is prime sharp). What is missing most in the line up then is a 135mm and a F1.4 24mm. I would also like a second line of cheaper primes 24-28-35-50 (35 and 50 are really already here, just rename them to D FA). Eventually a D FA* 24-70 2.8 and a D FA 24-105 F4. And a light weight alternative to the D FA 15-30 2.8 (F4 or variable). Keep the limiteds. Make a modern version of the 50mm 1.4 (same optics but with HD coating and lens motor in the same style as the 20-40 2.8-4). As a go between the Plastic fantastic and the D FA*. The DA limiteds 70 and 40 should probably also be redone for full Frame. (Slightly larger for better corners). The Macro line up is fine but could use a better build quality and lens motors.
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The Macro line up is fine but could use a better build quality and lens motors.
need modern ff aw extension tubes (would be simple with electronic aperture control!)
need aw 200mm macro
need aw 60-70mm macro (50mm is my current favorite but at max extension(60ish mm) things are too close to the lens
need super ultra macro like the 5:1 mp-e 65mm from canon. that lens sells cameras in every entomology dept in every university in every country (or something) and has zero competition.
don't need af at all for 1:1 - 5:1

also, an electronic ruler would be great if available in the exif data. if you know what mm lens, and the rotation of the barrel at AF confirm point, you should have a ratio of distance to sensor size = ruler for macro stuff. would be super useful, especially in academic settings... and no one is doing it.

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need super ultra macro like the 5:1 mp-e 65mm from canon. that lens sells cameras in every entomology dept in every university in every country (or something) and has zero competition
I've often wondered about that - if I ever bought into Canon, it would be for that lens, but even Nikon doesn't seem interested in something similar - maybe too tied up with patents?
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Why don't we just close the news and rumors forum. There is news twice a year, rumors are missing or it has to come from a Pentax source.
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like FA*85 f1.4, wait to see the new performance!

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Why don't we just close the news and rumors forum. There is news twice a year, rumors are missing or it has to come from a Pentax source.
Rumours are the life blood of Pentax forums. Don't you know that ?
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Rumours are the life blood of Pentax forums
Rumors are the lifeblood of the internet...............
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A rumor planted by Pentax...is that still a Pentax rumor?
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A rumor planted by Pentax...is that still a Pentax rumor?
No, that would be marketing. I think..........

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But now I am confused. When rumor is marketing but there is no marketing does that mean that all marketing is rumor?

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A rumor planted by Pentax...is that still a Pentax rumor?
The D FA* 85mm 1.4 is not a rumor it is news (or it was when Ricoh put it on the roadmap at cp+).
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THE year of the Prime, its only a rumour!
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THE year of the Prime, its only a rumour!
They are holding the new D-FA* 50mm to launch with the new Pentax FF camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
They are holding the new D-FA* 50mm to launch with the new Pentax FF camera.
Is that a Winder rumor?
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Of course

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They are holding the new D-FA* 50mm to launch with the new Pentax FF camera.
OK, that's the new K1 ,that's got 80mp...shoots 8K(4K is sooo old these days) and frame rate is double the A9
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They are holding the new D-FA* 50mm to launch with the new Pentax FF camera.
Could be a silver edition. September / November time frame is often chosen for announcing new products, rarely summer time.
For the time being, people are more or less on vacation. Wait and see.
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OK, that's the new K1 ,that's got 80mp...shoots 8K(4K is sooo old these days) and frame rate is double the A9
Indeed, because it's basically a RED product. RED have sold their camera business to Ricoh and are henceforth focussing on smartphones with holographic screen (google "RED Hydrogen One").
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