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01-26-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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is there a full DA list?? FA out of production?

Is there a list of all known (current, planned, rumored) DA lenses?

Are all the FA lenses out of production and it's just what FA lenses Pentax has left in stock? I heard that the FA Limiteds, the 35 and 50 were all out of production and only what's left in stock is all there will be till the new DA versions of the 35 and 55 come out. Is there any truth to this?

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not sure if the FA are no longer being produced.
i did find this lens development roadmap on the pentax site.
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That might be the truth. None of us know.
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To my surprise I saw the other day that the 35/2 has been rebadged for the Samsung DSLR's. Production must be on-going, they list it as their "normal lens".

Samsung Digital Cameras - DIGITAL SLR

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QuoteOriginally posted by AlbertSiegel Quote
Is there a list of all known (current, planned, rumored) DA lenses?

Are all the FA lenses out of production and it's just what FA lenses Pentax has left in stock? I heard that the FA Limiteds, the 35 and 50 were all out of production and only what's left in stock is all there will be till the new DA versions of the 35 and 55 come out. Is there any truth to this?
Internet rumours. To my mind no official announcement that the remaining FA lenses have been discontinued. These lenses have been selling steadily and I see no urgent need for Pentax to discontinue production of them. They might be modified to accommodate SDM or redesigned in the near future. Only Pentax can answer this. BTW where is the source of your info?

Anyway posts of any impending discontinuation of such popular lenses isn't good as it invariably takes a life of it's own and starts pushing up the prices of these lenses because everyone is gonna go out and buy 2 pieces or more (one to use, the others to hoard). The FA Limiteds already cost a lot, don't need these rumours to fuel an irrational buying frenzy.
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