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Save up to $150 on Pentax DA limiteds at Adorama
Posted By: Adam, 10-14-2013, 01:18 PM

While supplies last, you can save big on Pentax DA limiteds at Adorama. These lenses are all discontinued as the HD versions will soon be hitting the shelves (at higher prices).

Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm F/4 ED AL Lens for DSLR, USA 21800 was 649 now 499

Pentax SMCP-DA 21mm f3.2 AL Wide Angle AF Lens Black #21590 Limited Edition 21590 was 649 now 529

Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.8 Wide Angle AF Lens #21730 21730 was 699 now 599

Pentax SMCP-DA 40mm f/2.8 ED Lens- Black, Limited Edition #21550 21550 was 499 now 389 just 1 left!

Pentax SMCP-DA 70mm f/2.4 ED Lens Limited Edition -Black #21620 21620 was 699 now 499


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10-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #16
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Do you guys think it's worth waiting for black friday to get the DA 15mm, or get one right now? I might catch a better offer with the black friday IF the supplies last... but it might not. I don't think the new HD version is worth the price difference!

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How can anyone predict what if any products will be available on Black Friday?
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I don't know, maybe last year experiences? first time I'm thinking to take advantages of BF in US, since our rebates kinda suck!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
How can anyone predict what if any products will be available on Black Friday?
If I could accurately do that, I'd be picking stocks and not looking in the deals section..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hattifnatt Quote
Do you guys think it's worth waiting for black friday to get the DA 15mm, or get one right now? I might catch a better offer with the black friday IF the supplies last... but it might not. I don't think the new HD version is worth the price difference!
I wouldn't wait. The DA15 is a great lens. Given Ricoh's pricing policy this "clearout" of the older versions is likely to be the best deal you will find. The older DA15 is VERY resistant to flare, so I do not think that you will miss much by going with the older coatings. In my opinion, if the price difference were about $50 I would go with the HD version. For any more than that I would go with the "classic" green-ring version. It looks better, the perfomance is indistinguishable in most cases, and it is a LOT cheaper. It's a "no brainer".

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QuoteOriginally posted by Takumar55 Quote
It's about time these went on sale. That 70mm price is nice!

If the 40mm sells out, Staples has it (oddly) for $382. Pentax 21550 40mm f/2.8 Limited Lens For Pentax ist DS Digital SLR Camera | Staples
I'll be damned...I didnt know staples sold dslrs of any kind, let alone Pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dan Quote
I wouldn't wait. The DA15 is a great lens. Given Ricoh's pricing policy this "clearout" of the older versions is likely to be the best deal you will find. The older DA15 is VERY resistant to flare, so I do not think that you will miss much by going with the older coatings. In my opinion, if the price difference were about $50 I would go with the HD version. For any more than that I would go with the "classic" green-ring version. It looks better, the perfomance is indistinguishable in most cases, and it is a LOT cheaper. It's a "no brainer".

He who hesitates is lost!

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I'm not waiting, just ordered the DA15 from Adorama , too bad they don't list the quantity they have left, be nice to know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robjmitchell Quote
Stage one, Introduce new version of lens at higher price so that people buy old version at normal price before they run out.
Stage two, Drop price of old lens to clear out stock.
Stage three, Lower new versions price back to the original price of the old version.

Yesterday I almost ordered a DA 21mm, then I had exactly your thoughts.

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I actually bought the 70mm from Adorama, then cancelled as I reconsidered. I want to see what the HD coating is all about and the new rounded blades can't be anything but great for portraits. I will wait for them to hopefully go on sale as usual around thanksgiving.
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I just ordered a DA 15mm. What are the chances my K-3 magically appears in the same box?
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Looks like the 40mm and 70mm lenses are gone. 15, 21, and 35 still in stock: but for how long?

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I'm hoping that there are deals on the DA 55
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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
I'm hoping that there are deals on the DA 55
That is a wonderful lens I tell you.
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Great deals on the 70 and the 15. I tried to convince my cheapskate buddy. He borrowed my da70 once, for his k01, he was dazzled; but he still wouldn't buy one. He also wants to shoot scapes since he has an ocean view house, a mile from the beach, but no sale on the 15 either. I guess that's why he lives at the ocean and I don't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
That is a wonderful lens I tell you.
Though it seems that it's the DA limited lenses, not or not yet the DA*s, that are being replaced by HD versions.
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