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Pentax DA 17-70 - $199 new [Australia]
Posted By: rawr, 05-31-2017, 06:08 PM

For some reason, Pentax Australia are currently 'fire-saleing' the DA 17-70mm f/4 ALIF SDM lens for just AUD $199, which is considerably lower than the circa $500 it used to sell for:

Ricoh Imaging | Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 ALIF SDM Lens

Lens is shown as 'in stock', and shipping is usually very prompt from Pentax Australia.

This suggests to me that a new version of the lens may be arriving soon.
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This lens has been discontinued for a while now. Replaced by the 16-85 Great deal!
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
For some reason, Pentax Australia are currently 'fire-saleing' the DA 17-70mm f/4 ALIF SDM lens for just AUD $199, which is considerably lower than the circa $500 it used to sell for:

Ricoh Imaging | Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 ALIF SDM Lens

Lens is shown as 'in stock', and shipping is usually very prompt from Pentax Australia.

This suggests to me that a new version of the lens may be arriving soon.
Probably just clearing out old stock that is slow to sell. I wonder if at that price it is at a loss? New lens is the 16-85, but it is variable max aperture. I have the 17-70 and it is great optically, but has the focus issues so well documented.
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Thoughts vs kit lens 18-55mm WR?

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Now knocking a further 15% off with a coupon code for EOFY
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Matthew, what is the code as EOFY is not working
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Matthew, what is the code as EOFY is not working
EOFY deal finished on Sunday
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
This lens has been discontinued for a while now. Replaced by the 17-85 Great deal!
Did you mean 16-85??? Can't find any 17-85.
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Correct, the 16-85. I keep fat fingerering that focal length for some reason

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$160 17-70mm

I just purchased 2 of them for $160 with the PRESENT code on ebay.
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QuoteOriginally posted by heasley Quote
I just purchased 2 of them for $160 with the PRESENT code on ebay.
Link please?
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Search for dcxpert's store.

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http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/322315590063?_mwBanner=1
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PENTAX SMCP DA 17-70mm F4 AL IF SDM ZOOM LENS PENTAX

Unfortunately, the Code PRESENT has expired.
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QuoteOriginally posted by heasley Quote
Unfortunately, the Code PRESENT has expired.
The lens is still in-stock for $199 at the AU Pentax site:

Pentax.com.au | DA series lenses

as well as at dcxpert for the same price.

It's not $169, but $199 is still a very good deal. The lens is nice.
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