Pentax 560mm lens now listed on Adorama...any takers!

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
viking79
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Re: Overpriced product - just buy Sigma 500/4.5

leopold wrote:

We will have to wait and see if that DA560 will be good and i can't see why it would not be as good as the Sigma. Pentax long lenses are always very good!!!

Agreed, it sounds like it doesn't need as many elements because it gives up some close focus performance. My only commentary was that it is basically a refractor telescope with 100mm aperture (how they measure those, i.e. 560mm / 5.6 = 100mm), so it seems expensive given that it is a refractor telescope, but remains to be seen is how good they made everything else.  If its an excellent optical design, well built, fast AF, then the price might well be justified.

I am interested as to when they might bring out other, more interesting (to me), HD lenses.  Seems like those are going to be the top of the line lenses?

Eric

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