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07-22-2021, 02:01 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Hot off the press: Pre-order the HD DA* 16-50mm lens!

As of 5pm EST, the new HD Pentax DA* is finally available for pre-order (edit: both Adorama and B&H have now added the lens):

It's quite unusual for pre-orders to start this long after an official announcement, so over the coming days I'll be adding the purchase information to our existing articles and DB entries.

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$3 cheaper at Adorama… roughly 1/5th of 1%. Get rich on the arbitrage!
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My biggest question on this lens is if it is worth the considerable weight increase. Not much sense in a lens too heavy to carry about.
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So... any discount for those of us with dead SDM on the first DA* 16-50?

07-23-2021, 04:13 AM - 2 Likes   #5
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Pentax HD DA* 16-50 F2.8 PLM AW Pre-Orders up at Adorama and B+H 22 JUly 5PM

Put my pre-order in yesterday... Just like K-3III
07-23-2021, 08:16 AM   #6
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It seem like the new lenses Pentax is pushing out are all at the premium end of the spectrum. This market creep ties in with the high cost of the k3iii. That said, it is nice to see the refresh on the star line in recent years.
07-23-2021, 09:18 AM   #7
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If we want to see the next 10 years of Pentax, lenses will get refreshed, more high end glass coming, think Leica thoughts in Japan, with leadership in DSLR, IMHO

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Great! I already pre-ordered through my local B&M store though.

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