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US Pentax Deal Roundup - Week of November 13, 2017
Posted By: Adam, 11-13-2017, 02:13 PM

Welcome to this week's roundup of US Pentax deals! I'm happy to debut a new format which highlights the lowest prices of the year, provides price ranges, and allows you to subscribe to a deal alert e-mail if you want to be notified when a future price drops below a certain threshold. Displayed prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar, for better readability.

This page will generally include deals with a 5% or higher discount below the average price from the past year. In other words, it looks at "real" discounts rather than savings relative to MSRP. Limited-time offers will also be included.

This week, while many lenses are still selling at rock-bottom prices, others have gone up in price compared to earlier this fall (likely in preparation for Black Friday price drops).



Cameras


K-1 limited silver, last units in stock

Pentax 645Z Body
13% Off / $790 Below Average

Year's price range: $5497 - $6846
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Ricoh Theta S
10% Off / $32 Below Average
Year's price range: $269 - $327
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Ricoh Theta SC
5% Off / $11 Below Average
Year's price range: $197 - $260
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K-mount Lenses



DA 17-70mm F4
27% Off / $115 Below Average

Year's price range: $306 - $433
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FA 35mm F2
19% Off / $63 Below Average

Year's price range: $272 - $494
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HD DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd. (Silver)
16% Off / $53 Below Average

Year's price range: $258 - $360
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DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3
12% Off / $60 Below Average

Year's price range: $424 - $597
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HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd. (Silver)
12% Off / $53 Below Average

Year's price range: $355 - $486
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HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro
9% Off / $38 Below Average

Year's price range: $400 - $497
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FA 50mm F1.4
6% Off / $16 Below Average

Year's price range: $272 - $345
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D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro
5% Off / $26 Below Average

Year's price range: $480 - $547
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DA* 16-50mm F2.8
5% Off / $38 Below Average

Year's price range: $782 - $832
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D FA 24-70mm F2.8 WR
4% Off / $44 Below Average

Year's price range: $1060 - $1297
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FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd.
4% Off / $18 Below Average

Year's price range: $485 - $584
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HD DA 1.4x Teleconverter
4% Off / $19 Below Average

Year's price range: $434 - $597
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HD DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd.
4% Off / $18 Below Average

Year's price range: $422 - $497
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HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd. (Silver)
4% Off / $17 Below Average

Year's price range: $401 - $476
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Third-Party



Rokinon 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS
16% Off / $61 Below Average
Year's price range: $329 - $399
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Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
16% Off / $26 Below Average
Year's price range: $140 - $169
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Rokinon 16mm F2 ED AS UMC CS
9% Off / $31 Below Average
Year's price range: $319 - $379
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Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
7% Off / $29 Below Average
Year's price range: $399 - $449
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Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A
7% Off / $31 Below Average
Year's price range: $389 - $467
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Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye
7% Off / $59 Below Average
Year's price range: $799 - $899
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645 Lenses



D FA 645 55mm F2.8
11% Off / $118 Below Average

Year's price range: $929 - $1197
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FA 645 45-85mm F4.5
11% Off / $245 Below Average

Year's price range: $2000 - $2397
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(645 deals only include >= 10% savings, full list below)

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Anybody else think the FA 35mm may be discontinued soon? It's 18 years old...
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Anybody else think the FA 35mm may be discontinued soon? It's 18 years old...
It's still listed as a current lens in the lineup.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Saxtonine Quote
Anybody else think the FA 35mm may be discontinued soon? It's 18 years old...
It already was discontinued at least once. I was trying to get a copy and could not find any. I called Pentax and they said it was out of production but since there were several requests and they still had the tooling they put it back into production. He said photo products were not on a constant production run. They are made in batches. When I thought about it that made sense since most digital items that are made for about a year before they are replaced with new model. My guess is they make a batch of lenses and as long as they think they can sell the next batch in a reasonable amount of time they commit to another limited production run.

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It already was discontinued at least once. I was trying to get a copy and could not find any. I called Pentax and they said it was out of production but since there were several requests and they still had the tooling they put it back into production. He said photo products were not on a constant production run. They are made in batches. When I thought about it that made sense since most digital items that are made for about a year before they are replaced with new model. My guess is they make a batch of lenses and as long as they think they can sell the next batch in a reasonable amount of time they commit to another limited production run.
I think that was true only for the US market. The lens did vanish on and off, but now that the K-1 is out I think it's going to stick around.

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