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For Sale: Pentax DA 16-85mm LOWER PRICE!
Listed: 11-30-2018, 09:39 PM

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Item for Sale
Pentax DA 16-85mm

Asking Price
400 $375 US

Item Location
Washington (United States)

Item Description
NEW LOWER PRICE!

END OF THE YEAR SPECIAL! I realize the ad below might be confusing to some. I had a hard time deciding between the two and finally settled on just keeping the original 18-135 kit lens. The 16-85 certainly has better IQ but it doesn't overlap as nicely with my 55-300 PLM, nor does it fit in my camera bag as neatly as the 18-135, the smaller of the two. Original ad remains below, for history sake, but the striked out parts are to indicate that this ad is for ONE lens only, the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR. Thanks!

Yup, I have both. The extra 2mm on the wide end of the 16-85 is great, and I think this lens is just a bit sharper across the frame. The 18-135 is probably the lens I would want to have, if I could only choose one, as the long end is quite useful outdoors and it's a bit smaller and lighter than the 16-85. It's silly to keep both!

I can't decide! YOU help me choose which one I keep! The prospect is simple... I have two lenses for sale and as soon as one is sold, I'll list them both as sold and keep whichever is left. Both include both caps and their hood. I don't have a box for either but both have their own new Altura neoprene carry bag. Both lenses have removable lens cover tethers, to prevent loss. Both have new Breakthrough Photography UV filters... The 18-135 has an X1 ($17 on Amazon) and the 16-85 has an X2 ($44). Both are in excellent condition, if not mint. The hood on the 18-135 has a tiny scratch or two, for instance. The glass is excellent on both and I enjoy the results I get with either one.

I will pack which ever the lens VERY carefully; the way I would want to receive one. It will be shipped USPS with insurance and a tracking number. Shipping is included in the purchase price to anywhere in the lower 48 states. I will ship elsewhere too, but will have to get a quote for you. I provide feedback on all transactions and feedback in return is greatly appreciated.

Pentax DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR Price: WAS US$250, now US$225 Includes NEW neoprene bag, cap tether, and BP X1 UV filter.

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Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Price: WAS US$450, now US$375 Includes NEW neoprene bag, cap tether, and BP X2 UV filter.

EDIT: I have the opportunity to try a different platform for a while so I have my K-70, 18-135 WR, and 55-300 PLM now listed as well, separately, in an attempt to help fill the unexpected hole in my savings

K-70 + 18-135 WR + 55-300 PLM + extras - PentaxForums.com

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Free shipping in the lower 48 states.

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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Last edited by Oktyabr; 02-01-2019 at 09:14 PM. Reason: Decided to keep the 18-135!
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