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Pentax DA 16-50mm f/2.8 SDM $499 CDN London Drugs Open Box Special
Posted By: bestcoast, 08-26-2020, 03:12 PM

Looks like they have three!!

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08-26-2020, 08:56 PM   #2
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Blowout time... with the new one coming...
I like mine. Not perfect but for a zoom, it's very good indeed...
08-27-2020, 07:41 PM   #3
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This is a repost of a thread a few posts below.

I mentioned it in the other thread but I'll say it again here: be cautious with this one...they're clearing out lenses made almost a decade ago (i.e. potentially before tweaks / fixes to SDM).
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The stores do not have any Pentax bodies left to try the lens on. I brought my own body in and tested the lens, expecting a problem. I was correct. The motor drive has failed and the lens won't autofocus. As soon as you buy it you will have to send it in for repair.

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I bought one. Picked it up today. The SDM was DOA. Took me 5 minutes to convert to screw drive following these instructions.
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Pentax Canada have a two year warranty. You could have had the SDM repaired under warranty. I bought a 17-70 from Henry's a couple of years ago, (probably old new stock,) and the SDM crapped out after a few months. Ricoh Canada warranty covered it, and it has been perfect ever since.
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