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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-24-2022, 04:36 AM  
Now live: $100 Off the Pentax K-3 III (Black Friday Special)
Posted By bladerunner6
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Nice!
The Adorama price also includes a free Flashpoint flash. And B&H has it with the 16-85 for $2000.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-21-2022, 09:05 AM  
Lensbaby Sale 11/25 to 11/28: 35% off products over $300, 25% off products under $300
Posted By bladerunner6
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https://lensbaby.com/collections/collection

This is good for all their K-Mount lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-20-2022, 06:05 PM  
HD Pentax‐D FA Macro 100mm f/2.8 ED AW
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 195
Views: 16,758
I would lie, to see some more user reports, please.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-20-2022, 04:56 AM  
B&H 11/20 Daily deal- Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 $300
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 0
Views: 154
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1731684-REG/lensbaby_lbv56blep_velvet...981&

It is the special edition. Interesting deal on a 3rd party lens.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-18-2022, 08:48 AM  
UsedPhotoPro Black Friday Sale until November 28: 7% to 12% plus most items ship free
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Black Friday Starts Now at UsedPhotoPro: Used Cameras, Lenses, Lighting, and More!

Camera bags, monopods and tripods: 7%

Lenses and Cameras: 10%

Flashes, lighting and accessories: 12%

Most items have a 180 day warranty.

I saw a K-1 II in fair condition for $1062 and a K-70 in excellent condition for $400 before discount. They also have some lenses, medium format digital and other stuff that might have some appeal.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-18-2022, 05:45 AM  
B&H Daily Deal 11/18-Godox V1 Flash $159
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 0
Views: 168
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1466064-REG/godox_v1_p_v1_flash_for_p...981&

Nice price on one of the few 3rd party flashes for Pentax.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-17-2022, 05:36 AM  
Open Box K-3III for $1509 at Adorama
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 0
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https://www.adorama.com/us1592377.html?

If I hadnít used my hobby money on telescopes this year this might well be what I would buy.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-17-2022, 05:21 AM  
K-3III lens bundles and other deals at Ricoh Imaging USA
Posted By bladerunner6
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I noticed they have some decent deals on lens/camera bundles.

https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/product-category/monthly-specials/

These are alternatives to the current Adorama deal with the free flash.


https://www.adorama.com/ipxk3m3.html?
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 11-15-2022, 08:11 AM  
Brand new Medium Format Film SLR - sort of...
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 3
Views: 890
I saw a review of it in The Phoblographer:

The Phoblographer - Bridging Tech and Creative Photography
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-08-2022, 10:11 AM  
Pentax KF
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 425
Views: 29,525
Rondel, the math is right on the money. I looked at the launch price at the DPR review of the camera and it was $650. I put that into the inflation calculator and I got $804!

So a $800 launch price is pretty darn reasonable.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2022, 11:12 AM  
Pentax KF
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 425
Views: 29,525
Pentax says they are sticking with DSLRs so why not make a camera that has styling familiar to that type of user?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2022, 10:38 AM  
Pentax KF
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 425
Views: 29,525
The yen is pretty cheap right now.

1 USD to JPY - US Dollars to Japanese Yen Exchange Rate

This is pretty low historically:

Dollar Yen Exchange Rate (USD JPY) - Historical Chart | MacroTrends

That can definitely impact pricing, although the camera is made in The Philippines, so I don’t know how Ricoh works the import of it to the USA.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2022, 08:40 AM  
Pentax KF
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 425
Views: 29,525
The 18-50 is still on the roadmap from 8/22.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2022, 08:38 AM  
Pentax KF
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 425
Views: 29,525
119000 yen is about $800.

US pricing can vary.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2022, 07:32 AM  
Pentax KF
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 425
Views: 29,525
Thanks for the information.

Looks like we only have a couple of weeks before we get the details.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-07-2022, 04:10 AM  
Lensbaby Optic Swap Founders Collection $500-11/07/22 Only
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-06-2022, 04:27 PM  
Two online events scheduled for Asahi Optical's 103rd anniversary
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 83
Views: 6,311
Higher priced items generally have higher margins.

For example: a Nissan Versa is about 20k. There is a lot more profit in a single 40k pickup than in two Versas.

I certainly agree they need different items at different price points but I really don’t see them introducing many if any budget lenses.

The last real budget lens was 55-300 RE in June of 2016.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-06-2022, 11:23 AM  
Two online events scheduled for Asahi Optical's 103rd anniversary
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 83
Views: 6,311
A $2000 85mm lens makes them way more than four times the money selling four $500 85mm lenses. Ricoh would have to have a huge seller in an 85mm plastic fantastic to justify what would be at least a few lost sales of the 85 Star lens.

I don’t see that happening. In this vastly depressed market for camera gear having a huge array of lenses isn’t viable.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-01-2022, 09:25 AM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
Given that the 60-250 was sold as an APS-C only lens then if people need the extra lengths then there are the 300mm zooms.

And IIRC other vendors donít typically have something like a 60-250mm F4. At least I didnít find any using DPRís lens search feature.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-01-2022, 07:44 AM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
My thinking is that the 60-250 has already been replaced by the
70-210.

In this hugely contracted camera market having two 50plus-200plus f4 lenses makes very little sense.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-01-2022, 07:03 AM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
So it is on the roadmap.

All the patents point to a 70-300 with stabilization.

It will either be AW or WR.

And it is hard to imagine it not having a modern motor. The presence of the PLM in a similar lens gives that specification a bit of credibility.

And the two better known sources for inside info seem to back this up.

Unlike a lot of random speculation on the internet this seems pretty solid.

There really is a lot of information already about this lens.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-31-2022, 02:30 PM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
A lens that is on the roadmap is not a rumor.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-30-2022, 05:06 AM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
TAMRON | Discontinued Product List

All the lenses Pentax license from Tamron are discontinued.

15-30 in 2018, the 24-70 in 2017 and the 70-210 in 2019.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2022, 10:53 AM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
IIRC neither of the more respected sources for leaks have indicated much of a prospect for a 60-250 revamp.

My assumption that as a customer of Tamron Ricoh has at least some insight and guarantee on what the availability of lenses from them is going to be.

In this age of vastly contracted sales of photography gear Pentax only needs one lens in the category and most of the data points toward the 70-210 going forward.

I could be wrong as all anyone here is speculating.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2022, 07:02 AM  
60-250mm f/4, 200mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR discontinued?
Posted By bladerunner6
Replies: 231
Views: 12,818
My guess is it would the first route- less time and effort and less up front expenses.
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