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11-15-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Pentax 560mm date?

Does anyone know more or less when this lens is going to be available?

It has been in pre-order for a while now...

Also does anyone know of sample photos taken with this lens??

Thanks!

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December 15th. No sample photos yet, because the lens hasn't been released

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Thanks Adam... Was hoping someone might have had an early test/marketing sample and was kindly posting samples....
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Has anyone on the forum pre-ordered it?

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Had a chance to play with one at the SRS open day recently.

Shot with it alongside my F*250-600mm, at roughly 560mm and image quality from what I could see was very similar to my own lens, maybe slightly edging in front, but definately not enough for me to upgrade.

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take images with our own cameras, as it is apparently the only pre-production one of the finished design in the world right now!

Release date may slip into 2013.
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Just answering my own question, BH now lists it as being in stock...
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QuoteOriginally posted by GordonZA Quote
Just answering my own question, BH now lists it as being in stock...
And it is even plus shipping of $49.70. But at least it qualifies for the 2% reward........
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Suppose when you're already paying 7000$ for it an extra 50$ hardly seems like much...

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