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11-17-2015, 01:35 PM   #16
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Most likely I would buy the pentax FF but not immidiately on release.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
You might be surprised- Black Friday is the prefect (and virtually only) time that US Pentax retailers are allowed to ignore MAP pricing...

But we'll have to wait and see!
Based on advertised lens sales at B&H and Adorama I assumed MAP was quietly dropped or just being ignored for months. The $388 I paid for a new DFA 100 macro WR doesn't seem MAP-compliant, nor does the current $399 for a DA 15 HD Limited. The 16-50 has been in the $700+ range for months, well below $1000+ at the official Pentax web store.

The 100 and 16-50 might be clearance prices to make way for HD models but the 15 is already HD.
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Holding out for FF. No lenses needed either. Don't use all that I have.
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Just bought a K3 combo from adorama a few months ago, so, nothing for me, but a nice price on a 55-300wr maybe change my plans...

FF ist not in my list for now (not enough funds) but maybe mid-late 2017.

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QuoteOriginally posted by virusn3t Quote
Just bought a K3 combo from adorama a few months ago, so, nothing for me, but a nice price on a 55-300wr maybe change my plans...
It's already down to $259.99. How much lower can it go? That's what I paid for a gray market DA L in 2010.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
It's already down to $259.99. How much lower can it go? That's what I paid for a gray market DA L in 2010.
Something close to $0, the doctor say i have Hipermetropia (dont know a translation for english) and i need glasses, it seems that Pentax doenst made this type of lenses so i bought yesterday an Oakley Barrelhouse with a Crizal Prevencia lenses for +/- 360usd, so im dry on anything related photography funds for now, christmas is coming and the money left are for gifts.
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No, I have more than I need at present as far as body (K-5IIs) or lenses go. I'm telling myself that I'll save any money for the new releases until Black Friday 2016 and then splurge.
We'll see.
11-18-2015, 09:29 AM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I doubt the 150-450 will drop into anything attractive,
it's a bit of a dilemma for pentax, i think that they at least need to have a black friday sale on that glass, just to help retain market share.

tamron and sigma have whored out the pricing on their 150-600mm offerings so much that it's changed the market perception of what long zooms should really cost.

tamron in particular has been throwing $70 rebates at that lens every month? and buydig was blowing 'em out for $825 brand new, so it was $779 after the rebate: http:///newsearch.php?forumchoice%5B%5D=30&q=150-600&showposts=0

when you can get a much longer zoom for ~$900+ less than what pentax offers, where is the incentive to stay with k-mount? throw the money you save at a canikon ff body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by osv Quote
it's a bit of a dilemma for pentax, i think that they at least need to have a black friday sale on that glass, just to help retain market share.

tamron and sigma have whored out the pricing on their 150-600mm offerings so much that it's changed the market perception of what long zooms should really cost.

tamron in particular has been throwing $70 rebates at that lens every month? and buydig was blowing 'em out for $825 brand new, so it was $779 after the rebate: http:///newsearch.php?forumchoice%5B%5D=30&q=150-600&showposts=0

when you can get a much longer zoom for ~$900+ less than what pentax offers, where is the incentive to stay with k-mount? throw the money you save at a canikon ff body.
Overhere the Nikon D7200 plus their 200-500mm/f5.6 lens is 600 euro less then thè K-3ii with 150-40mm. So there are options to go cheaper.
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Not buying any new gear on the Black Friday, not even sure when that is as we already had Thanksgivings.

I recently lost the lens cap for my DA70 and ordered a new one. Might need to go to gofundme to pay for it.
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I have 11 full frame lenses but I wouldn't be buying a ff. I will be in the market for a K-3 during Black Friday sales and a used k-3 or k-5iis in the spring when the ff is released (hoping to get a bargain). Full frame will have to wait until prices come down considerable. I figure the K-3 with K-5iis backup will serve my needs for the foreseeable future.
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11-18-2015, 02:47 PM   #28
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Overhere the Nikon D7200 plus their 200-500mm/f5.6 lens is 600 euro less then thè K-3ii with 150-40mm. So there are options to go cheaper.
wow, that lens is longer, faster, and hundreds of $$$ cheaper than the pentax 150-450.

i'd like to see shootout with the pentax lens in the mix.
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I can see a DFA24-70/2.8 in my future, but I'll probably wait until the K-1 is released.
Pretty happy with what I have really.
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I bought the K3II to replace my pentax camera and lenses that were taken during a burglary, Bought two good lenses for the K3II. I'm in a wait and see mode with the FF. Like someone mentioned in an early post, more often than not, a new product usually has issues that will surface. I have the money set aside for the FF and FF lenses; however, I don't see buying either anytime soon. I'm going to wait and let the FF mature, as I'm perfectly content with the K3II.
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