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12-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #211
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
This means that the new policy has done nothing but prevented users otherwise interested in Pentax lenses from buying them.
It may also prevent someone from purchasing a Pentax SLR when the only major lens options are Pentax and Sigma. I was at a photo show last weekend, and Pentax is now competing against Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, etc. Especially with the advent of the mirrorless cameras.

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5 years ago I was coming back into photography after a long "sabbatical". I was on the fence between Nikon and Pentax being the system to adopt. Had the current MAP imposed by Pentax been in place then I would be shooting Nikon today without a doubt.

As things stand today, I have now made my final Pentax purchases. I bought a "closeout" K-5 and a mega-sale 50-135. Adorama and BH Photo will continue to get my business, but Pentax has received the last penny of my money unless they reel in their MAP policies. If I have need for any further APS-C lenses, Sigma will be profiting from that.
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12-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #216
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Count me in as well. I have been unable to afford any of the Pentax lenses except manual and have purchased Sigma, Tamron. Did purchase the K-01 and 40mm on Black Friday pricing but the current Pentax pricing will make me continue to purchase only older lenses or 3rd party.
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12-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #218
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count me in! how about lower prices on the fa limiteds... ok no :P one can dream

12-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #219
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Ricoh/Pentax, your current UPP on lenses has got to be among the worst marketing decisions I've ever seen. What were you thinking? I will not buy another Pentax lens until the price structure returns to pre-price-gouging levels. A better warranty would also be a welcome addition especially on the SDM series.
12-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #220
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I am in the market for new lenses and I want Pentax lenses. But prices have skyrocketed since I first bought my Pentax camera! Lower prices please!!
12-03-2012, 11:39 PM   #221
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Dear Pentax,
If I had known about the Black Friday sale on lenses in advance, I would have been prepared and bought one or two. Now that they are back to normal, I am forced to shop for used Pentax lenses or Sigma and Tamron glass. I have never found a Pentax lens that I wanted in a local photo shop, regardless of price. They either have low-end Pentax glass or in most cases, none at all. Therefore, I have only purchased glass online. If prices were cheaper, we would all buy more lenses, thus making us happier, and locking us in to the Pentax eco-system. We all would win.
12-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #222
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Just bought in Canada and beat U.S. prices

During the 'Black Friday' sale, the Pentax DA 18-250 was on sale for 1299. until Monday, then it went back up to 1800.00 which is pricey. After a lot of research to see if i could beat that price, I found it cheaper in Canada online for a total of 1200.00 which includes free shipping and no tax ! I do think Pentax should think about lowering some prices and make some lenses more available such as the 12 -24mm as I had to buy used.
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i'm in also.

pentax lenses are getting so ridiculously high. that's why i just settled for sigma brand lens. my only pentax lens are :standard 18-55mm and M 50mm 1.7 that i purchased in 1971.
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+1 I'm interested in limited primes, but I'll find good used ones if prices stay high.
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