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ISP123
Posted 03/02/2019 - 16:31 Link
Hi, do Sigma and Tamron no longer make telephoto lenses for Pentax ie, 50-500, 120-400 etc.

Ian
bforbes
Posted 03/02/2019 - 18:51 Link
Sigma and Tamron have stopped making their new lenses in Pentax Mount. The Sigma Imaging UK site link still lists Pentax on some of the older lenses like the 50-500
ilovesaabs
Posted 03/02/2019 - 20:50 Link
They might do, but is it a bad thing?

For most focal lengths Pentax have the lens model you'll ever want, and without the fear your lens will need to be sent for modification (ie K-1 lens mount or firmware update which makes 3rd party lenses inoperable).

The second reason is why I have either Pentax or Nikon branded lenses for my cameras.
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petrochemist
Posted 04/02/2019 - 11:21 Link
ilovesaabs wrote:
They might do, but is it a bad thing?

For most focal lengths Pentax have the lens model you'll ever want, and without the fear your lens will need to be sent for modification (ie K-1 lens mount or firmware update which makes 3rd party lenses inoperable).

The second reason is why I have either Pentax or Nikon branded lenses for my cameras.

Yes definitely a bad thing.
More options is always good, and having the major 3rd party suppliers drop them will discourage new uses from going for Pentax.
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1stEverPentax
Posted 04/02/2019 - 11:57 Link
petrochemist wrote:

Yes definitely a bad thing.
More options is always good, and having the major 3rd party suppliers drop them will discourage new uses from going for Pentax.

I agree totally.
stub
Posted 04/02/2019 - 16:24 Link
Its all about What Pentax now cant offer.... "Choice" Speaking in full frame terms.. They now after approx 3 years just about have a range Put together. (Still no 85mm 1.4 for portraits) But in most cases only one option. So you have to pay the price like it or lump it.

Seems difficult to see what the Ricoh strategy is going forward at this time. With little investment going in for a business of this size. Marketing low. How they plan to build the business back to what it once was...? But apparently 2019 is a big year so we await the fireworks.

I dont see recoating an old lens leaving the aperture ring on. and forgetting to add WR as an answer...?

More like are we now just a Niche brand, or a cheaper halfway house market...?
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Stuart..
Edited by stub: 04/02/2019 - 16:25
Posted 04/02/2019 - 18:43 Link
There is a lot of talk about the lack of 3rd party support for Pentax cameras , but can the
mirrorless guys state what third party support they have for there brand of camera .
The last I looked Sony full frame E mount had 1 Tamron lens in total.
So come on uji or m4/3 how kany 3rd party lens do you have?

I bet you guys have at least 10 in total.

Regards
RobL
Posted 04/02/2019 - 18:51 Link
Stub, you are obviously justifying the reasons you have changed brands, but I fail to understand why you are still posting negative comments here unless deep down you still need to convince yourself. Your views are not universally held, itís your choice but please allow others to be happy with theirs.
Aitch53
Posted 04/02/2019 - 20:17 Link
theonenadeem wrote:
There is a lot of talk about the lack of 3rd party support for Pentax cameras , but can the
mirrorless guys state what third party support they have for there brand of camera .
The last I looked Sony full frame E mount had 1 Tamron lens in total.
So come on uji or m4/3 how kany 3rd party lens do you have?

I bet you guys have at least 10 in total.

Regards

According to the ePhotozine database there are 175 m4/3 lenses, of which 56 are Olympus/Panasonic/Leica.

For Sony FE, 80 including 26 from Sony.

That's the ones marked as not discontinued.

Hope that helps.
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Edited by Aitch53: 04/02/2019 - 20:20
RobL
Posted 04/02/2019 - 20:57 Link
What point is being made here? The new Hasselblad X system has just 9 lenses, the other 12 lenses and no third party options. Leica TL has just 6 lenses and M system 25 lenses. At those prices you wouldnít want more than three anyway, and none reach over 135mm. So, is the number of lenses available a reliable gauge of a manufacturerís standing? If Pentax is to retain or grow its market share against the big rivals then I suspect itís strategy is to offer something a bit different. And remember that other than Leica Pentax is the only company offering cameras and lenses in three formats: APS-C, FF and MF, which is a large field to cover with new products.
Edited by RobL: 04/02/2019 - 20:59
stub
Posted 04/02/2019 - 21:53 Link
RobL wrote:
Stub, you are obviously justifying the reasons you have changed brands, but I fail to understand why you are still posting negative comments here unless deep down you still need to convince yourself. Your views are not universally held, itís your choice but please allow others to be happy with theirs.

Rob, your totally wrong in your comment. I havent changed brands. Probably never will. I am a loyal Pentax user. Never having owned another brand. I have no desire to change brands,. But what I do want is for the brand I do support. Is to keep pace and offer a range.
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Stuart..
Edited by stub: 04/02/2019 - 22:08
RobL
Posted 04/02/2019 - 22:25 Link
stub wrote:
RobL wrote:
Stub, you are obviously justifying the reasons you have changed brands, but I fail to understand why you are still posting negative comments here unless deep down you still need to convince yourself. Your views are not universally held, itís your choice but please allow others to be happy with theirs.

Rob, your totally wrong in your comment. I havent changed brands. Probably never will. I am a loyal Pentax user. Never having owned another brand. I have no desire to change brands,. But what I do want is for the brand I do support. Is to keep pace and offer a range.

My sincere apologies Stub, I must have got the wrong impression. As for the range, Pentax and Leica are the only brands offering three distinct formats with lenses to suit and you know which of those has the larger range. It is a relatively small company with a large field to cover. The range is good although there are a couple of gaps, but at least there arenít any real crocks.
Posted 04/02/2019 - 22:35 Link
Aitch53 wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="theonenadeem"]There is a lot of talk about the lack of 3rd party support for Pentax cameras , but can the
mirrorless guys state what third party support they have for there brand of camera .
The last I looked Sony full frame E mount had 1 Tamron lens in total.
So come on uji or m4/3 how kany 3rd party lens do you have?

I bet you guys have at least 10 in total.

Regards

According to the ePhotozine database there are 175 m4/3 lenses, of which 56 are Olympus/Panasonic/Leica.

For Sony FE, 80 including 26 from Sony.

That's the ones marked as not discontinued.

Hope that helps.[/quote

Park cameras have 26 lens in total for mirrroless (Sigma and Tamron)
Jessops are similar in there offerings.

Regards
stub
Posted 04/02/2019 - 23:06 Link
RobL wrote:
stub wrote:
Quote:
Stub, you are obviously justifying the reasons you have changed brands, but I fail to understand why you are still posting negative comments here unless deep down you still need to convince yourself. Your views are not universally held, itís your choice but please allow others to be happy with theirs.

Rob, your totally wrong in your comment. I havent changed brands. Probably never will. I am a loyal Pentax user. Never having owned another brand. I have no desire to change brands,. But what I do want is for the brand I do support. Is to keep pace and offer a range.

Apology accepted Rob.. But you are right I am a frustrated Pentax user..

My sincere apologies Stub, I must have got the wrong impression. As for the range, Pentax and Leica are the only brands offering three distinct formats with lenses to suit and you know which of those has the larger range. It is a relatively small company with a large field to cover. The range is good although there are a couple of gaps, but at least there arenít any real crocks.

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Stuart..
Edited by stub: 04/02/2019 - 23:10
McGregNi
Posted 04/02/2019 - 23:38 Link
It was stu62 who changed brands ... The first three letters of their usernames are the same.
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