Zvonimir Tosic: Pentax HD 70-200 has a new super-fast SDM motor, not DC.And as one user said, this new 70-200mm F2.8 lens may just out perform anything ever made in that classification of lenses by any manufacturer.It has 4 anomalous dispersion lenses + 2 ED lenses + 2 super ED lenses: for a total of 8 fancy ED style lenses, covered in all the latest and best coatings in the industry. Pentax pulled out all the stops on this one.
This lens is a game changer in this category.
DC is just type of motor. It could be RING motor.
ealvarez: Is this manual focus lens? $599? I can get 135mm f2L canon for about $600 used and Nikon 180 f2.8D even cheaper used.. I don't share much of the enthusiasm. Maybe I would if I was Sony E-mount shooter.
You can. But if you're Canon user. :)))
ogl: Good lenses, but too big...IMO.
Flange focal distance of FE bayonet is 18 mm, bayonet A is 44.5 mm. There is the physics.
Good lenses, but too big...IMO.
What is the main idea to do that?
ogl: 645z is 8500 USD.
But Pentax offers 18 lenses...Is it limited?
princewolf: I can't buy one, so doesn't interest me. Waiting for Sony or Fuji to come up with that fixed-lens medium-format mirror-less for under 5000 bucks. Might be a long wait :)
Buy 645D - real CCD. Only 4500 USD
How do you know it? Do you compare? No.
Repeat one more time - new MF lenses - 90/2.8 macro, 28-45/4.5 and 25/4 are HIGH END lenses. FA35/3,5 is one of the best wide-angle lens from film era. FA645 45-85/4.5 is one of the best zoom. FA★645 300/4 is one of the best telephoto. You are free to think what you want about Leica, Zeiss and Pentax.
Found old review http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/pentax645_fa35mm.html PLEASE
No doubt. Several lenses are the gems. Even old lenses. Not worse than Hasselblad. New MF 90 macro, 25/4 and 28-45/4.5 are outstanding. Not worse than Alpa or Leica.
645z is 8500 USD.
iudex: In all other votings my choice was the same as the choice of the majority (LX100, Sigma Art 50mm, Sony a6000) and I think those are deserved winners. However in this category I differ and am quite surprised by the leaders. I voted for Pentax 645Z, Nikon D750 and Sony. Pentax for bringing medium format quality and MPx count into a portable body for great price; Nikon for making almost perfect balance between features, picture quality and price and a7s for reminding that megapixels are not everything and for insane lowlight capability and high ISO quality. Anyhow I expected 7D II to lead, followed either by Nikons pro DSLRs or Sony a7s.
I did the same choice.
Where is Sigma 18-35/1.8???
Fujifilm X100T and Sigma offer the best IQ....Another strange choice of voters...Really, no Ricoh GR...FZ1000....
Sony Alpha a7 II and D750 - strange choice...
ogl: Not alternative to DXO Optics.
Yes. Layers - Photoshop helps you.
Not alternative to DXO Optics.
ogl: All weather APS-C fixed wide-angle lens compact camera will be the hit.
Ricoh GR is really hit.
All weather APS-C fixed wide-angle lens compact camera will be the hit.