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Pentax DA 18-135 for $365???
Posted By: bass3587, 05-22-2013, 11:08 AM

Saw this ad today. Do you think it is a good buy for the price.
Amazon.com: Pentax 21977 DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR Lens for Pentax Digital SLR cameras: Camera & Photo
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If new, it's a very good price. I bought one for a bit over $300 used.
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Sold by a third party seller - caveat emptor

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Well I ordered one. I've always wanted one but was worried about the IQ but for the price and weather proofing I had to take a shot. I'll post back once it comes in.
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If you read the 1 star reviews in the OP, apparently this is a grey market lens and comes with no hood, paperwork, or packaging.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
If you read the 1 star reviews in the OP, apparently this is a grey market lens and comes with no hood, paperwork, or packaging.
If it does it's going straight back to Amazon!
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Ok I come home this afternoon and I see a box waiting on me. I open it up and I find everything inside except for a true Pentax black and green box so...so far I'm happy. Went to a local shopping center and took a few test shots which I'll post to my Flickr account. I guess it will take me a few days to warm up to this lens but so far it seems like it's a little soft on the borders and corners.








More pictures on my page. So for $365 it doesn't seem like to bad of a deal for a decent but not stellar WR zoom lens from Pentax

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