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10-25-2017, 08:19 AM - 1 Like   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
DA*, not D FA* ?
FA has the 15-30. 11-18 is basically a 16-27 which makes it the 15-30 for crop sensors.

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Was there ever a question about that?

And if there was, are those people who questioned now feeling a little silly?
it's just that a lot of folks were wondering about Pentax's long silence (disregarding the KP, at least) after the K-1's release

this new lens is also the only other f/2.8 UWA zoom out there aside from the Tokina 11-16 of yester years, is it?
been browsing through Canikon's APS-C lenses and can't see an UWA at that max aperture
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Was there ever a question about that?

And if there was, are those people who questioned now feeling a little silly?
Let's just appreciate that RI is delivering on their roadmap after all these years.


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Nice lens - two years late. Time to carry on and update the roadmap.
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I have a Sigma 10-20/3.5, so this wasn't exactly a need lens....I wouldn't be able to afford it anyway...
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QuoteOriginally posted by taktoon Quote
Needed this lens (real estate). Waited so long. Six months ago I bought HD DA15/4 and Samyang 10/2.8 - I am very happy with both. Still if the performance of this lens is great I will be selling my 10mm Samyang. What level of price can we expect?
It's early days of course, but I would expect equal or better than 12-24. I have the 12-24 and feel it's a very underrated lens. People are complaining about CA and distortion of the 12-24. While I won't deny that it is there, it is a non-issue and even more so if you consider the range. If the 11-18 equals the 12-24 in IQ (and if the price is not prohibitive) I might jump...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxke Quote
It's early days of course, but I would expect equal or better than 12-24. I have the 12-24 and feel it's a very underrated lens. People are complaining about CA and distortion of the 12-24. While I won't deny that it is there, it is a non-issue and even more so if you consider the range. If the 11-18 equals the 12-24 in IQ (and if the price is not prohibitive) I might jump...


CA has been an issue for a lot of the older Pentax lenses ime... if they can reduce that it would be very welcome.


More importantly it is a DA* lens so weather sealed I'm thinking too.. that would be the real boon to this lens.. weather sealed lens for a weather sealed body.. and just in time for winter for those of you that actually get out in that cold!



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Oh Yes. I've been waiting and waiting for this .
Ever since i recommended the Tokina 11-16 f2.8 for my wife to use with her Nikon I have been yearning for a lens like this. Count me in!

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Wow wow ! Too bad I sold all of my apsc gear to buy K1. In terms of purchase plans, the roadmap here http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf is useful. But what's the difference between the red and orange for the new lenses? Other question is, sell the 15-30 and get an 11-18 with a KP or wait to a UWA prime for the K1? 15-30 deliver good IQ but size+weight are killing me.

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great news! - I'm not really into APS-C for wA, but it looks like being a great lens and a very solid mark of commitment to APS-C, which should silence some of the doubters
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Not interested as I'm using the K-1 now (otherwise that would probably be an instant purchase ^^), but I'm really happy to see a new DA*, especially when it's been roadmaped for a looooong time as a "simple" DA!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
.Wow! The problem is, it looks like it's KAF4 mount. So, it won't work on my k-5II. I'm sad.
Really? And I thought I'd start saving for this, but now I'm not so sure, since my K-5 might be replaced by a K-1 - some day.
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