overpriced short telephoto primes

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Sheld
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overpriced short telephoto primes
Dec 7, 2011

The pentax short telephoto primes are way over priced. The 77mm F/1.8 limited ought to be in the same price range as the Nikon 85mm F/1.8, or under $500 dollars. The Canon 85mm F/1.8 is even less expensive at $360, which I think would be a fair price for the 70mm F/2.4 lens. The 77mm F/1.8 is actually around $785, and the 70mm F/2.4 is around $530. These prices are high enough to hurt Pentax brand acceptance. Based on photozone, the 77mm limited is no better optically than the Nikon. For now, I'm sticking with the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 for portraits, which I bought second hand a few years ago for under $300 dollars.

Even the DA15 limited is a little over-priced, but then this is a unique Pentax only gem, with no equivalent in any of the other APS-C DSLR brands, so I purchased it, and I'm enjoying it.

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