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09-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
How can the prices be bad here when there's nothing on the shelves anyway? So we buy from B&H anyway?
Well, I thought I'd get mine from all of those parallel imports on trademe - NOT!

09-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #62
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Yes. We will see new primes. Not only DA*30 and DA15 limited.
I heard a 400/4 is on the way, and the source has been pretty reliable so far
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If they charge more than a 1000.00 for the 60-250mm F4 they are living on another planet.
I know it takes awesome photo's, but no one in there right mind should pay that much for a telescoping F4 zoom lens, When you can get a F2.8 70-200 for 699.00.
I hear it will be out in a few weeks but Pentax will only hurt themselves charging that much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
If they charge more than a 1000.00 for the 60-250mm F4 they are living on another planet.
I know it takes awesome photo's, but no one in there right mind should pay that much for a telescoping F4 zoom lens, When you can get a F2.8 70-200 for 699.00.
I hear it will be out in a few weeks but Pentax will only hurt themselves charging that much.
I'd pay about $900 for the 60-250/4 if its barrel didn't extend. I hate telephotos with extending barrels

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I heard a 400/4 is on the way, and the source has been pretty reliable so far
If that's true, then I for one will be very happy not to have replaced my FA*300/4.5 by the DA*300/4. A DA*400/4 would better suit my needs for long glass so the replacement funds can be spent on that one instead. I suppose it will be quite a bit more expensive though...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
If that's true, then I for one will be very happy not to have replaced my FA*300/4.5 by the DA*300/4. A DA*400/4 would better suit my needs for long glass so the replacement funds can be spent on that one instead. I suppose it will be quite a bit more expensive though...

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Great, but I suspect that the 400/4 will be quite a hunk of glass... The FA* was f/5.6 so the DA* will be a lot bigger I think.

However, I have still no reason to replace my Sigma 500/4.5 APO EX
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A 400 4 is something I am very interested in! Hope it is announced soon. Save me from buying DA300.
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For those that want a 400mm f4.0 lens I would suggest that you save up at least $5,000--Take a peek at the price of canons 400 f4.0 at BH. I would love to have such a lens but the price will be huge. Now a 400 f4.5 or f5.6 would be more in the line of what most people would spend.

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other than that, i'm excited to see what primes pentax has in store for us! i'd be pretty darn torn between having a pancake lineup and DA* fast primes, as i sure can't afford both lineups haha!
Tell me about it.

My dream line-up is 15mm Limited, 30/31mm*, 55mm*, 70mm Limited + 35mm Macro Limited. Although maybe if we're lucky, the 15mm won't be a pancake design, just like the 35mm Macro wasn't!

Haha that's a lot of $$$ for roughly the same coverage as the 18-55mm kit lens.
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It certainly is but those primes beat the zoom any day.

I'm just getting my first Limited in a week or so and have a couple of primes (50mm f/1.4 and 100mm f/2.8) and a couple of zooms (12-24mm f/4 and 50-135mm f/2.8). I'd love it if Pentax made a sharp ultra-wide angle lens (around 10mm or so) or a nice fish (10-17mm doesn't cut it for me, was thinking about ordering a Peleng from Russia or getting the Sigma 10-20mm but got the 12-24mm instead).
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QuoteOriginally posted by kent vinyard Quote
For those that want a 400mm f4.0 lens I would suggest that you save up at least $5,000--Take a peek at the price of canons 400 f4.0 at BH. I would love to have such a lens but the price will be huge. .

You cannot compare it to a Canon 400/4 lens. The Canon is a DO (and IS) lens and is consequently very expensive. A Pentax 400/4 will be significantly cheaper than a 300/2.8 lens. As most users of the latter uses it with a 1,4X conmverter glued on, a 400/4 makes a lot of sense....
..and if the speed is F:4, as oposed to of F:5.6 or F:4.5, it will retain AF when using a 1,4X converter; mandatory in todays ultra telephoto market.
If Pentax do indeed make such a lens, I promise not to switch to Nikon...

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Pal,
I certainly hope that you are right about the pricing. I would try to find a way to buy that lens.
I don't think you dare switch to nikon because none of their cameras can top the images from the Pentax 645 that you are using.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
You cannot compare it to a Canon 400/4 lens. The Canon is a DO (and IS) lens and is consequently very expensive. A Pentax 400/4 will be significantly cheaper than a 300/2.8 lens. As most users of the latter uses it with a 1,4X conmverter glued on, a 400/4 makes a lot of sense....
..and if the speed is F:4, as oposed to of F:5.6 or F:4.5, it will retain AF when using a 1,4X converter; mandatory in todays ultra telephoto market.
If Pentax do indeed make such a lens, I promise not to switch to Nikon...
Oh, my God ... I never thought there is a chance to get rid of your obsessions and very few ideas and now I can see the light. May Pentax announce all the lenses you want and a FF body the next day you switch to Nikon !
And please, stay there !

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QuoteOriginally posted by kent vinyard Quote
Pal,
I certainly hope that you are right about the pricing. I would try to find a way to buy that lens.
I don't think you dare switch to nikon because none of their cameras can top the images from the Pentax 645 that you are using.
The Canon 400 DO lens is a very special item, the same price as Canon 500/4. It is extremely light-weight, extremely expensive, but great IQ. Beyond range of most consumers.
I hope for a Pentax DA* 400/4. Or maybe someday a 500/4.5.

I hope Pål stays in Pentax camp, he has a lot of knowledge and I generally like reading his posts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
The Canon 400 DO lens is a very special item, the same price as Canon 500/4. It is extremely light-weight, extremely expensive, but great IQ. .

Image quality of the Canon lens is debatable. It is very prone to flare. Sample to sample variations are large and many have given up on the lens after 3-4 bad samples.
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