PENTAX AND NOT THE OTHER
photogecko: Shocking it took this long for a simple 50mm lens.
Sony forgot there are a plenty room for selling these kind of "cheap" lenses.
Surprised me. Good news for Pentaxian. This lens is available for the Pentax K mount. Irix should provide with a Lens road map.
greypixelz: they should make it for K-mount. the K1 would kill with these lenses!
To re-badge from Tamron lenses should be considered, If they can not do in short time, . Most of their FA prime lenses from film era are aging and need to be refreshed against competitors.
ragmanjin: "The 15-30mm F2.8 and 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 join two Pentax full-frame lenses announced last year, the HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 and FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6."What about the HD DFA 24-70mm F2.8?
Do you mean Pentax HD DFA 24-70 F2.8 * or faster?
cirtapfotos: It looks like a tamron, It smells like a tamron, it feels like a tamron...it a rebadge of a tamron...and you all are in luck...Pentax is charging you an extra 300 dollars for a tamron lens. How Nice.
They should rebadge other Tamron lenses as well , such as Tamron 70-200 and 150-600 to cover the minimum system for their FF lenses and to distinguish from their * lenses which are already exist or in the planning stages . This policy will give plenty of time for Pentax to create their own lenses.
TTLstalker: I don't see this as so great. A 70 F1.4 would have been good enough. or if a zoom, I would rather have moderate wide angle to a short telephoto , like 18 -50 F2
Like to see Sigma to offer focal length 16-35 as this wide end focal length is more useful to cover various scenario of photography. The latest unofficial "standard" lens for general purpose lens lens is started @ fl 24 (FF).
Ruy Penalva: Without image stabilization with this focal length is not a good stuff.
Should be specialized design for Pentax and Sony mount ? Hahahaha......
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.