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10-31-2019, 08:11 PM   #16
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My 2 year old 50-135 is dead. Knowing the SDM reputation is sketchy I bought an extended warranty. Usually a waste of money but maybe not this time. the warranty company said they couldnít fix it (naturally) so they claimed they would send to manufacturer. Now, 3 weeks later the warranty company reports they will refund my purchase instead. Love the lens but wondering since Iím getting a do-over I should seek something else.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rwhynacht Quote
Love the lens but wondering since Iím getting a do-over I should seek something else.
For mine, the lens is good enough to warrant a conversion to screw drive if the replacement fails down the track. That's certainly what I have done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rwhynacht Quote
My 2 year old 50-135 is dead. Knowing the SDM reputation is sketchy I bought an extended warranty. Usually a waste of money but maybe not this time. the warranty company said they couldnít fix it (naturally) so they claimed they would send to manufacturer. Now, 3 weeks later the warranty company reports they will refund my purchase instead. Love the lens but wondering since Iím getting a do-over I should seek something else.
I don't think there's really anything quite comparable available in Pentax. There's always the Sigma 50-150 but it isn't weather sealed and it, well, it isn't the Pentax. There's the 60-250 but it's longer on both ends, slower, and significantly larger.
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