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11-18-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Pentax lens prices dropping?

Amazon just lowered the price on the 50-135mm to $849 - a $100 drop. A few weks back the 60-250 lens was lowered to $1249 from $1449. The 16-500mm is now $863. Believe these prices all are matched at BHPhoto

Starting to look like a definte trend downwards for lens prices!

11-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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I think it's just the normal pre Black friday gear up for xmas sales move. the 50-135 is part of BH Photo's christmas deals

it would be nice to see some permanent drops but those usually only happen on camera bodies not lenses
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Saw this as well, definitely something for black friday. I'll be making a post summarizing the deals before Thanksgiving.

With no new product news, this is the least we can expect...

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You may be right about the black friday, however the 60-250mm price dropped happend many weeks ago, and there were slight decreases on other lenses as well.

I am probably wrong, but hoping that maybe Ricoh is pushing for more aggresive pricing in general...

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Wow, a 16-500???? I gotta see that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Wow, a 16-500???? I gotta see that.
I hear they're a little soft on the long end
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but I feel 16-50 should be less expensive than 50-135.....
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