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04-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Newegg post DA 35 2.4 as discontinued.

PENTAX 21987 DA 35mm F2.4 AL Lens - Newegg.com

04-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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B&H still has it listed... but as back-ordered. I just checked the Newegg listing at 12:36pm NYT on April 11th and it says "out of stock," not discontinued.

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I wouldn't read anything into it. Newegg isn't an authorized retailer...

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I doubt it ... just out of stock ... J

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They may not be an AD but they do have a very wide range of Pentax gear - including binoculars and scopes. Their site says this on the upper right side of the listing for the 35/2.4

Discontinued
  • This item is currently out of stock and it may or may not be restocked.
Discontinued

Pentax USA's online webstore has it listed as:
Available for backorder Ships within 10 business days
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I doubt it too. This isn't a very old lens, just released in the last three years. Wouldn't make sense to discontinue it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
They may not be an AD but they do have a very wide range of Pentax gear - including binoculars and scopes. Their site says this on the upper right side of the listing for the 35/2.4

Discontinued
  • This item is currently out of stock and it may or may not be restocked.
Discontinued

Pentax USA's online webstore has it listed as:
Available for backorder Ships within 10 business days
If they aren't an authorized retailer then they won't know if they can get more stock...as I said, don't read anything into it. Vagaries of the gray market...
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*tinfoil hat* Unless its getting re-named to a D-FA? Unless I'm mistaken, isn't it simmilar to an older 35mm (I forgot which one).

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobandirus Quote
*tinfoil hat* Unless its getting re-named to a D-FA? Unless I'm mistaken, isn't it simmilar to an older 35mm (I forgot which one).
It is supposed to be optically the same as the FA 35/2.
04-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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It's best-selling Pentax lens in Japan -
http://kakaku.com/camera/camera-lens/ranking_1050/page=5/

It's mistake of this shop IMO
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Discontinued on newegg.com probably just mean that the might not sell that lens anymore. So discontinued by newegg.com does not mean it's discontinued by Pentax.

Edit: Or this might just be the way newegg.com handles stuff with unknown delivery date.

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04-11-2013, 10:40 AM   #12
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Henrys, Aden Camera (Toronto) and Vistek are all showing it out of stock. I know Henry's hasn't had it for a while as it is a lens I'm interested in. One does have to wonder whether it is a production issue or an upcoming discontinuation?

Just checked Pentax's web site and I can't find the lens listed
http://www.pentax.jp/english/products/lens/

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Discontinuing such a recent lens is just unthinkable.
I know this is Pentax but still ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
Henrys, Aden Camera (Toronto) and Vistek are all showing it out of stock. I know Henry's hasn't had it for a while as it is a lens I'm interested in. One does have to wonder whether it is a production issue or an upcoming discontinuation?

Just checked Pentax's web site and I can't find the lens listed
Interchangeable Lenses : Digital Cameras : Products | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING
????????????????????PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

English version is very rare updated
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
English version is very rare updated
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).
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