PENTAX AND NOT THE OTHER
Tons o Glass 0 Class: Can't wait to mount one of these on a Pentax Q!
You are rich of imagination......seriously.
Petroglyph: I wonder if Ricoh will re-badge Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 & Tamron 150-600 S as Pentax lenses? Apparently, the new Pentax will be manufactured at the same Tamron plant as those two.
Let us guest ? I'm sure Pentax still work for their own 24-70 * lens in the near future to match with newest release pro grade lens of 70-200*. May be can be w/F2.8* or faster. So, it is logic to re-badge other Tamron lens to accompany this lens. A good third party lens (price/ performance ratio) with focal lens Tamron 70-200 is a good choice.
If this happened, I thought this will be a good move to temporary fill the gaps of lenses for upcoming FF camera. As many FA lenses and other manual older lenses are going to hard to find and expensive. As far as meet the Pentax standard quality this move will give positive effect on sales. So they have time to design their proper star lenses
Rob Sims: The workhorse of any professional Full Frame system: F2.8 24-70mm F2.8 70-200mm
Sony, are you taking note?
Pentax should re-badge Tamron 70-200 as they did with this Pentax 24-70. So, both lenses will be acted as "prosumer" tools which take into account price-performance ratio.
Marksphoto: 2.8 is old news, give us 2.0 and you have a deal.
Pentax should do for their Pentax DFA 24-70 star! This will be justified for higher grade than this lens announcement.
Am I wrong? Is this not a Star lens? This lens looks identical to Tamron lens which is good performer too. So, will the star lens still in design ? Or Pentax play in affordable FF lens? Will they also re-badge the Tamron 70-200? BTW, this will give more option for us. Thanks
matt mikulla: Don't like it? Don't buy it.
This lens could be a lot of fun. Fun like: put it on your camera and go make some images!
Not sure why they would release this for just Leica right now. Why not Sony, Olympus and Fuji X mount?
Just for someone who dreams to be different than to the plumpness
winkalman: For those lamenting the lack of a built in flash, why not just go with a small hotshoe flash that offers higher output and bounce capabilities like Metz's mecablitz 26 AF-1?
Like to here Pentax announces new small flash which can works as commander.
SimenO1: Why dont they just settle for one of the names. Samyang, Rokinon, Phoenix, Bower .. ?
There are several companies that want their name exist without do anything other than to create perception of protection if they bought locally.
Samyang should offer fl 200 mm 2.8 macro lens. Not this lens, otherwise this lenses performs better than similar lens on the market today.
CameraLabTester: Tsk tsk tsk....
Nikon, Nikon, Nikon....
You still haven't FIRED and kicked out your industrial designers, huh?
THEY are the ones killing you... not lack of customers.
Customers want to buy your cameras, loyal customers...
But if you keep on using body designers who have no vision and creativity... then it's your call.
So sadly , it looks like just copying from other camera models without careful thought ....... or maybe " J " stands for " Joke "
Nice looking camera, but why this new model still maintain its tiny sensor? Is there any revolutionary in sensor technology? I thought the new small " standard" size sensor for a camera is 1". Smaller than that has been eaten by smartphone....
ewelch: No. 8 is just bad. Horrid composition. Crop it!
There are a few that are just killer. The winner's photo reminds me of the work of Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson.
No 8 is so unique and unusual that make it become prominent.
jukeboxjohnnie: or you can just go buy a canon 6d at a bargain price now.....
Yes, but bargain prize for the body only and need huge investment for the lenses.
KL Matt: Dream come true. But why is the 35 in Pentax mount, but the 24 isn't????
Should be a better market for fl 24mm on Pentax mount ? Pentax also have, but old manual lens on this fl. Pentax AF star model is expensive n hard to find. Many of Pentax shooter still rely on old Sigma AF model.
Provia_fan: The 2001 model is a beautiful MZ-S adapted to digital. Love the old MZ-S. This new Pentax looks a little like a Sony A900. But anyways, well done Pentax, hope this comes true this time around.
I also got the same impression with the "giant" prism looks at the camera. Model design as seen in the Pentax K5 looks much better, simpler and look never last. Yach, maybe they would like to state that the prism is the "signature" of its icons. Just seems too naive ........
Mr Darma: It says DSLR so hopefully it will not be mirrorless. I have a complete set of 1975-1976 issue K mount lenses (not counting zooms) which were introduced with the K series cameras (24 in all). It took me 12 years to get them all and yes, some were pretty expensive. Finally I will reap my reward if this is true! :-)
Pentax name is derived from prism. Other camera brand that use from the same word was Pentacon. Unfortunately, this camera product has vanished. So, prism is the "signature" for pentax camera, but this technology has gradually change with the introduction of mirrorless camera. See objects through lens without the use of prism is getting better this day. Refering this trend and its advantages, the use of prism on camera will be superseded.
gLOWx: You want small body AND lenses ?That's why i gone m43 sensor, and don't regret it a bit ;)
You can't get all. If you choose APS-C, you will get equivalent lens size/weight, mirrorless or not. Because mirroless change mounting flange distance, nothing else. Mirrorless has strictly no impact in lens design size/weight over reflex.When you get very small APS-C lenses,it is because they have reduced aperture (f4 vs f 2.8) or reduced quality (like sliding storage position).
Here, we have a constant f2.8 zoom quality lens. It can't be smallerI even find it very small for those specs ;)If real world quality follow the specs, it is an amazing lens for a very small size.
You want smaller ? Go m43, it is the only other way i see.Chasing small lenses on big sensors is not logical, until you limit your choice to pancake lenses or fixed small focal length (like an X100) :D
Not sure can be small for fast zoom tele lens on m43?
AlanVia: First reaction looking at them as a group and individually, lenses look huge....
And the small size (compact) body become less relevant......
Andy Dan: Stupid launch imo. The Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 Contemporary Macro sells for 500$ and it's faster and has macro capabilities. It lacks weather sealing indeed but who needs weather sealing in a slow variable aperture zoom like this new Pentax? Pro's won't use it, enthusiasts won't use it...A new version of the DA 17-70mm F4 AL would have been much better...
I never use Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 "C" version but the model before it. Mine has same characteristic performance on edges (softness & high CA) with the one that reviewed by Lenstip.com.
Old model (w/ same spec?)http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?test=obiektywu&test_ob=223
And here the "C" version http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?test=obiektywu&test_ob=366
Pls. check also on the actual pictures that taken on field. The Pentax DA 17-70 is not as good as the Sigma on the center but much more even on the whole frame. So, it is much more useful for general purpose lens that cover many situation of photography.