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01-14-2014, 04:12 AM   #1
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Q7 lenses Australia?

Hi Q users

I notice on the Pentax website in Australia, they don't list the 01 prime lens, or the Q to K adapter.
Also, kits only include the zooms. Are they available???

Anyway, I'm thinking of Qonverting to the Q as a second / carry everywhere / family outings camera, as I don't carry my K7 nearly enough and my K10d, not at all.
The simple reason is: size and weight. Other mirrorless aren't significantly smaller than my K7, IMHO...
Am I Qrazy?


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01-14-2014, 05:04 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
Am I Qrazy?
Quite clearly, Yes! As for your enquiry about the lens & accessories, I don't have an answer to that...
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Hi Cal, I got the Q to K adapter form TEDS cameras for $249- and got a new Q with 01 from eBay for under $200- delivered.
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Seems like nobody is trying to stop me… Thanks guys. I guess I'll try emailing Pentax Aust directly.

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Email to Ricoh sent.
Also asked about the tripod shoe, which inexplicably seems not to be included with the K-Q adapter.
If I do hear back from them, I'll post the info below for the benefit of other Aussies.
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I m curious to know also.....why the Pentax webstore don't sell the 01 prime


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I m curious to know also.....why the Pentax webstore don't sell the 01 prime
In the USA we asked the question in late April 2013 directly to Pentax exec's. We were told the 01 Prime was originally manufactured in sufficient quantities only to be marketed as a kit lens outside Japan. They simply didn't make a batch and store them for separate sale outside Japan. RIAC told us they had a real devil of a time getting any 01 Primes to show at our webstore, even before introduction of Q7.

This seems like a conflicted marketing decision given Pentax allegedly wants to emphasize thje capability of the Q line as a mirrorless camera for RAW files rather than a fun camera for jpeg snapshots.
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Here is an 01 for sale, comes with free backup Q body and 05 toy tele

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… no official answer to my message yet.
It frequently requires persistence and determination to get people to sell you things in Australia. No wonder our balance of trade is so good. If Adorama or B&H (or Yodobashi) set up here, they would be printing money.
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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
Hi Q users

I notice on the Pentax website in Australia, they don't list the 01 prime lens, .....

Luxury, you have a webstore !
this side of ditch we'd lick road for a webstore
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
In the USA we asked the question in late April 2013 directly to Pentax exec's. We were told the 01 Prime was originally manufactured in sufficient quantities only to be marketed as a kit lens outside Japan. They simply didn't make a batch and store them for separate sale outside Japan. RIAC told us they had a real devil of a time getting any 01 Primes to show at our webstore, even before introduction of Q7.

This seems like a conflicted marketing decision given Pentax allegedly wants to emphasize thje capability of the Q line as a mirrorless camera for RAW files rather than a fun camera for jpeg snapshots.
Thanks monochrome. Seems like a poor decision by Pentax/Ricoh to me....looks like those people who would like a 01 lens have to source this via ebay or from existing users looking to upgrade.
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Luxury, you have a webstore !
this side of ditch we'd lick road for a webstore
And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.

(Thanks to Monty Python.)
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Whats with the black 01 then ?
Pre Order Pentax 01 Standard Prime F1 9 Lens for Pentax Q Mount New Black | eBay
Did some come out with bodies too ?
It's the one I want
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Contact Us | www.pentax.com.au

No answer = they don't want my money.
No response to a customer wanting to part with their hard earned cash. Imagine the difficulty to get support if there's a problem.
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In japan you can get the 01 lens in 19 different colors (by special order). See here: 01 STANDARD PRIME / High-Performance Lenses / Q-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING

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