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11-27-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
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Extended warranty on the pentax 16-50mm

Well, I'm considering buying another DA16-50mm to replace the one that got stolen last year - even with possible SDM issues (though mine was perfect all around but may the person who stole it get SDM issues) and yet another FF rumor.

Especially since it's on sale for 750 at BH.

However I'd like to get some extra warranty but I don't know which is best for it ? square trade ? a more specialized outfit ?

For those who want to steer me away from the DA, I do use my K5 + 16-50mm + 50-135mm in a lot of different conditions so weather sealing is important to me. However I might get swayed by a 18-55mm WR now (less than $150) and maybe a tamron 17-50mm ($425) a little later or get from my dad the 16-45mm F4 or an old sigma 24-70 f2.8.

I am currently using primes for that focal range (15/21/31mm)

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I know that B&H have their own warranties which are rather cheap, and supposedly cover everything including wear and tear, but I've heard a lot of bad stories from our members about them...

In any case, if you do go with a 16-50mm an extended warranty would be a good idea.

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QuoteOriginally posted by davidvcd Quote
Well, I'm considering buying another DA16-50mm to replace the one that got stolen last year - even with possible SDM issues (though mine was perfect all around but may the person who stole it get SDM issues) and yet another FF rumor.

Especially since it's on sale for 750 at BH.

However I'd like to get some extra warranty but I don't know which is best for it ? square trade ? a more specialized outfit ?

For those who want to steer me away from the DA, I do use my K5 + 16-50mm + 50-135mm in a lot of different conditions so weather sealing is important to me. However I might get swayed by a 18-55mm WR now (less than $150) and maybe a tamron 17-50mm ($425) a little later or get from my dad the 16-45mm F4 or an old sigma 24-70 f2.8.

I am currently using primes for that focal range (15/21/31mm)
Hi! My name is Desiree and I am the Customer Relations Supervisor for Mack Camera. Please let me know if I can answer any specific questions regarding our warranties. I can be reached via email at helpdesk@mackcam.com.
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