Bad news for Pentax users: Sigma to end production of Pentax K-mount lenses

Bad news for Pentax users: Sigma to end production of Pentax K-mount lenses
(Image credit: Pentax)

In unfortunate news for Pentax fans, it looks as if the pool of available Pentax K-mount lenses is about to get significantly smaller. Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced that, due to the the shrinking community of Pentax users, it has decided to stop producing Pentax K-mount lenses.

Part of the reason for this seems to be that Sigma would rather devote time, energy and factory production space to producing mirrorless lenses instead. 

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