IR CP+ Sigma interview: Reason for lack of 3rd party lens support

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IR CP+ Sigma interview: Reason for lack of 3rd party lens support
7 months ago

Imaging Resource has posted their CP+ interview with a Sigma CEO (http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/04/02/sigma-qa-part-i-ceo-kazuto-yamaki-explains-why-so-few-pentax-mount-lenses). Interesting reading especially this tidbit:

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DE from IR: One of our readers asked why you offer so few of your lenses with the Pentax mount, and he also asked about longer telephotos, in particular. If the mounts are fairly simple -- if it's really just a matter of changing out the mount, shouldn't it be possible to make more Pentax lenses? Or is it still just a cost issue, even for a relatively small investment?

KY from Sigma: Pentax still uses mechanical parts to control the aperture.

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*shakes fist at aperture lever doohicky!* Well, that's interesting to know.

He also talks about production runs for Pentax mount lenses and how they're few and far between based on demand. It seems about right when compared to the Sigma 8-16mm and how it tends to crop up and disappear every so often.

Good read from a great website. I've always appreciated Imaging Resource's dedication in covering all things Pentax!

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