price 18-135 - what's happening?

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
vw671
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Re: price 18-135 - what's happening?
In reply to pnoij, Jan 15, 2013

pnoij wrote:

I think to remember on introduction the 18-135 had a price simular to the 16-105. The 16-105 is doing now about 550 euro in Holland, I think the 18-135 about 500 euro.

The 18-135 now is doing prices from 270 euro!

I got a cheap one. Unboxed, though new. It was new, no doubt about that. I was told this was a lens comming from a set with a camera that from which only the camera was sold.

I remember a thread in which was told the sets with the 18-135 were discontinued.

What's happening? Am I right in my assumptions regarding the price?

Peter

Sony started offering the SAL18135 as a kit lens. Anytime you do this it lowers resale value because there are more on the aftermarket (supply & demand). Since the 16-105 was never available as a kit lens the price stayed consistent. Additionally you get a discount when you buy a lens as part of a kit, the resellers are just passing down that savings when they resell it.

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