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08-10-2014, 03:25 AM   #1
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HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro price

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HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro is in my wish list on my next trip to the US 2nd week of September
the point is the the reviews and reviewer state a price 550$, 519$ a lot cheaper than the "BUY" link on B&H or Amazon (746$ or 724$)
Do I miss something here ?
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08-10-2014, 06:09 AM   #2
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The review you quoted includes this:

This lens features Pentax's latest "HD" nano coating and is available in both black and silver for $749.95.
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I saw the price in the in the Description but scrolling down 3 reviewer stated a price that started at 700$ june 12 - down to 519$ on June 24 and 550$ just 10 days ago....
So I was wondering . You know
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ofer Hadas Quote
I saw the price in the in the Description but scrolling down 3 reviewer stated a price that started at 700$ june 12 - down to 519$ on June 24 and 550$ just 10 days ago....
The last reviewer is me, and I got it for that price when one of local dealers in Malaysia has got some "mid year sale" permission from Pentax/Ricoh Malaysia.

BTW, in terms of prices, it was always the other ways round, I mean we see better prices in the US than here in Malaysia or perhaps other small countries.
And they still have some HD21 and HD70 for the same amount, if you ask.

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Thanks for the input . Yea I know the prices difference especially with Pentax not that popular around which leads to less competition. that is why I am waiting for my trip and Amazon free shipping
I have the Tamron 90mm Macro and just looked for the 50mm lens feel like.
BTW love your pictures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ofer Hadas Quote
BTW love your pictures.
Thanks.
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I bought an HD 35 Ltd Macro for $549 (AUD) a couple of months ago (from an authorised dealer) , which I thought at the time was an exceptional price.
(The Aussie dollar runs at about 93 cents US. Usually Aussie prices are lots and lots more than US prices.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
I bought an HD 35 Ltd Macro for $549 (AUD) a couple of months ago (from an authorised dealer) , which I thought at the time was an exceptional price.
(The Aussie dollar runs at about 93 cents US. Usually Aussie prices are lots and lots more than US prices.
Same here. I can't imagine the Australian dealers are getting better prices than elsewhere.

BTW, it's a terrific little lens.

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I should have bought it when in Perth...go figure... .
Thank you for clearing it for me. I guess I will get it from Amazon in few weeks when in Chicago.
Again thank you all for the info.
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