Any idea if a K mount will come out one day?


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I've been looking for the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 HSM lens, but it's a rare creature to find. Then i find out that Tamron is launching it's own USM, VC & splash-proof version...

Tamron -Tamron develops world's first*1 full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in image stabilization - SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)

But from the info there looks like they not making a Pentax mount :dunno:

I am not familiar with how Tamron or the other 3rd party lens makers roll out their products but will they likely come out with a K mount sometime along the line?
 

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Pity... its the range i want...:(
 

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The old screw drive, non stabilized version was always available in k mount wasn't it?

edit: the old one is the 28-75, not 24-70.
 

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The old screw drive, non stabilized version was always available in k mount wasn't it?

edit: the old one is the 28-75, not 24-70.
Yeah, it is and it is an excellent lens imho. It's just that having that 4mm more on the wide end makes a difference (when i look at the pictures i have taken in the past year) when it comes to usability. My plan is to have a 3-zoom set-up as follows:-

DA 12-24 or equivalent;
24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8.

Until now, only Sigma offers me a 24-70 2.8 but they are bloody hard to find and pretty darn ex. If i recall, Feng Wei has good things to say about them though (after calibration for K-5)...

Am hoping to achieve close to DA* IQ for that FL range, without the price...:) but i'm willing to consider any other suggestions to achieve this FL range.
 

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I guess Sony doesn't want to support Pentax. Same with Tokina and Sony in the past.
 

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Yeah, it is and it is an excellent lens imho. It's just that having that 4mm more on the wide end makes a difference (when i look at the pictures i have taken in the past year) when it comes to usability. My plan is to have a 3-zoom set-up as follows:-

DA 12-24 or equivalent;
24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8.

Until now, only Sigma offers me a 24-70 2.8 but they are bloody hard to find and pretty darn ex. If i recall, Feng Wei has good things to say about them though (after calibration for K-5)...

Am hoping to achieve close to DA* IQ for that FL range, without the price...:) but i'm willing to consider any other suggestions to achieve this FL range.
No choice.
I say vote with your money.
Tamron don't want it, buy Sigma then.


28-75 2.8

Isn't too bad either in real usage, the only times I feel it is better to be wider is when I am using it to take dinner table shots :D (usually still can, but a bit tight and need to arrange ppl well)
Other stuff, usually can afford to take that 1 step back.
Esp. when your 12-24 is f4 at 24mm.
 

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No choice.
I say vote with your money.
Tamron don't want it, buy Sigma then.


28-75 2.8

Isn't too bad either in real usage, the only times I feel it is better to be wider is when I am using it to take dinner table shots :D (usually still can, but a bit tight and need to arrange ppl well)
Other stuff, usually can afford to take that 1 step back.
Esp. when your 12-24 is f4 at 24mm.
Yes, i like the Tammy 28-75 alot too after trying it for about a week. It was a fantastic portrait lens on a cropped sensor and it's semi-macro ability made food pictures easy.

However, i still got this nagging feeling that the 4mm on the wide end will make a difference as a walkabout lens that will spend most of the time on the camera... i dunno... maybe its just psychological on my part... will try to make inquiries via people who travel to HK check availability & price of the Siggy lens...
 

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Yes, i like the Tammy 28-75 alot too after trying it for about a week. It was a fantastic portrait lens on a cropped sensor and it's semi-macro ability made food pictures easy.

However, i still got this nagging feeling that the 4mm on the wide end will make a difference as a walkabout lens that will spend most of the time on the camera... i dunno... maybe its just psychological on my part... will try to make inquiries via people who travel to HK check availability & price of the Siggy lens...

24mm certainly better if its there, but don't forget you'd loose the 75mm on the other end :D :devil:
But given the choice, I'd be in the same dilemma. :)
 

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24mm certainly better if its there, but don't forget you'd loose the 75mm on the other end :D :devil:
But given the choice, I'd be in the same dilemma. :)
Maybe i should not hold out for the vain possibility that Pentax FF will be a not-too-distant reality. Maybe i should just concentrate on digital and my personal zoom lens roadmap should be like this:-

Sigma 10-20 (i already have one)
Tamron or Sigma 17-50
DA* 50-135 or Sigma 50-150 2.8 (again, a hard to find piece of glass) or da* 60-250 (i like the reach but will there be less pixie dust than 50-135?)...
 

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