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04-11-2016, 01:46 PM   #106
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Good news, that's the missing launch-puzzle piece

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
15-30 will be shipped together with K-1 was latest they told me.
Seems an odd choice; surely the 24-70 is the more versatile lens (unless you are opting for body plus 28-105 to save costs). Or am I misunderstanding things here?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Seems an odd choice; surely the 24-70 is the more versatile lens (unless you are opting for body plus 28-105 to save costs). Or am I misunderstanding things here?
He means it will be available at the same time as the K-1, not that it will be a kit. The 24-70, 70-200 and 150-450 are, of course, already available. the 15-30 and the 28-110 are the only announced new lenses still to be issued.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
He means it will be available at the same time as the K-1, not that it will be a kit.
Okay, got it. I think it's just that IIRC the FA-J 18-35 was a kit lens on early DSLRs and possibly late film bodies as well, hence the thought that such a thing was not beyond reason to be offered as such.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Okay, got it. I think it's just that IIRC the FA-J 18-35 was a kit lens on early DSLRs and possibly late film bodies as well, hence the thought that such a thing was not beyond reason to be offered as such.
There has been some speculation about whether there would be a kit lens offered with the K-1 but, I do not believe, there has been any confirmation. Some have suggested that the 28-105 would make a nice kit lens but no seller has offered it.
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Regardless of whether it's formally offered as a kit lens, I suspect there will be quite a few sellers who will be "strongly suggesting" it as the first affordable option for those not determined to get themselves a two point eight.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Okay, got it. I think it's just that IIRC the FA-J 18-35 was a kit lens on early DSLRs and possibly late film bodies as well, hence the thought that such a thing was not beyond reason to be offered as such.
But the 18-35 makes some sense on early DSLR's - they were APSC and thus this give the classic 28-50 zoom perspective. Not the most massive zoom range but not unheard of either. 15-30 on Full Frame would be like a 10-20 kit for APSC... freaky wild.
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Per B&H there are no official kits for the k-1. At least in the USA

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Per B&H there are no official kits for the k-1. At least in the USA
Either Ricoh Japan or Ricoh Imaging NA would need to order/print packaging and arrange a factory assembly run of 'kits' for there to be a package. That's a marketing decision that might well come later, after the initial Dealer orders for K-1 have been fulfilled. IIRC the Q01 lens was very hard to find initially because the bulk of the production run was packaged as Q/01 kits for Japan market. USA market was limited for quite some time to Q/02 kits.

Somebody made a marketing decision . . . . .

I hope by August (when I will have funds available) K-1 is in ready supply (not on wait / hold / b/o) for US buyers - but I'm not holding my breath. I plan to get the 24~70 with my K-1, but I could also just use my FA24~90 as a stop-gap if necessary.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Somebody made a marketing decision . . . . .
Yes. Not sure I agree with it but who knows maybe they know what they are doing.

One thing I find interesting is that there have been no B&H or Adorama specials on the 24-70. Everybody is the same price and not budging. I also read here yesterday that the 24-70 is out of stock in Australia. What those facts mean, I have no idea.
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As for Belgium and probably most European countries ('cos in Belgium, it really is Pentax Europe, France) there's currently NO kit and none scheduled.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
15-30 will be shipped together with K-1 was latest they told me.
So will be HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR and D-BG6 battery grip.
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Well, it's the time of Full Framers to shine this year. Enjoy your k-1 and all the new DFA lenses that will be coming out this year. I hope we APS-C lovers will have our turn of new lenses next year. I'm really looking forward to improvements in the APS-C lenses next year.
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it will be full frame that sounds the bell for years to come, excepting the 12-28 wide zoom that's still in the roadmap. Maybe some hd versions of DA lenses.
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Kit lens , I am almost certain will become available for Thanksgiving /Chritmas time. Now they fill order for Pentaxian who most of them have a lot of lenses.and dont want a kit lens.
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