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02-23-2009, 03:16 AM   #61
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Man, I sure hope the 60-250 finally comes out. Taking forever.

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QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
Man, I sure hope the 60-250 finally comes out. Taking forever.
I saw it on a show here in sweden on friday, looks and feels very good, but way to pricey. Seems to be like 2x the price of a Sigma 70-200 and even more compared to the Tammy 70-200.
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I've got to admit, if Pentax can hit near FF-quality (in terms of ISO, etc) and keep the price and weight down and introduce a pro-level dMF body/system, it actually makes sense.

With APS-C, you can still use FF or APS-C lenses - and with most FF lenses hitting a certain sweet spot with the crop sensor - it's almost the best of both worlds. Heck, if Pentax can sell enough of the crop sensor dSLRs, maybe they could sell the dMF at a loss and undercut the competition (FF Canikon, Hassy, Leica.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by thosan Quote
I saw it on a show here in sweden on friday, looks and feels very good, but way to pricey. Seems to be like 2x the price of a Sigma 70-200 and even more compared to the Tammy 70-200.
I hope the optics are good. If the AF is good enough and its optics are excellent, I'll probably get one after the price has gone down a bit.

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So, last year, Pentax's K20D (and etc.) announcement came the Wednesday a week and a day before PMA. This year, that'd be either (a week and a day) February 23rd or (Wednesday before) 25th.
Happy February 23rd everyone.

Fidget.

FIDGET.

FIDGET.
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Mr. Guy ... lol!
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Wasn't that unequivocally canceled by hoya?
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QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
Man, I sure hope the 60-250 finally comes out. Taking forever.
...and if so, just in time for noone on the globe to have expendable income to spend on the luxury of spending more on this f/4 lens than one would on a 'similar' focal length but not weather sealed f/2.8 lens. I go back to my earlier post on this lens in this thread. I'm over it and they missed their chance to get me to part with my sheckles on it. I'm likely to use a zoom to 200mm lens and crop @ this point (and not use it it wet weather).

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If it still provides what I need and if I have enough money I'll get it. I can't carry the 50-135 and 200/300. I'd rather have just 1 lens.

I'd rather have Pentax provide that option even if most people won't be happy with it. Its price will go down surely, just like everything else.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mister Guy Quote
Happy February 23rd everyone.

Fidget.

FIDGET.

FIDGET.
Ha, ha... heard that! The pressure is mounting. Not hearing a reliable peep about a new DSLR from any manufacturer yet. Someone somewhere has got to squeal sooner or later. Surely there is something worth squealing about by now... isn't there?
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I was really hoping someone would one-up Canon's tilt shift announcement with a new body announcement. The tilt shift lens gives me hope, because it's an ambitious niche lens, not a conservative mass market choice. I'm hoping that may mean makers are thinking of innovative new things and not playing it safe.
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Wasn't that unequivocally canceled by hoya?
Nothing is unequivocal from Hoya. Their communication with the Pentax customer base has been ... more than lacking.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GaryM Quote
...Their communication with the Pentax customer base has been ... more than lacking.
That's an understatement if i ever heard one.
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There was a decently looking pair of point & shoots from Samsung announced today [I like that they have IS]. I started a thread on it that was summarily ignored... lol [https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/52076-does-news-samsun...ml#post500252] point I was wondering was could this be the start of the releases? Or could this be the extent of the releases?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
So, last year, Pentax's K20D (and etc.) announcement came the Wednesday a week and a day before PMA. This year, that'd be either (a week and a day) February 23rd or (Wednesday before) 25th.
Hmm. So much for that theory.
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