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01-01-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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When the 60-250 finally comes out...

Will one of you guys sell me your no-longer-wanted perfect copy of the 50-135 at a ridiculously low price?

But seriously... anyone think that this lens, when/if it ever gets released, is going to drastically decrease the value of used 50-135s? (If you can't tell- I'm hoping to hear a resounding chorus of yesses!)

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I think those are for different use so I say No.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hannican Quote
Will one of you guys sell me your no-longer-wanted perfect copy of the 50-135 at a ridiculously low price?

But seriously... anyone think that this lens, when/if it ever gets released, is going to drastically decrease the value of used 50-135s? (If you can't tell- I'm hoping to hear a resounding chorus of yesses!)

-Tim
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01-02-2009, 12:45 AM   #4
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Honestly... I don't think so. I think you'll see some Sigma and Tamron 70-200/2.8 hit the market though and they're great (though different).

The 50-135 really doesn't compare to lenses which reach 200mm+ in my opinion, and being a stop faster than the imaginary 60-250/4 will justify keeping it. I just got one and haven't had a chance to shoot much with it yet, but I've heard such raves about it I can't wait to put it through it's paces. I have a Tamron 70-200/2.8 too that I find stellar, but I found a good price for a 50-135, and I really wanted the 50mm short end, the weather sealing for the woods, and the shorter physical length for shooting people in indoor settings... especially with the hood off it's a lot less intimidating lens than the 70-200.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hannican Quote
Will one of you guys sell me your no-longer-wanted perfect copy of the 50-135 at a ridiculously low price?

But seriously... anyone think that this lens, when/if it ever gets released, is going to drastically decrease the value of used 50-135s? (If you can't tell- I'm hoping to hear a resounding chorus of yesses!)

-Tim
Not likely... Those two lenses are intended for different markets. The DA*50-135mm is a walk-arounder/portrait/landscape lens, the DA*60-250mm is more for the likes of outdoor sports and wildlife.

The focal lengths overlap, but thats about it. You may see someone give up their DA*200mm (not me) or DA*300mm (again, not me) but I doubt it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
You may see someone give up their DA*200mm (not me) or DA*300mm (again, not me) but I doubt it.
That's just crazy talk!
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When the 60-250 finally comes out...

hell will freeze over.
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hell will freeze over.
OK then!! Here it is:

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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
hell will freeze over.
I'm starting to wonder that myself. I'm pretty sure I've found myself a good condition A135/2.8 lens, so at some point I'll go on the hunt for a 200/2.8. If I find an A or FA, I'll buy it, if I don't, I'll probably just pick up a DA*.
Either way, they've held up that lens for too long, and it is now off my purchasing plan.
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You can get my Da* 50-135 after you pry it from my cold dead hands

After all now that I got a perfect copy ( 2nd try ) I love it, so even if I get a 60-250 the 50-135 stays.
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