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04-06-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
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it's official: DA* 60-250 launch date is 24th of April

Translated version of http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/lens/2009/04/06/10629.html

Thus Pentax launches 3 new lenses in 3 consecutive months: DA* 55 in February, DA 15Ltd in March and DA* 60-250 in April.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RaduA Quote
Translated version of http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/lens/2009/04/06/10629.html

Thus Pentax launches 3 new lenses in 3 consecutive months: DA* 55 in February, DA 15Ltd in March and DA* 60-250 in April.

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Nice to hear!

A punch in the face to those who laughed when the 60-250 was delayed over and over again. Now finally!
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QuoteOriginally posted by losecontrol Quote
Nice to hear!

A punch in the face to those who laughed when the 60-250 was delayed over and over again. Now finally!
It would have been a punch in the face to those who laughed if they had introduced it two years ago.
Now it's just kind of anticlimactic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
It would have been a punch in the face to those who laughed if they had introduced it two years ago.
Now it's just kind of anticlimactic.
And yet I predict this forum and dpreview will be all a-twitter with people posting thoughts, talking about and lusting after this lens after shots start coming in after the 4/25-4/26 and 5/1 weekends.

It will be sold out everywhere, etc, etc...

In the end, it's probably going to be a pretty great lens, IQ-wise.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
It would have been a punch in the face to those who laughed if they had introduced it two years ago.
Now it's just kind of anticlimactic.
+1 ... lol.
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i still refuse to be fooled ... let's not jump the gun here
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+2, after so long waiting for this lens it just feels non exciting now, but if it performs ( and it better blow the canon 70-200 F4 away and the sigma 100-300 F4 ) that might change things.
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It's axiomatic that the delay was of epic proportions yet the final proof will be in the glass itself. If this lens is less than stellar then Pentax should be *double ashamed*. But if it is exceptional on all aspects they should be commended at least for refusing to put a dud on the market only to get it over with. I had briefly the DA*200 and optically I found it a magnificent performer. It was pretty quick to focus too, at least as long as it did that of course.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
+2, after so long waiting for this lens it just feels non exciting now, but if it performs ( and it better blow the canon 70-200 F4 away and the sigma 100-300 F4 ) that might change things.
Sorry, nobody will ever blow the Canon 70-200/4L away, that lens is perfection. If the 60-250 is even close to it, Pentax users should be satisfied.
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I hope it's an awesome lens considering the delays it went through! Now if only Pentax makes an awesome DA* UWA zoom, considering it's an outdoor-oriented brand (perfect for landscapes).
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Pentax doesn't "launch" lens. I will believe it when I see at least one sample on all three Pentax forums I hang out on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
i still refuse to be fooled ... let's not jump the gun here
I'll believe it when I see B&H listing it & take orders. It appears they're similarly jaded.
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If it's near/as good as the Canon 70-200/4 and drops down below it's intro price...I'd consider it. "Consider" meaning "must be competitive in both IQ, build quality, and price."

It just seems like Pentax is kinda spinning its wheels at the moment. I'm no doomsday person. At the same time, this lens is supposed to compete directly with the f/4L while being priced "lots" above it Although...the Pentax lens is both wider and longer.
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At the same time, this lens is supposed to compete directly with the f/4L while being priced "lots" above it Although...the Pentax lens is both wider and longer.
How it is supposed to 'compete' with a lens which isn't even available for K mount.
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All I can say is there 2 years too late and 500$ over priced. They should have scraped the lens last year and released a DA 135-400 f4.
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