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02-23-2016, 06:55 AM   #151
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That 15-30/2.8 is looking mighty tempting. Although big, it could potentially replace my DA15, DA21, FA*24 and F28 and leave quite a bit of width still to be explored.
Don't forget to budget in another $1000AUS or so for a nice filter kit

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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
Just found the price of DFA*70-200 on Pentax AU website, a bit ouch...

https://pentax.com.au/products/21330

PENTAX-D FA 70-200MM F2.8 ED
$2,909.50
still 90 euro cheaper than €1999,- But the latest Canon is €2389 over here (2100 street) and the Latest Nikon is €2500

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So glad I bought my sigma 70-200 when I did.....dollar wise ($1,100aus)
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So glad I bought my sigma 70-200 when I did.....dollar wise ($1,100aus)
Me too. My Sigma 70-200 HSM II cost me, if I recall, $569 when DCW were clearing stock of that lens.

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Me too. I got the HSM II version for 3700 NOK, about 427 USD at the current rate. Probably around 600 USD back then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
Just found the price of DFA*70-200 on Pentax AU website, a bit ouch...

https://pentax.com.au/products/21330

PENTAX-D FA 70-200MM F2.8 ED
$2,909.50
Just ordered mine from Camera Electronics here in Perth, $2,530.00 all up.
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Just ordered mine from Camera Electronics here in Perth, $2,530.00 all up.
$2499 at camera-warehouse and dirtcheapcameras.
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In the US the price collapse on the 150-450 lens is nothing short of incredible. As an early adopter of that it smarts. Does anyone think that there will be similar drop in the 70-200 lens within 8 months of availability?

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In the US the price collapse on the 150-450 lens is nothing short of incredible. As an early adopter of that it smarts. Does anyone think that there will be similar drop in the 70-200 lens within 8 months of availability?
Yep. Quite confident of that. Ricoh is (IMHO) learning the market and starting very high on everything. They then watch the sales numbers, play with pricing until they reach the most profitable level of sales that still moves the volume they want. These (150-450 and 70-200) are completely new products being dropped into a vacuum. The initial demand will be high and so will the price. When volume of sales slack the price will drop to maintain that volume.
Perhaps a bit mercenary on Ricoh's part, but smart business when you really do not have any track record to go on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
In the US the price collapse on the 150-450 lens is nothing short of incredible.
It's pointless if they don't drop the price in Europe, too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
In the US the price collapse on the 150-450 lens is nothing short of incredible. As an early adopter of that it smarts. Does anyone think that there will be similar drop in the 70-200 lens within 8 months of availability?
My guess is that there is a certain target that they want to hit with each lens and they will drop their prices till they see that level of sales. I would not be surprised if we see it running right around 2000 when all is said and done.
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The price drop will not happen in Europe
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It already happenned significantly for the 150-450.
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What happened and, more importantly, where?
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Price drop, in my country.
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