New Pentax lens roadmap


Mike-P

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:04
Seven lenses in the next 2 years.

DA 550 .. now were talking
DA 50
DA 18-250
DA 120-380 ... sounds interesting
DA*16-85
DA 22-38 LIMITED
DA 12-28

Link to the PDF
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:14
I knew it was the right time to sell my F50/1.7!

That will no doubt be the long predicted new plastic mounted DA50mm f1.7, a la DA35/2.4. Thanks to Opethian for the inadvertent heads-up last week
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 02/02/2012 - 15:20

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:18
1.4x tc as well.

As for the 50mm 1.7 I have no problem with a cheap plastic mounted version but I would rather keep my FA lens. I would imagine the DA will still come in at over 100.
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Don

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:27
Mike-P wrote:
1.4x tc as well.

As for the 50mm 1.7 I have no problem with a cheap plastic mounted version but I would rather keep my FA lens. I would imagine the DA will still come in at over 100.

i think that tc is an af one is it not?
a new replacement for the af 1.7? wonder if it is WR as well?
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japers45

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:27
This news is far more important than the launch of the K-01, at last! we have an idea what is upcoming, seems like an interesting set all look tempting!

Gwyn

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:29
I believe it when they are in the shops and not a second before. We've had road maps before which have got the excitement levels rising, only for nothing to come of them.

The small print does say Road map may vary in response to market situation.

superdavis

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:44
When I used to shoot Sony, CZ 16-80 was my most loved lens. I could not find any similar.
the only pitty for DA*16-80 is that the plan is only for 2013
until that I'll have to live with 16-50 and primes
K-5, DA*16-50, DA10-17 Fish Eye, DA35 2.4 and AF-540
Last Edited by superdavis on 02/02/2012 - 15:44

n_tops

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 15:46
Intresting... though the fact that it does not include any XS lenses probably means this is already out of date.
Pentax K-5; Pentax DA 18-135mm WR; Pentax F 50mm f1.7; Tamron 18-250mm f3.5-6.3, Pentax DFA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro; Pentax 40mm F/2.8 Xs.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 16:12
The fact that there are positive plans for the K system is good enough for me.
Last Edited by wvbarnes on 02/02/2012 - 16:12

timothyw

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 16:18
N_Tops, the 40mm XS lens is at the bottom of the current lens lineup, near the FA 31mm

n_tops

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 17:08
timothyw wrote:
N_Tops, the 40mm XS lens is at the bottom of the current lens lineup, near the FA 31mm

Ahh missed that! But I was looking to the future, I hope they limit the number of XS lenses and focus on DA/FA, but I can't believe they dont plan to release another XS lens in 2012/13.
Pentax K-5; Pentax DA 18-135mm WR; Pentax F 50mm f1.7; Tamron 18-250mm f3.5-6.3, Pentax DFA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro; Pentax 40mm F/2.8 Xs.

MarkD

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 17:16
Better start saving then....... DA 550 yea baby!
.........all the gear, no idea!
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vrapan

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 17:18
I like the 12-28 quite a lot I am very often on the wide end but the 28 will give me a bit of flexibility to not have to swap lenses as often as the 10-20 I have now. The 16-85 sound very good as long as it is a fastish and constant zoom. Do not have an appetite for long zooms so these two will do me just fine!

johnwhit

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 18:07
n_tops wrote:
Intresting... though the fact that it does not include any XS lenses probably means this is already out of date.

I think the 40mm XS is possibly the only XS lens to be produced, as the standard lens for the K-01 to keep things as compact as possible. XS = Extra Small?!

For all other requirements we have the K mount, it's good to see some new lenses listed particularly the long telephoto and the long awaited 1.4x TC, but the one I really fancy is the DA*16-85.

John
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Last Edited by johnwhit on 02/02/2012 - 18:10

johnwhit

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 18:09
wvbarnes wrote:
The fact that there are positive plans for the K system is good enough for me.

+1

John
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