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12-03-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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Do DA lenses come with a soft case?

I purchased a DA 12-24 from B&H it arrived today, when it's arrived i noticed that in the box it was simply wrapped in a very thin bubble wrap.

Every other Pentax lens i have purchased has always come with some kind of soft case or pouch as standard. I notice on Amazon's website for example it mentions the S80-120 soft case, which is what came with my Macro lens.

"Amazon Website:
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Hood: PH-RBI
  • Mount: Pentax
  • Case: S80-120 soft case
  • Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter
  • Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Warranty: 1 year "

Why would this lens be missing a soft case, and has anyone else purchased one with or without a soft case?

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I bought mine used. The previous owner told me there was no case.

Pentax website (linky) doesn't list a case in "What's in the box." It lists only:

- Lens Hood
- 77mm Lens Cap A
- Rear Lens Cap B

My DA 10-17mm FE (bought new) didn't come with a case.

I think only DA Ltd. and DA * lenses come with case.

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12-03-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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The B&H webite does not list any soft case. Yet you could email B&H to ask (politely) if there should have been a soft case.

B&H (and Adorama) is well-respected retailer and, if they did a mistake, I am sure that there will do their best to correct it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOldBear Quote
I bought mine used. The previous owner told me there was no case.

Pentax website (linky) doesn't list a case in "What's in the box." It lists only:
Yeah the Pentax website has known to be wrong on that though. And it is actually listed on that page under specifications, as well as on Amazon.

"Case: Lens Soft Case S80-120
Hood: PH-RBI 77MM
Tripod Adapter: N/A"

QuoteQuote:
My DA 10-17mm FE (bought new) didn't come with a case.

I think only DA Ltd. and DA * lenses come with case.
My FA, D-FA, & A lenses also all came with a case/pouch, I think it's quite weak for the price actually. But thanks for the info.

QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
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The B&H webite does not list any soft case. Yet you could email B&H to ask (politely) if there should have been a soft case.

B&H (and Adorama) is well-respected retailer and, if they did a mistake, I am sure that there will do their best to correct it.
I'm not sure if it's a mistake, but am just curious in general, what cases are offered with what lenses. It seems like a lame oversight on Pentax's part IMO.

I have a spare case, but i am wondering what other lenses do and don't come with cases. The only lens i have that did not, was the Kit lens until now.

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It would be odd if it didn't come with a soft case. All of the Pentax lenses I have purchased (except for the FA 50 f1.4) have had a case. I have a 10-17 fish eye and 55-300 (both DA lenses) and they both came with soft cases.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
It would be odd if it didn't come with a soft case. All of the Pentax lenses I have purchased (except for the FA 50 f1.4) have had a case. I have a 10-17 fish eye and 55-300 (both DA lenses) and they both came with soft cases.
Those are the only ones that do come with cases (so not really odd actually!), as far as I know. 16-45, 17-70mm, 12-24mm, 18-55mm, 50-200mm (am I missing any of the standard zooms?) do not come with a case. The fisheye does (I've bought/sold and bought another, both had a case) and the 55-300mm also came with a case if I recall correctly. the DA* series come with soft cases, and the limited lenses come with a leather case.
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FWIW, my DA 50-200 and my DA 18-55 WR, both purchased new at retail, came boxed etc. but without soft cases . . .
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the only one i can speak for is the DA14 and when i bought mine it came with one (I bought it quite a number of years back now though)

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My DA 17-70mm/4 came without a case which I thought was rather cheesy given its price point. The DA 18-55mm AL II that came with my K200d had a pouch. My DA* 300mm had a pouch. I have had 2 Sigma zooms that came with a soft case as did my 105mm EX DG. It would be a big deal for me to by one separate if I wanted one, but the price they ask for those thinks by themselves is borderline psycho.
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DA18-55 AL II (as part of kit but in separate box) did not have a soft case but DA55-300 did.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sterretje Quote
DA18-55 AL II (as part of kit but in separate box) did not have a soft case but DA55-300 did.
The 55-300mm that I had also came with pouch.
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how about a da 40mm limited?
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All my DA limiteds came with leather pouches (40mm, 21mm, 70mm). My DA 18-55mm WR did not come with any type of case.
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asking because on B&H website there's no soft case for DA 40mm...
hope that's just a mistake on the site
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My DA 12-24 did not come with a case, and I just did a quick check of all the majors (adorama, B&H, Abes of Maine, Amazon) and none mention a case included. Amazon does mention a case in the specifications, but only the hood in the included items.

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