Revamped FA 35mm f/2 rumor


Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 30/01/2019 - 09:50
I've seen a rumor that a re-vamped FA 35mm f/2 lens is on it's way. It looks like the only difference will be HD coatings and a slightly changed outer design, but it's possible there are other changes under the hood. The price seems to be around 400, which is not far off what the current one goes for.

Pics on the link below (text in Japanese), below the pics of the DA* 11-18mm:

https://www.nokishita-camera.com/2019/01/hd-pentax-da11-18mmf28ed-dc-awhd-pentax...

Personally I feel the design could be a bit more modern but re-vamping the old FA lenses with newer coatings and updated designs is certainly the easiest way to refresh the FF lens line-up. Hopefully some more will follow.
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 30/01/2019 - 11:38
Plus make it a f1.8.. I do like my FA35
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stub

Link Posted 30/01/2019 - 18:27
35mm lenses have been f1.4 from the competition for over a year now already...!!
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Stuart..

Algernon

Link Posted 30/01/2019 - 18:29
stub wrote:
35mm lenses have been f1.4 from the competition for over a year now already...!!

And you haven't bought one!


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Tyr

Link Posted 30/01/2019 - 22:49
We'll have the DA35 2.4, HD35 2.8 and soon a DFA35 2. None of these quite compete with some other systems. Look at the 35 1.8 from Nikon. It is a decent lens at a good price and it is fast.

I'm not complaining about the difference between 2 and 1.8, more the price!
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Algernon

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 08:24
Tyr wrote:
We'll have the DA35 2.4, HD35 2.8 and soon a DFA35 2. None of these quite compete with some other systems. Look at the 35 1.8 from Nikon. It is a decent lens at a good price and it is fast.

I'm not complaining about the difference between 2 and 1.8, more the price!

The Nikon is a cheap 35mm for APS-C ONLY

There's also the Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens but that's 849 so the Pentax one is actually too cheap.

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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 31/01/2019 - 08:28

stub

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 09:58
Algernon wrote:
stub wrote:
35mm lenses have been f1.4 from the competition for over a year now already...!!

And you haven't bought one!


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Not available in a Pentax mount....!! or I would have....!!
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Algernon

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 10:48
stub wrote:
Algernon wrote:
Quote:
35mm lenses have been f1.4 from the competition for over a year now already...!!

And you haven't bought one!


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Not available in a Pentax mount....!! or I would have....!!

No idea what your on about, but the Sigma Art is available.

No point in paying extra for f/1.4 most cameras can't see beyond f/1.7 or f/1.8 and the transmission (T-STOP) is usually around f/1.7 anyway...

https://www.dxomark.com/carl-zeiss-milvus-2-35-ze-canon-lens-review-german-preci...

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stub

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 10:49
Algernon wrote:
Tyr wrote:
We'll have the DA35 2.4, HD35 2.8 and soon a DFA35 2. None of these quite compete with some other systems. Look at the 35 1.8 from Nikon. It is a decent lens at a good price and it is fast.

I'm not complaining about the difference between 2 and 1.8, more the price!

The Nikon is a cheap 35mm for APS-C ONLY

There's also the Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens but that's 849 so the Pentax one is actually too cheap.

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Stuart..

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 11:40
Algernon wrote:
Tyr wrote:
We'll have the DA35 2.4, HD35 2.8 and soon a DFA35 2. None of these quite compete with some other systems. Look at the 35 1.8 from Nikon. It is a decent lens at a good price and it is fast.

I'm not complaining about the difference between 2 and 1.8, more the price!

The Nikon is a cheap 35mm for APS-C ONLY

There's also the Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens but that's 849 so the Pentax one is actually too cheap.

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Strange that Nikon do have 2 AF-S 35 mm 1.8s, the 'cheap' one being APS-C only, the better built FX variant is considerably more expensive. In between I think you can still find the AF-D f2 but this won't work on the cheaper DX bodies. At least with ANY Pentax 35mm it will work on any K-mount body.

Notice SRS site is down...................
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JAK

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 13:37
Strange lens discussions taking place this week So the 35mm f2 isn't fast enough and should be f1.4 yet the 11-18 f2.8 is too fast and would be better if it was an f4. Mmm. Can't please all of the people all of the time.
John K

stub

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 14:46
Algernon wrote:
stub wrote:
Quote:
stub wrote:
35mm lenses have been f1.4 from the competition for over a year now already...!!

And you haven't bought one!


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Not available in a Pentax mount....!! or I would have....!!

No idea what your on about, but the Sigma Art is available.

No point in paying extra for f/1.4 most cameras can't see beyond f/1.7 or f/1.8 and the transmission (T-STOP) is usually around f/1.7 anyway...

https://www.dxomark.com/carl-zeiss-milvus-2-35-ze-canon-lens-review-german-preci...

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K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

stub

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 14:47
I had to eventually get the 15-30 Algi.. Already had the DFA 24-70.
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Stuart..

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 15:07
JAK wrote:
Strange lens discussions taking place this week So the 35mm f2 isn't fast enough and should be f1.4 yet the 11-18 f2.8 is too fast and would be better if it was an f4. Mmm. Can't please all of the people all of the time.

Welcome to the World of Pentax Ownership!!
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Algernon

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 16:00
To cap it all 35mm is a useless size on FF. Back in the film days the demand was for 28mm-xxmm zooms and 28mm or 24mm primes

28mm can be easily cropped to 35mm on FF or APS-C

I can't remember Vivitar doing a 35mm K mount prime. They did the early 42mm screw mount in 35mm.
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Last Edited by Algernon on 31/01/2019 - 16:02
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