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04-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #16
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What a shame...

Time to book a holiday to the far east me thinks...

04-16-2012, 12:29 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The problem with that is that several makers have stopped doing K mounts and Tamron and Sigma seem to be either slowing their releases or not releasing as many lenses at all in K mount.
Yes and no.

A few years ago Sigma and Tamron both increased the number of lenses they offered in K mount. Sigma re-added the 70-200 f/2.8 HSM and then the OS version, and also introduced K mount versions of some of it's newer designs such as the 50-150 and 17-70.

What we're seeing now is Sigma not extending that to new versions of the 120-300 and 150 macro (neither of which has ever been in K mount) and the new 180 macro (which is a loss).

Tamron has never really been a big supporter of the K mount, but in recent years we've seen the 70-200.

I guess what I am saying is that third party support for the K mount is still far and away better than it was in the *ist era.
04-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote

Unfortunately it will probably hit the rest of Europe ASAP, too ...
Well, the prices in Spain were already what the UK prices are now, with the increases (or in some cases, even more). Pentax is very, very uncommon here, and with these prices it's not hard to see why. If they increase them any further they may as well just pull out of the market altogether.

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