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DA 15. $514.08 + shipping
Posted By: pbancr, 03-22-2013, 08:11 AM

PROVANTAGE: PENTAX 21800 DA 15MM F4 Edition AL Limited


Anyone ever do business with Provantage? This price seems to-good-to-be-true?
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03-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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I just did the same. Perhaps its gray market?
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The price looks too good to be true. For comparison, last Xmas, there was a major discount on the Da15 at B&H, down to $549 (and I bought one then).
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Shipping for me is $4.95 - very reasonable.......very tempting.......

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I actually ordered one from them yesterday, and it was delivered today. I don't think that they are an authorized Pentax retailer so the warranty is questionable, but I decided to take a chance and order one because I've ordered from Provantage before without a problem, and they have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If I don't like it, I can send it back within 30 days for a refund minus shipping. Since the build quality of the 15 Limited is supposed to be top notch, I figured it would be worth the risk.
Someone from Provantage called me yesterday shortly after I placed my order just to verify my identity. No hassles, just asked my name and if I placed the order.

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If for any reason you aren't satisfied with a product you bought from Provantage, we'll refund the purchase price. Make your request within 30 days of the invoice date and we'll email you simple instructions for sending it back. Please return the product immediately after receiving our email and make sure that the contents are complete and contained within the original manufacturer's packaging. Note that shipping charges are not refundable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
The price looks too good to be true. For comparison, last Xmas, there was a major discount on the Da15 at B&H, down to $549 (and I bought one then).
Ditto for me. Although there have been some weird listings recently. I have seen several from people that live suspiciously near Pentax USA HQ that are offering items on eBay as "lightly used" "nearly new" for a LOT less......hmmmm......
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
The price looks too good to be true. For comparison, last Xmas, there was a major discount on the Da15 at B&H, down to $549 (and I bought one then).
Adorama had the same deal if you put the lens in your cart. As a matter of fact, they had it for both the DA15 and DA21 - if you put the DA 21 in your cart is still shows for $539
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Adorama had the same deal if you put the lens in your cart. As a matter of fact, they had it for both the DA15 and DA21 - if you put the DA 21 in your cart is still shows for $539
I tried that and got this



Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm F/4 ED AL Auto Focus Lens for DSLR Cameras - U.S.A. (SKU PX154AFD) View Accessories *Note: This item is currently out of stock and on backorder.Please note: You can order ...

$649.95

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I tried that and got this



Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm F/4 ED AL Auto Focus Lens for DSLR Cameras - U.S.A. (SKU PX154AFD) View Accessories *Note: This item is currently out of stock and on backorder.Please note: You can order ...

$649.95
What I wrote about was for the DA 21. Didn't mean to confuse the issue at hand, but the 15 & 21 were discounted the same in December, but the discounted 15 went away some time ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
What I wrote about was for the DA 21. Didn't mean to confuse the issue at hand, but the 15 & 21 were discounted the same in December, but the discounted 15 went away some time ago.
Ah, sorry for the confusion.
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/tangent Adorama had a sweet in-cart price for the DFA 100 WR macro. Mine sat backordered for 2 months until I cancelled to use the money on other gear.
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I closely inspected my 15 that was waiting on the doorstep for me today, and everything looks great. I'm happy! Beautiful lens, except for the ridiculous screw in lens cap which I hear is the biggest criticism of the lens, and I can see why.

Within a few months, I got in on the $289 Sigma 30, the $499 Sigma 50-150, and now the $514 DA15 Ltd. I guess I should stop for awhile, right?
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It's a no brainer for somebody who's been waiting to get this lens. You can't find a used one for this price. I to wonder about the warrenty and if they are an authorized dealer. I got a call immediately after placing the order to confirm it, and it already shows as being shipped. With a return policy of 30 days I don't think I can go wrong. I'll take the chance of something going wrong with it. With that said I still think pentax will sooner then later drop there prices back to pre-holiday levels Sure hope anyway!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brazeal Quote
I closely inspected my 15 that was waiting on the doorstep for me today, and everything looks great. I'm happy! Beautiful lens, except for the ridiculous screw in lens cap which I hear is the biggest criticism of the lens, and I can see why.

Within a few months, I got in on the $289 Sigma 30, the $499 Sigma 50-150, and now the $514 DA15 Ltd. I guess I should stop for awhile, right?
Get a nice old Pentax 49mm squeeze cap and don't look back! I did.
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Get a nice old Pentax 49mm squeeze cap and don't look back! I did.
Thanks. I'll try that.
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