Pentax Lens prices

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Kestrel1029
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Pentax Lens prices
Jun 9, 2012

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that I just went to B&H photo's website and found that the Pentax lens prices have fallen. Not back to the pre-April 1st prices but much better than they were. Hope this helps some of you folks out there.

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Thanks for pointing that out, they sure look FAR more...
In reply to Kestrel1029, Jun 9, 2012

reasonable.

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Cool. I was just noting that the DA 40mm Limited was $499 this afternoon — now it's down to a very reasonable $379.
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The drop of sales was probably too steep to be ignored
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With the lack of QC & performance (which is not to be confused with features), Pentax is in no position of commanding premiums. Dream on Pentax.
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wlachan wrote:

With the lack of QC & performance (which is not to be confused with features), Pentax is in no position of commanding premiums. Dream on Pentax.
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Re: The drop of sales was probably too steep to be ignored
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I really hope this is not a glitch. I have been considering a K5 as a small hiking/travel camera (as opposed to my 5DII). The body price is great but I have been dragging my feet after the lens prices jacked. This will probably push me to hit the order button if it persists.

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Looks like they woke up to themselves the 60-250 is back to $1399 where it should be - that's reasonable for a non OS lens. SR in camera is Pentax's advantage they should make the most of it.

If they can keep them here or lower it will be worth recommending the Pentax sytem again to friends.
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I agree with Dean.
In reply to ozdean, Jun 9, 2012

ozdean wrote:

Looks like they woke up to themselves the 60-250 is back to $1399 where it should be - that's reasonable for a non OS lens. SR in camera is Pentax's advantage they should make the most of it.

If they can keep them here or lower it will be worth recommending the Pentax sytem again to friends.

I agree.

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Re: The drop of sales was probably too steep to be ignored
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A good administration with a good marketing strategy,mass production, finally a fancy advertisement is the pre-requisite's for a product to fetch a premium
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wlachan wrote:

With the lack of QC & performance (which is not to be confused with features), Pentax is in no position of commanding premiums. Dream on Pentax.
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In reply to Kestrel1029, Jun 9, 2012

They haven't fixed used lenses prices yet. E.g., used DA*50-135 is priced at $350 higher than a new one. Very interesting.

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What Ned Bunnell is going to say now?
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Just curious

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Re: What Ned Bunnell is going to say now?
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Greyser wrote:

Just curious

That the UPP is working as intended?

Alex

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The strategy was a huge Blunder - very poor marketing IMO.
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ozdean wrote:

The strategy was a huge Blunder - very poor marketing IMO.

Indeed, anyone on this forum could do a much better job
What exactly do you know about "the strategy"?

Alex

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Re: What Ned Bunnell is going to say now?
In reply to Alex Sarbu, Jun 9, 2012

The customer's wallet has a big mouth, maybe Pentax heard it speaking.
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Enough to know that you don't (In some cases) double the price in the middle of a depression.
OTH the K5 is exceptionally good value at the ATM
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COULDBE2 wrote:

The customer's wallet has a big mouth, maybe Pentax heard it speaking.
Mike

Or maybe they had to do it in this order - UPP mechanisms first, price adjustments one month later - for reasons which will remain unknown to us.
I don't think they intended to keep the MSRP.

Alex

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Alex I would be very upset if I paid $2000 for a 60-250 to find it now worth $1399 new.
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ozdean wrote:

Enough to know that you don't (In some cases) double the price in the middle of a depression.

Indeed; but we're talking about a temporary price increase, followed by an adjustment to a more logical level.

Alex

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Let's hope common sense will now prevail.
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