Thursday, May 02, 2013

Pentax (US) Lens Prices are Up Again! >:-(

See the latest announcement by the PF, which is almost official!

http://www.pentaxforums.com/news/pentax-usa-increases-lens-prices.html

So, here we go:-

Lens
Old Price
New Price
Increase / Percentage
DA 14mm F2.8 $710 $950 $240 / 34%
FA 35mm F2 $400 $600 $200 / 50%
FA 43mm F1.9 Limited $585 $750 $165 / 28%
D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro $450 $600* $150 / 33%
FA 50mm F1.4 $360 $450 $90 / 25%
FA 77mm F1.8 Limited $800 $1050 $250 / 31%
DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 $530 $650** $120 / 23%
DA 12-24mm F4 $730 $900 $170 / 23%
DA 17-70mm F4 $490 $600 $110 / 22%
DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 $370 $400 $30 / 8%

The percentage increase is significant, or, I would say it is just insane, crazy and nonsense!!

Yet, Pentax has done it again. I believe more Pentaxians and Pentax users will leave the boat! Yes, the Pentax Sky is Falling and the old Titanic is sinking, quickly and faster than ever before! >:-(

Update: At the same time, Pentax Imaging USA has put out "instant rebate" program for most current Pentax cameras and four lenses (only), namely, the DFA50 and DA10-17 which are included above for the increased price lenses as well as the other two cheap DA(L) primes of the DA35/2.4 and the DA50/1.8. For instance, the price increase of the really old DFA50 is $150 whilst the rebate money is in the exact same amount!? Isn't that really funny enough? Is Pentax making a big joke to all their US users and customers?! :-o

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