DA 560 discontinued?


1stEverPentax

Link Posted 22/05/2021 - 00:00
Apparently so according to photorumors.

tigershoot

Link Posted 22/05/2021 - 10:14
I wouldn't be surprised if, for a lens like this, they produced an initial batch and then stopped making them. The expected sales must surely have been very small.
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

RobL

Link Posted 22/05/2021 - 10:25
It is now included in the discontinued lenses on the official website, although is still listed in stock at a couple of places if you have nearly 5 grand to spend!

In just a year it has gone up from 3 grand but the sheer weight and size put me off at the time.
Last Edited by RobL on 22/05/2021 - 10:28

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 23/05/2021 - 16:20
This was always a very niche lens for Pentax and I'm amazed anyone spent what it cost, especially as it's slow. The 150-450mm would be far more flexible, is a zoom, apparently has great IQ and is suitable for FF.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

RobL

Link Posted 23/05/2021 - 16:59
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
This was always a very niche lens for Pentax and I'm amazed anyone spent what it cost, especially as it's slow. The 150-450mm would be far more flexible, is a zoom, apparently has great IQ and is suitable for FF.

Right, so what we need now is a FF teleconverter to give us the same or longer focal length, really it cannot be that difficult and there must surely be a demand.
Last Edited by RobL on 23/05/2021 - 17:00

Pwynnej

Link Posted 24/05/2021 - 10:27
A 400mm f4 would be perfect, together with a 1.4TC for full frame. Fills a niche vacated by the 560, far more compact and fills a gap that I don't think other manufacturers (apart from Canon's DO lens) have filled....
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon
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