What happened to the FA 21 Limited?

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Re: What happened to the FA 21 Limited?
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MarBa wrote:

RBIV wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

PentUp wrote:

jamesm007 wrote:

I am not in the market for one but I am happy to see it says weather resistant finally Pentax might start making all of its small primes weather resistant.

I’m not in the market for this either, but I hope for those that are, that it arrives soon.

it’s not like the Pentax lineup is lacking in small wide angle prime lenses, but I hope that Ricoh are on the ball with bringing out some lens types that Sigma / Tamron make for brands other than Pentax, and that Pentax doesn’t (yet) make for K-mount.

Same here, I've no interest in a 21mm for full frame but this new lens would be too much glass for APSc. I'd rather stick with my exist 21mm ltd but what I wish Pentax would release, is a 28mm WR lens. As a 43mm equivalent on APSc and obviously a useful wide for full frame.

+1 on the "too much glass" comment.

A minority opinion perhaps, but I hope hope hope hope Pentax continues with a series of *small* well built optics designed for APS-C format. (Release of the K3iii gives me hope, sort of).

I fear they will go to a one lens FF format, and while quality may in fact be better when mounted on APS-C, the size will no doubt be larger than what I'd want. Given only larger lenses, I'd move to FF, and if I did that it wouldn't be Pentax. It would probably be Leica or mirrorless.

Well built primes, yes .. but they don't have to be ultra small. I think that for example 15/4 should have been bigger to get bit wider aperture and better corners. The same is true for 21/3.2. Not very fast or sharp. But if this new FF limited is sharp and at least 2.4 .. then I'll for sure buy it.

Exactly - and if it turns out that it's an f/2.0 (to match the FA 35/2, for instance), a lot of minds will be swayed, no doubt.

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