Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-18-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
Inactive Account

Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 221
Wanting to buy an affordable 600mm???

Is there any store or brand of 600mm lens for pentax???


Prices seems to start at $ it possible to find another brand????

Help. Thanks

08-18-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
Inactive Account
roy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: D/FW area, Tx.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,712
good freaking luck!!!
most inexpensive for it is to get a pentax 500mm/f4.5 and a 1.4x TC to give you 720mm at f6.3. this will run you somewhere around $500-800usd. you might as well get a bigma for around the same price..
08-19-2007, 03:12 AM   #3
Lowell Goudge's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,400
depending upon budget, you might want to look around for a 500-600 mm mirror lens. There is a little camera shop in toronto that has a tameron 500mm F8 for $250. Similar finds have been reported by other members

the same shop also has an SMC 300mm F4. but it is much more expensive.
08-19-2007, 04:18 AM   #4
Inactive Account

Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 221
Original Poster
Thanks for both your imput

Is there any chance the pentax will put out a new 600mm?

Or will a 3rd party put one out?

I understand that it costs $$ to engineer the lens and market and then hopefully have enough speciality buyers to create a big enough demand to justify the whole process.

Does anyone know when the last Pentax or 3rd party 600mm came out??

It seems like the ultimate investment to get a 600mm and keep it because they seem rare and should hold their value; maybe even go up in price because of the lack of production and continuing growth of digital photography.

I understand that there are not too many freaks willing to invest $3000-4000 into just a lens to shoot animals, not girls.

Thanks in advance for any input.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens, thanks
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New and wanting to learn mummarazzi Welcomes and Introductions 5 10-27-2010 07:58 PM
Aussie wanting to buy a 60-250 from Adorama... AdrianN Photographic Technique 5 10-14-2009 03:11 PM
In anticipation of the K-x release, wanting to pre-buy signadvantage2 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 9 10-11-2009 07:31 PM
Suggestions Please? Wanting to buy Telephoto Zoom Len.... heymissjo Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 09-07-2009 09:54 AM
Wanting/Needing a new DSLR. brofkand Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 17 05-28-2009 06:49 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:38 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]