Pentax HD Pentax 1.4x Teleconverter


Fletcher8

Link Posted 25/01/2014 - 18:27
It looks like the wait could soon be over. So good news indeed, I wonder what the price will be though?


http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3612529
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 25/01/2014 - 20:34
Finally! Price? Who cares! I WILL be getting one. I have waiting so long for this TC it hurts. I really want one to partner my DA*300mm


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sussexwolf

Link Posted 26/01/2014 - 12:00
Must be better than the third party one that I bought which is pretty rubbishy. Most of the functions don't work!!!

Would make my 60-250 f4 a 84-400 f5.6. If the auto focus works it would be great
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 26/01/2014 - 12:25
If it's IQ is as good as the Pentax predecessor then those extra features (AF, WR, etc) will make it an excellent addition for anyone with telephoto lenses. I've used the Teleplus and Tamron AF versions, and IMO they aren't in the same league as the Pentax model
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cabstar

Link Posted 26/01/2014 - 16:22
It doesn't look that much different to the other branded 1.4x hsm compatible teleconverters...
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obione

Link Posted 26/01/2014 - 16:43
Fletcher8 wrote:
So good news indeed, I wonder what the price will be though?


http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3612529

think price will be $400 or 400, you only have to look at the prices of the new 360 + 540 flashes... AW ...
k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4
Last Edited by obione on 26/01/2014 - 16:44

wvbarnes

Link Posted 26/01/2014 - 23:28
I guess it's for the dearer prime telephotos rather than slower zooms (AW classification for full sealing rather than the consumer level WR many of us have as on 18 - 135mm DA)

Nice pairing for the 300mm DA star I guess.Beyond my pocket for now.

cabstar

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 09:05
I hope they start work on a 300mm 2.8 to go with this converter....
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 09:10
cabstar wrote:
I hope they start work on a 300mm 2.8 to go with this converter....

Give them time - it only took them 5 years (plus) to come up with the converter (which they had the basic design from their earlier versions) - September 2024 is my guess for the 300 2.8
LennyBloke

cabstar

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 10:09
Think you're being over optimistic there
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 10:20
cabstar wrote:
I hope they start work on a 300mm 2.8 to go with this converter....

I make that a 32mm larger max aperture than the existing 300mm F4. Thaa's a very big and heavy lens.

JonSchick

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 10:28
Hope the tc allows the SR to work at the corrected focal length. Other than that, I think I'd rather they concentrate efforts on producing a WR DC 80ish to 400ish zoom that would be within reach of people who'd like an upgrade from the 55-300. I think that'd sell a lot better than a big heavy 300/2.8.
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stevejcoe

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 11:05
wvbarnes wrote:
cabstar wrote:
I hope they start work on a 300mm 2.8 to go with this converter....

I make that a 32mm larger max aperture than the existing 300mm F4. Thaa's a very big and heavy lens.

Pentax made an FA 300mm F2.8 until 2004 and before that a 'A' series. The FA weighed in at approx. 2.5ks , the 'A' series was a tad under 3kg.

http://tinyurl.com/pohsh6n

Regards - Steve

cabstar

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 11:11
wvbarnes wrote:
cabstar wrote:
I hope they start work on a 300mm 2.8 to go with this converter....

I make that a 32mm larger max aperture than the existing 300mm F4. Thaa's a very big and heavy lens.

Yes it is, but if Sigma can make one why can't Pentax? I only think Pentax went with an f/4 300mm to keep the weight down of the system which is a shame really.
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cabstar

Link Posted 27/01/2014 - 11:13
stevejcoe wrote:
wvbarnes wrote:
Quote:
I hope they start work on a 300mm 2.8 to go with this converter....

I make that a 32mm larger max aperture than the existing 300mm F4. Thaa's a very big and heavy lens.

Pentax made an FA 300mm F2.8 until 2004 and before that a 'A' series. The FA weighed in at approx. 2.5ks , the 'A' series was a tad under 3kg.

http://tinyurl.com/pohsh6n

Regards - Steve

My 400mm f/4 weighs 2270 grams so not far away from the FA 300mm 2.8 which very rarely comes up for sale...
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