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03-26-2018, 03:11 PM - 1 Like   #46
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I hope they'll also update more lenses in the line up including consumer lenses. I'd like to see an upgrade.of the 60-250. Maybe they can extend it to 300. Just thinking out loud.

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I'd appreciate a snappy AF 55mm 1.4! I like the image quality and rendering of my current DA* 55, and don't think I need the added size and weight of the upcoming D FA*

The motor on my DA* doesn't provide me much confidence
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I'd appreciate a snappy AF 55mm 1.4! I like the image quality and rendering of my current DA* 55, and don't think I need the added size and weight of the upcoming D FA*

The motor on my DA* doesn't provide me much confidence
if this will be upgraded I'm buying.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eric4 Quote
don't think I need the added size and weight of the upcoming D FA*
But Pentax needs the added $$$$ you'll have to pay for it!

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I'm shocked, shocked!

That is not cricket!

(Except in Australia, it seems.
Aussies most will take that on the chin.
03-28-2018, 01:17 AM   #51
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eric4 Quote
I'd appreciate a snappy AF 55mm 1.4! I like the image quality and rendering of my current DA* 55, and don't think I need the added size and weight of the upcoming D FA*

The motor on my DA* doesn't provide me much confidence
Yup,

if they would upgrade lensmotor with DA*55 it would be great. I really do like my *55, perhaps my most used lens, even on my K-1. This and making DA*60-250 motor stronger, and remove that baffle to make it FF compactible, and this would be enough for me.
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The DA* 60-250's replacement is the D FA 70-200 f/4.
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The DA* 60-250's replacement is the D FA 70-200 f/4.
Is it official statement of the Ricoh?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Eric4 Quote
I'd appreciate a snappy AF 55mm 1.4! I like the image quality and rendering of my current DA* 55, and don't think I need the added size and weight of the upcoming D FA*

The motor on my DA* doesn't provide me much confidence
I think the DFA *50 is probably going to fit that need for awhile. I doubt they do anything with the DA *55 for the time being.
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
Is it official statement of the Ricoh?
Almost
A D FA 70-200f/4 scheduled for "spring 2019" was added to the public roadmap. It makes no sense to release this lens, and a DA/DFA 60-250mm f/4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
A D FA 70-200f/4 scheduled for "spring 2019" was added to the public roadmap. It makes no sense to release this lens, and a DA/DFA 60-250mm f/4.
According to my sources, the release could be faster than spring 2019.... Have You in Romania got any info about the price of DFA 50?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
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A D FA 70-200f/4 scheduled for "spring 2019" was added to the public roadmap. It makes no sense to release this lens, and a DA/DFA 60-250mm f/4.
D FA 70-200/4 will be naturally good/great smaller option for FF and APS-C than 70-200/2.8. Upgrade of DA 60-250 could also still be good idea? Maybe with that baffle not removed. It has good image guality and bigger zoom range, if they are improving 16-50 . . .
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With their small market share, launching both a new DA* 60-250 f/4 and a D FA 70-200 f/4 probably won't work. The difference between the two is too small.
Making a D FA 60-250 probably would've increased the size (and price) too much, getting it closer to the D FA* 70-200.
But we'll see.
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Absolutelly, that new 70-200/4 will be the way to go. And it’s great to have modern lenses after all
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Is there any information on whether it's a new design or based on the Tokina 70-200? I wouldn't mind either, I'm just curious. The sudden appearance and a soonish release date (by Pentax standards) might be an indication of something - or not.

I don't think it would be based on the new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD, since that would imply it's more of a rebadge and they probably wouldn't drop those 10m at the long end...
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