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06-29-2015, 07:29 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Tamron has released ANYTHING new for K-mount in the last few years. Which means that some of their best and most exciting lenses are not available to Pentax users.

It was like at some specific point they made a business decision to not release any new designs in K-mount. So seeing an "upgraded" or "rebranded" anything from Tamron would definitely mark a change in their policy towards K-mount.
I agree with the first sentiment and not the second.

Tamron isn't producing anything new for K-mount, yes.

Pentax has, in the past, rebranded Tamron stuff. I'm sure if Pentax guaranteed Tamron $X sales then they'd produced a K-mount, of course they already know how.

So it's possible... and in the case of many lenses I hope it gets done. It would really help Pentax fill some gaps.

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Doing some serious travelling soon I still want one. Having a 18-250 Tamron moving to the Pentax 18-270 is not enough difference, but upgrading to the 16-300 Tamron would be well worth it.
Agreed. I have the Pentax-branded 18-250. The 16-300 with WR might be enough for me to upgrade. But they have to offer it in K-mount first.

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Probably we will see an upgraded 18-270 or an 18-300 with WR and HD coating. But if they give us a rebranded 16-300 that would be great.
The only thing that worries me is the potential price. Given the price of Pentax glass these days, I suspect a Pentax-branded 16-300 would list at $900 or more.

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Something close that is / has been released is the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Lens for Pentax K which is actually mentioned on the forum Sigma Launches New 18-300mm "Contemporary" Lens - Third-Party Announcements | PentaxForums.com

Not quite a 16-300 or WR but close. Seems to be getting good reviews
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Doing some serious travelling soon I still want one. Having a 18-250 Tamron moving to the Pentax 18-270 is not enough difference, but upgrading to the 16-300 Tamron would be well worth it.
Just about a year ago, I got a Tamron 18-270mm for my Canon Rebel. For various reasons, including image quality and (in)convenience of handling the lens, I had switched back to my two lens (18-55mm and 70-300mm) solution before my Rebel died and I bought my current K-30.

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If only the sigma 18-300 is WR I would get one. One of the main reasons I went to Pentax is the WR.
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Well, I personally would get the pentax 16-85 or the Sigma 18-250 for the plane, and try to find a nice SMC 50mm 1.7 for portraits.
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I suspect a Pentax-branded 16-300 would list at $900 or more.
One lens to rule them all (if all you ever do is glossy 6x4 and social media).
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A rebranded 16-300 for $900 would be too much. The price of the 150-600 is less than $1000 here in my part of the woods. The sigma 18-300 is about $500. So maybe it should be higher than the sigma but not as high as $900.

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