HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4

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Mistral75
Mistral75 Contributing Member • Posts: 690
HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4
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From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.

I'll add that the announcement will be on Thursday the 23rd in Japan but actually on Wednesday the 22nd at 22:00 UTC.

Massao Senior Member • Posts: 2,401
Re: HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4

Mistral75 wrote:

From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.

I'll add that the announcement will be on Thursday the 23rd in Japan but actually on Wednesday the 22nd at 22:00 UTC.

Thanks for heads up. This sounds good. Hoping it weighs around 700g

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Mike Arledge Senior Member • Posts: 1,467
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Goodness I hope it ships soon as well! Fingers crossed as I have really wanted to see this lens to likely but right away for my K-1

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Heliar Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4

Mistral75 wrote:

From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.

I'll add that the announcement will be on Thursday the 23rd in Japan but actually on Wednesday the 22nd at 22:00 UTC.

Just two months after I got tired of waiting for it and bought D-FA* 70-200 F/2.8.

Sigh.

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vietnam74 Regular Member • Posts: 208
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Heliar wrote:

Mistral75 wrote:

From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.

I'll add that the announcement will be on Thursday the 23rd in Japan but actually on Wednesday the 22nd at 22:00 UTC.

Just two months after I got tired of waiting for it and bought D-FA* 70-200 F/2.8.

Sigh.

Congrats! 😅 That’s even better! You can enjoy photography and building your muscles at the same time. I like mine a lot! 🍻

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Massao Senior Member • Posts: 2,401
Re: HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4

vietnam74 wrote:

Heliar wrote:

Mistral75 wrote:

From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.

I'll add that the announcement will be on Thursday the 23rd in Japan but actually on Wednesday the 22nd at 22:00 UTC.

Just two months after I got tired of waiting for it and bought D-FA* 70-200 F/2.8.

Sigh.

Congrats! 😅 That’s even better! You can enjoy photography and building your muscles at the same time.

LOL

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Mistral75
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Re: HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4

Mike Arledge wrote:

Goodness I hope it ships soon as well! (...)

That's the message I meant to convey when I wrote 'should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.'

vietnam74 Regular Member • Posts: 208
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Now I’m waiting to see the release of D FA* 85MM F1.4. Hopefully the quality close or exceed the D FA* 50mm f1.4.

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asahi man Contributing Member • Posts: 995
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vietnam74 wrote:

Now I’m waiting to see the release of D FA* 85MM F1.4. Hopefully the quality close or exceed the D FA* 50mm f1.4.

Same finesharpness, same superb coating, better and softer bokeh and a little pricey 😊😊

And a very slow and small production run, to keep the high quality.

robbo d Senior Member • Posts: 2,901
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Wow, a few new products!!

Life in the old dog still......

If they bring out a new apsc body, those 16-50 & 50-135 need a long overdue shake up. Any news on those Asahi Man ?

I won't buy another Pentax DSLR until the AF is vastly improved and those lenses need it too, despite the 50-135 being my most favourite optic ever ........ absolute flawed genius.

zakaria
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asahi man wrote:

vietnam74 wrote:

Now I’m waiting to see the release of D FA* 85MM F1.4. Hopefully the quality close or exceed the D FA* 50mm f1.4.

Same finesharpness, same superb coating, better and softer bokeh and a little pricey 😊😊

Great

When we will see it ?

I have dfa*50mm it is wonderful lens. Maybe the best in pentax stable.

And a very slow and small production run, to keep the high quality.

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Mike Arledge Senior Member • Posts: 1,467
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zakaria wrote:

asahi man wrote:

vietnam74 wrote:

Now I’m waiting to see the release of D FA* 85MM F1.4. Hopefully the quality close or exceed the D FA* 50mm f1.4.

Same finesharpness, same superb coating, better and softer bokeh and a little pricey 😊😊

Great

When we will see it ?

I have dfa*50mm it is wonderful lens. Maybe the best in pentax stable.

And a very slow and small production run, to keep the high quality.

I have it as well and can’t argue with that take!

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Mistral75
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Additional piece of information, lower credibility (single source): RRP = €1,199 (i.e. approx. $1,100).

Joseph Tainter Forum Pro • Posts: 11,129
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asahi man wrote:

And a very slow and small production run, to keep the high quality.

Given Pentax's poor lens manufacturing quality control in recent years, this would be very good news.

My most recent purchase was the DFA* 50 F1.4. It is superb.

Joe

miles green
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asahi man wrote:

vietnam74 wrote:

Now I’m waiting to see the release of D FA* 85MM F1.4. Hopefully the quality close or exceed the D FA* 50mm f1.4.

Same finesharpness, same superb coating, better and softer bokeh and a little pricey 😊😊

And a very slow and small production run, to keep the high quality.

Argh, the wait is agonizing!

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miles green
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Heliar wrote:

Mistral75 wrote:

From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter.

I'll add that the announcement will be on Thursday the 23rd in Japan but actually on Wednesday the 22nd at 22:00 UTC.

Just two months after I got tired of waiting for it and bought D-FA* 70-200 F/2.8.

Well if you decide you want the lighter lens, send me a PM! 

Sigh.

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Merci Mistral! 

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Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,787
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robbo d wrote:

Wow, a few new products!!

Life in the old dog still......

If they bring out a new apsc body, those 16-50 & 50-135 need a long overdue shake up. Any news on those Asahi Man ?

Asahi man is like a Kung Fu master in a Tarantino film... he never replies

Thank you for your 2 snippets per annum Asahi man.

I won't buy another Pentax DSLR until the AF is vastly improved and those lenses need it too, despite the 50-135 being my most favourite optic ever ........ absolute flawed genius.

You'll not be buying Pentax again then. Do you need subject tracking or is it just a demand?

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Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,787
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zakaria wrote:

asahi man wrote:

vietnam74 wrote:

Now I’m waiting to see the release of D FA* 85MM F1.4. Hopefully the quality close or exceed the D FA* 50mm f1.4.

Same finesharpness, same superb coating, better and softer bokeh and a little pricey 😊😊

Great

When we will see it ?

I have dfa*50mm it is wonderful lens. Maybe the best in pentax stable.

And a very slow and small production run, to keep the high quality.

2026

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MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 39,928
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Mistral75 wrote:

Additional piece of information, lower credibility (single source): RRP = €1,199 (i.e. approx. $1,100).

I suppose the price is reasonable but I'd have hoped for something more along the lines of $700-800

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