DA 560mm


Smeggypants

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 03:07
aliengrove wrote:
How many here would buy it if it only cost $3000?

I think a more sensible price would be £2,000 -> £2,499

Such long focal lengths are not for my style of photography so I wouldn't buy it even at that price. I'd much rather spend £2,500 on a Pentax DA* 30mm/f1.0 lens
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K10D

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 05:13
Smeggypants wrote:
I'd much rather spend £2,500 on a Pentax DA* 30mm/f1.0 lens

The 100mm polarising filter won't be cheap.

Best regards

johnriley

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 08:04
It just goes to show the principle of "you can't win" because posters have been clamouring for a long lens just like the 560mm, and now it's here don't want it?

Who bought the 600mm when it was still on the list?

Anyway, we'll see what the final price is, and I'm sure that Pentax will have done the numbers and will know how many to make and where the sales will be.
Best regards, John

amilner

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 08:44
K10D wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:
I'd much rather spend £2,500 on a Pentax DA* 30mm/f1.0 lens

The 100mm polarising filter won't be cheap.

Best regards

It won't be necessary either - it comes with its own drop-in 40.5mm polariser.
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michaelblue

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 08:46
johnriley wrote:
It just goes to show the principle of "you can't win" because posters have been clamouring for a long lens just like the 560mm, and now it's here don't want it?

The same would probably apply were Pentax to produce a full frame camera

johnriley

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 08:52
Quote:
The same would probably apply were Pentax to produce a full frame camera

I'm sure you're right. It's something that's common in selling. "I'd buy one if only it was blue." "We've made it available in blue." "That's interesting, I'll think about it."

It's easy to say what we want when we don't have to make the buying decision now.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 09:08
I think we should change the name of this forum to Pentaxmoaner.co.uk
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Algernon

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 09:47
michaelblue wrote:
The same would probably apply were Pentax to produce a full frame camera

That's too big and heavy!

Did I mention too expensive as well at least it takes
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womble

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 09:58
I refer back to my previous posting...

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K10D

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 10:04
amilner wrote:
K10D wrote:
Quote:
I'd much rather spend £2,500 on a Pentax DA* 30mm/f1.0 lens

The 100mm polarising filter won't be cheap.

Best regards

It won't be necessary either - it comes with its own drop-in 40.5mm polariser.

I was referring to the hypothetical size of the filter needed on a 30mm f/1.0

My long Nikon lenses have drop in filters, so I'm already familiar with that principal.

Best regards

K10D

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 10:08
michaelblue wrote:
johnriley wrote:
It just goes to show the principle of "you can't win" because posters have been clamouring for a long lens just like the 560mm, and now it's here don't want it?

The same would probably apply were Pentax to produce a full frame camera

As I have said previously, I would by a Pentax FF body if they produce one. It would allow me to use the 28mm Shift and 15mm ultra wide as they were intended.

Best regards

K10D

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 10:10
johnriley wrote:
It just goes to show the principle of "you can't win" because posters have been clamouring for a long lens just like the 560mm, and now it's here don't want it?

Who bought the 600mm when it was still on the list?

Anyway, we'll see what the final price is, and I'm sure that Pentax will have done the numbers and will know how many to make and where the sales will be.

Until the AF is up to spec, long glass on the current range of Pentax bodies is wasted for fast action shots. Static subjects would be fine of course.

Best regards

K10D

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 10:12
gartmore wrote:
I think we should change the name of this forum to Pentaxmoaner.co.uk

You've also heard the background chatter then?

Best regards

Frogfish

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 10:44
johnriley wrote:
It just goes to show the principle of "you can't win" because posters have been clamouring for a long lens just like the 560mm, and now it's here don't want it?

Who bought the 600mm when it was still on the list?

Anyway, we'll see what the final price is, and I'm sure that Pentax will have done the numbers and will know how many to make and where the sales will be.

That's a ridiculous, or at best a flippant, statement John.

I think the various forums have well established what people wanted and the price they were prepared to pay.
If you wanted a mini convertible and the company said "we've made it but it will cost you 3 times the price of a normal mini" how would you react ? Pretty much like sane people on here and the other forums have reacted I'd imagine.

There are plenty here and elsewhere that would buy it at the US$2,000 - US$3,000 price-point, which is where the market is at for a f5.6 560mm (since Canon charge US$1,300 for their incredibly sharp and ultra fast focusing USM 400/5.6).

As you said though we'll have to see where the price ends up and IF this actually appears on shelves and not as a special order only.
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 13/09/2012 - 11:15

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 13/09/2012 - 14:48
very much a specialist item - I would love the 560 mm lens but even at £2000 or above economics is a factor - we all moan about our DA* lenses being £600-1000 pounds but at least they get used frequently...all I hope that it would be available for rental.

As for the FA*600, I could not afford that when it was available, my funds limiting me to a £400 AT-X Tokina 400mm, I used that often until I sold it on here, if it or the 250-600 became readily available again then I would probably swoop.
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