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12-23-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Tamron 28-300 cost increases

It is amazing that the same non-DI lens I bought from Cameta Camera last September for $170, was selling for $200 in November and is now listed at $240.

I think that the increase in Pentax DSLR purchases, and the overall utility of the lens have made them realize that the sweet spot for pricing is a bit higher than where they had it. (It still shows as a discount off of the "list" price).

I know the over image quality of the lense cannot rival some of the other lenses out there, but for the versatility and the cost, it is still a nice lens.

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Did you check the price for it on sigma4less.com?
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On Sigma4less, the only comparable lens is the Sigma version, which is $255. It is interesting that in light of other prices coming down, lens prices (in some cases) are creeping upward.
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