DA Zoom Limited DA* Zoom UltraW to Short Tele

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Brentliris
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DA Zoom Limited DA* Zoom UltraW to Short Tele
Mar 4, 2012

I am intrigued about the New Pentax road map. Especielly the Zoom limited that seems to go from around 10-30mm. Also the DA* Zoom from 17-70 range looks sweet.

I wonder what the specs could be?

For the limited UW zoom If I the designer I'd aim for:

Stellar IQ

Compact size

Robust usual limited build quality

Fast as possible but that would conflict with the size, so I'd would make a compromise at F 3.2

11-27mm would be my sweet spot, if that range could enable increase in speed, decrease in size, increase in durability increase in IQ.

Internal Focusing

Price range 700-1200 usd

Then there's The DA* Zoom that seems to be in the range from 17-70.

I'd wish for:

Weather Sealing improved?

an inproved SDM focus mechanism,

because of the increase in range I could see it as an acceptable compromise to go to 3.2 F stop, to keep the size/ weight/ price down.

Internal Focusing .

Stellar IQ

Price 800-1200 usd

Regards

Brent
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