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Pentax DA 560mm on sale
Posted By: dwalt, 07-05-2018, 11:42 AM

Amazon has the DA 560mm lens on sale for $3,204.90. It was $3,999 a few days ago.
Use the chat function at B&H and they will price match it.
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07-05-2018, 04:25 PM   #2
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Deal seems to be gone...
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QuoteOriginally posted by rgknief60 Quote
Deal seems to be gone...
These kinds of deal seem to come and go rather quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
These kinds of deal seem to come and go rather quickly.
I just checked again. Its $3,204 at Amazon.
B&H shows $3,596.

Use the chat function on B&H.
Provide the Amazon URL to the $3,204 price.
B&H will match it.

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Oh, I cannot justify that right now but it is fun to see such deals available.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dwalt Quote
Provide the Amazon URL to the $3,204 price.
For convenience, here is the Amazon URL:

Amazon.com : Pentax 560mm f/5.6


Seller is Amazon.com


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This is admittedly a dumb question but I have always wondered why it is so long and skinny.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
This is admittedly a dumb question but I have always wondered why it is so long and skinny.
Questions that we do not know the answers to are never "dumb" As I have one, I am led to understand that the design is based on a "telescope" lens element designer rather than the more expensive design of the FA*600mm F4.0

You can read more here:

HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Reviews - DA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Where I did an "in-depth" review on this lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by oneill Quote
Questions that we do not know the answers to are never "dumb" As I have one, I am led to understand that the design is based on a "telescope" lens element designer rather than the more expensive design of the FA*600mm F4.0

You can read more here:

HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Reviews - DA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Where I did an "in-depth" review on this lens.

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Thanks,Murray.
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The amazon link is below $3000 right now.

Looks like the 560 for APS-C does not sell well... no wonder considering its dimensions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
The amazon link is below $3000 right now.

Looks like the 560 for APS-C does not sell well... no wonder considering its dimensions.
Sadly, I think you are right but those who have it have produced some wonderful photos. The price didn't help either. And it just looks funny, not that that would keep me away if I could afford the lens
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I am within a month of paying off my credit cards after my May trip out west. Man this is tempting. The length does not bother me as a gimbal head is a wonderful thing. MUST RESIST!!!!!!!
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I am within a month of paying off my credit cards after my May trip out west. Man this is tempting. The length does not bother me as a gimbal head is a wonderful thing. MUST RESIST!!!!!!!
Don't you dare do that!
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Looks like the sale is over.
Amazon and B&H are both back to $3,996.95. Adorama stayed at $3,996.95 the whole time.
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