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Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 on Amazon - $139.12
Posted By: bigdog2590, 09-30-2014, 11:07 PM

this lens is on sale on amazon for 139.12. good deal

SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 on Amazon Prime


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10-01-2014, 06:09 AM   #2
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That isn't amazon.. that is sold by 'another deal site' -- they seem to have good reviews. they also seem to sell 'white box' items too.. fyi.
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Ahhh, if I didn't already have so many FA 50's ... !
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what is a white box item . is that grey market . i guess what is grey market ha ha not sure what that means

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QuoteOriginally posted by bigdog2590 Quote
what is a white box item . is that grey market . i guess what is grey market ha ha not sure what that means
Grey market usually means a product that was made for sale in one country or part of the world and sold in another. For example: a lens or camera intended for the Asian market but being sold in the U.S. or the European Union through unofficial or unauthorized channels. They may be physically identical to the lens intended for the U.S. or the EU but, in many cases, the company won't acknowledge the warranty on the lens or camera - and some won't even repair it at the buyer's own expense. I personally think that last item is silly but I understand the warranty issues. That's why grey market items tend to be less expensive. Just make sure it's cheap enough to be worth the risk.

A white box item can be different: Not a grey market item but often a lens that's been broken out of a kit and sold separately by a retailer.
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Fulfilled by Amazon, so easy return if not up to snuff.
I have the A 1.7 and a 40mm XS, but fighting myself on this one.
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Oooh so tempting!
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thanks Biro appreciate the explanation.

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I pulled the trigger on this, as the price was too good to pass up, and I didn't have an AF prime in the 50mm range. It arrived yesterday, and was packaged in what looks like the standard retail box. So, definitely not a "white box" deal. No idea if it is grey market, though. Seems to work perfectly - bright, sharp, and all that. Looks like I got exactly what I expected. Check another one off the LBA list!

-Robin

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QuoteOriginally posted by RDP Quote
I pulled the trigger on this, as the price was too good to pass up, and I didn't have an AF prime in the 50mm range. It arrived yesterday, and was packaged in what looks like the standard retail box. So, definitely not a "white box" deal. No idea if it is grey market, though. Seems to work perfectly - bright, sharp, and all that. Looks like I got exactly what I expected. Check another one off the LBA list!

-Robin
It's $120 at the pentax store site thing.
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