Accessory Price Increase

Higher MSRPs on September 1, 2011

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Aug 6, 2011

Today Pentax posted some unwelcome news on their Japan website: they announced a price (MSRP) increase on dozens of camera accessories effective September 1st, 2011.

The price increase will affect teleconverters, flash accessories, mount adapters, hoods, and caps.  Pentax cited factors such as low sales figures for legacy accessories, increasing material costs, and the recent disaster in Japan as justification for the increase.  It cannot be denied, however, that accessories have much higher markups than other Pentax products and that these markups are merely being increased to generate additional revenue.

The increase in price ranges from 15% to 75% of the original item price (most are in the upper end of the range, unfortunately).

Below is a brief list of the most popular accessories that will rise in price next month. The full list can be found on the Pentax Japan web site.

Be sure to get your accessories before the prices go up (if they're in stock!).

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