Hmm, 25mm didn't last long...


jules

Link Posted 09/02/2015 - 05:29
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/lens/index645_list_others.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/755829-REG/Pentax_26360_Pentax_D_FA_645.ht...
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 09/02/2015 - 07:47
I'm surprised to see that as it's the widest there is for 645. I suppose the new 28-45 must have sent sales of the 25mm plummeting.
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Darkmunk

Link Posted 09/02/2015 - 08:36
I can't quite put my finger on it, but it was something to do with the price.
Oh wait, yep I got it, it's too flippin' expensive!
Drool-worthy for sure
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robbiec

Link Posted 09/02/2015 - 09:01
Thought that the FA was discontinued, not the DFA. Surprising decision for sure.
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narcotiks

Link Posted 10/03/2015 - 10:33
Darkmunk wrote:
I can't quite put my finger on it, but it was something to do with the price.
Oh wait, yep I got it, it's too flippin' expensive!
Drool-worthy for sure

I spoke to a Pentax dealer and price or competition from the 28-45mm wasn't the issue, Unfortunately one of the elements in the lens was apparently made by Tokina and they couldn't produce them any longer.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 26/10/2016 - 10:15
It must be very frustrating for Rich co to produce a camera that none of the other lens makers are interested in.
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johnha

Link Posted 24/02/2018 - 17:37
tyronet2000 wrote:
It must be very frustrating for Rich co to produce a camera that none of the other lens makers are interested in.

Traditionally very few Medium Format cameras had independent lenses made for them. There are so many formats, many with leaf shutters in the lenses, that the market is generally too small for independents to design & manufacture lenses. Its not like you cantata a generic lens computation and stick a different mount on it like you can in 35mm.

The few non-manufacturer branded lenses available in MF are largely joint-efforts with the camera manufacturer.
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Algernon

Link Posted 24/02/2018 - 18:56
Bronica had quite a few independents and their original lenses were by Nikon.

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Bronica_lenses

Missing from that list is Schneider who made some good but heavy zoom lenses.
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