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02-12-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Is the DA* 55mm for sale?!?!

So, I google to check for the latest release date on this lens and eventually land on Pentax's website to reread the specs. I click on the 'buy now' button and the website reports: in stock, ships in 1 business day! Is this a cruel joke or a magnificent find?? Do I want to pay 'full price' to find out??

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yes

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/50652-da-55mm-f-1-4mm-here.html

i wouldnt buy it yet though, unless you got the scratch for it, as people are predicting a price job in a few months.
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Yes, it is for sale. You will find a few threads about it. It's currently about $750 per Amazon
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Damn, why doesn't Amazon.com ship to Canada?!?!?!?!?!?

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QuoteOriginally posted by dkittle Quote
Do I want to pay 'full price' to find out??
I want someone to! Every other day I look for the "DA*55 is genius (pix inside)" thread. Gotta pop up someday.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dkittle Quote
So, I google to check for the latest release date on this lens and eventually land on Pentax's website to reread the specs. I click on the 'buy now' button and the website reports: in stock, ships in 1 business day! Is this a cruel joke or a magnificent find?? Do I want to pay 'full price' to find out??
I'd be curious to find out if it really ships from the web store or if it magically backorders when the buy button is pressed.
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They probably have one demo model in stock and know full well everyone is too afraid to buy it.
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Adorama also have it listed.

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Adorama also have it listed.

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First to list, last to ship.
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It has been available in China for a couple of weeks now, not sure why as the release date for Japan is scheduled around Feb. 20 or so.
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My Japanese client has got his copy of the DA* 55mm already.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dkittle Quote
Damn, why doesn't Amazon.com ship to Canada?!?!?!?!?!?
Because they do?

I've ordered from them (even a lens) and it's been fine. Maybe it was from 47th st. photo, but through Amazon. Their cheapest price is through Adorama anyway.

I'd wait and see what the Canadian price is though! Might save 25% on currency alone, since they'll probably get you for the taxes at the border
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Ya, I did some playing around and if you order through another vendor on the amazon.com site, you can get it shipped up here. I tried it 'cause the advertised the lens for $750 but then they wanted to ding me $100 for 'slow' shipping on checkout. I'll wait and save myself the exchange :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by dkittle Quote
Ya, I did some playing around and if you order through another vendor on the amazon.com site, you can get it shipped up here. I tried it 'cause the advertised the lens for $750 but then they wanted to ding me $100 for 'slow' shipping on checkout. I'll wait and save myself the exchange :-)

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$100 shipping? Yikes! What, do they send it with some guy on a bus?

I haven't seen it listed anywhere in Canada yet, but can't be long before it's a Best Offer special on Prodigital, can it?
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