02-22-2017, 09:49 PM
Pentax D FA* 50mm f/1.4 - development annoucement
02-23-2017, 07:36 AM
Quote:Nooo... another mammoth!From a mammoth to something very tiny...
I looked at your Flickr page Florent.....
I see congratulations are in order....
... some very lovely and precious family images.
No doubt you are a very happy man!
02-23-2017, 10:35 AM
It's probably supposed to have good image quality, not the one typical of the old lenses that were downright hazy at f/1.4. So you pay for that... in kilograms.
02-23-2017, 10:39 AM
I sometimes use bank-notes or even a creditcard to pay a lens. Rarely coins. ^_^
Haha... that remark reminds me of a case when a businessman who was ordered by a court to pay compensation to someone chose to do so using sacks and sacks of copeck coins out of spite. :wacko:
Speaking of lenses... as we've already discussed in the General forum, large lenses are inevitable - such is the price for our race's salvation, Judicator the ability to enjoy decent IQ on ever larger sensors.
02-24-2017, 10:10 PM
The D FA lens roadmap was also updated.
First, besides this D FA*50mm f/1.4 we also have a D FA* 85mm f/1.4 - for those two lenses we know the focal length and aperture.
Then, we have:
- Large Aperture Wide-Angle Single Focus Lens (new: it's now Large Aperture)
- Ultra Wide-Angle Single Focus Lens (new: it's no longer Large Aperture)
- Fish-Eye Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Zoom Lens (new on the roadmap)
The DA Wide Zoom remains on the DA lens roadmap.
02-25-2017, 09:33 AM
Let the guessing game be joined.
Looks like the "Large Aperture Wide-Angle Single Focus Lens" is a 35mm (f/1.4 or f/2 or... an f/1.8 that might look conspicuously like an offering from a well known manufacturer whose name starts with a "T").
The "Ultra Wide-Angle Single Focus Lens" might be a 18mm or 20mm f/2.8, not much to write home about really.
The 17-28mm zoom fisheye is getting a successor, nice.
And since the Pentax lineup is pretty well populated with telephotos (at least, in theory...) the missing one looks like a slow 70-300 in the vein of Canon / Nikon / Tamron.
All in all, some pretty solid plans. Let's see if they come to fruition, and when.
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