See the latest announcement by the PF, which is almost official!
So, here we go:-
Increase / Percentage
|DA 14mm F2.8||$710||$950||$240 / 34%|
|FA 35mm F2||$400||$600||$200 / 50%|
|FA 43mm F1.9 Limited||$585||$750||$165 / 28%|
|D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro||$450||$600*||$150 / 33%|
|FA 50mm F1.4||$360||$450||$90 / 25%|
|FA 77mm F1.8 Limited||$800||$1050||$250 / 31%|
|DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5||$530||$650**||$120 / 23%|
|DA 12-24mm F4||$730||$900||$170 / 23%|
|DA 17-70mm F4||$490||$600||$110 / 22%|
|DA 55-300mm F4-5.8||$370||$400||$30 / 8%|
The percentage increase is significant, or, I would say it is just insane, crazy and nonsense!!
Yet, Pentax has done it again. I believe more Pentaxians and Pentax users will leave the boat! Yes, the Pentax Sky is Falling and the old Titanic is sinking, quickly and faster than ever before! >:-(
Update: At the same time, Pentax Imaging USA has put out "instant rebate" program for most current Pentax cameras and four lenses (only), namely, the DFA50 and DA10-17 which are included above for the increased price lenses as well as the other two cheap DA(L) primes of the DA35/2.4 and the DA50/1.8. For instance, the price increase of the really old DFA50 is $150 whilst the rebate money is in the exact same amount!? Isn't that really funny enough? Is Pentax making a big joke to all their US users and customers?! :-o