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12-15-2009, 11:36 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
They've introduced a ridiculous number of them in the last few years, and nothing from 100-200. I'd like to see the return of the 135, and/or maybe a 150-60 ish prime.

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It hardly seems to me that Pentax is short of good prime lens designs. Getting them into modern *housings* seems to be what's been taking a back seat to developing the digital-specific zoomey stuff. They pretty much need a normal lens selection. I think something like a DA* 30 1.4 is inevitable, and that will be a new optical design, but they already have most of the mechanical engineering and design from the 55.

Obviously, there's the FA 31, still, if you can afford it, and the 35 macro lens, DA but slow and still rather pricey

An affordable, fastish, (say 1.8 or 2) compact normal made for all the new stuff would be both convenient for everyone, and the 'gateway' into the strengths of the Pentax system for the new buyers. Which are the primes. Making it WR is just too easy to not do, I think.

Nikon clued in on the budget/small normal just as Pentax was discontinuing the 35/2. I'm thinking there was at least intention of having just such a thing in the pipeline on Pentax's part.

I don't think it competes with more exotic lenses: rather, you need it before selling a big market on the glory of prime lenses.

Mind you, I'd like to see a 135, too. Never really cared for the FL in FF, but it's a *great* little thing to have on crop. (Something like a 200 2.5 you can put in your pocket? Sold. )

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Yes...they need a new 30mm prime. The FA31 is to expencive for most, but will still sell with the serious enthousiasts. The DA35 Limited belongs to the Limited series. I would say they realy need an affordable and fast 30mm to put the new houses and be mounted on them in commercials and such.

Keep on posting here, about your thoughts and speculations

REgarding the 135mm. I have the K 135mm 2,5 lens and must say. Its awesome!
But will they ever be able to design a new version in that small size? Even though its FF. And what will it cost? Im sure it would be rather expensive!
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Another thing is, that with K-7 and the WR road, many of us ARE waiting for the 30-35 WR prime.
+1.
Although I would certainly be also in the market for a quicker wr 40mm equivalent.

That and a weatherproof compact 18-200mm, and I amset for travelling
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Im sure a superzoom (18-200'ish) in WR will be made sometime....



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IMO a 28mm lens would be better than another one in 30-35mm range.
An affordable and compact DA 28/2 WR (and DA 50/1.7 WR) would be perfect for me, and if using the same "limited" design as the new macro it would be even better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
IMO a 28mm lens would be better than another one in 30-35mm range.
An affordable and compact DA 28/2 WR (and DA 50/1.7 WR) would be perfect for me, and if using the same "limited" design as the new macro it would be even better.
A 28mm would be less in competition with the 35mm Limited.

I'd like to see a WR lens too, but I do hope it's designed to be high enough quality to play in the same field as the Limited lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by the swede Quote
Im sure a superzoom (18-200'ish) in WR will be made sometime....
The Tokina 16.5-135 would be sweet as an allrounder if made in Pentax outfit
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QuoteOriginally posted by Supernaut Quote
The Tokina 16.5-135 would be sweet as an allrounder if made in Pentax outfit
Indeed, especially because the lens itself is designed by Pentax (as shown in the patents).


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Indeed, especially because the lens itself is designed by Pentax (as shown in the patents).
That is so sick of Pentax to keep doing this. I will not use the zoom above but isn't the 11-16 2.8 a similar thing.
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yeah it'll be 35 and 24 both f1.4..... but Nikkors
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That is so sick of Pentax to keep doing this. I will not use the zoom above but isn't the 11-16 2.8 a similar thing.
I think the 11-16 is a Tokina design (there's something that must come out of'em, isn't it?).
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