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08-21-2014, 08:15 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
Yes, Pentax should strive to be more like Canon, for example. Here's a lens lineup containing many new lenses and more coming all the time.
It's really not confusing once you understand the USM, IS, STM, and DO designations. Plus L. And they do have 2 (or 3) lens lines - the EF-S for cropped bodies and the EF line for FF or cropped. Plus L. It all makes perfect sense - except the prices.

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It's a tangent, but I liked how four thirds set up their zoom line up - SG, HG, SHG, and priced them accordingly. Each line had unique design, appropriately chosen apertures and both HG and SHG had weather sealing. They also happened to be very nice lenses both in terms of iq and construction. I only used HG range, but I hear SHG was about the best out there. It's a shame that olympus ceased their dSLR line up. If you want to use those lenses to a full extent you really need to shell out $1100 for an E-M1 now.
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When will Pentax announce their "4K" coating? Pentax is doomed.
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If you look at some of the most praised lenses of the Pentax line-up :
DA 35/2.4
DA 40/2.8
DA 50/1.8
DA* 55/1.4
FA 77/1.8
FA 85/1.4

FA 28-70/2.8
FA 28-70/4
FA 80-200/2.8
FA/DA 200/2.8
FA/DA 300/4

all of this praised lenses have old design type. All are more or less calculated and use since 1950 and 1970.

But all those design are very very good, even by today standards. If you look to Leica for exemple, many lenses like 28/35/50/75 use the some design, only slightly refine every time They re-do them.

Hence, new design doesn't mean better lens all the time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sunshine7913 Quote
Most of lenses are old and they never renewed any lenses(HD limited lenses? come on. so ridiculous).

Why??
In what ways will your photography be improved with the addition of new or "renewed" (whatever that means) lenses?

Please be specific.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sunshine7913 Quote
Most of lenses are old and they never renewed any lenses(HD limited lenses? come on. so ridiculous).
Someone wants the future...now.

Current lenses are better than photographers these days, personally I have no complaints about the current pentax lens line up. Though a few T/S lenses for the 645Z wouldn't hurt. Perhaps Pentax could make a Zoom T/S lens for the 645 cameras* - that has never been done before.

*pentax could simply use the optical design for the Pentax 67 55-100mm f/4.5
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I know exactly what the OP means. What about modern versions of, for example, the A 35-105/3.5, A*135/1.8, A 400/5.6, FA 300/2.8. How about a 100/2? I know this is easier said than done but it seems to me Pentax is plodding along while Sigma runs circles around it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
I know exactly what the OP means. What about modern versions of, for example, the A 35-105/3.5, A*135/1.8, A 400/5.6, FA 300/2.8. How about a 100/2? I know this is easier said than done but it seems to me Pentax is plodding along while Sigma runs circles around it.
I think Pentax might evaluate the market for these lenses the same way Sigma and Tamron do. The installed base of modern K-mount cameras must not be large enougk to support reissuing these classic lenses. While to us it seems obvious to do so, maybe it really isn't possible.

I also wonder what the distribution of FF camera sales is by global economic region.

What if 65% of the FF's are sold in the USA? In that hypothetical case we'd never see a Pentax FF because (I think) Pentax will never achieve enough market share in the USA to support one.


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I smell a troll. Post launched. Big debate and op has been no where to be seen
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