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04-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
Fair enough - although the lens is several years old, so you'd expect it to be listed on the site. This thread seemed to be rapidly turning into a rumor mill, and I"m not sure why I felt compelled to fuel it. As far as I can tell there is no definitive information one way or the other on the lens. On the same English Pentax site, you can see that the lens is still on the roadmap (whenever that was last updated).
The english version still list FA 20-35, FAJ 28-80 and DA 18-55 II, but other lenses such as DA 18-135 , DA 50, DA 560 and DA 18-270 are missing.

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I'd be more interested what they would replace it with. Other than that, if you were not sure about this lens before, now might be the time to get it. Its cheap and might not be available for long
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Perhaps its just that stock is currently depleted and Pentax could not give a firm date (when has that happened) for its anticipated delivery? It's been an excellent seller from what I've read.
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OMG Pentax is doomed.........../sarc

No wait, this means they stopped production so they could rebrand it as DFA......./sarc

This definitely means a FF camera will be released on April 17th.........../sarc


Or maybe it means the lens sold well and the production run is gone and we have to wait for time on the line to make a new run. As I understand it the lenses are made in batches or runs and if sales projections are wrong then they go out of stock for a while until production catches up. If so, this is a GOOD THING as sales are exceeding projections............ /serious

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Agreed with the general view that it is out of stock rather than production. In any event, I'll still keep it on my most wanted list, along with a complete set of limiteds and another body or two
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MSL - PM me if you are interested. I have a mint 35 f2.4 available. I am in Burlington, ON.
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The first Gulf War was almost 23 years ago. I was 34 years old. I still remember the silence before the storm, and how uncomfortable the silence was.

Just a hunch, but I smell a hint of "Shock and Awe" coming from Ricoh.
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I doubt it's being discontinued, but it is odd that the lens is out of stock from nearly every online retailer, Adorama and B&H included.

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Maybe they are discontinued from newegg meaning they wont sell that lens anymore because it doesnt sell so good for them?
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The first Gulf War was almost 23 years ago.
I read that and thought: that's a typo, no freakin way that was 23 years ago. Man, does time fly.............
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Sometimes an error in an online store listing is just an error, not major Pentax news.
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Sometimes an error in an online store listing is just an error, not major Pentax news.
But don't we all need a diversion now and then from the theoretical FF camera due any day now
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Maybe they are discontinued from newegg meaning they wont sell that lens anymore because it doesnt sell so good for them?
People usually don't put an item as discontinued even they don't sell it anymore. They just put it out of stock. When they put it as discontinued , the distributor must inform them so.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
FF camera due any day now
The FF camera is due any day now! Great, do you know the pricing and will it have 36mp or 42mp? And will it be available in colors? And I hope it is smaller than the k-5 because I'm going to jump to Nikon if they make it too big. /sarc /joking
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
The FF camera is due any day now! Great, do you know the pricing and will it have 36mp or 42mp? And will it be available in colors? And I hope it is smaller than the k-5 because I'm going to jump to Nikon if they make it too big. /sarc /joking
It had better be all manual, and NO LCD!!!! Split focusing screen and center-weighted metering only...stop me I'm getting turned on!

Oh wait, I already have too many of those sitting on the self...
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