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03-19-2009, 10:11 PM   #16
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My thoughts exactly on either the DA 40, the DA 70, or even the FA 77 (the 31mm has gotten way too pricey for my taste).

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If I don't need the DA40 afterall I think I can still sell it without losing money.


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I'm surprised to see that the FA35 f/2 is listed again, but at $720+ I can't see picking one up any time soon. Same goes for the AF-360 and AF-540, which I had already considered over priced.
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Don't forget guys, that the price hike isn't entirely currency related. In Japan, where all this comes from, there was an across the board price hike for FA, FA*, and FA limited lenses in February, announced and executed by the mothership herself.

FA 31mm Lim went from around 90,000 yen to 120,000 yen in the last month and a half. See how those new Canadian prices don't seem all to bad now?


As for me, I've been itching for the 77 Lim for a while now, but I just can't seem to push that BIN button...
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Maybe they're doing it for respect?

I mean, I'm starting to think I shouldn't have sold the DA 35 last week now! It's a $700 lens!! :P

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Wow, er, I mean, OUCH ! The following two strike me as particularly insane:

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SMC DA 12-24mm F/4.0 ED
Our Price: $1,129.99 CAD

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SMC FA 35mm f/2 AL
Our Price: $719.99 CAD
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those and the 50-135 for 1549.99
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all i can say is
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Looks like Pentax can keep their lenses for now...

Talk about an instant cure to LBA...

Pat

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I'm wondering what this will do to the used market. I'm seeing a lot more "For Trade" posts in the forum--it's a different currency now, at least in Canada!
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Talk about an instant cure to LBA...
You're a "glass half-full" kind of guy, aren't you, Pat ?
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Some people have commented that nobody else is showing the new prices yet, but these only went up last night.

Other retailers are probably going to follow suit in the next couple days, so I'd get in there if I were you.

Aden's always been the most competitive, so for them to raise their prices first indicates to me that it's probably an order from Pentax, not an attempt at a cash grab on old stock!
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SMC DA 12-24mm F/4.0 ED
Our Price: $1,129.99 CAD

SMC FA 35mm f/2 AL
Our Price: $719.99 CAD
Wow What The Heck?! FA35... $720?! they put the Nikon price on there by mistake? XD
I think i am safe...

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Yeah I'm with Pat...

Damn, I was going to get a DA12-24mm around the end of the month. That price will put a stop to that in a huge hurry if the old price can't be found then.

As Pat said, instant cure for LBA. Some of those old Takumar's are looking like a better deal every day.
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The new nikon 35mm 1.8 is.... $199

Pentax would have to drop the price to meet Nikon's newly issued 35mm f1.8:

Nikon | AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens | 2183 | B&H Photo Video

QuoteOriginally posted by vizjerei Quote
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SMC DA 12-24mm F/4.0 ED
Our Price: $1,129.99 CAD

SMC FA 35mm f/2 AL
Our Price: $719.99 CAD
Wow What The Heck?! FA35... $720?! they put the Nikon price on there by mistake? XD
I think i am safe...
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QuoteOriginally posted by vizjerei Quote
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SMC DA 12-24mm F/4.0 ED
Our Price: $1,129.99 CAD

SMC FA 35mm f/2 AL
Our Price: $719.99 CAD
Wow What The Heck?! FA35... $720?! they put the Nikon price on there by mistake? XD
I think i am safe...
Nikon Price? I wish, the Nikon 35 is $279 at Adens!
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