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12-01-2015, 06:20 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
That may interrest people like me to get your old lenses for a great price, but if I'am Ricoh and i read that I'll be quite afraid of such statement. This mean you may never buy another lens (bad) and on top on that you'll steal sales from people that are actually willing to buy lenses (bad). The only possibility to me is to ensure the lens is expensive and not so great so that people still give me money and people still have justification for buying more specialized lenses.
Not necessarily. Remember, the major characteristic of superzooms is that they are optically not all that far from kit zooms because of their compromises across the focal length range, and they are also very slow at the tele end. Most of the zooms I would be selling off are ones Pentax no longer makes (FA28-90, DA18-250). And even the superzoom owner sometimes wants something faster (50-135/2.8), something wider (12-24 for example), something specialised (10-17 fisheye), and now something full-frame (try making a 16-300 in that and see how big it gets), and that's before we get to primes and macros.

So a WR APS-C 16-300 is not going to kill the market for lenses overnight, because there will always be people who want something else, or as well.

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If they did the 16-300 in WR I would get one for a super light weight kit if doing major hiking where weight would be a concern, as in I would need to carry in plenty of food, water, sleeping bag, tent, gun, etc.
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If they did the 16-300 in WR I would get one for a super light weight kit
The lens would hardly be light, or small for that matter; on the other hand, it would definitely make for simplification of kit. (OT: What sort of hiking do you do that requires a gun? Long field trips where you shoot your own dinner? Specific hunting trips? Or just insurance against things that might bite you?)
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The lens would hardly be light, or small for that matter; on the other hand, it would definitely make for simplification of kit. (OT: What sort of hiking do you do that requires a gun? Long field trips where you shoot your own dinner? Specific hunting trips? Or just insurance against things that might bite you?)
Insurance against things that may bite me.

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Insurance against things that may bite me.
"I shot the bear. Then he came for me so I shot him. Then when he was dead I shot him again. One shot with my trusty (insert gun here) and two with my Pentax."

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"I shot the bear. Then he came for me so I shot him. Then when he was dead I shot him again. One shot with my trusty (insert gun here) and two with my Pentax."
poor bear.
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Better to lose the bear than a forum member IMO. I would rather not shoot one either, but if it were me or the bear, I would rather that I were the one living at the end of the encounter.
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Yep, and a .454 casull will do the trick too. I'd rather not have to, but I'll go ahead and be prepared.

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Oh, I was talking about the sigma 18-300 ... in a K-mount ... which is what I'm looking for. (The Tamron 16-300 WOULD be awesome).

Sigma says they're going to make the 18-300 in a K-Mount on their website. Or they have and they're out and they're on back order (it says backorder). And Amazon's website just says available for Pre-Order.

What I was confused about is ... has there been a K-Mount production run and some people have them and they're just out ... or has it actually not been released yet?
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I bought one in August of this year. It takes really nice images, but I ended up sending it back and buying a Pentax 16-85 to compliment my Sigma 150-500. So, they have been made and distributed.
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Interesting choice - do you not miss the gap between 85 and 150?
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The 16-85 seems to be a more specialized lens made for its specific range. The 18-300 may suit you if you need that broad of a range, and the images are very nice. The 18-300 has external movement on its barrel when the AF operates sometimes, which I did not know before I got it and sent it back. My Sigma 150-500 and Pentax 16-85 did not have that. I also want to mention that you will not have the Pentax 1.4 TC compatibility with the 18-300, which you would have with the Pentax 18-270, which is running about 428 dollars on Amazon today. I have thought about the 85-150 gap, but I would probably opt for a new Pentax 70-200 and another camera body instead of getting a lens which covers an extensive focal length along with that area. I am happy with the 16-85 on my K5IIS and my 150-500 on my K3II for now because they cover quite a lot with dependable performance. So, seeming as you are doing something similar to what I did in terms of seeing the pre-order annotation for the 18-300 and waiting for the lens to be obtainable, you may want to consider opting for the 16-85, 18-135, or the 18-270 Pentax lenses, depending on your range needs. You could wait for the Sigma, and obviously having the 150-500 I am a Sigma user, but if you want to start shooting you may want to opt for a Pentax lens and its thorough compatibility.

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Well, I do have a pentax 18-55, and a Tamron 28-300 ... which are great. I was just kind of excited over the prospect of having the low end of the range available on one lens so I don't have to change in the field, especially when out in the wilderness when I'm shooting grand views one minute and wildlife the next, or maybe I want something big and close for one shot but there are some elk up that next hill or a bird on a flower 20 yards away ... it would just be nice to have one lens and not have to switch. I do have the Pentax 1.4TC, but of course if I slap that on an 18-270, I'm right back where I started with the 28-300. I mean, what I HAVE is good ENOUGH ... but ... I would seriously go for an 18-300 or a 16-300 AF in K mount if I could find one.
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Well, I do have a pentax 18-55, and a Tamron 28-300 ... which are great. I was just kind of excited over the prospect of having the low end of the range available on one lens so I don't have to change in the field, especially when out in the wilderness when I'm shooting grand views one minute and wildlife the next, or maybe I want something big and close for one shot but there are some elk up that next hill or a bird on a flower 20 yards away ... it would just be nice to have one lens and not have to switch. I do have the Pentax 1.4TC, but of course if I slap that on an 18-270, I'm right back where I started with the 28-300. I mean, what I HAVE is good ENOUGH ... but ... I would seriously go for an 18-300 or a 16-300 AF in K mount if I could find one.
You may want to check with B and H or Adorama and ask them when the lens is going to be available, or just pre-order it and have it when it is ready. As I said, when I had the lens it took very nice images, and if you want to have the availability of that specific range as it is, that may be your way to go. That is what I had in mind when I bought the 16-85. I just wanted a lens that would perform very well in that range, and that is what I got. If the range of 18-300 is what you want for your versatility of performance, that may be for you. Below are a couple of shortcuts to pictures that I took with the Sigma 18-300 for Pentax K Mount in August of this year in case you need some examples.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/280007d...nt_example.jpg

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/280008d...rtial_crop.jpg

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I called B&H and they have no ETA on it, though their website says "coming soon". But no idea what "soon" means.

So what you're saying is that you actually had/have one, which would mean that they have done a production run, which means it has actually been released in K mount at some point and that we're basically waiting on another production run.

Everything seems very vague. *Sigh*. It's what the wife wanted to get me for Christmas (and Anniversary, and Birthday ... yes, I know, I have an awesome wife.). But it looks like she won't be able to. She was thinking of just pre-ordering it anyway, but if nobody has any idea when it might be available it seems kinda .... chancey.
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