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09-08-2017, 03:08 PM   #1
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Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 lens availability in the UK

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I've finally convinced myself that I need the Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 lens, but it seems to be permanently out of stock in the UK.
Can anyone say when Ricoh/Pentax UK will be getting some (if ever)

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My best guess is to call or email a reseller such as SRS Microsystems. They should have the best idea besides Pentax. It might be that it's only available after special order? But that's just a guess...

---------- Post added Sep 8th, 2017 at 15:22 ----------

In fact, SRS has it listed as awaiting stock and available within 5--7 days.

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They say delivery would take five to seven days as they have to order it.
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Hi from Australia Richard, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Looking forward to seeing your photographs from that great lens.
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I would go ahead and order the lens from SRS. I know that many retailers have made it a special-order item, but it is current and should be readily available.

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Wow! That price is something else...
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Yeah just about €4000 (which includes 20% VAT)it is $5000 in the states.

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Thanks everyone.
I will be buying from SRS. They asked Pentax UK about 4 weeks ago, when the lens would be available and Pentax said after August 25th.
That date has come and gone and Pentax UK still have the lens listed as Currently Not Available - DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW
Not sure how long I wait before buying a Nikon...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Richard-261 Quote
Thanks everyone.
I will be buying from SRS. The asked Pentax UK about 4 weeks ago, when the lens would be available and Pentax said after August 25th.
That date has come and gone and Pentax UK still have the lens listed as Currently Not Available - DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW
Not sure how long I wait before buying a Nikon...
Hi Richard, and welcome

I think your last comment deserves consideration...

The DA560 is currently 3,709 from SRS - quite a chunk of money. If you're generally committed to and invested in your Pentax system, then it's absolutely a worthwhile purchase and certainly worth waiting a few weeks or even months for, IMHO (I collect Soviet lenses, and I've waited many months to find certain models in the condition I want; on others, I'm still waiting ).

But, if obtaining a lens around this focal length and speed is of greater importance to you than the system in general, I wonder if such a large investment in the DA560 is advisable? Before you buy the lens or switch to Nikon, I'd respectfully suggest (if you haven't already done so) that you have a very clear idea of what's important to you regarding camera functionality, image quality and lens availability, and be sure what you buy delivers that.

If you need the lens urgently for commercial reasons or there's another significant deadline you're working to, perhaps you could rent the DA560 from SRS (I see it in their rental equipment list)?

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There are also used ones currently in the EU.

Or you take the Sigma 500mm 4.5:
https://www.elektroshopkoeck.com/at/index.php?id=SI%20500%2F4%2C5%20APO%20EX%20DG%20PAF
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Thanks for the comments.
The Nikon line was a joke really. I've used Pentax/Ricoh ALL my photographic life - 30 something years. So I'm not likely to change. But its frustrating when I finally decide that I'm ready to 'go for it' and the lens seems permanently out of stock.
However, I like the rental idea. I'll look into this.


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Hi Richard, and welcome

I think your last comment deserves consideration...

The DA560 is currently 3,709 from SRS - quite a chunk of money. If you're generally committed to and invested in your Pentax system, then it's absolutely a worthwhile purchase and certainly worth waiting a few weeks or even months for, IMHO (I collect Soviet lenses, and I've waited many months to find certain models in the condition I want; on others, I'm still waiting ).

But, if obtaining a lens around this focal length and speed is of greater importance to you than the system in general, I wonder if such a large investment in the DA560 is advisable? Before you buy the lens or switch to Nikon, I'd respectfully suggest (if you haven't already done so) that you have a very clear idea of what's important to you regarding camera functionality, image quality and lens availability, and be sure what you buy delivers that.

If you need the lens urgently for commercial reasons or there's another significant deadline you're working to, perhaps you could rent the DA560 from SRS (I see it in their rental equipment list)?
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It might come to that...


QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
There are also used ones currently in the EU.

Or you take the Sigma 500mm 4.5:
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For this budget you could also get a used FA* 600mm
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Now that's an idea. Do you know of any?


QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
For this budget you could also get a used FA* 600mm
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Sure, there are so few you always know every copy available
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