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Lowest price for DA 10-17mm?
Posted By: .a.t., 12-29-2015, 09:59 PM

I'm seriously thinking about buying a DA 10-17mm fisheye.
A Google search told me B&H has it for $307.87, and Amazon for $307.22.

Does anyone know of a better deal from a reputable seller?
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12-30-2015, 12:16 AM   #2
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I think that's the best of I've seen globally in years. Great fun lens.
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I would hope that this is the new standard price. Tokina has their version pegged at $475 (Canon & Nikon mounts). I want to say that I remember seeing a recent price in the neighborhood of $700 which is just plain ludicrous. It's a great little lens, it's a specialty lens, but there needs to be some sanity with its pricing.....

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I remember when this lens was around $650 +/- .. at $307 new is a great great deal.

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You can use the jet.com deal that was posted for the DA50 in this forum and get it down to $260 shipped.
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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
It's a great little lens, it's a specialty lens, but there needs to be some sanity with its pricing.....
Lens prices do stupid things across e-bay and amazon sellers anyway; I've looked up a heap of lenses I wanted to buy and the prices started off at whatever people on the Marketplace here were selling them for and rose to absolutely stupid levels for the same lens in as-new condition. No way in Hell was I going to pay FA31 prices for a DA18-135, but it seems that's what some people hope for. Now the opposite, on the other hand... yeah, I can actually cope with NOT having the FA31 right now, but if some idiot had it marked down to US$300 new I think I'd jump on that.
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I paid $300 used for mine in 2008. $300 new is excellent. It is one of my favorite lenses. It is so small there is no reason not take it with you. The only downside to this lens is the aberrations, which can fixed on post or with stopping down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
You can use the jet.com deal that was posted for the DA50 in this forum and get it down to $260 shipped.
Apparently, it is not longer available in jet.com ...

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Those prices are pretty darn good. I'd take the plunge! Pentaxians have sure been getting lots of low lens prices this year.

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Thanks to all who replied. Your input is appreciated!

In particular, I want to single out @interested_observer for posting your UWA Lens Comparison.
It was that thread which really piqued my interest in the 10-17.
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Done!

By the way, Amazon is now down to $299.99.
Even so, I went ahead and ordered from B & H ($307.87) so Pentax Forums would get a piece of the pie.
B&H says: "Offer ends: Dec 31 '15 at 11:59 PM EST"

@Adam - thanks for a wonderful site!
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Clearing out stock?

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Those prices are pretty darn good. I'd take the plunge! Pentaxians have sure been getting lots of low lens prices this year.
Prices are def lower this year for all Pentax lenses! I wonder if this is to make room for a new line of DFA lenses to come with the FF model??
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QuoteOriginally posted by .a.t. Quote
In particular, I want to single out @interested_observer for posting your UWA Lens Comparison.
It was that thread which really piqued my interest in the 10-17.
You're most welcome! Glad it was of some of some interest.....

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I paid over $300 for a used copy almost two years ago. At todays prices, I might just buy another!
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Great price. I traded mine for a Sigma 105mm Macro (older version) since I also have a Sigma 8-16, but I loved the 10-17.
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