updated lens roadmap...

Started Oct 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Barry Pearson
Barry Pearson Veteran Member • Posts: 7,656
Re: On the Ltd zoom and the long zoom....

Rod McD wrote:

Hi Barry,

Thanks. You're dead right - don't know how I missed that. That having been said, I still can't see why they'd produce another 18-35-ish zoom lens and compete with the Sigma Art 18-35/1.8. The Limiteds have all been primes so far, and small and high grade is the general sense in which they're seen by Pentax owners. I'm not sure that a Limited zoom makes a lot of sense. And would it be APSC or FF when they're considering the development of an FF camera?

That has been puzzling me for a long time. Unless there is something very special about that "DA Zoom Limited", it doesn't appear to have a clear purpose. Sigma came out with something very special, and credit to them.

It would seem better to me (a mere enthusiast not running a camera manufacturing company) that it would be better to turn priorities toward lenses we really need : the TC, the WA zoom, a good DA* (not DA) zoom out to 400mm, and a suite of FF lenses if they are indeed heading in that direction.

I'll buy that! (Both the principle, and also some of the items, especially the TC).

 Barry Pearson's gear list:Barry Pearson's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Pentax K-3 II Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye +18 more
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