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01-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Production/Sale statistics for Pentax Lenses

Hi Everybody-

I have been wondering if Pentax releases statistics on how many lenses it produced/sold for its long K-mount production history.
I know these stats can be hard to come by, but any referrals would help: the results would be very interesting.

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Does anyone have a good compilation of estimates, if there are no hard stats?
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I have those numbers somewhere. Don't know where. The really bad news is that I cannot remember them clearly anymore! If I find them, I'll post them!

From my dim memory I think they made either 1.5 million F lenses or was it 2.5 million?

I do remember that they made 1.5 million lenses for the Auto 110 which was for me a surprisingly high number.

I THINK the number of Medium Format lenses was around 600 000. This was before the 645N/NII took really off.

I do believe that K and M lenses are made in numbers more than 5 million; don't remember exactly anymore. A lenses somewhat less.

Cannot remember the number of FA lenses but it was a higher number than F lenses....

These numbers are from the early/mid -90's

The source for this info was a Pentax engineer so they are trustworthy....

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The numbers you want are unavailable to all but a very few. And those few are not talking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
The numbers you want are unavailable to all but a very few. And those few are not talking.
They talked to me via a friend....
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I think I remember that the number of screwmount lense swas in the area of 7-9 million....
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