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02-13-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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is 50mm 1.8 da out of stock worldwide?

is 50mm 1.8 da out of stock worldwide?
2 months ago i tried to order the 50da 1.8 but the shop said it's out of stock everywhere (also what other sites are saying) any news for that? is it ever coming back (dramatic voice)

02-13-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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Lenses are made in batches, so they go out of stock from time to time. OTOH maybe it will reappear with a red stripe rather than a green one.
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hmmm i really liked the green stripe!!!
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i have heard nothing like this for europe, and retailers seem to have some in stock.

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HMMMM. They've been giving them away free with a K3 purchase here in the USA.
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for example many sites are saying something like this...''This item is currently back-ordered by the manufacturer. Although we have no estimated time of arrival for this item, you can order it now and it will ship as soon as it arrives. Your card will only be charged once item is shipped.''
the retailers have many different prices for the same thing, for this lense the price varies from 145e to 300e or more, i am sure not going to give 300 so i was wandering if it's coming back or not
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Really? I hadnt noticed, but it is possible that they will re-introduce it as HD 50mm f1.8. Hope that doesnt come with a price increase, but it might be a good little upgrade. But there are no such rumours going around. It is entirely possible the supply is just a little low due to the high demand, since the prices of that lens have been lowered so much
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
HMMMM. They've been giving them away free with a K3 purchase here in the USA.
ohhhh that's why!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Really? I hadnt noticed, but it is possible that they will re-introduce it as HD 50mm f1.8. Hope that doesnt come with a price increase, but it might be a good little upgrade. But there are no such rumours going around. It is entirely possible the supply is just a little low due to the high demand, since the prices of that lens have been lowered so much
if they do the price will go way up!

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I'm still getting pop up ads from vendors selling them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
HMMMM. They've been giving them away free with a K3 purchase here in the USA.
Hmmm. I think we solved our mystery. We've given them all away, so they're in short supply.
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In Stock at most US on-line retailers $181.95
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Lenses are made in batches, so they go out of stock from time to time. OTOH maybe it will reappear with a red stripe rather than a green one.
HD coating and maybe be called
HD PENTAX-DFA 50 mm F1.8
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In Stock at most US on-line retailers $181.95
was ''in stock'' when i order it 2 months ago... still waiting..
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Hmmm. I think we solved our mystery. We've given them all away, so they're in short supply.
Hehehe... seems so. My "give away" one is just sitting in its box. I couldn't pass it up with B&H's card/lens/grip combo, but I doubt I'll hold onto it (the lens) much longer.
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In Stock at Adorama and Pentax Webstore USA for $181.95, but that might not help in EU.
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