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    Understand that the brand's origin is frm Japan. But where are they made in? DIfferent models made in different country? If so, den PENTAX Optio S10 made in where? anyone knows?

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    The DSLRs are made in Philippines. The point-and-shoot cameras are mostly made in Malaysia.
    Last edited by photobum; 14th December 2007 at 09:06 PM.

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    Sorry i do not know, but as for my K10D it has a sticker made in "PENTAX Corporation", tearing off the sticker shows "Assembled in Philippines under the supervision of PENTAX Corporation"..

    Anyway you shouldn't worry, my K10D shows no fault, 100% quality
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    Most Pentax P&S cameras are still made in Japan or ASSEMBLED in Malaysia (as I checked last time, but it's quite a while ago).
    All current Pentax dSLR cameras are ASSEMBLED in Philippines
    Most DA lenses are ASSEMBLED in Vienam (DA18250 is made in Japan, the rest in Vienam).
    The FA Limited lenses are made in Japan, and most FA lenses too.
    There are some old FA lenses which are made in Taiwan or Vienam too
    But most old FA lens, and almost all F/A/M/K lenses are made in Japan.

    The Pentax Optio S10 is probably ASSEMBLED in Malaysia, but better check it in a shop to confirm.
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    My FA 50mm is made in Japan. Kit lens Vietnam. Camera... Not too sure

    Anyway, just a short qns, since this question had been brought up, I am wondering why some people are still feeling negative about Grey Set, since the production line for the product are still the same?

    Btw, sorry for the OT but just curious and do not wish to anyhow open new thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    My FA 50mm is made in Japan. Kit lens Vietnam. Camera... Not too sure

    Anyway, just a short qns, since this question had been brought up, I am wondering why some people are still feeling negative about Grey Set, since the production line for the product are still the same?

    Btw, sorry for the OT but just curious and do not wish to anyhow open new thread
    touch wood, if in any case u need to service some lens or body, might take longer time to get back the items...another thing, what if the shop dun honor their warranty ??

    Be it grey sets or with internation warranty, the chance of failures are the same...
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    Actually nothing wrong whether its made in China, Vietnam, Philipines or Malaysia...As long as its in good working condition.

    However, having work in a Japanese manufacturing firm before and visited their factory...i muz say...it does makes a difference in quality...working in a manufacturing line and the things u witness, sometimes i also doubt the quality we produce here, those working in the manufacturing industries will noe wat i meant, but in Japan, its totally different...its really no nonsense and no compromise in quality...their operators are highly skilled professionals and take their job and responsiblities very seriously, compare to our operators here...

    Anyway, stuff made in Japan usually cost more and doesn't mean there won't be any fault...as i said, as long as its in good working condition, there should be no concern...
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    The DA* 16-50 and 50-135 are both made in Vietnam. The only Pentax accessories I have that say "Made in Japan" are the FA Ltd lenses and the PVC/Leather lens carrier cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    touch wood, if in any case u need to service some lens or body, might take longer time to get back the items...another thing, what if the shop dun honor their warranty ??

    Be it grey sets or with internation warranty, the chance of failures are the same...
    Hahaha... Maybe thats the price of paying a lower capital cost bah.

    I like my grey grey alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    Hahaha... Maybe thats the price of paying a lower capital cost bah.

    I like my grey grey alot
    Buying grey set from OP has virtually no risk. They honor their store warranty very well.

    Anyway, OP carries both local warranty sets and grey sets now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VSonic06 View Post
    The DA* 16-50 and 50-135 are both made in Vietnam. The only Pentax accessories I have that say "Made in Japan" are the FA Ltd lenses and the PVC/Leather lens carrier cases.
    The new Pentax 18-250 is made in japan too. It is indicated on the lens itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    The new Pentax 18-250 is made in japan too. It is indicated on the lens itself.
    It's most likely made by Tamron thus in JP

    I might get one DA18250 too someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post

    I might get one DA18250 too someday...
    You don't need this lens. But i know you sure get one someday to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    It's most likely made by Tamron thus in JP

    I might get one DA18250 too someday...
    Joking right? With all the exotic Pentax glass that have touched your hands, why would you want to consider a consumer grade super zoom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    You don't need this lens. But i know you sure get one someday to play with.
    Well, actually I do need this lens My kids are growing up now, and we might bring them to the beach someday soon. I would not bring any of my FA* lenses to the beach, and this one will come in handy Besides, my wife wants to use my K100D when we go to the zoo, I guess this zoom lens will help her shoot both the kids and the animals

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Joking right? With all the exotic Pentax glass that have touched your hands, why would you want to consider a consumer grade super zoom?
    Well, although it's a consumer grade super zoom lens, I'm a consumer , and I kinda like zoom lenses nowadays (but only got one zoom lens, that's the FA*2870/2.8). Might get this one for the kids when we go the beach. Besides, I was quite satisfied with the DA18-55 and DA50-200 combo, this 18250 lens performs not too far behind of these two, I might be satisfied too

    And of course just like Des said above, I love to play different lenses. This is the latest offering from Pentax, why not give it a try

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    Default Re: Where is Pentax made in?

    I still carry some Japan made items like Z1p body and lenses. My 1st Pentax product which is Philiphine made was my istD. But not to worry.. it still works well

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