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(Black Friday) Pentax DA* 50-135mm: $749 ($848 off!!)
Posted By: Adam, 11-22-2012, 11:48 PM

Fair DA* pricing returns!

Pentax SMCP-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens 21660


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Snagged one

Thanks Adam for staying up late to post these. I just got one of these, $749 free shipping a lot better than $1200 - 1300.

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you are killing meee
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Would $679 for the lens when purchased with a K-5 II be killing you too?


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Can't order this at B&H... Not on sale at Adorma... How do you go about getting the Black Friday price?
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Can't order this at B&H... Not on sale at Adorma... How do you go about getting the Black Friday price?
Either wait until 5:45 eastern time tomorrow for B&H, or wait to see if Adorama makes good on the prices on Monday.

Prices from both vendors are supposed to be good until Monday night as long as their stock holds.
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Prices from both vendors are supposed to be good until Monday night as long as their stock holds.
That's a question - will they honor these prices on back-ordered lenses? Cause I don't want to leap on the 50-135 yet - I want to wait and see if they can be persuaded to lower the FA Ltds, too!
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That's a question - will they honor these prices on back-ordered lenses? Cause I don't want to leap on the 50-135 yet - I want to wait and see if they can be persuaded to lower the FA Ltds, too!
That's a question that only Adam or B&H can answer.

In reading the many Black Friday posts today (head spin?), I do remember it being said somewhere that the Black Friday prices are only good for stock items. But that may have been about the K-5IIs.....

I really hope you can get a deal on the 77 - I know what it's like when one gets one mind set on something.......

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That's a question that only Adam or B&H can answer.

In reading the many Black Friday posts today (head spin?), I do remember it being said somewhere that the Black Friday prices are only good for stock items. But that may have been about the K-5IIs.....

I really hope you can get a deal on the 77 - I know what it's like when one gets one mind set on something.......
HEAD SPIN INDEED :P Thank you - that 77 has been haunting me for several years now, and every time I'm ready to buy it, I chicken out This week I'm feeling brave! Adorama or B&H should cash in on that!
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HEAD SPIN INDEED :P Thank you - that 77 has been haunting me for several years now, and every time I'm ready to buy it, I chicken out This week I'm feeling brave! Adorama or B&H should cash in on that!
Well it really, I mean really helps when you get a good deal on a lens that you covet and know you will keep for a long time. I was quite proud of my shopping abilities when looking at these Black Friday prices today - the Pentax lenses that I did buy new were still a little less than what was offered today - a good feeling!

But, I still have to control myself until Monday night......I have gathered my perfect setup as far as Pentax lenses and should be set for a long time, but with these prices...........so tempting to add another!
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since the site is down and you can't order properly I think it'd be nice if they honored it even if it runs out of stock..
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This deal expires tonight, FYI. Take it or leave it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
This deal expires tonight, FYI. Take it or leave it!
I took it. I tried to resist, I really did. I was walking away from it. But my precious darling, exquisitely beautiful, and eternally youthful wife said I'd be a damned fool to not take advantage. I had no rebuttal.

I really hope the sales figures on both the 50~135 & 16~50 during this promotion were staggering. Pentax needs a wake-up call on lens pricing. I'm not saying that $750 isn't one hell of a deal for either of these lenses. I'm simply saying that $1500 is at least $500 too high with a pitiful 1 year warranty backing them up.
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What were the "back-door" sales going for before though? I thought if you called up B and H, they would sell you the 50-135 for 900-ish, although they wouldn't advertise such a price on the internet. That seems to be the only way around the MAP for now. I think 850 or 900 is a reasonable amount to pay for what the 50-135 is. 750 is a great deal!
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I don't know what the back-door price on this was, either, but I was looking to get this one on my credit card rewards in a few months. For some reason, the number of points to buy this one was far more reasonable than for the 16-50, especially considering they were almost the same price on this special.
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