Time to rethink the KIT LENS idea?

Started May 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
PrakticaB Regular Member • Posts: 120
Re: Time to rethink the KIT LENS idea?

Zvonimir Tosic wrote:

Instead of mucking around in endless circles with variations on the same theme when it comes to kit lenses, I would rather suggest Pentax turns a new chapter and makes:

  • all “normal” lenses a constant f4 aperture, nice quality glass, and
  • higher-end lenses at f2.8 or f2 (where applicable) for those who need more.

So instead of endless 18-55/3.5-5.6 iterations, make just ONE: say, 17-50/f4, with better glass. The quantity of sales will justify the investment. And then seal the deal.

Basically, the ideea would be to promote the 17-70/4 as "semipro" kit (or whatever Ricoh marketing find right) also with WR and at a more reasonable price - lets say 300 instead of 500 Euro at present.

Yes, that would be great!

 PrakticaB's gear list:PrakticaB's gear list
Pentax K-5 II Pentax K-3 II Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 AL Limited Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited +2 more
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