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01-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Retail Prices of Upcoming Pentax Lenses

According to PC Magazine today:

"Pentax released four other lenses today: the 200mm f/2.8 ($1,100 with a March release), 300mm f/4 ($1,300, May), 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ($400, May), and a 35mm f/2.8 lens ($600, April)."


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Pentax Refreshes Camera Line and Lenses - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

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If those prices are correct I'm going directly to the head of the line.

BTW, that 35mm f/2.8 is a 1:1 macro.
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the 3000 looks nice. Lets hope it performs well.
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Not to be a party pooper, but those prices are a bit out of whack with the market. I can walk into B&H Photo and pick up a Canon 200mm f/2.8 for $659.00. $1100 gets me the non-stabilized 70-200mm f/2.8, with the IS version going for ~$1500. Suddenly Pentax doesn't seem like that much of a bargain, especially with the K20D body approaching the price of the 40D.

Now I think the 50-135mm f/2.8 is nicely priced for what it is, and I was honestly expecting the 200mm prime to be much less than $1100. Perhaps the street prices will be less, and then I'll look like an idiot, but these are my thoughts this morning

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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
I can walk into B&H Photo and pick up a Canon 200mm f/2.8 for $659.00
The 200mm and 300mm are DA* which means weathersealed and SDM; is the Canon 200mm equivalent on these features?
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Not to be a party pooper, but those prices are a bit out of whack with the market. I can walk into B&H Photo and pick up a Canon 200mm f/2.8 for $659.00. $1100 gets me the non-stabilized 70-200mm f/2.8, with the IS version going for ~$1500. Suddenly Pentax doesn't seem like that much of a bargain, especially with the K20D body approaching the price of the 40D.

Now I think the 50-135mm f/2.8 is nicely priced for what it is, and I was honestly expecting the 200mm prime to be much less than $1100. Perhaps the street prices will be less, and then I'll look like an idiot, but these are my thoughts this morning

Please remember that these are RETAIL prices, not the actual street price (i.e. B+H price). I am hopeful that these will be heavily discounted at places like B+H, Adorama, Beach Camera, etc.
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Not sure about the weather sealing, but it is an "L" lens (~DA*) and it has USM focusing.

QuoteOriginally posted by Kguru Quote
The 200mm and 300mm are DA* which means weathersealed and SDM; is the Canon 200mm equivalent on these features?
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
Not to be a party pooper, but those prices are a bit out of whack with the market. I can walk into B&H Photo and pick up a Canon 200mm f/2.8 for $659.00. $1100 gets me the non-stabilized 70-200mm f/2.8, with the IS version going for ~$1500. Suddenly Pentax doesn't seem like that much of a bargain, especially with the K20D body approaching the price of the 40D.

Now I think the 50-135mm f/2.8 is nicely priced for what it is, and I was honestly expecting the 200mm prime to be much less than $1100. Perhaps the street prices will be less, and then I'll look like an idiot, but these are my thoughts this morning
My thoughts as well. If that's the case, I'd might as well get that Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 on ebay.

No really, think about it.

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If those prices are correct I'm going directly to the head of the line.

BTW, that 35mm f/2.8 is a 1:1 macro.

If those prices are true, they wont see me anywhere close to the line. THe 35 macro better be the best macro lens ever cos otherwise is ridiculously expensive. I rather prefer to add some dollarettes and get the Voigtlander 125. On the other side I think the prices of the long lenses are fair considering weather sealing and SDM.
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And the Canon 300mm f/4.0 IS sells for $1150 @ B&H (yes it has USM, I think all L lenses are weather sealed, but the body won't be so that could be a moot point )
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
I think all L lenses are weather sealed, but the body won't be so that could be a moot point )
No, they are not. Only a few of the L series lenses are sealed. Most are not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tbear Quote
According to PC Magazine today:

"Pentax released four other lenses today: the 200mm f/2.8 ($1,100 with a March release), 300mm f/4 ($1,300, May), 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ($400, May), and a 35mm f/2.8 lens ($600, April)."


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Pentax Refreshes Camera Line and Lenses - News and Analysis by PC Magazine
Still no 60-250 F4.

Looks like i wait for the lens i want. Tamron 70-200 or the above

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Those are the suggested prices. The actual prices, the street prices will be quite lower. The DA* 16-50/2.8 was released not too long ago with an MSRP of $899.95. B&H sells it for $749.95 as do many other respected stores. The same is true for the DA* 50-135/2.8, DA Limiteds, and the FA Limiteds. I'm not worried about the price at this point. I expect the price for at least the DA* 200/2.8 to come down to at least $900 and the DA* 300/4 to $1000.
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