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07-30-2010, 08:29 AM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
Hey,itīs out of produktion!!!!
Hoya stoped it.
They still have it on their Japanese website:

Interchangeable Lenses : Digital Cameras : Imaging Systems Division : PENTAX

or go to this site:

Pentax | Fa 600/4.0 Ed If | | Tri-State Camera, Video, and Computer

I wasn't going to buy one until next year.

07-30-2010, 08:41 AM   #167
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DA*135mm/f2 would be nice.
DA*400mm/f5.6 would be nice.
07-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #168
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
DA*135mm/f2 would be nice.
DA*400mm/f5.6 would be nice.
Yeah!
Would buy both.
07-30-2010, 09:37 AM   #169
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
DA*135mm/f2 would be nice.
DA*400mm/f5.6 would be nice.
The 135mm would be very high on my list IF it is sharp at F/2.0.

07-30-2010, 03:38 PM   #170
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QuoteOriginally posted by traderdrew Quote
They still have it on their Japanese website:

Interchangeable Lenses : Digital Cameras : Imaging Systems Division : PENTAX

or go to this site:

Pentax | Fa 600/4.0 Ed If | | Tri-State Camera, Video, and Computer

I wasn't going to buy one until next year.
Ok,should be new in the line again.
Meantime it was out of list.
End of last year it was outlistet.
Itīs interesting,i will ask Pentax about this lens.
If itīs back,could be a good sign.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
Ok,should be new in the line again.
Meantime it was out of list.
End of last year it was outlistet.
Itīs interesting,i will ask Pentax about this lens.
If itīs back,could be a good sign.
For what I know, it is still out of line in Japan. I guess the english page of the website is not up to date (as the roadmap from march 2009 on the same page would suggest).
07-31-2010, 02:23 AM   #172
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So,itīs not anymore on my last and before pricelist.
I think itīs officially history.
But will ask ASOC
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QuoteOriginally posted by youky63 Quote
For what I know, it is still out of line in Japan. I guess the english page of the website is not up to date (as the roadmap from march 2009 on the same page would suggest).
I have had the same fear, so I checked the japanese version and the FA*600 is still there, although on a separate list including DA16-45, DA100 (not WR); may be a list a discontinued lenses still availalble ?

By the way, on the tri-star site it is a bargain; price of such a lense exceeds usually 10 000 $

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The FA Star 600 has had "built to order" status for years. This means that the lens is not in regular production, but if you really really really want one Pentax can make one especially for you but it will take several months and you have to pay for it !

I haven't heard that the status on this lens has changed.
07-31-2010, 11:38 PM   #175
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DA* 11-16mm

I would love to see the Tokina 11-16 remade as a Pentax DA*

Why do we have to wait until everyone else has had a try of good Tokina lenses when Pentax is part of the same parent co?
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Tokina and Pentax are not part of the same company. It's amazing how widespread this belief is.
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I'm confuddled...

Hey Gazonk... You're freaking me out... Just when I think I know how things fit together...

After some frantic research I have to admit, I don't know who owns who anymore!

Thanks for the heads up though! I'm so glad I got that straight before I went and did something silly like post incorrect info on a public forum!

Back to the point though... DA* or Tokina, don't care... tis about the best cropped sensor wide angle zoom on the market and I wants it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Tokina and Pentax are not part of the same company. It's amazing how widespread this belief is.
Both are daughters of Hoya and parts of the Hoya-Tokina-Kenko Group.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
Both are daughters of Hoya and parts of the Hoya-Tokina-Kenko Group.
Huh? Can you document this?
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No,for what?
I work with Pentax and Hoya daily.
Hoya-Tokina-Kenko Group is one Part and Pentax is another part.
All together it is the Hoya Corporation.
Roughly confirmed.
Pentax is a daughter,like the other companies.
Talk with Pentax,maybe they tell you that.

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