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04-09-2008, 01:46 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by 247nino Quote
anyone bought theirs from adorama? I'd like to jump on the $75 rebate, but I want to know where the good ones are coming from and with Adorama's price at $659.95, I'd love to know that theyre sending out good ones!
Same here, I'm close to pulling the trigger but wonder if the deal is really that good if I'm likely to get a problem lens.

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last period ...

are some lens defect in last period ?
04-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #48
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I love mine so far!

9019818

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04-14-2008, 05:35 AM   #49
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16-50DA serial #

Hi Buddha Jones,
mine is 9019095, bought at Prodigital 2000 in Canada in March.
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I've mine from B&H 2 days ago. Good copy. Serial # 9020266.
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04-15-2008, 11:25 AM   #51
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Serial Status Place and Date
9011024 good
9011133 good used from a forum member
9012114 good
9012269 good Pentax retailer in Helsinkiin October
9012359 good bought locally
9012509 good
9012541 bad Amazon, beginning of January
9013067 good
9013124 bad
9013251 good
9013254 bad
9014888 good
9015311 bad
9015921 bad hometown store
9016333 bad
9016761 bad
9017115 good
9017292 bad B&H
9017525 bad So it's a bad copy on K10D, but a good one on K20D
9017549 good Digit-Photo in December
9017856 decent
9018018 bad Amazon
9018137 bad Amazon03-17-2008
9018380 bad B&H
9018546 good
9019095 ??
9019346 good from Willoughby's
9019612 good
9019818 good
9020266 good
9021117 good
9021232 good from Willoughby's
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9014376 bad - back focus
9012537 good, indeed awesome.
04-19-2008, 06:20 AM   #53
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9016499 purchased in March 2008 from Digital Camera Warehouse Australia. Seems pretty good to me.

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Got it in, I think its a keeper, you tell me what you think

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/25561-16-50-te...-send-her.html

9023463 bought from buydig
04-19-2008, 08:49 PM   #55
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Mine is S/N 9016410 and is a good one

Bought from CameraWarehouse.com.au here in Australia.
04-24-2008, 04:12 AM   #56
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Hi mates,

I just guess the quality problems with this lens should now have been resolved. What do you think? Is it still risky to buy this lens or not?

So far I still donīt understand why Pentax didnīt paged a product recall like other manufacturers...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Denny Quote
Hi mates,

I just guess the quality problems with this lens should now have been resolved. What do you think? Is it still risky to buy this lens or not?

So far I still donīt understand why Pentax didnīt paged a product recall like other manufacturers...
I too am wondering the same thing. I am off to Italy in 4 weeks and really want to take this lens with me.
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So far, 13/36 bad.

By my informal count of this poll, 13/36 serial numbers were "bad". That's about 1 in 3 lenses that are duds. I hope the DA* 300mm f/4 has a lot better QC.
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One more on the bad side

Serial number 9018897 purchased from Amazon - sent to service center today
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Got my one from adorama and obviously it is not a very good copy. At 2.8 and 16mm I have to take a couple of shots to get a sharp image. At 16mm and 4.5 everything is fine.

Serial number is 9019078.

Itīs ridiculous what pentax is doing. After that long time I thought everything should be fine now, but itīs not, and they didnīt even recall all the lenses. Why? Instead of recalling, they brought the K20D which has the focus correction thing. How stupid is that?
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