Where is the 300mm F4?


PeteL

Link Posted 23/02/2014 - 10:17
I have just paid a visit to the Pentax (Ricoh) website to find more info on the new Converter. I was surprised to find that the list of lenses no longer includes the 16-50 f2.8 DA* and the lovely 300mm f4. Are they both discontinued?
Thankfully i have both of these lenses, But i was totally gobsmacked not to find them listed!

wvbarnes

Link Posted 23/02/2014 - 10:23

johnriley

Link Posted 23/02/2014 - 10:30
I've just had a look at the Ricoh site and the lens list seems complete, including the ones you couldn't find:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/system-kb-zoom.html
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 23/02/2014 - 10:31

PeteL

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 09:09
johnriley wrote:
I've just had a look at the Ricoh site and the lens list seems complete, including the ones you couldn't find:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/system-kb-zoom.html

That is great to hear! How very odd though, It appears to be an official Pentax (Ricoh) site but the only prime telephoto lenses listed were the 200 and the 560 -link
Many thanks!
Last Edited by PeteL on 24/02/2014 - 09:21

johnriley

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 09:55
I have no idea, but webmasters do sometimes leave things out. Why not point it out to them so it can be corrected?
Best regards, John

grahamcoad

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 10:12
The link refers to a direct sales department surely? Maybe they aren't showing items they may not have in stock?
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

JAK

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 10:13
Something doesn't look right about that site. I don't believe it is an official site, just a spoof made to look like it.

Note the url is: http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu so it is 'shop-uk' whoever they are. There's no contact address etc. so be careful if considering using it.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 24/02/2014 - 10:16

grahamcoad

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 10:48
Here are their terms and conditions.....

link
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

JAK

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 11:02
I have to say it does seem to get linked to from the official site so ought to be OK then. Their web design team just need to up their game!
John K

MJSfoto1956

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 14:42
JAK wrote:
Something doesn't look right about that site. I don't believe it is an official site, just a spoof made to look like it.

Note the url is: http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu so it is 'shop-uk' whoever they are. There's no contact address etc. so be careful if considering using it.

xxx.ricoh-imaging.eu is what is known as a "subdomain" -- it cannot be a "spoof" site since the domain is owned by Ricoh Imaging: i.e. http://www.ricoh-imaging.eu.

Michael

JAK

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 21:55
MJSfoto1956 wrote:
JAK wrote:
Something doesn't look right about that site. I don't believe it is an official site, just a spoof made to look like it.

Note the url is: http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu so it is 'shop-uk' whoever they are. There's no contact address etc. so be careful if considering using it.

xxx.ricoh-imaging.eu is what is known as a "subdomain" -- it cannot be a "spoof" site since the domain is owned by Ricoh Imaging: i.e. http://www.ricoh-imaging.eu.

Michael

Yes, did you not read my post just before yours?
John K

mayday

Link Posted 24/02/2014 - 22:33
I think the prices could be a spoof - Check out the price of the DA*200 at 1,019.99 or the DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW 6,999.99. At first I thought it was in Euros
Regards
David

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:

PeteL

Link Posted 25/02/2014 - 17:26
mayday wrote:
I think the prices could be a spoof - Check out the price of the DA*200 at 1,019.99 or the DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW 6,999.99. At first I thought it was in Euros

I was taken aback by the prices too, But maybe they are the manufacturers recommended prices? Who knows!

johnriley

Link Posted 25/02/2014 - 17:28
The prices at SRS are more relevant as that's where we are more likely to buy from.

Manufacturers' web shops are usually more expensive. I'm not sure why, but it's always been that way, perhaps to protect their retail suppliers?
Best regards, John
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