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01-10-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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60-250 f4 SWM

This lens is now available here in SA.

The price of this lens is exorbitant compared to say;

DA 300mm F4 R 17 000

DA 50-135 F2.8 R 10 200

12-24 F4 R 10 100


The DA 60-250 F4 retails for R 18 000!!!!

Yes I know it's IF, SWM, Dust, Moisture resistant.........still..........I wonder if it's IQ will be thaaaat much better than the humble 55-300 which retails at even humbler R 4 500.

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01-10-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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Dylan,
You have to remember that this particular lens is not your typical "run-off-the-mill" glass. However, I noticed that this R 18000 would represent $1850 USD, which is much more than the asking price over here in North America which is now $1400 USD. I am just wondering why there would be a difference of $450.00 !! Quite amazing.
If your goal is to shot wildlife at a great distance, I would consider the DA*300 F4, for a slightly lesser price and you would get a great "fixed" lens. Consider also that there will be a SDM TC 1.4X in stores this year. This combination would be your best approach.
Anyway, that is my ten-cents worth.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dylansalt Quote
This lens is now available here in SA.

The price of this lens is exorbitant compared to say;

DA 300mm F4 R 17 000

DA 50-135 F2.8 R 10 200

12-24 F4 R 10 100


The DA 60-250 F4 retails for R 18 000!!!!

Yes I know it's IF, SWM, Dust, Moisture resistant.........still..........I wonder if it's IQ will be thaaaat much better than the humble 55-300 which retails at even humbler R 4 500.

D
How do you know it is on sale ?

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