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(Black Friday) Pentax DA* 16-50mm: $749 ($748 off!!)
Posted By: Adam, 11-22-2012, 11:49 PM

Doesn't it feel great to be free of Maximum Assured Pricing? Now the Pentax 16-50mm is only $749!

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11-23-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Anyone want my 17-70?

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11-23-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Ooh...this or the Sigma 17-50...tough decision even after reading the review.
11-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by WillWeaverRVA Quote
Ooh...this or the Sigma 17-50...tough decision even after reading the review.
Well, do you need the weather sealing? If not, I would still go for the Sigma. (though this low price is also difficult to pass up on, as it's going to go back to full MSRP for good soon...)


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11-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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Well, I've never owned a star lens before and I'm replacing another, older Sigma (18-50 macro) that has developed major flare issues for some reason. I'll likely still just go with the Sigma 17-50 due to the DA*16-50's issues.
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Sounds like a plan- but on new DA*'s, the af issues should be fixed sigma's longer warranty is definitely nice, though.

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I came ever so close to ordering one, which would have been a second copy for me. I was so hyped up about this fantastic pricing I almost lost my mind. I have a perfect copy of this lens and certainly don't need 2!
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Just ordered mine! Woohoo!

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Just bought the 16-50mm. Been waiting a long time and I hope I made the right decision. I shoot concerts and events in venues large and small. I live in rainy Seattle and WR is important here.
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FYI guys, this deals expires at the end of the day, then it's back to buying second-hand if you want reasonable prices!

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I came very close, but the reason I want another (4th) zoom in that range is because the focus died on my DA 17-70 during a shoot. I just wasn't sure enough to buy another SDM to replace it. On the bright side, the kit lens at F7+ did just fine with a little adjustment in the lighting. One of the kit-replacement lenses which has gone funny along the way is a Sigma 17-35, so it is not like that option is totally without qualms either.
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Mine arrived and I'm very excited. Can't wait to play this weekend.
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Just curious of those who bought the DA*16-50 during this sale - are the lenses or boxes marked Pentax Hoya or Pentax Ricoh?
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Just curious of those who bought the DA*16-50 during this sale - are the lenses or boxes marked Pentax Hoya or Pentax Ricoh?
My DA 50-135mm had Hoya on it but it was only in 1 place and very small.
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