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10-27-2017, 03:43 AM   #16
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No changes other than those we already knew about. Hopefully CP+ will bring a bit more news.

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It will be 35/1.4 for sure
I hope so - they've needed one of those ever since they killed the prototype SMC-M lens of that type.
10-27-2017, 04:48 AM   #18
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It is coming, be patient.
It promenades in slow manner
10-27-2017, 06:51 AM   #19
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I am really happy about the DA* 11-18mm
And also a little bit concerned about that there are no further lenses shown on the aps-c roadmap...
An AF-Motor upgrade for the other DA* lenses would be awesome.
(and a sharper 16-50 regarding the PF review)

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No revamped lens has ever been put on the roadmap before its announcement. They can't afford it: it would considerably hamper the sales of the current model.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nachtkuh Quote
I am really happy about the DA* 11-18mm
And also a little bit concerned about that there are no further lenses shown on the aps-c roadmap...
An AF-Motor upgrade for the other DA* lenses would be awesome.
(and a sharper 16-50 regarding the PF review)
Update and upgrade of existing lenses usually aren't shown on the roadmap. So, we still could see some updated lenses arriving out of the blue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
No revamped lens has ever been put on the roadmap before its announcement. They can't afford it: it would considerably hamper the sales of the current model.
With that in mind, the aps-c lineup is pretty complete
Maybe there's space for a really fast DA* prime around 30mm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nachtkuh Quote
With that in mind, the aps-c lineup is pretty complete
Maybe there's space for a really fast DA* prime around 30mm.

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Something that often come to my mind is that some DA lenses could be updated to HD DFA status. The HD coating will benefit all users and the FF users would get some affordable alternatives... This also shouldn't bring the R&D down to its knees.

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The new DFA telephoto zoom might be interesting.


in case you 'all missed it https://pentaxrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Pentax-K-mount-full-frame-lens-read-map.jpg
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QuoteOriginally posted by CarlJF Quote
Something that often come to my mind is that some DA lenses could be updated to HD DFA status.
You would need to pick those which, like the DA40, DA50 and DA70, are pretty close to full frame anyway (minor vignetting at worst). The problem is that any extension of their image circle requires at least some consideration to redesign of the rear element, and that pretty much carries complete redesign of all the other glass along with it. The only advantage is that the shell can probably stay the same. All this being said, though, if you are going to update the coatings you might as well take a look at the rest of the design.
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QuoteOriginally posted by belnan Quote
the new dfa telephoto zoom might be interesting.


In case you 'all missed it https://pentaxrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/pentax-k-mount-full-frame-lens-read-map.jpg
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I may be missing something which should be obvious to me, but can anyone explain the significance of the colors on the map. Green, light green, yellow, orange, red dot or line under each lens. What do those distinct colors represent?

A few lenses have an asterisk, but below, it says "* Roadmap may change without notice." I'd think that applies to any or all lenses, not just those with asterisks, so does that asterisk indicate something else as well?
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I said a 85 is coming..and it will!
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It says so in the roadmap D FA* 85mm F1.4 so it will come as will the D FA* 35mm F1.4 and the FA 20mm F2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yucatanPentax Quote
I may be missing something which should be obvious to me, but can anyone explain the significance of the colors on the map. Green, light green, yellow, orange, red dot or line under each lens. What do those distinct colors represent?
Red is future standard lens.
Orange is DFA* type pro lens for FF.
Yellow is existing DA* pro lens for APSC.
Green is existing standard lens.
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