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05-25-2009, 08:43 AM   #46
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New pictures form the same pentax.org.pl user, that submitted previous one (from jaad's post)





fake
or not :ugh:

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new DFA* non-645 lenses? that can only mean ..

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05-25-2009, 09:04 AM   #48
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QuoteOriginally posted by chefours Quote
ah ah ah, FF may be (why not ?), but APS ?
That's exactly what makes no sense. D-FA should cover 35mm.

Unless they decide to change the lens naming scheme now that everybody is getting a bit too used to DA's.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyg Quote
That's exactly what makes no sense. D-FA should cover 35mm.

Unless they decide to change the lens naming scheme now that everybody is getting a bit too used to DA's.
There would be no sense on the same roadmap to put a DA400 and a DFA28.
Seems clear to me, if anywhere near true.

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Hm...real or not I couldn't afford a single one of those lenses.

New DFA lenses would seem to suggest they're prepping a lens lineup for a future FF model, but a 20/2.8 and 50/1.0 seem like an odd place to start, especially since they already have the 50mm covered with the f/1.4. If they're really prepping the lineup wouldn't they start by covering standard ranges they don't already have?

And FWIW, wouldn't a 25/2.8 645 lens (if even possible) be in the neighborhood of $8000?
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Yay! FF lenses, ultra-wide 645, 1.0, 400mm, 135mm limited, this is going to cause serious LBA if it's true!
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If it is true I'm already drooling on the 135mm limited...
05-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #53
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It was the photo of DFA645 55/2.8 below DFA*50/1.0 SDM.

Is it time to sell FA135/2.8? I want DA135 LIMITED

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I'm saving up either for the K-7 or the newly announced Voigtlander 50/1.1 in M-mount... if this is true, the 50/1.0, THIS would screw up my financial plans for the next year! hahaha... if ever, I hope they follow Voigtlander's lead selling their 50/1.1 way below people's expectations ($1.3k)... still steep, but for a 1.0-ish lens, sweet...
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If its true all I can say is...
WOW
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DA Star 400 f/4 is very likely and could be the "super telephoto" mentioned in earlier roadmaps. Pentax has been working on a 400 for quite some time now.

DA 135 f/2.8 is also quite possible, and would make a nice roundup at the top of the Limiteds.

However, D FA Star lenses???
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Wow, if true then Pentax/Hoya wants to make a statement here. Is Pentax on the way back? Either way, I find the DA* 400mm f/4 believable because I think they want to keep the longer lenses in the same "family". Why a DA* 200/2.8 and DA* 300/4 and suddenly a DFA* 400/4? So this is a perfectly plausible explanation to have it under the DA* family.

And about the DFA* 50/1.0: that would be quite an engineering feat and likely to be impossible. Unless there are new glass types and/or optical solutions to make lenses faster even with smaller bayonets? Not impossible with Hoya (most important glass maker) as the mother company...

Talk about putting Pentax back on the map...

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It is DA*400mm f/4 actually.
And our source says, that 2 of those lenses are almost done and the rest of them in testing... One is a prototype and has a high priority (I guess a "prestige") status...
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I think we can see only 3 levels of cameras - simply -
K-1 FF 24 MP pro
K-7 APS-C 14.6 MP semi-pro
K-m (?) APS-C low-end

and 645D )))
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Wow, if true then Pentax/Hoya wants to make a statement here. Is Pentax on the way back? Either way, I find the DA 400mm f/4 believable because I think they want to keep the longer lenses in the same "family". Why a DA* 200/2.8 and DA* 300/4 and suddenly a DFA* 400/4? So this is a perfectly plausible explanation to have it under the DA* family.
I don't see anything unreal...

DFA645 25/2.8
DFA645 55/2.8

DFA*50/1.0 SDM
DA135/2.8 LIMITED
DFA*20/2.8 SDM
DA*400/4 ED (IF) SDM
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