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11-23-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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New zoom 70-200 F4

Hello dear Pentaxians,

I was looking at this page:
Product Page of HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited interchangeable lens - RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S

And saw a roadmap just below...

Was someone aware of that HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mmF4 (tentative name)? Do you have more info about it?


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11-23-2018, 12:57 PM   #2
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It has been rumored for some time and officially added to the roadmap in March of this year with expected release sometime next year.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It was added to the roadmap in March of this year with expected release sometime next year.

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Thanks for your fast answer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It has been rumored for some time and officially added to the roadmap in March of this year with expected release sometime next year.

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Tamron recently released a new 70-210 f4. I wonder if the new Pentax lens will also be 70-210 ...

11-23-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Tamron recently released a new 70-210 f4. I wonder if the new Pentax lens will also be 70-210 ...
70-200/4...Tokina is the more likely source.


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Thereís also a recent Tokina 70-200 that has been linked to it...

Though I donít really care if itís a rebadge or a Pentax original, as long as itís a good lens for the money...

Iím hoping for something along the lines of the DFA 28-105 in terms of quality.

Iím expecting it to replace the 60-250 in the lineup, though I donít expect it to be a * lens. I think the 60-250 is just in a weird place with the DFA 70-200 f2.8, so its replacement will be cheaper. And in that FL range, I donít see a benefit to a DA lens vs a DFA in terms of size/weight...

And all Iíve said is simply speculation with nothing backing it up but a mind oversaturated with pie...

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11-23-2018, 03:46 PM   #7
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I'm so looking forward to checking this lens out. Hope it's announced early next year
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
Thereís also a recent Tokina 70-200 that has been linked to it...
Tokina - AT-X 70-200 F4 FX VCM-S

By the way, here's the current roadmap (with the D FA* 50mm already moved from "summer" inte the lineup):
ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf#page=2

Expected date: 21st march to 20th june (spring season).
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I think the 60-250 is just in a weird place with the DFA 70-200 f2.8, so its replacement will be cheaper. And in that FL range, I donít see a benefit to a DA lens vs a DFA in terms of size/weight...
I hope they do not go the cheap rout and stick to typical market rates for OEM lenses.

Both the latest Sony and Canon FF 70-200/4 lenses started off at 1400 EUR, which is a substantial 600 EUR cheaper than the quite cheap 70-200/2.8.
So they should price this lens somewhere around 1300-1500 EUR.
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There is no way this lens would be related to that Tamron, the focal lengths don't match (and no, the D FA 15-30 is not labeled as a 14-25 - numbers would match).
There is a chance that it would use Tokina-designed optics. We don't know that yet. This happened once in the previous Pentax-Tokina collaboration, with the DA 12-24 being a Tokina design while all the other lenses being Pentax designs. The Tokina appears to be a good lens with a slight flare issue (which Pentax' coatings might solve).
Or it could be a Pentax design, like most of their lenses.
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The DFA 70-200 f2.8 is $1,600 today from Ricoh, and significantly less from other places.

If the 70-200 f4 is $1,400, I think they will sell four of them... thatís partially why I think it will also replace the 60-250. I expect they will want a lens with good margins selling significantly below the f2.8ís price point, and I expect the 60-250 canít do that.

I would expect a price that settles around $800 or so, depending on how good it is.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I would expect a price that settles around $800 or so, depending on how good it is.
My thoughts as well for list price with eventual street price coming in somewhat lower.


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My thoughts as well for list price with eventual street price coming in somewhat lower.


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Hope they're not looking at canons 70-200 4 II, I remember thinking their f4 zoom was reasonably priced, but new one is like $1300..
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Any news on this lens? I am extremely interested since I don't have any focal longer than 77mm and the 70-200 f/2.8 is too expensive for me at the moment. Also I'm doing some hiking so it might be too heavy to carry around for landscapes (the f/2.8).
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A bit too early for that - I think a CP+ announcement (end of February) is likely.
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