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07-11-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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Legit Tamron 18-250mm dealer?

Hey all, since the Tamron 18-250 has been discontinued for pentax or something, I was a bit surprised to see a website with stock of new copies; link is here: Tamron | Af 18-250/3.5-6.3 Di Ii Ld Aspherical If Macro For Pentax Digital Slrs (62mm) | AF018P700 | Tri-State Camera, Video, and Computer ...does anyone have any experience with them/the quality of their copies? Thanks.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see that some stores have a few left over, but AFAIK Tirstate camera isn't very reputable. And yes, that lens is discontinued, but I wouldn't be shocked to see a new version out soon.

You could also try the sigma alternative: Sigma - 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Autofocus Zoom - 880-109 -

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Hmm, okay. Thanks for the heads up! I heard though that the Sigma is optically inferior to Tamron/Pentax's...Is this true?
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I just saw a Pentax 18-250 here locally at a place called Perry Computers in Birmingham, AL as new old stock. FYI they also had a new K200 and K20D.

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