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04-12-2017, 04:33 AM   #1
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Tamron 10-24 VC HLD price point

Hello, I've read about this reworked version of Tamron's ultra-wide angle zoom with weather sealing, image stabilization, and a new focus motor. While B&H Photo sells it for 500 $ new (350 $ used), here in Europe it sells for 650 . That's about 30% more than US retail prices, how is price policy justified?

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The recent update to the 10-24 isn't available in k-mount. I think you're looking at two different lenses.

I also think you're seeing something that isn't completely out of the ordinary regarding USA vs Euro pricing on items like this.
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Quite often US prices exclude sales tax, whereas in the EU it must be included in retail prices. Plus, you may be looking at different lenses as above.
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At the moment they don't sell this new lens in Pentax K-mount, I was somehow misled by the Tamron website. Nevertheless the price for the old and new version is about the same in $. Is there any hope we will see a Pentax version?

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No. Best to not hope for that kind of thing; it's available or it isn't. I don't know if anyone should assume a lens will come to their platform, even Nikon or Canon owners, but it's probably safer with them.

Tamron hasn't released a new k-mount lens in I don't know how long, maybe five years or more. This may change at some point, but the situation is the same, in that you shouldn't assume it will.
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