News of new lenses


davidrobinson

Link Posted 09/02/2012 - 18:56
Interesting there may still be hope for us Pentax Users, it's about the future release of f5.6 560mm lens and other new products.
Amateur Photographer link below http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Pentax_makes_development_announcements...

Regards David

Dave_Evanson

Link Posted 09/02/2012 - 19:57
Already started saving – just in case the 560mm isn’t set at some astronomically stupid price, hoping for sub £2k but somehow I doubt it.

davidrobinson

Link Posted 10/02/2012 - 11:18
Dave_Evanson wrote:
Already started saving – just in case the 560mm isn’t set at some astronomically stupid price, hoping for sub £2k but somehow I doubt it.

Dave
Do you know I'm sure I saw a pig flying over the house this morning so you never know you may be in luck, if not we may have to wait about 20 years and look on ebay!!!!!
Regards David

Dave_Evanson

Link Posted 10/02/2012 - 18:18
Flying pigs – sounds like an ideal situation for the 560 to get some PIF rather than boring old BIF photos

Sadly I expect I will need to multiply my £2k limit a couple of times, unless Pentax takes pity all of us who have been waiting so long for something past 300mm. But as you say its probably going to be wait another few years or find a job in banking.

Frogfish

Link Posted 10/02/2012 - 18:27
Dave_Evanson wrote:
Flying pigs – sounds like an ideal situation for the 560 to get some PIF rather than boring old BIF photos

Sadly I expect I will need to multiply my £2k limit a couple of times, unless Pentax takes pity all of us who have been waiting so long for something past 300mm. But as you say its probably going to be wait another few years or find a job in banking.

A highly respected poster (extremely technical and who beta tests for Pentax) on another forum has suggested on his blog (Feb. 2011) that a 500/5.6 lens from Pentax should cost just under US$2,000. Even allowing for the British 'tax' that should mean under £2,000.

Fingers crossed he's right !
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0
Last Edited by Frogfish on 10/02/2012 - 18:27

davidrobinson

Link Posted 10/02/2012 - 23:48
Hi Kevin
In the statement from your blogger friend I find that there are two words that stand out and they are the words "should" & "cost"

Maybe the pessimist in me will be proved wrong one day soon lets hope so.
Regards David

Frogfish

Link Posted 11/02/2012 - 05:38
We can only hope David, but we'll know soon enough !
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0
Last Edited by Frogfish on 11/02/2012 - 05:38
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