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03-02-2009, 09:32 AM   #16
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Maybe Nikon psyched them out with the $200 APC only 35/1.8, considering what Pentax are asking for the DA*55.

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Yes that's the lens I'm the most looking forward to...hope its not too pricey.
Oh no... at only €800 it's a real bargain ...

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Maybe Nikon psyched them out with the $200 APC only 35/1.8, considering what Pentax are asking for the DA*55.
Maybe. If Nikon made a $500-$600 "big brother" to that lens, I'd be seriously tempted to go the fire-sale route.

As it is, the only thing really tempting me is the Olympus E-620 plus the Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4 — but I'm not too excited about the 4/3rds system viewfinder, and have a hard time believing that either Olympus or Panasonic is likely to stay with 4/3rds once micro-4/3rds takes off (and I'm sure it will).

There's also Canon, of course — they at least have a full lineup of prime lenses. But I really dislike the ergonomics of their camera bodies. And really, the lineup of normal-range lenses for their 1.6× crop format is a bit weak — except for the 35mm f/1.4 L, which looks lovely but longer than ideal and very, very pricy.

So anyway, the entire field looks discouraging to me at this point.
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Pentax secret roadmap

Perhaps Samsung is on them to make M-APS lenses before Pentax do any more DA...

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QuoteOriginally posted by thePiRaTE!! Quote
Maybe Nikon psyched them out with the $200 APC only 35/1.8, considering what Pentax are asking for the DA*55.
Some still did not understand the market segment to which the DA*55 is headed...
But you're not alone....
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The DA 30★ had me really excited. No other brand has anything like it.
I wonder, perhaps, if there's a technical reason for that, which made the development of such a thing not seem feasible right now. No one else seems to have pulled it off very well, after all. (presuming we're talking about a 1.4 or something) Or if they're just not messing with us. .

I suppose there's *even* a chance they're still actually planning a big unveiling during the show proper, (Even if it doesn't look like there was much worry about being upstaged there, after all, one might guess that if Pentax has any goods for us, they want to make the announcement count, so, who knows. While I've been enjoying it lately for some reason, I'm getting into speculation-fatigue.
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Some still did not understand the market segment to which the DA*55 is headed...
But you're not alone....
Was only referencing the da*55 for pricing. We are talking about why the DA*30 is no longer on the roadmap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thePiRaTE!! Quote
Was only referencing the da*55 for pricing. We are talking about why the DA*30 is no longer on the roadmap.
Yes I replied specifically about the dA*55 pricing issue. Not the DA*30 cancelation.

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Perhaps the DA*60-250 fiasco has caused them to be more conservative with lens announcements. Still, Hoya gets an 'F' grade for customer communication and relations.
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Personally, I'd really like to know when they're going to release a replacement for the FA 80-200/2.8... At the moment, the only option is 3rd party, and being the standard choice for theatre/gig shooters it seems an odd exclusion. My two cents...
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Oh no... at only €800 it's a real bargain ...

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Do they take kidney in lieu of payment? I certainly hope this is not the street price...even if it is $800 USD its out of my reach....
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensScribe Quote
Personally, I'd really like to know when they're going to release a replacement for the FA 80-200/2.8... At the moment, the only option is 3rd party, and being the standard choice for theatre/gig shooters it seems an odd exclusion. My two cents...
They do have a replacement: the DA★ 50-135mm.
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Yes I replied specifically about the dA*55 pricing issue. Not the DA*30 cancelation.
Ok, just to figure this out - I offered a theory that the APS-C Nikon 35/1.8 for $200ish may have been a factor in the removal of the DA*30 from the roadmap, based on current DA*pricing. What are you saying?

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QuoteOriginally posted by thePiRaTE!! Quote
Ok, just to figure this out - I offered a theory that the APS-C Nikon 35/1.8 for $200ish may have been a factor in the removal of the DA*30 from the roadmap, based on current DA*pricing. What are you saying?

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Ok then, did not understand your point. Thought it was usual moaning about price of DA55.

It may very well be indeed, although we probably will never know for sure...
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QuoteOriginally posted by thePiRaTE!! Quote
Ok, just to figure this out - I offered a theory that the APS-C Nikon 35/1.8 for $200ish may have been a factor in the removal of the DA*30 from the roadmap, based on current DA*pricing. What are you saying?
i see your point. i *hope* DA*30/1.4 will be prematurely replaced with much cheaper DA30/1.7.
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