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12-15-2020, 07:24 AM - 1 Like   #196
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QuoteOriginally posted by kwb Quote
About one month after the last one in May (Updated Roadmap - May 2020 - PentaxForums.com) they released a new one.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf

Upcoming D FA 21mm Limited and DA* 16-50mm F2.8 are shown with product (prototype?) pictures now.
D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW was moved to "Current Line Up".
No 135mm f1.8? 100mm F2?
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No 135mm f1.8? 100mm F2?
Are the 135/1.8 of Sony and Sigma selling well? I'd much rather they make a 135/2.4 or so and keep the size small.
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It's not mentioned on the roadmap, but I've noticed a significant gap has opened up in the K-mount lens line-up. There is currently no APS-C wide-angle rectilinear zoom available below the expensive DA* 11-18mm. Speaking of the Japan market . . .
- The Pentax 12-24/4 is discontinued and sold out
- The Sigma and Tamron options are similarly discontinued and unavailable
- That leaves the DA* 11-18, the FE 10-17 or prime alternatives

I think that is a gap that Ricoh will try to close quickly. It looks like Tamron has a good prospect for rebranding in the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD. This is a weather sealed, motor-driven variable aperture lens that was released in 2017. I wonder if we will see that appear in 2021.

By the way, if any of the lenses I mentioned above are still available in your country and you are sitting on the fence about getting them, I would suggest you go for it before they are gone.

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The roadmap has been updated with the updated FA Limited lenses.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/images/K_Mount_Lens.pdf
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
It's not mentioned on the roadmap, but I've noticed a significant gap has opened up in the K-mount lens line-up. There is currently no APS-C wide-angle rectilinear zoom available below the expensive DA* 11-18mm. Speaking of the Japan market . . .
- The Pentax 12-24/4 is discontinued and sold out
- The Sigma and Tamron options are similarly discontinued and unavailable
- That leaves the DA* 11-18, the FE 10-17 or prime alternatives
The difference between 11mm and 10mm is not that much of a gap.
I do have the Sigma 10-20mm variable aperture lens - but the DA* 11-18mm lens was not available then.
Pentax may not see much of a need there.

Last edited by reh321; 02-25-2021 at 04:09 PM.
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