K5 II and K30 Discontinued.


K10D

Link Posted 12/12/2013 - 22:59
Not sure if it's been posted?

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Best regards

Mike-P

Link Posted 12/12/2013 - 23:47
So back to a 2 body DSLR range then .. bit of a mistake imo as quite a few reviews I have read recently mentioned Pentax's growing number of bodies and how it made the brand look as though it was serious about selling more cameras.
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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 12/12/2013 - 23:54
K-3, K-50 and K-500.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Mike-P

Link Posted 12/12/2013 - 23:57
Forgot the K-500 as it said K-3 and K-50 on that link
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johnriley

Link Posted 12/12/2013 - 23:59
The new Pentax DSLR Product Guide lists all the available products and includes the K-5 II and K-30. I'm sure these will be available for long enough, until the next new products arrive, even if production has stopped, although that's still a rumour not a fact.
Best regards, John

Mike-P

Link Posted 13/12/2013 - 00:01
True enough, after all the 50mm f1.4 was discontinued years ago
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johnriley

Link Posted 13/12/2013 - 00:05
Yes, the 50mm f/1.4 is a mystery. It must be the longest serving discontinued product ever. They must have made more batches, it's just too long to simply be finding more stock.

There have even been batches of the A series 50mm f/1.2 reported, but only in Japan.
Best regards, John

dcweather

Link Posted 14/12/2013 - 00:38
You can't really justify a K30 and a K50. The specs are so similar it just wouldn't be worth it when the prices equalise.

richandfleur

Link Posted 14/12/2013 - 01:43
Yeah the K50 is the K30 really, so agree it should go. Personally I think they were a stunning buy, having the same sensor as the K5 / K5II etc, but being dramatically cheaper. A bit like the K-01 but still with weather sealing etc.

Only gripe would be the lack of new features via firmware update, but that's range wide really. Was hoping they'd take a look at the likes of focus peaking during video recording, increasing the video bit rates and maybe offer real mechanical shake reduction instead of that 'digital' antishake/frame cropping during video recording etc. That seems extremely unlikely now it's officially dropped.

McBrian

Link Posted 14/12/2013 - 09:33
According to K10D's Photorumors link the K5IIs is still available, so that makes it a 4 body range, a K500, K50, K5IIs and K3 is not a shabby lineup, there's something for everybody in there
Cheers
Brian.
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K10D

Link Posted 07/02/2014 - 05:14
B&H have yet to get it wrong when they list something as discontinued.

The K5 II went off the listing quite quickly.

The K5 IIs is now GBP485 here and thats from the main importer.

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/02/2014 - 05:31
johnriley wrote:
Yes, the 50mm f/1.4 is a mystery. It must be the longest serving discontinued product ever. They must have made more batches, it's just too long to simply be finding more stock.

There have even been batches of the A series 50mm f/1.2 reported, but only in Japan.

I wish they'd bring an FA version of it out, or even a DA* 50/1.2

Not sure the current AF system could cope at 1.2 though
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/02/2014 - 05:33
K10D wrote:
B&H have yet to get it wrong when they list something as discontinued.

The K5 II went off the listing quite quickly.

The K5 IIs is now GBP485 here and thats from the main importer.

Best regards

The other forum's ramming down the throat of B&H is offensive. If I lived in America I wouldn't even buy a bodycap from B&H.

This forum's relationship with SRS is respectful and not intrusive. Much better.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

FAT8BIKER

Link Posted 07/02/2014 - 21:49
Smeggypants wrote:
johnriley wrote:
Yes, the 50mm f/1.4 is a mystery. It must be the longest serving discontinued product ever. They must have made more batches, it's just too long to simply be finding more stock.

There have even been batches of the A series 50mm f/1.2 reported, but only in Japan.

I wish they'd bring an FA version of it out, or even a DA* 50/1.2

Not sure the current AF system could cope at 1.2 though

Nikon or Canon AF are no good at 1.2 either, shallow DOF plays havoc with AF systems.
Cheers
Dave
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