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09-15-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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why so many used DA* 60-250 on Amazon?

While I am thinking to get a long lens, 3 candidates DA*200, DA*300, and for more flexibility, DA*60-250. From my brief search it seem that the DA* 60-250 is a solid lens and very few SDM issue reported, and most owner love this lens. But I don't understand why there are 4 copies of this lens in the Amazon warehouse deal (usually returns from buyers, and normally will have 1 or 2 max there)...

Any thoughts? Anyone here return their 60-250 to Amazon (and what why you return it)?


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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
While I am thinking to get a long lens, 3 candidates DA*200, DA*300, and for more flexibility, DA*60-250. From my brief search it seem that the DA* 60-250 is a solid lens and very few SDM issue reported, and most owner love this lens. But I don't understand why there are 4 copies of this lens in the Amazon warehouse deal (usually returns from buyers, and normally will have 1 or 2 max there)...

Any thoughts? Anyone here return their 60-250 to Amazon (and what why you return it)?


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I doubt it's returns due to SDM issues as the lenses would have had to have issues within the first 30 days. I have a feeling it's probably just people who bought them, tried them out, and just choose not to keep them for whatever reason. Amazon.com has a very liberal return policy, so it could be as simple as people just trying the 60-250 out and then returning it. Of course that doesn't preclude the possibility that some of them were returned due to problems/issues, but you would hope that if that was the case they wouldn't be resold (assuming of course that the original buyer disclosed the issue to Amazon to being with).
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Don't forget that the DA*60-250 is a HEAVY lens...

Some people are very shocked when they pick mine up. Add that lens to a K20d+grip or K5d+grip and you have yourself a kit that requires good arms to lug around and use.

I am guessing the DA*60-250 may not suit some peoples needs (range, weight, price....)

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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Don't forget that the DA*60-250 is a HEAVY lens...

Some people are very shocked when they pick mine up. Add that lens to a K20d+grip or K5d+grip and you have yourself a kit that requires good arms to lug around and use.

I am guessing the DA*60-250 may not suit some peoples needs (range, weight, price....)

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I think you are right given the weight and price. Its the most expensive lens in production in the k-mount lineup.

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Hm... thanks all for the responses....

How much bigger is the 60-250 compare to the 50-135 (which is probably the largest glass I have)? Anyone have a pic?

So size wise is it 60-250>300mm>200mm?


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I think you better compare the 60-250mm with the 55-300mm.
I bought both and use the smaller, lighter 55-300m for hiking purposes.

The DA* 60-250mm is a superb lens, perhaps the best I own, but alas its size...

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Hm... thanks all for the responses....

How much bigger is the 60-250 compare to the 50-135 (which is probably the largest glass I have)? Anyone have a pic?

So size wise is it 60-250>300mm>200mm?


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I looked at one briefly that an acquaintance had and it made my DA* 300/4 seem compact. In fact it was a lot like handling my A 400/5.6. That said, I sometimes wish I had got it instead of my 300 but the 300 is 50mm longer and more compact. I do regret getting rid of the 55-300 when I got the DA*.
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