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First image of Pentax HD D-FA 70-210 f/4

1stEverPentax
Posted 21/01/2020 - 12:17 Link
Apparently based on the Tamron model.

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Dividing Euro price of 1199 by 1.15 to get Sterling rate means should be between £999 - £1099
JAK
Posted 21/01/2020 - 13:22 Link
The Tamron version seems to be available in supported mounts for half that price!
John K
Mike-P
Posted 21/01/2020 - 14:12 Link
Cheaper than the current 60-250mm price by quite a margin. (SRS £1230).

We really are in need of a full frame 1.4x teleconverter now, the 70-210mm, 70-200mm, 150-450mm and presumably the upcoming FF 70-300mm could all make use of one.
RobL
Posted 21/01/2020 - 14:28 Link
No doubt there will be performance comparisons with the f2.8, good to see a fixed aperture and internal zoom. Would I swop? Iím not sure but if I had the choice the smaller lighter one would be favourite for those reasons.
1stEverPentax
Posted 21/01/2020 - 20:32 Link
Full spec out now...said to be available from 14th Feb, sample pics as well.
RobL
Posted 22/01/2020 - 07:58 Link
819g as opposed to 2030g for the f2.8 version. SRS have a price drop this month on the 70-200 f2.8, the cynic in me wonders if this is to lower the trade in value for customers wanting to swap.
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 22/01/2020 - 08:17 Link
JAK wrote:
The Tamron version seems to be available in supported mounts for half that price!

That's the case for all Pentax models which are based on Tamron lenses. I'd like to see a comparison of the possible differences (build quality, coatings) one day but I'm not aware of any at present.

I think Pentax could benefit from using more Tamron designs to flesh out it's FF line-up (35/1.8, 45/1.8 for example).
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Chris@SRSWATFORD
Posted 22/01/2020 - 12:21 Link
RobL wrote:
SRS have a price drop this month on the 70-200 f2.8, the cynic in me wonders if this is to lower the trade in value for customers wanting to swap.

This is not the reason for the current price on the F2.8

The price drop is because I have a few lenses left over from the winter lens promotion which I can offer at the discount. The price of the F2.8 will increase once these are sold.

The same applies to a few other lenses at the moment...

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Pentax HD Pentax-DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens
Pentax HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2
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Mike-P
Posted 22/01/2020 - 12:33 Link
In that case I will wait until you have sold out before asking about trading in my F/2.8 for the F/4

Any news about the new body Chris?
Edited by Mike-P: 22/01/2020 - 12:35
Chris@SRSWATFORD
Posted 22/01/2020 - 12:43 Link
Mike-P wrote:
In that case I will wait until you have sold out before asking about trading in my F/2.8 for the F/4

Any news about the new body Chris?

I've got a meeting with them on Tuesday so will hopefully find out more then.....
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Posted 22/01/2020 - 14:25 Link
Chris@SRSWATFORD wrote:

The price drop is because I have a few lenses left over from the winter lens promotion which I can offer at the discount. The price of the F2.8 will increase once these are sold.

The same applies to a few other lenses at the moment...

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Pentax HD Pentax-DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens
Pentax HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2

Doh! I guess I should have bought a 16-85 this week instead of last week...
Edited by Flatlander: 22/01/2020 - 14:26
Chris@SRSWATFORD
Posted 22/01/2020 - 14:41 Link
Whoops - thanks for this.

I shouldn't have included this lens on the offer as we have no stock left at the sale price - now corrected.

I shouldn't rush things....
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Chris@SRSWATFORD
Posted 22/01/2020 - 15:06 Link
Just spotted another error

The Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Lens is now the 'normal' price.

The list is now below (and correct!)
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Pentax HD Pentax-DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens
Pentax HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 Lens
Pentax HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2

Apologies for my error(s)
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Posted 22/01/2020 - 16:00 Link
Not bad...similar in price and weight to the competition, whose offerings are older and reduced in price.
michaelblue
Posted 22/01/2020 - 22:57 Link
$1,000 in US and £1,200 in UK.
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Michael

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