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08-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by fast50 Quote
I spoke to a Pentax rep today who said the 60-250 will be out in the next few weeks and street price is expected to be about £850.
I ran that £850 figure through a currency converter and at least as of today, that comes out to $1548.11US and $1646.96CAD for those of us on the west side of the pond.

If I do decide to get a fast telezoom sometime down the road, it would most likely be the Tamron 70-200/2.8, as it's half the price of the 60-250 and it'll work with my TC.

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I often wonder why there is so much hate for people that want FF. Is there something inherently wrong with that? I love my pentax cameras and would want a FF frame one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
I ran that £850 figure through a currency converter and at least as of today, that comes out to $1548.11US and $1646.96CAD for those of us on the west side of the pond.
This is the problem with international prices - you forgot to subtract the 17.5% VAT from the price. Not only that, but even once you take into account tax, Pentax gear tends to be considerably more expensive in the UK than the US.

Besides, I understand the RRP of the 50-135 is about £830. Unless you want a 60-250 from launch day I wouldn't get stressed about the price...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Okami Quote
I often wonder why there is so much hate for people that want FF. Is there something inherently wrong with that? I love my pentax cameras and would want a FF frame one.

I second this motion! I work with shallow depths of field, and full-frame cameras could restore my 50mm to its former glory!

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I often wonder why there is so much hate for people that want FF. Is there something inherently wrong with that? I love my pentax cameras and would want a FF frame one.
There is no 'HATE',my friend! But there is just way too many ppl on various forums who presumably own just a Pentax W30 keep criticizing or blaming Pentax for not having a FF Dslr!!!

Pentax hasn't got any major FF compatible lens at the moment or any expensive FF lens owned by a lot of ppl,so you make no loss by buying a Canon or Nikon FF Dslr and their FF lens. You know what I mean? Such a simple solution!

It seems to me that a lot of ppl just want a Penatx FF Dslr for the price of K200, even then,some will say the photos taken at ISO 10000 don't look as sharp as the photos taken on a D3 at ISO 10001...
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I second this motion! I work with shallow depths of field, and full-frame cameras could restore my 50mm to its former glory!

Get a f1.4 lens to produce a shallow depth of field on a cropped sensor, anything faster than that,you will almost miss your focus point.
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Dan, I didn't mean that it was one or the other as in the FAJ series...I want the ring plus FF compatibility a la FA series.

My wording could have been more thorough

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I often wonder why there is so much hate for people that want FF. Is there something inherently wrong with that? I love my pentax cameras and would want a FF frame one.
Let's get a list going from Pentax itself, where people will put down a deposit on a new camera.

Then we'll see how many are really serious enough to buy one.

Until then, it's all "I want, I'll buy, I'm getting one."
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Dan, I didn't mean that it was one or the other as in the FAJ series...I want the ring plus FF compatibility a la FA series.

My wording could have been more thorough


Let's get a list going from Pentax itself, where people will put down a deposit on a new camera.

Then we'll see how many are really serious enough to buy one.

Until then, it's all "I want, I'll buy, I'm getting one."
What's the IBAN for such a deposit?

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I would love movie mode on the k30d or k1d or what ever the next body is to be called. Imagine being able to use any lens ever made to fit a pentax body to make movies? with nice dof it'd be amazing. real cameras with that kind of quality are around £40,000!!!
Even if it didn't have sound but it would be nice if they added a decent mic for audio notes on photos and for movies etc I think it'd be a seller!

Whats wrong with manual focus?

Maybe movies at 640x480 and a small hd size if that'd be possible...I imagine it would hd uses around 5mb a second and with the buffer these days for raw it shud be fine they'd just need a dedicated chip to convert it to a video format.

Brilliant in my eyes!

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I agree. I'd love a quality movie mode on my dslr and would use it often.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
I'm pretty sure Mike just meant "aperture ring" - to use on K and M bodies.
Okay, I suppose that can make some sort of sense. But to say that one is not interested at all in a new lens because it's not compatible with an at-least-20-year old camera is a bit extreme, IMHO.

I still believe no future lens will come with an aperture ring. Pentax's legendary backwards compatibility "old lenses work on new bodies", not the other way around.
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As someone in the market for a (semi - f4) decent telephoto lens which is hand-holdable, has anyone heard anything about other upcoming primes based on the long end?

About 200mm would be nice (I can't afford the 2.8!).

As for the pricing on the 60-250mm, I'm afraid that if it is listed it will be beyond my and many other's means, and I think many folks will go third party as more SDM/HSM lenses are released to take advantages that the K2__D series offer. While I realise it is a premier lens, I would expect the price to be competitive.

Just generally is there a limitation in building F3.2-3.5 tele lenses for us folks in the middle?
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So, the 60-250 looks to be around $850 street? How would that suddenly make it beyond many folks' means? I mean, with the DA* zooms at $650 and $750, how is $850 a suprise? And the previous posters math using a straight exchange rate is way off. Look up prices on online U.K. photo shops, for Pentax lenses the number of GBP roughly matches the number of dollars on U.S. sites.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Okay, I suppose that can make some sort of sense. But to say that one is not interested at all in a new lens because it's not compatible with an at-least-20-year old camera is a bit extreme, IMHO.

I still believe no future lens will come with an aperture ring. Pentax's legendary backwards compatibility "old lenses work on new bodies", not the other way around.
Well, I have 3 film bodies and one digital SLR. Granted I do take more pictures with the digital, but I did buy into Pentax so I could have one set of lenses. And the DAs don't create the full image circle.

I wonder...how much more/less expensive it is to put the ring on?
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OK, so I buy that the conversion rate is a little way off, and that in North America we get a pretty happy deal on pricing (believe me, as someone who comes from somewhere else where the prices are ridiculous (Read NZ) I appreciate this), so the prices probably won't be as bad as in say Europe or Australasia), and we will likely get a good deal.

Folks elsewhere won't. I also think it will take a while to reach $850.

My point was that you can now get decent glass from third party manufacturers with some of the things I upgraded to a K200D for, i.e. SDM at a competitive price (although to be fair the selection is pretty skinny after 200mm).

Weather sealing is another matter, and I would like to think 3rd party manufacturers have spotted the "nice to have" option provided by weather sealed lenses, given that the current camera lineup can take a bit of a dousing.

Personally I am after glass that I can travel with, hence my questions regarding upcoming middle of the road lenses that go with my ability level, and don't weigh a ton when out walking, but offer most of what the current pentax system can do.

Roll out those limited pancakes! (Any news on the 15mm? - is it a pancake afterall?).
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