Do we really need/want updated DA★ lenses?

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Do we really need/want updated DA★ lenses?
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Several reactions in the main K-3 Mark III news have mentioned a keen desire for new DA★ 16–50mm and/or DA★ 50–135mm lenses. Aside from some Sonic Drive Motor (SDM) reworking circa 2015, these lenses haven't changed since their introductions in late 2007. Ricoh/Pentax finally rounded out the "trinity" of professional, constant-aperture ƒ/2.8 lenses in 2019 with the DA★ 11–18mm, so chances are that one will hold up until 2032

What about the 16–50 and the 50–135? Are you keen for updates to the professional DA zoom lineup?

(And I guess we can lump in the ƒ/4 DA★ 60–250, which is also a 2007 release.)

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The current DA★ zoom lineup is fine; I'd rather Pentax worked on other products
11.4% 5  votes
The current DA★ zoom lineup is fine…but it's still due for an update
22.7% 10  votes
The current DA★ zoom lineup is not fine; Pentax should update these lenses to address flaws or shortcomings
65.9% 29  votes
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Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
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