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12-02-2008, 06:52 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Honestly, what I hope for is that Pentax stay true to the philosophy of the 50 - fast, inexpensive (NOT "cheap") and high quality - not DA* quality, but up to the FA f1.4 50.

Not quite scalpel sharp wide open, but close, scalpel sharp in the centre ~1.5 stops down, sharp across the frame ~4 stops down. Eight or nine ap blades, maybe six or seven if they're rounded.

And the kicker would be if there were an option for it to be a kit lens. Not replacing the 18-55mm II zoom, but to have it there.

I'd imagine the Pentax would then be kicked to the top of the pile again as a student camera.

+1....I'll buy one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IsaacEastgate Quote
The difference between these two manufacturers is that sigma is willing to sacrifice quality for speed, but pentax has a reputation to uphold and might limit the lens to the range it performs best in.
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Pentax wouldn't ever bring to market such lenses as the Sigma 20/1.8, they'd be a lot more conservative. Seeing the performance of the said 20/1.8, being conservative would be wise, indeed.
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