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06-28-2018, 08:27 PM   #46
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From the product page HD PENTAX-D FA? 50mmF1.4 SDM AW / Telephoto Lenses / K-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING

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Oh, no, it looks pretty good!
Yep, it's looking very very good...
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P.S. I have now been informed that the 11-18 mm f/2.8ED DC AW will be released in 2019, so be patient and wait.

Lenses Road Map Updated
Regarding the 11-18 do you have that release date on good authority it will be into 2019? Because that is what I was afraid of when D FA 50 kept getting pushed back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maw Quote
P.S. I have now been informed that the 11-18 mm f/2.8ED DC AW will be released in 2019, so be patient and wait.Lenses Road Map Updated
Great news that the D-FA50mm is finally being released. First domino of new lenses in development to fall. I'm holding out for the UWA single focus lens. I know it'll be another monster. Would love something compact like the old M-20/F4 in size. But will have see what Ricoh comes up with.

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1200 USD for last pentax innovation, it will soon end up around 800-900 USD so why not. Curious to know how it does compare to the Sigma 50 Art
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Not possible to compare these two lenses. The Sigma 50 Art is not available in Pentax mount. Also, it is not adaptable to Pentax K mount.

A better comparison would be against my Leitax adapted Zeiss ZF "Milvus" 50mm f/1.4 lens. Both lenses are the same price ($1200).

So, if any of you buy the new Pentax 50, either we can get together here in Wisconsin with our lenses and K1 bodies and have a nice shoot out; OR you can loan me your new Pentax lens and I'll compare the two lenses by myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fenwoodian Quote
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Not possible to compare these two lenses. The Sigma 50 Art is not available in Pentax mount. Also, it is not adaptable to Pentax K mount.

A better comparison would be against my Leitax adapted Zeiss ZF "Milvus" 50mm f/1.4 lens. Both lenses are the same price ($1200).
It would be interesting, Dave the Milvus only scores 39 at DxOMark versus 45 for the Sigma Art.
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Regarding the 11-18 do you have that release date on good authority it will be into 2019? Because that is what I was afraid of when D FA 50 kept getting pushed back.
Yes, it is true that the date has been postponed to 2019 for quality improvements.

This is the official Ricoh/Pentax release.
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Yes, it is true that the date has been postponed to 2019 for quality improvements.

This is the official Ricoh/Pentax release.
I guess it's not necessarily related to the new AF motor.

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Predictably the GBP price is numerically the same as the USD price - but we're used to that
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On the official page for the lens. ugh.

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It's now being advertised at a pre-order price of 1,199.00 in the UK
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I hope they continue that trend and sell it in Oz for AUD1199

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With rounded apeture blades I do not think you will get the starbursts produced by the straight apeture blades like those in the SMC DA 15.
Well, the image from the Chinese review shows some great starbursts, Im not sure this is important for this kind of lens though.

---------- Post added 29-06-18 at 08:51 ----------

looking at the pics here :
???? | HD PENTAX-D FA?50mm F1.4 SDM AW | PENTAX STAR LENS ???????? | RICOH IMAGING

Bokeh seems pretty good but is it me or the Portrait, while being nice technically, is not flattering to the lady ?
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Predictably the GBP price is numerically the same as the USD price - but we're used to that
This has bugged me for a while. Is the price in USD with or without sales tax? Because in Europe advertised retail prices include VAT. When buying online from abroad, after the taxes the prices in euros are the same as in dollars.
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Im just stunned by the IQ of the pictures in the Chinese review
At the same time OOF transition are amazing and sharpness is never seen before !
This looks like an incredible portrait lens
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