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12-31-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Tamron 18-250mm price question

It's a Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro

Is 300 a decent price for a used one or should I try to go for 275?

12-31-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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For the 18-250, $300 is just within the realm of reasonable. Sure, they are sometimes listed for $250-275, but not terribly often. If you really want the lens, I would say grab it at that price. You won't be disappointed.
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I'll take it if you don't want it........lol
12-31-2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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The Pentax 18-250mm (and the Tamron 18-250mm) are no longer produced. You can only get them 2nd hand and the prices will only increase with time. Indeed the only new 18-250mm lens that you can buy with Pentax mount is the Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM that is much, much dearer.
If you want a Tamron 18-250 mm or Pentax 18-250mm, go for it before the prices increase...

Note that there was some recent interesting threads on the 18-250mm lens:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/84527-sigma-18...6-3-dc-os.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/77388-18-250mm-pentax-tamron.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/64586-pentax-18-250-question.html
I would encourage you to look at them.


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Lucky you if you can get one for $300, I am struggling to find one for less than AU$700 here in Sydney...
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It's a very good lens for what it is. Let me put it this way: I'm not selling mine but if I were, I'd want more than that.
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would the IQ be better than the DA 55-300?
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QuoteOriginally posted by joodiespost Quote
would the IQ be better than the DA 55-300?
Probably not.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wallyb Quote
Probably not.
I have both and, while I haven't bothered to do a comparison, I suspect Wally is right.
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