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Pentax 18-270 at Newegg for $717 out the door.
Posted By: Docrwm, 03-22-2013, 02:57 PM

Pentax smc 18 mm - 270 mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Zoom Lens for Pentax KAF3

It's $797 at Adorama and B&H. No other legitimate AD has it for nearly this low a price. Newegg is a VERY legit computer parts company. Beach Audio through Amazon has it for $731.
  • Type: Zoom Lens
  • Focus Type: Auto Focus
  • Diameter: 62mm
  • Compatibility: Pentax k-mount Digital SLR Cameras
  • Model #: 21497
  • Item #: N82E16830989088
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $711.99
  • $4.99 Shipping


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03-22-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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True, that's the best price available on the Pentax 18-270, so if you want it, this is where to get it right now.

But you can get the new Sigma 18-250 for $399 after rebate. You lose a little reach, but it focuses faster and closer, and is about the same optically.
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM review: Digital Photography Review
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
True, that's the best price available on the Pentax 18-270, so if you want it, this is where to get it right now.

But you can get the new Sigma 18-250 for $399 after rebate. You lose a little reach, but it focuses faster and closer, and is about the same optically.
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM review: Digital Photography Review
Good points, and for those willing to go with a Non-Pentax lens that looks to be the better choice.
03-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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Even at $712 the DA 18-270 is about $260 over priced. After all it's only a rebadged Tamron, and those sell new for $450, but not in K mount; Pentax obviously has an agreement with Tamron that restricts Tamron from competing against the DA 18-270. I'd much rather look for a good used DA 18-250, or get a new Tamron 18-250 K mount for $200. The motor in the 18-270 just isn't worth the $500 premium.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gray Quote
... or get a new Tamron 18-250 K mount for $200.
Where is this new $200 lens being offered?
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