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07-28-2011, 11:28 AM   #16
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18-250 WR, f/4-5.6, also non-creeping please.

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QuoteOriginally posted by johndurg Quote
How about..... 15mm-1000mm f1.4 for $200 hahahahaha
A reasonable proposal, but you failed to mention the lens should weigh under 450 grams.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
My Canon friends are envious of my DA14, they would trade Tokinas 11-16 or EF-S10-22 for it instantly.
That is so true. I have DA14mm and it is way better in image quality then that canon lens. With the canonlens people look horrible.

QuoteOriginally posted by jusfun21 Quote
I would like to see a 24-175 mm F3.2-F4 lens
That is a nice lens, I like the idea of starting not so wide-angle but maybe more then 7x zoom is asking for some trouble on the image quality site. When I look at competition and they have 24-105 they even struggle some at the ends.




He and thanks upfront on also looking in the lenssurvey:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/146454-wich-le...r-d-money.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
That is a nice lens, I like the idea of starting not so wide-angle but maybe more then 7x zoom is asking for some trouble on the image quality site. When I look at competition and they have 24-105 they even struggle some at the ends.
I often think I could use a little more reach on the FA24-90. So this proposition does make sense. I'm only afraid too many potential buyers would be scared of losing the wide end. And with the wide end we essentially end up with the 18-135.

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QuoteOriginally posted by johndurg Quote
How about..... 15mm-1000mm f1.4 for $200 hahahahaha

I'd buy it! But more realistically I'd love a 150-600mm f4 from them. Of course I'd also like to own a Silver Ghost but funds prevent that at the moment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
DA 18-250/3.5-6.3 AL ED [IF], with quick shift.
+1 DA 18-250/3.5-6.3 AL ED [IF] WR with quick shift
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
DA 18-250/3.5-6.3 AL ED [IF], with quick shift, maybe colors. WR would depend on how much it adds to the price.

New users would love it, as it is a pretty good one-lens solution, an improvement on the kit too.

Vacationers would love it for the same reason.

Lens purists would love it, because it would make us feel great not to own it, and carry around eight primes instead.

Ricoh would love it because it would sell great.
Dead-on. Call it the super-kit lens. Or, a kinder gentler name: the long kit.
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The DA-12-24mm F/4 is really awesome and I use it quite a bit.

I have also used the NIkkor 14-24mm F/2.8 on a D3 and got some awesome results. It is true that many people do not know who to use such a wide-angle but that does not mean the lens should not exist. There are even more people who do not know how to use their cameras!

It has to be rectilinear for me (and for my clients), fisheye images do not sell that much (of course, some of anything do). I used a rented fisheye (on Nikon, they do not rent Pentax lenses here) and it just does not give results that I personally like (I know some people love them).

I'd buy the Tokina 11-16mm if it was available for Pentax and considering I paid $1600 for the DA* 60-250mm F/4, I would pay $2000 USD for a DA* 8-16mm F/4. More even it is F/2.8. There you go Pentax, that's how to get another 2K from me!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
DA 18-250/3.5-6.3 AL ED [IF], with quick shift, maybe colors. WR would depend on how much it adds to the price.
I agree 100%!

Though this is by no means a premium lens, with the K-5 and its high ISO capabilities, it's become a favorite of mine for things like family get togethers. The only negative considering it's a DA series lens is the lack of QS focusing.

Even though I currently own this lens, I'd buy another if they added QS. AF obviously struggles indoors at the long end, but the ability to easily manually prefocus with QS would be an enormous help since when focus is close, it locks easily, even in pretty low light. The relatively small size, close focusing ability and super wide FL range coupled with good IQ throughout the range makes this a surprisingly useful lens.

I'd settle for a high quality 45-200 f4 or a 70-200 f4 to go with either the DA 16-45/4 or the DA 17-70/4 respectively for a reasonably fast relatively lightweight high quality two lens events zoom kit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by snostorm Quote
I'd settle for a high quality 45-200 f4 or a 70-200 f4 to go with either the DA 16-45/4 or the DA 17-70/4 respectively for a reasonably fast relatively lightweight high quality two lens events zoom kit.

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I added your wish for a 45-135mm/f4 lens to complement the 16-45mm to the lenssurvey some time ago. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/146454-wich-le...r-d-money.html A brilliant idea I think, that would make a good new set of kitlenses for K-r or in WR-version for K-5 (and successors).

It is a pitty that both 80-200mmf2.8 and 70-200mm/f4 aren't popular. And that is a surprise to me.
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DA* 10-300mm f/1. They should concerntrate on more primes anyway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
It is a pitty that both 80-200mmf2.8 and 70-200mm/f4 aren't popular. And that is a surprise to me.
We have that covered. The DA*60-250 is a superstar and the Tamron and Sigma are there for those who really need an f2.8.

How small and light could the f/4 cousin of DA*50-135 be made? How much cheaper? If the answer is "a lot" then it does make sense.
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I think the existing DA* range makes perfect sense. The problems are dreadful QC. Just repackage them in new bodies with ring motor and misalignment free will be great. QC! QC! QC! Are you listening Pentax?
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The DA*60-250 is already focusing 2x faster than the DA*50-135, very similar with what I know as ring USM. So they do have the technology, only it should be added to the "older" product.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
We have that covered. The DA*60-250 is a superstar and the Tamron and Sigma are there for those who really need an f2.8.

How small and light could the f/4 cousin of DA*50-135 be made? How much cheaper? If the answer is "a lot" then it does make sense.
Well I think that Pentax should make a fast AF lightstrong zoom on the longsite. Again plugging my DA*135-270mm/f2.8 as the ideal lens for that!
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/146855-pentax-...ive-motor.html

Wel a DA 45-125mm/f4 WR could be a lot smaller. The DA*50-135 has 67mm frontring and I guess that 45-125mm/f4 can have 49mm frontring making it a lot smaller.

QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
The DA*60-250 is already focusing 2x faster than the DA*50-135, very similar with what I know as ring USM. So they do have the technology, only it should be added to the "older" product.
Well the 60-250 is a nice and fast focusser. I had rescently the Sigma 300mm/f2.8 on my K-5 and that is super fast. I think at least twice as fast in focussing then the 60-250mm. So when Pentax/Ricoh is aiming at sports- and wildlife photographers then a faster focussing system is a must or els people will go to the competition.

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