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02-11-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
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Are 645 FA lenses still in production?

I have read several times that Pentax stopped the production of all 645 FA lenses and that all the FA lenses still for sale in Japan, Asia, Europe etc., are all old stock. Anyone know if those lenses are still made? Most are still on the Ricoh lens map.

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If I was to take a guess they were all old stock. For example the FA 300mm 5.6 was listed on the Japan site as available new a couple years ago but is no longer available; only the FA* 300mm 4.0 now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thomas Quote
I have read several times that Pentax stopped the production of all 645 FA lenses and that all the FA lenses still for sale in Japan, Asia, Europe etc., are all old stock. Anyone know if those lenses are still made? Most are still on the Ricoh lens map.

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Most of them are still in production but available in Japan only AFAIK. But this could have changed.

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There are a couple lenses that are still available in Japan, as new, but are gone from other markets. Even some 67 lenses, last time I checked

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Anouther thought is that they were old stock parts and they are assembling them as need for new lenses until supplies run out. Like a said a couple lenses that were available new in Japan 2yrs ago are no longer available.
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Anouther thought is that they were old stock parts and they are assembling them as need for new lenses until supplies run out. Like a said a couple lenses that were available new in Japan 2yrs ago are no longer available.
FWIW Some, including the 300mm f5.6, are listed as discontinued.

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hope that they keep showing up on the used market, if the new 25mm is any indication, all new lenses will cost an arm and a leg.
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