Sunday, July 01, 2007

Pentax DA* 16-50/2.8 and DA* 50-135/2.8 Timeline Update

According to my sources, the new Pentax DA* 16-50/2.8 and DA* 50-135/2.8 lenses have been delayed due to much higher than expected demand. This allows Pentax to build up more stock. The estimate for arrival is the middle of July.

On another front, the DA* 200/2.8 and DA* 300/4 lenses are scheduled for release in September which is earlier than originally stated. That is good news. Also, the DA* 60-250/4 lens is officially scheduled for December but may be released earlier, possibly in the September time frame. The DA 35/2.8 Macro Limited lens is also on its way but I have not been able to confirm if it will be released by September. Of course, as with all deadlines, things can be unpredictable in manufacturing. Hopefully these deadlines will hold true.

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