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01-15-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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DA18-250 is discontinued

DA18-250 is not in production. Maybe contract with Tamron is finished...

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Do you have a link or press release that announces this, or is this a rumor?
01-15-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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From 2 sources - from Pentax Germany and Pentax Russia.
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Enter the 18-270.

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On the 'other' forum they are discussing a Sigma 18-250mm
01-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by woodworm Quote
On the 'other' forum they are discussing a Sigma 18-250mm
Unlikely. Sigma never licensed mount use so first-party manufacturers don't play well with them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Unlikely. Sigma never licensed mount use so first-party manufacturers don't play well with them.
Sorry, I was referring to this

It's due in March according to that link ....
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QuoteOriginally posted by woodworm Quote
Sorry, I was referring to this

It's due in March according to that link ....
I was refering to that lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
From 2 sources - from Pentax Germany and Pentax Russia.
Again, please provide link(s).
01-15-2009, 12:34 PM   #10
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
I was refering to that lens.
I may have misread the first post Thought the OP was asking where to buy one and I was just suggesting a possible alternative

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01-15-2009, 03:01 PM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by Entropy Quote
Doesn't look discontinued to me.
To me neither.

But wasn't it ogl who predicted the k-m for Photokina ...?
01-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #13
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It is still available at the Pentax site </title><meta name='keywords' content='' /><meta name='description' content='' /><meta name='robots' content='NOODP' /><meta http-equiv='content-type' content='text/html; charset=utf-8' /><meta http-equiv='imagetoolbar' content='false' /><link rel='s

Probably its being replaced by a 18-270 or something like that.
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I'd hazard a guess it'd be replace by the 18-270 as well.
Have heard good reviews so far from the Tamron as well (from a few Canonites).
01-15-2009, 04:08 PM   #15
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QuoteOriginally posted by Noisychip Quote
To me neither.

But wasn't it ogl who predicted the k-m for Photokina ...?
Ogl is a nice and harmless chap but information he doesn't have. Talking about his "prediction" for Photokina in response to you saying he "predicted" K-m:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/304785-post268.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/305275-post277.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/305277-post278.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/305286-post279.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/345379-post309.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/345542-post314.html
one of mine about him:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/345493-post312.html

And about K-m some of us knew the whole datasheet of the thing from May-June (and had beta cameras in September) simply because Pentax/Hoya put it on their dealers intranet and made no big fuss about it. Now very few people know something for sure and I can guarantee you that with his past of "telling in the evening on the fora what he was told in the morning" a fellow like him can't have any meaningful connections.

It's nothing personal, just the way things go.

What will come could be either plain boring, revolutionary for our system or anything in between but please understand that the very few that know don't talk and the many that talk don't know! And I want to believe that Hoya went to this extraordinary lenghts just because it has something good.

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