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01-21-2020, 08:26 PM   #31
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I have absolutely no information... but I think in those 10 there could be some reissues with HD coatings... based on FA designs:

HD D-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
HD D-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited
HD D-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited

...and how about these revamps...

HD D-FA* 24mm f/2
HD D-FA 135mm f/2.8 Limited
HD D-FA* 300mm f/4 (based on current DA* design)
HD D-FA 20mm f/2.8

on top of some Tamron lenses...
HD SDM D-FA 70-300mm f/4-5.6
HD SDM D-FA 17-35mm f/2.8-4
HD SDM D-FA 35-150mm f/2.8-4
HD SDM D-FA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 (or even better - HD SDM D-FA 200-500mm f/5.6)
aaand might as well rebadge a HD SDM D-FA 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3

That's what, 12 already

But hopefully there will be some original designs there other than the D FA* *85 1.4...

01-21-2020, 08:52 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Although I have always considered a crop camera to be the "1.5 x teleconverter" of choice for full frame lenses....
Not much of a choice if one has a “FF” camera and not interested in a $700 TC.
01-21-2020, 09:48 PM   #33
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I'd like to see a modern, fast-focussing, reasonably lightweight telephoto prime as one of them. Maybe using PF/DO tech.


Either a 300 f2.8 as @BROO mentioned, 400 f2.8 or 500/600 f4. Plus a FF 1.4 TC!


Can always wish!

01-21-2020, 10:37 PM   #35
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Not much of a choice if one has a “FF” camera and not interested in a $700 TC.
Given that the K-3 (and sometimes a K-3ii) is going for about that money, secondhand, the choice boils down to size or flexibility. The APS-C body choice will almost always give you better IQ than a 35FF with a tele-converter, using the same lens. That's the only reason I'm even vaguely interested in the forthcoming APS-C Pentax body, but that's a different choice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
I have absolutely no information... but I think in those 10 there could be some reissues with HD coatings... based on FA designs:

HD D-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
HD D-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited
HD D-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
I don't think they will updated the FA limiteds. I think this was the message they were hinting at in their various interviews.

Can we not have the 24-70 redone to match the Tamron G2 version? Am I the only one wishing this?
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A 24-150mm F4 would be great !
01-22-2020, 02:27 AM   #38
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Waiting for the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-90 f/4.0 but TAMRON doesn't make it

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Any other ideas?

I'm pretty sure I have heard about a D-FA* 24/1.4 somewhere....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andrea K Quote
Waiting for the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-90 f/4.0 but TAMRON doesn't make it
Sigma makes a 24-105 f4.

QuoteOriginally posted by fs999 Quote
A 24-150mm F4 would be great !
I'd like to have a 25-84 f3.9 !

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01-22-2020, 03:47 AM   #41
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I’d say

24/1.4
5(7)0-300(FF) 4,5-5,6
DFA135/2.8
DFA 20/4(or wider)
DFA*200/2.8


Then probably some zooms finetuned from Tamron portfolio.
That 50-300 zoom could actually be Tamron..

Then propably some good ol classic revamps.
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A very positive rumour, especially if it translates into actual delivered lenses. Frankly, I don't care whether they're Pentax-designed, collaborations with Tamron (or someone else), or straight re-brandings with Pentax tweaks. So long as they're good optically and help to fill out some of the missing or older items in the line-ups for APS-C, FF and 645, I'll be absolutely thrilled for us all.

Of course, let's not set our expectations too high on speed of delivery - though if the lenses are collaborations or tweaked re-brands, that could bode well for timely availability.

What a nice rumour with which to start the decade

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Indeed, a very positive rumor (if true - I don't doubt asahiman's honesty - and if there's a plan approved by Ricoh and in motion).
It means K-mount is here to stay.
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I'd like to see a modern, fast-focussing, reasonably lightweight telephoto prime as one of them. Maybe using PF/DO tech.


Either a 300 f2.8 as @BROO mentioned, 400 f2.8 or 500/600 f4. Plus a FF 1.4 TC!


Can always wish!

any of these lightweight????
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Usually asahi man's predictions have been confirmed, but man does not say if the 10 lenses will appear by the end of this year or by the next Pentax anniversary.
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