New DA * fast zoom lens announced ...


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Souce from DPR:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=20121324

♦ [ Product type ] Wide-angle zoom lens

Model name ( tentative ) : smc PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED AL[IF]
Marketing schedule : To be marketed in March 2007


♦ [ Product type ] Telephoto zoom lens

Model name ( tentative ) : smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8ED [IF]
Marketing schedule : To be marketed in March 2007


♦ [ Product type ] Super-telephoto zoom lens

Model name ( tentative ) : smc PENTAX-DA* 60-250mm F4ED [IF]
Marketing schedule : To be marketed in 2007


Original souce:

http://www.pentax.co.jp/english/news/2006/200646.html


That's wonderful! Guys, we need to save up for these great lenses ;p

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That's so beautiful.
However, I see some "Nikon" in them. Hope Pentax not losing their own style.
 

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Style is not a concern, it's the price that worries me ........ Nikon Styling may mean Nikon Pricing :(
 

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These are shared tamron lenses rite? As in.. part of it is tamron..
 

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These are shared tamron lenses rite? As in.. part of it is tamron..
They co-developed these lenses. But each have its own features. Pentax ones got special built-in supersonic motor (SSM) inside for faster AF. Don't think the Tamron ones have them ;)



Here is a bigger pic of these lenses:

http://www.hanssen.priv.no/svenn/gfx/pentaxDA-line-1200.jpg

Seems no tripod collars for the two tele zooms :confused:
 

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My goodness those lenses are what'd I'd kill for. 16-130 f/2.8 constant. Makes me want to jump over from Minolta. :bsmilie:
I wish Pentax all the best in the upcoming year. K10D + all these lenses makes it a formidable system.

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I already sold my whole Canon system and considering Nikon, but the Pentax stuff is making things more tempting for me... K10D, affordable DA* fast zooms... Yummy!
 

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actually co-developed with tokina

and they also look like tokinas

No distinct identity ......I think we just call them Pariah Lenses ........ :dunno:
 

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I'm waiting patiently for the K10D. But i read that Samsung GX-10 is of similar calibre. ANd its coming out in oct.
 

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New lens roadmap for 2007 and beyond:

New roadmap shows DA35mm, DA55mm, DA17-70mm, DFA200mm, DFA300mm etc.
I wonder whats the f-stop for the DA17-70. Seems like a good usable range. Sometimes shooting with the 18-55 at tele end falls a bit too short.
 

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I wonder whats the f-stop for the DA17-70. Seems like a good usable range. Sometimes shooting with the 18-55 at tele end falls a bit too short.
Most likely it'd be an F3.5-5.6 model just like the kit lens. Pentax want to sell more of the DA16-50/2.8 and the 16-45/4 ;)
 

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Any prices announced for these new babies? If they are reasonably priced I might sweep all 3 at one go!
 

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Wow.. i think you have to get ready the money... i believe they will be reasonably priced.....
No need to wow, I'm not rich one, just that I sold my whole Canon arsenal recently, and been saving up to get a new system. It was supposed to be a Nikon D80 until I saw the Pentax K10D. The 3 lenses also fit PERFECTLY into what I had in mind for lenses, plus I'm not the type who like to buy 5-6 lenses.

Buy once, and settle down with all of them! :heart:
 

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