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Pentax DA 15 $435
Posted By: DeadJohn, 07-23-2015, 10:32 AM

I'm posting this as a reminder of current prices that can be found at Amazon, B&H, and Adorama. New prices are approximately $435 with free shipping.

That's less than some of the used asking prices at the marketplace. HD vs original are very similar but the slightly different starbursts might lead some to put a premium on used models. This could be a good time to buy new or to haggle.
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07-23-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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Went ahead and bit on this from Amazon for an upcoming trip. Thanks for the heads up!
07-23-2015, 01:32 PM   #3
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SMCP DA15? What's that? Same as HD?
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SMC has a different coating than HD, and different aperture blade shapes, but otherwise, yes they are the same.
HD is the newer version. Same optic elements.

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Ignore the "SMCP" - Pentax dealers use that term inconsistently. There are only 2 versions of the DA15.

1) The current "HD" version. Red lens trim. Rounded aperture blades. This is the version in the links above.
2) The older version. Green lens trim. Straight aperture blades.

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