DA 16-50 and DA 50-135 prices doubled - It's an outrage

Started Sep 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
justin23 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,347
Re: DA 16-50 and DA 50-135 prices doubled - It's an outrage

The price increases really only seem to have been in the US market, because everyone else was already paying a decent amount for locally bought lenses.

I think that was part of the problem, as people would skip their local Pentax sales point and just import from the US.

While the price increase is ludicrous, comparing the tokina price and pentax price while fair in someways, is also unfair to Pentax. After all I'm 100% certain that all lenses could be sold alot cheaper and that canon and nikon make a lot of money on their much more overpriced lenses.

It doesn't defend Pentax USA, whoce pricing was clearly aimed at gaining customers.

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