What lens Are We Waiting For?


johnriley

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 17:09
At several points it's been pretty clear what lenses we were all waiting for, be it the first truly ultra wide for APS-C (12-24mm) or a long birding lens (150-450mm). or whatever.

I was wondering at this point what lens are we waiting for particularly? And i mean one that we will actually buy, not something that we think will just fill a gap.

I'm waiting for the full frame fisheye zoom, which could be a 17-28mm as it was in the film era, but might be something else. I use the 10-17mm quite a bit and would like the same effect on my K-1.

How about you?
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Simonmac

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 17:23
I have always hankered after a 'plastic fantastic' of 24mm or thereabouts.

A nice moderate wide on APSC that would trump the 35 2.4 as a walk around.

I would buy one!
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Mike-P

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 17:30
Have put my "sensible" lens hat on for a while and although I would love a 180mm/200mm macro of some kind I would make do with a good quality full frame 70-300mm (I believe there may be something on the lens roadmap for this though) . I would also buy a 400mm f5.6.
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stu62

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 17:43
it would be nice for third partys like sigma and tamron to start playing the game then there would be more choice ad decent prices and then there would be more pentax user

walt

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 17:53
I would have bought a quality 180mm or 150mm macro lens that has internal focus, has silent fast af and designed with flexible focus limiters. However having found a beautiful Sigma 180 F3.5 macro that is sharp and fast to AF on my K3, my need has now diminished a bit.
2nd, would love to replace my poorly af'ing DA*300 with an updated version with of course a decent AF motor. I'd like a focus limiter on that as well.
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pschlute

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 18:00
A FF 20 or 24 mm D-FA prime would be nice. i have the M 20mm f4 and the FA* 24mm f2 which I think are both excellent lenses (FA* gets mixed reviews), but I think a modern design with modern coatings, accross the frame sharpness and minimal distortion would show off what the K1 camera is capable of even better whether it be sweeping landscape or exagerated foreground cityscape.

I am also eagerly awaiting the long promised D-FA 85mm
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 18:02
An ultra wide angle WR zoom lens or some more prime lenses, ideally WR also. The 12-24mm would be great if it was WR, so come rain or shine I can shoot landscapes without worrying about it.
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 18:35
It's easy. Just deliver what is on the roadmap. It's taking too long.

I absolutely need a DFA 20mm f1.4

I would also like a wider prime.

Sigma make a 20mm f1.4 which isn't in K mount.

Irix and Laowa deliver wider in K mount - if you can find one in stock.

I have an M20mm f4 - it just isn't up to the K1.

The 12-24 isn't up to the K1 either (it's not supposed to be).

Other roap map lenses like the standard and medium telephoto primes are not a priority in my view (or even necessary) since the Ltds, inter alia, are excellent on the K1.
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Daronl

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 19:52
For my K1 I would like to say a DFA1000mm F4 but I would settle for something like a DFA 24 -150(+), f 1.8

I couldn't afford one if Pentax gave birth to either so all I can do is .......dream on!
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HarisF1

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 20:04
We have the pro class 70-200 f/2.8 but I'd like something more like the 50-135mm for my K-1, so a 70-200 f/4 would be perfect.

Mike-P

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 20:17
HarisF1 wrote:
We have the pro class 70-200 f/2.8 but I'd like something more like the 50-135mm for my K-1, so a 70-200 f/4 would be perfect.

So use the 60-250mm f4 ... had mine on the K-1 this afternoon and it performed superbly.
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RobL

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 20:57
I am with you John on waiting for the FF fisheye, but what I could really do with is a range of FF compatible teleconverters. The mock-up primes we saw earlier look too bulky for me, probably the current primes would be preferable.

DrOrloff

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 21:12

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 21:24
Mike-P wrote:
HarisF1 wrote:
We have the pro class 70-200 f/2.8 but I'd like something more like the 50-135mm for my K-1, so a 70-200 f/4 would be perfect.

So use the 60-250mm f4 ... had mine on the K-1 this afternoon and it performed superbly.

Has yours been modified Mike? I really do not want to modify mine but if it helps deal with vignetting then I might go for an FA*80-200

That's it - a D-FA*70-200 in silver with BIG PENTAX letters in black on the lens hood....
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Mike-P

Link Posted 18/10/2017 - 21:57
ilovesaabs wrote:

Has yours been modified Mike? I really do not want to modify mine but if it helps deal with vignetting then I might go for an FA*80-200

No it's bulk standard, personally I'm not going to mess with my favourite lens just to lose what I consider to be a easily corrected problem. I also tend to crop most of my shots anyway so it's really not much of an issue for me.

Besides, Haris wanted a 70-200mm f4 so if you crop the 60-250mm to the appropriate focal lengths there would be no Vignetting to talk of anyway
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