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06-25-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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Pentax K-S1 Discontinued

The Pentax K-S1 has been discontinued as of June, 2016.

Read more on the PF homepage...

06-25-2016, 10:34 AM   #2
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that explains why its listed for a fantastic price on the BH site

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06-26-2016, 02:53 AM   #3
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Well I guess that tells us about its sells volume... such a short but well lit life it had
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venom3300 Quote
Well I guess that tells us about its sells volume... such a short but well lit life it had
"The planned production run was completed." *



* JC Carlson K-01 reference


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06-26-2016, 08:41 AM   #5
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The K-S1 was announced in August 2014 - a nearly 2-year life is not that short (looks like it was longer than the K-m, K-x, K-30, or K-500). The K-50's long lifespan was unusual for non-flagship bodies.

Interestingly, the K-S1 is still on the products page on the Ricoh Japan site, while the K-50 was moved to 'Discontinued' at least a week before it was announced on PF. I really think the K-S1 was designed for the Japanese market - perhaps it will be available a little longer there.

This does leave Pentax without a metallic blue body ine the lineup for the first time in six years. Time for a another petition!
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Huh I guess its older than I realized. Time flies I guess. I stand corrected.
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