Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Riyadh
Photos: Albums
Posts: 39
Price of the Pentax 18-270mm lens

i wonder why is this new 18-270 lens has an expensive introductory price?

i cant wait to see some reviews.

i hope its worth the price?

10-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,958
It's just a marked-up version of the Tamron 18-270mm, which has been around for a while for Canon and Nikon:
Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens AFB008C700 B&H

I hope that some sort of rebate ends up being launched once the lens comes out...

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

10-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
Pentaxian
seventysixersfan's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,698
not that I'm in the market for this lens, but I hope the lens price does come down to around $599 when it's all said and done. It should be priced above the DA 18-135 for the reach it offers, but then again, it's not WR. No way is it worth $800.
10-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 2,141
I wonder how expensive it will be in Europe. I vote for >1000€.

10-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
Col
Veteran Member
Col's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Stansted Essex
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 615
£699 in the UK so €900
10-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
Junior Member




Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: brisbane queensland australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 45
It hasn't been advertised yet in Oz but if it's around $800 it will have very stiff competition from the new Sigma 18-250 Macro that will be available in Nov and can be
pre ordered for $525 with a 5 Year warranty
10-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Riyadh
Photos: Albums
Posts: 39
Original Poster
marked up in price or in performance version?


does it mean they might have the same image quality?


well anyway i hope pentax can come up again with a lens of their own that everyone here can be proud with.
10-17-2012, 11:27 AM   #8
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Riyadh
Photos: Albums
Posts: 39
Original Poster
since pentax is in for marked up versions, why make a marked up version of the sigma 17-50 f2.8 then call da* 17-50 2.8 hahaha


i think that would be awesome assuming that they have manage to make it correctly unlike the da* 16-50

10-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 23,734
Hmmmm... $729 at Henry's in a Sony, Nikon or Canon mount.

From photo zone....

QuoteQuote:
In the image center, the lens delivers generally very good resolution at all tested focal lengths and apertures, reaching even excellent resolution at 18mm when stopped down.
The borders and corners are a different story, though. Throughout most of the zoom range the resolution is quite low here at large aperture settings. In the lower zoom range the sharpness can be increased here by stopping down. The best performance is shown at the shortest focal length again.
These might be the worst numbers i've ever seen for a lens. (I'm sure now that I've said that someone will point me to a worse one.) The barrel disortion is pretty significant as well as the handling of CA....

QuoteQuote:
So, optically the lens isn't all that great. Its biggest advantage compared to the competition is not its optical performance, but its compact size.
I hope someone never gives me this lens as a present. And Pentax is adding this to their line up why? This makes the 18-135 look like the bargain of the century. Why didn't they license the much better 18-250. Or put out an 18-200 like Canon and Nikon, or Even the Sigma 18-200. I look at the numbers for all these lenses and shake my head... but the Tammy 18-270 is by far the worst. pentax is making me ill. An $800 lens who's only purpose would be to convince you you need a DA*60-250 and a 17-70,
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, pentax lens, price, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
smc PENTAX DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM - First Photokina Video ogunturkay Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 09-22-2012 08:35 AM
PENTAX Announces Two New K-Mount Lenses smc PENTAX DA 18-270mm F3.5-5.6 ED SDM zoom l Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 8 09-17-2012 05:29 AM
Pentax 560mm, 18-270mm, and DFA 645 90mm Macro Officially Announced Adam Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 09-11-2012 05:58 AM
Pentax smc DA*135-270mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM RonHendriks1966 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 33 08-01-2011 01:03 AM
sell pentax DA-L 55-300mm for tammy 18-250mm or 18-270mm? boosted03gti Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 30 04-28-2010 07:21 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:30 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top