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07-19-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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PREORDER DA 17-70 f/4 AL (IF) SDM Super Wide Angle Auto Focus Zoom Lens

i just discovered that adorama has it available...for pre-order. no shipping date specified.

fyi.

the price is still at list-level, no "street" reductions yet because it's so new. everybody go buy one so the price falls for the rest of us!

i didn't see another notice of this on the forum -- i did look. please don't flame me if somebody already mentioned this.

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oh yeah, link: 21740 Pentax SMCP-DA 17mm - 70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Super Wide Angle Auto Focus Zoom Lens
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AVAILABLE AUGUST 20, 2008: Amazon.com: Pentax 17-70mm f/4 DA SMC AL IF SDM Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics
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eeeh? We have 4 of them in stock.... and amazon still haven't got any?

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B&H lists it as in stock on their web site.
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but damn the all want $549 for it, sorry it's jsut tooo close to the 18-50 F2.8 right now price wise
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
but damn the all want $549 for it, sorry it's jsut tooo close to the 16-50 F2.8 right now price wise
That's the plan you see... (humor)... Most will say "for a $100 more I can get a f2.8 w/ a wider angle...
After the 16-50 stock is depleted the 17 comes down in price....
Very tricky.
17-70 $599
16-50 $699
B&H
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
but damn the all want $549 for it, sorry it's jsut tooo close to the 18-50 F2.8 right now price wise
It will go down... at first, the DA16-50/2.8 was at 1000 euros.
Now it goes for 750 in most places, quite a feat IMO.

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Very interested in this lens, hopefully the price will come down . Also interesting to see what the European prices will be, in €.
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You have been able to order it in sweden for a long time O.o

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Almost 600€ while $549 is only 350€. Way too much here in Europe. Would be much cheaper to order the lens from the US and pay the taxes.
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and pay the taxes
or not :ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by pasipasi Quote
Almost 600 while $549 is only 350. Way too much here in Europe. Would be much cheaper to order the lens from the US and pay the taxes.
Indeed. I do so myself. Unfortunately. That might be why so few shops here carry Pentax?
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17-70 $599
16-50 $699
B&H

Either B&H or Adorama actually has the DA* 16-50 for $649 IIRC.


Now I just hope the 17-70 helps bring down the cost of the DA* a bit! I have my eyes on it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by pasipasi Quote
Almost 600 while $549 is only 350. Way too much here in Europe. Would be much cheaper to order the lens from the US and pay the taxes.
Only lens thats worth to buy in europe is the 35/2.8 Macro limited, its acutaly cheaper in sweden than in the states
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