New DFA 50mm f1.4


stub

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 16:26
https://www.nokishita-camera.com/2018/06/hd-pentax-d-fa50mmf14-sdm-aw.html?m=1

My powers of translation arnt that hot... But I interpret this as ready in July...
Price approx. £1020....?

Could be all wrong though....
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Algernon

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 16:31
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stub

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 16:42
Expensive chips round your way Algi… And it isn't a Friday...
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johnriley

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 17:08
Courtesy of Google Translate:
Quote:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
【Rumor】 Product image of Ricoh "HD PENTAX - D FA ★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW"
We have offered images of the product version of "HD PENTAX - D FA ★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW" announced soon from overseas sources.
HD PENTAX - D FA ★ 50 mm f / 1.4 SDM AW
English Catalog (PDF)
Lens construction: 9 groups of 15
Minimum shooting distance: 0.4 m
Maximum shooting magnification: 0.18 times
Filter diameter: 72 mm
Size: φ80 × 106 mm
Weight: 910 g
Overseas release date: July 2018


Best regards, John

stub

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 17:36
johnriley wrote:
Courtesy of Google Translate:
Quote:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
【Rumor】 Product image of Ricoh "HD PENTAX - D FA ★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW"
We have offered images of the product version of "HD PENTAX - D FA ★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW" announced soon from overseas sources.
HD PENTAX - D FA ★ 50 mm f / 1.4 SDM AW
English Catalog (PDF)
Lens construction: 9 groups of 15
Minimum shooting distance: 0.4 m
Maximum shooting magnification: 0.18 times
Filter diameter: 72 mm
Size: φ80 × 106 mm
Weight: 910 g
Overseas release date: July 2018


Thanks John that's a bit clearer...…..!! And 148,500 yen of course.... which presumably would be plus VAT ?

Think i'll stick with my old FA 50 1.4 somehow....lol well it wont be as heavy that's for sure....lol
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Last Edited by stub on 26/06/2018 - 17:49

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 19:41
It's heftier than the 24-70 f2.8! 15 elements... >£1000... is this a bit overkill for a 50/1.4? I guess we'll see how it performs.
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johnriley

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 20:55
I suppose when we compare it to a Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 at around £1100 and the Pentax has a more complex optical formula plus AF then it could start to look very good value. When I spoke to Pentax they were suggesting that this new lens would be Zeiss quality and would "blow other marque lenses out of the water" or words to that effect.
It should certainly be very interesting.
Best regards, John

stub

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 21:34
First full frame fixed length * lens to be released.. So I guess it was never going to be cheap..!! Im excited to see how the reviews turn out...
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Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 22:44
Wow thats longer and heavier than my Sigma Art 50mm, thats some hefty glass.
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 22:56
For that price it will have to be the best performing 50mm lens in the world...bar none.

The Global market for it must only be a few hundred per year.

Very risky game Pentax are playing...they seem to be targeting their new lenses at Pro and Enthusiasts with very deep pockets...not enough of them though.

pschlute

Link Posted 26/06/2018 - 23:24
1stEverPentax wrote:
For that price it will have to be the best performing 50mm lens in the world...bar none.

The Global market for it must only be a few hundred per year.

Very risky game Pentax are playing...they seem to be targeting their new lenses at Pro and Enthusiasts with very deep pockets...not enough of them though.

I think these will fly off the shelves.
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johnha

Link Posted 27/06/2018 - 01:49
If the spec above is correct it's a ridiculous lens (no wonder it's taken so long to develop it). Standard primes are supposed to be most useful by being small & lightweight. If I were Zeiss, I'd put the ZK lenses back into production pronto!

At least there's no danger of the F & FA 50s losing value as a result...
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pschlute

Link Posted 27/06/2018 - 03:38
It is clearly intended to be a spectacular lens, not a "normal" standard prime.

It will, according to Pentax, deliver exceptional performance from the centre to the edge even at 1.4. It has 15 elements in 9 groups. Heavy ...... of course it is going to be heavy !
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RobL

Link Posted 27/06/2018 - 08:14
1stEverPentax wrote:
For that price it will have to be the best performing 50mm lens in the world...bar none.

The Global market for it must only be a few hundred per year.

Very risky game Pentax are playing...they seem to be targeting their new lenses at Pro and Enthusiasts with very deep pockets...not enough of them though.

That is exactly what they should be doing, and you are wrong about numbers - why else are other brands expanding their full frame and now medium format offerings? Pentax has a good range of different priced lenses and it makes sense to offer top spec products designed for higher mp sensors as well.

McGregNi

Link Posted 27/06/2018 - 08:16
This does change the concept of the "standard" lens, I agree with johnha about that. It's obviously not intended as a kit, starter type of lens, easy to carry around, high quality but simple and light (I think those were the key qualities in most standard 50mm options from the past).

I really hope it does fly off the shelves, as profits for Ricoh equals continuing new developments for all of us ..... I'm just unsure if I understand who this lens really is for (well, the well off Pentax user obviously), but it's extremely rare to see any images actually taken with peoples 50mm lenses, and we know that most people have one or many presumably mostly just gathering fungus and dust.

I am a bit sceptical whether there is the will to actually use a lens like this, and pay for it, in this day and age. I do hope we soon see development of things like an 80-250 F4, or a 20mm F2.4, which are ones I can imagine being used a great deal.
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