What FF lenses would you like Pentax to work on next?


Pentaxophile

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 11:31
It's a bit of a moot point, as Pentax seemed to be fully stretched with their current roadmap, but what would you like to see?

Looking at what other brands and third party manufacturers seem to offer, I think there is a gap in the market for small, high quality primes. You can get a 20mm prime from Sigma, Samyang or Nikon, but the new ones seem to all be f1.8 or faster, and pretty hefty chunks of glass. I suppose the speed offers a reason to buy them over a zoom lens covering the same FL, but wouldn't small size be another good reason, and in keeping with the Pentax ethos?

So to complement the existing FA ltds I'd like to see a 17mm f4 and a 24mm f2.8/f3.5. Or maybe to distance themselves from the standard zoom, 15mm and 20mm. Beautifully made and bitingly sharp from wide open - an equivalent to the lovely DA ltds. You could buy one to complement your zoom lens because you can just pop it in your pocket.
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johnriley

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 12:07
The one I'm really waiting to buy is the Fisheye Zoom, perhaps a 17-28mm as before.

The rest is covered pretty well for most uses, but perhaps a long zoom would be a good addition. Meanwhile, the planned 70-200mm f/4 should fulfill the need for a more compact high quality alternative to the f/2.8 version?
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theonenadeem

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 19:17
24-105 f4
And 85mm f1.8.

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theonenadeem

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 19:23
Sorry , i have re read the OP post .

RobL

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 20:08
I would like to see more lens accessories now, like extension tubes and teleconverters, to complement the new lenses. Also a tilt-shift lens; the Samyang one is very good but it would be good to see what Pentax could do.

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womble

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 22:03
RobL wrote:
I would like to see more lens accessories now, like extension tubes and teleconverters, to complement the new lenses. Also a tilt-shift lens; the Samyang one is very good but it would be good to see what Pentax could do.

Yes please... Or even better, a series of them in different focal lengths...
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stub

Link Posted 23/03/2018 - 23:41
Just put a Pentax mount on the Sigma ART series would put a smile on my face..
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ronniemac

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 00:27
I would welcome a revised series of wide angle primes largely modelled on the A series lenses: The ones I personally would like to have are in bold.
HD Pentax D-FA 15mm F4.0 DC WR
HD Pentax D-FA 16mm F2.8 Fish-Eye DC WR
HD Pentax D-FA 20mm F2.8 DC WR
HD Pentax D-FA* 24mm F2 AL [IF] SDM AW
HD Pentax D-FA 28mm F2.0 DC WR

Happy to see the three FA Limiteds remain exactly as they are, and like that the affordable DA 35mm F2.4 and DA 50mm F1.8 and the old FA 35mm F2.0 AL and FA 50mm F1.4 are still available.

Looking forward to the:
HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW
It would also be nice to see a 135mm F2.8 make a return or even the F1.8!
but I doubt I could ever afford any of these four.

The D-FA 100 F2.8 WR marco is excellent, it would be nice if the D-FA 50 F2.8 marco was given the same treatment.
Maybe upgrade the SDM in the DA* 55mm F1.4, DA* 200 F2.8, and DA* 300 F4.0. I guess the massive 560mm is good as it is, but I'll never know from experience.

Of course, this is a massive to do list, but I guess if Pentax could do this before, maybe offering such an extensive range of primes would make people sit up and take note. Such an extensive choice would put pay to the perpetual criticism that Pentax don't have a decent lens range. For the record, Pentax produced 22 FA primes, before that 28 A primes, and a whopping 34 K primes back in the day.

Not much to do then, Ricoh. Just get on with it.

Fagus

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 00:52
HD Pentax D-FA 17-35 f4.5 ED PLM AW
HD Pentax D-FA* 24mm f1.4 AL ED SDM AW
HD Pentax DA-L 28mm f2.8
HD Pentax D-FA* 50mm f1.4 AL ED SDM AW
HD Pentax DA-L 85mm f2
HD Pentax D-FA* 85mm f1.4 AL ED SDM
SMC Pentax FA 150mm f2.4 Limited
HD Pentax D-FA* 300 f4 ED PLM AW

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Roshni

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 06:08
ronniemac wrote:
I would welcome a revised series of wide angle primes largely modelled on the A series lenses: The ones I personally would like to have are in bold.
HD Pentax D-FA 15mm F4.0 DC WR
HD Pentax D-FA 16mm F2.8 Fish-Eye DC WR
HD Pentax D-FA 20mm F2.8 DC WR
HD Pentax D-FA* 24mm F2 AL [IF] SDM AW
HD Pentax D-FA 28mm F2.0 DC WR

Happy to see the three FA Limiteds remain exactly as they are, and like that the affordable DA 35mm F2.4 and DA 50mm F1.8 and the old FA 35mm F2.0 AL and FA 50mm F1.4 are still available.

Looking forward to the:
HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW
It would also be nice to see a 135mm F2.8 make a return or even the F1.8!
but I doubt I could ever afford any of these four.

The D-FA 100 F2.8 WR marco is excellent, it would be nice if the D-FA 50 F2.8 marco was given the same treatment.
Maybe upgrade the SDM in the DA* 55mm F1.4, DA* 200 F2.8, and DA* 300 F4.0. I guess the massive 560mm is good as it is, but I'll never know from experience.

Of course, this is a massive to do list, but I guess if Pentax could do this before, maybe offering such an extensive range of primes would make people sit up and take note. Such an extensive choice would put pay to the perpetual criticism that Pentax don't have a decent lens range. For the record, Pentax produced 22 FA primes, before that 28 A primes, and a whopping 34 K primes back in the day.

Not much to do then, Ricoh. Just get on with it.

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Algernon

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 08:29
stub wrote:
Just put a Pentax mount on the Sigma ART series would put a smile on my face..

The other man's grass grass certainly isn't greener. Off topic but I can't let misleading FUD statements go unanswered. The ART series use electromagnets which cause serious problems....

https://www.diyphotography.net/how-a-sigma-art-lens-messed-up-my-ferrari-photo-s...

The 35mm ART f/1.4 has focus problems on Pentax and other makes

Pentax are quite capable of making their own lenses
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Chrism8

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 09:35
Fagus wrote:
HD Pentax D-FA 17-35 f4.5 ED PLM AW
HD Pentax DA-L 85mm f2
HD Pentax D-FA* 85mm f1.4 AL ED SDM

I'm not wishing to high-jack this thread, so will take to PM if anyone's interested, but with all this talk of an 85mm F1.4 / F1.8 / F2

I do have a pristine boxed Sigma 85mm F1.8 I'd like to sell on, please PM me if there's interest
Chris

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

Mike-P

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 10:05
Chrism8 wrote:

I do have a pristine boxed Sigma 85mm F1.8 I'd like to sell on, please PM me if there's interest

F/1.4

Excellent lens, I have one but it's rarely used (I bit like yours presumably)
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Mike-P

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 10:09
Not interested in wide primes but I would lay down a fair chunk for a HD D-FA WR 200mm f/3.5 Macro.

Otherwise I would be more than happy with more affordable/lighter f/4 lenses all the way through with zooms.

16-35mm
24-70mm
70-200mm
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 24/03/2018 - 10:10

Chrism8

Link Posted 24/03/2018 - 10:24
Hi Mike,

Yes, sorry it is an F1.4 and yes, not used a great deal hence looking to move on
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
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