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Why no pentax fit

nipper
Posted 04/04/2011 - 19:47 Link
Why do sigma not do the 120 300 f2.8 in pentax fit? any idea's :
hefty1
Posted 04/04/2011 - 20:47 Link
Probably because they don't think they'll sell enough to justify the mount conversion. I'm sure they research these things and have a good idea who their target market is. You could always email them and ask?
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nipper
Posted 04/04/2011 - 20:57 Link
hefty1 wrote:
Probably because they don't think they'll sell enough to justify the mount conversion. I'm sure they research these things and have a good idea who their target market is. You could always email them and ask?

I have see what they say
MrCynical
Posted 04/04/2011 - 21:55 Link
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that the new OS version of this IS coming in Pentax mount, along with the 150mm OS macro.
Edited by MrCynical: 04/04/2011 - 21:56
whelmed
Posted 04/04/2011 - 22:52 Link
K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8
jules
Posted 05/04/2011 - 06:07 Link
I think as Hefty said, it used to be a volume of sales thing but I've noticed a lot of their new Lenses are going to be Pentax K. So presumably Hoya must have hit some pre determinind target required by Sigma HQ to trigger enhanced production? Good news all round really, I believe even the new 150mm Macro will be K fit too!
Sigma must think Pentax is on the "UP"...
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layingback
Posted 05/04/2011 - 07:21 Link
Or sales of C/N/S/O have dropped ...
Gwyn
Posted 05/04/2011 - 09:11 Link
A pity Pentax haven't hit what ever predetermined target figure Tamron use to produce their lenses. They seem to have practically dropped Pentax from their range.
greynolds999
Posted 05/04/2011 - 09:15 Link
They do have a few. Interestingly it only seems to be the FF lenses. Do they know something we don't!?
Gwyn
Posted 05/04/2011 - 09:33 Link
None of their newer lenses have been brought out in Pentax fit have they?

I was going to ask about it a Photokina, but they were strictly trade only there - all we could do was press our noses to the glass and peer inside their stand .
greynolds999
Posted 05/04/2011 - 09:36 Link
You may be right. I think the third party lens market must be tough. You have to make for Nikon and Canon - after that it's down to economics.

They have made some good lenses though.
Gwyn
Posted 05/04/2011 - 10:53 Link
greynolds999 wrote:


They have made some good lenses though.

I agree - and if they were to stick a K mount on some of their newer stuff I might even buy them.
EricR
Posted 05/04/2011 - 11:57 Link
Gwyn wrote:
A pity Pentax haven't hit what ever predetermined target figure Tamron use to produce their lenses. They seem to have practically dropped Pentax from their range.

I don't know if it's true but I have read Tamron has not dropped the K-mount totally. Some of their lenses could be offerend in K-mount also in the near future. Have read it on DPreview and on Pentaxforums.com by people who contacted Tamron.

But I think it's Tamron's loss if they wait too long. Sigma's offerings are quite good too most of the time and I went almost all Sigma for my AF-lenses. I think the Sigma line-up has enough to offer in K-mount and if they omit some of their new offerings for K-mount there almost always is an alternative. Although the mentioned 120-300mm f2.8 is quite unique of course.
nipper
Posted 05/04/2011 - 13:32 Link
got a reply from sigma uk said not heard of any plans for it, Although above link suggests otherwise ? seems quite a bit more dosh with os
greynolds999
Posted 05/04/2011 - 13:38 Link
It's possible they are not planning to launch it in the UK. You might still be able to get it but not through the offical channels.

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