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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 11:12
View here on photorumors.

Timescale late this year apparently.

Should be a very nice addition to the range.

My timing was poor...didn't notice under 'Latest Postings'
Perhaps use this thread for comments.
Last Edited by 1stEverPentax on 24/03/2020 - 11:15

RobL

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 11:23
It seems like forever we have been waiting for this, I have held off buying other lenses knowing it is in the pipeline. Next problem will be do I buy at launch or wait for a price drop the following year?

HarisF1

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 11:53
The opening price is going to be insane. If they're guessing $1599 then we'll be paying 1599.

Great conversion rate :///

theonenadeem

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 12:33
Also theDA* 16-50II. is in the pipeline.

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 15:16
Unfortunately I won't be able to afford it, but I think it's a great combination of focal length/max aperture and weather sealing.

Think it looks very stylish too.

pschlute

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 16:19
HarisF1 wrote:
The opening price is going to be insane. If they're guessing $1599 then we'll be paying 1599.

Great conversion rate :///

Have you looked at the GBP/USD rate recently !!!
Peter



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LennyBloke

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 16:49
pschlute wrote:
HarisF1 wrote:
The opening price is going to be insane. If they're guessing $1599 then we'll be paying 1599.

Great conversion rate :///

Have you looked at the GBP/USD rate recently !!!

I'd bet on it starting even higher in the UK - 1799
LennyBloke

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 08:10
theonenadeem wrote:
Also theDA* 16-50II. is in the pipeline.

Certainly good news if true - only ten years late!

Do you have a source for this?
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Last Edited by Jonathan-Mac on 25/03/2020 - 08:12

theonenadeem

Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 16:20
Jonathan-Mac. .....follow the link provided by the OP ,

About 4 paragraphs down , beginning

"Pentax. was planning to exhibit 2 new lens"

JAK

Link Posted 26/03/2020 - 00:31
What's wrong with PU's news item about it then?
https://www.pentaxuser.com/news/pentax-have-officially-announced-development-of-...
John K

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 26/03/2020 - 08:02
The source says "speculation" which means it really isn't any kind of source at all.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

LennyBloke

Link Posted 26/03/2020 - 09:30
These announcements from Pentax (Ricoh) often seem to be filled with unclear wording , it happens with every new announcement/development/release - the old philosophy of "I'll believe it when I see it!" seems to work best when related to Pentax releases
LennyBloke

barkin

Link Posted 26/03/2020 - 17:21
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
The source says "speculation" which means it really isn't any kind of source at all.

It popped up on my Facebook feed a couple of days ago, with a link to an English language Ricoh website.

Unfortunately, and typical of my Facebook experience, I can't find it now...
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