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04-19-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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FA 35/2.0 & FA 20-35/4.0 Listed As In Stock

I see these items, each with a 1 year warranty and in the box, implying they are New. Are these old stock that have been found somewhere, or is Pentax building new, old lenses?

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Actually, I see these lenses are listed as available on the Pentax Japan web site, though not at the Pentax USA web site. So, these must be gray market items?
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FA 35mm f/2

I believe these are old stock. I just bought one from B&H. "Japan" is listed on the lens, and the date on the manual that came with the lens is 2002, though that probably doesn't mean much. It seems to be of the same quality as my other FA lenses from the pre-digital days. It's a very nice lens, it's quickly becoming my favorite.
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THe prime shows discontinued now... /pout

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Wow! Gone already. I debated between the DA 35mm and FA 35mm. Decided on the FA because it was faster than the DA and also I wanted a lens I could still use on my film camera. (Yes, I still shoot film too. It's a different experience than digital. Pretty bummed that Kodachrome is no longer on the market). Glad I didn't dilly-dally on getting it (though the dream was to get the FA 31mm but it's a bit to pricey on my budget).
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