Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 127
Da 12-24

Just a quick question on pricing. Was this lens affected by the UPP? It can be had new for a little over $700 and I was curious if it was cheaper in the past.

01-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,958
QuoteOriginally posted by Gregor Quote
Just a quick question on pricing. Was this lens affected by the UPP? It can be had new for a little over $700 and I was curious if it was cheaper in the past.
This lens, mysteriously, is not and will generally have a lower in-cart price. I believe it's always been $600-700.

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:

01-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 127
Original Poster
Thanks! I'm seeing in cart prices at $729 and was wondering if that might drop at times.
01-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
Site Supporter
LaurenOE's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,463
Just a quick question - what "cart" are we talking about since it's been backordered everywhere?

01-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
Site Supporter
Ex Finn.'s Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern Maryland.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,060
QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Just a quick question - what "cart" are we talking about since it's been backordered everywhere?
It was back in stock at B&H not long ago, but out of stock again I see. It seems to be available from Amazon (Adorama)however.
Amazon.com: Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) Lens for Pentax and Samsung Digital SLR's: Camera & Photo
01-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 127
Original Poster
In cart might be the wrong term. I was able to click to see a lower price at either B&H or adorama.
01-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,433
QuoteOriginally posted by Gregor Quote
Thanks! I'm seeing in cart prices at $729 and was wondering if that might drop at times.
Mine was $724.95 in March 07. Not much change.
01-05-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
Veteran Member
stormtech's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: In the boonies (NW Penna)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,670
I've been watching this lens for over a year now, and as Adam says, it didn't seem to be affected by the UPP scheme.

Adorama has it in stock right nor for $729.95, and that has been the selling price from most vendors for a new one all along. They do seem to hold their value also as the used ones typically sell for between $600 & $650.

B&H and Adorama seem to get a few copies in here and there - they seem like they are out of stock more often then being in stock. But both vendors have always allowed the lens to be added to the cart and be ordered.

I've come so close to buying this lens many times over the past couple years, but in the end always find a hard time justifying it since I do very little landscape or wide angle work.

01-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #9
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 127
Original Poster
Instead of starting a new thread, I'll ask here. Is the Samsung version of this lens optically the same? Or are the coatings etc. different?
01-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: N. Calif
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,535
QuoteOriginally posted by Gregor Quote
Instead of starting a new thread, I'll ask here. Is the Samsung version of this lens optically the same? Or are the coatings etc. different?
They are exactly the same except for the EXIF data. Some of the camera's functions like highlight correction, shadow correction, etc also do not work with Samsung's version.
01-07-2013, 07:57 AM   #11
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 800
I never knew the pricing was that low! It is $1250 here.

Now if only the WR variety would come out...
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, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: DA 12-24 (Samsung Version), Crumpler bag, Tokyo Flash Watches Bonobo Sold Items 2 03-26-2012 08:48 AM
Wanted - Acquired: DA 40 ltd and a DA 12-24 or Sigma 10-20 Jeff Bennett Sold Items 5 03-22-2011 03:32 PM
random question about pentax da 12-24 imaspy Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 01-26-2011 03:54 AM
Can anyone compare DA 18-135 to DA 55-300 &/or DA 12-24? bpjod Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 12-05-2010 02:35 PM
Samples Wanted: DA 14mm, DA Limited 15mm or DA 12-24? dopeytree Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 06-13-2009 05:50 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:24 AM. | 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