Will Pentax build a budget wide prime lens?

Started Aug 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Will Pentax build a budget wide prime lens?
In reply to raylob, Aug 8, 2012

raylob wrote:

lWill Pentax build a budget wide prime lens (say 20mm) at below half the price of the DA 21mm ltd?
Ray

The issue is they would undersell their DA 21 mm and people buying cheap wides would most likely look for a kit zoom anyway. Say if they made a 20 mm f/4 lens and sold it for $200 there would be few buyers as the kit 18-55 mm lens would be comparable and more useful.

People like the DA 21 mm f/3.2 due to the nice metal build, "limited" marketing, and small size. A cheap plastic version doesn't sound that appealing to me unless it has a large aperture or some other benefit.

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