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09-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hey what happened to the Pentax 12-24 F/4?

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I was just wondering what happened to the Pentax DA 12-24 mm F/4 lens. It has been about almost 3 months since it has been out of stock at B & H and Adorama. During the same time I have seen other Pentax lenses go out of stock such as the FA 31 and 43 and come back in stock. What gives? Are they going to replace it with that lens they filed the patent on: the DA 12-36 F3.2-4.5 ?

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I doubt that they've discontinued the lens... It's probably that the manufacture is low on stock and can't resupply B&H and Adorama. In other words, maybe Pentax needs to run another production on the DA 12-24mm lens???...
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I also don't believe the DA 12-24 will be replaced... perhaps complemented by the new WR lens, but the 12-24 has a permanent slot in the DA lens lineup IMO.
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I'll speculate that the disastrous earthquake interrupted supply lines, and the parts situation hasn't yet recovered enough for full production to resume.

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Yes. I have been watching BHP and adorama for a while now and it still says no stock available. I am thinking to get this lens myself.
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I hope that they sold out the old stock deliberately and are switching to a WR design, now that would be sweet.
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