18-135mm DA WR


hkwiles

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 10:06
Is this available yet and are there any user reviews as to its performance?

Howard
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hefty1

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 11:01
No and no are the short, albeit disappointing, answers.
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hkwiles

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 11:23
Looking at its nomenclature it swould appear this lens is the same quality as the DA 16-50mm DA is this the case ?

Howard
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thoughton

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 12:14
I read something on this forum very recently, can't quite remember details but I think it was an interview with some Pentax bigwig, who rather disappointingly said that the new DC drive is the consumer version of SDM. I had been hoping that it would be a dramatic improvement over SDM but perhaps that isn't the case
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Stanovich

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 17:58
Was that the same interview (possibly quoted on the US Pentax forum) that said it was being pitched quality-wise above the standard kit lens, i.e. in the same territory as the 16-45 or 17-70? That would make more sense given the pricing and that it's not a DA* lens.
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Jetsam1

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 18:09
Hmm, I have a nice tax rebate I was going to use towards a K5 and was intrigued about this lens. It covers all the focal lengths I tend to use and essentially it come down to price...... I don't know if anyone has heard anything that might give some form of indication what the price for this with the K5 kit might be?

Hopefully it won't be too much.......

I already have the two standard WR kit lenses so not really wanting to be doubling up, and with the cashback offer it's marginally cheaper to buy the K5 with lens than the body alone!!!
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simonkit

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 18:24
Jetsam1 wrote:
I don't know if anyone has heard anything that might give some form of indication what the price for this with the K5 kit might be?

Hopefully it won't be too much.......


Warehouse Express currently have it on pre-order at 599, already owning the DA17-70 & DA55-300 that pricing isn't likely to tempt me personally

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Jetsam1

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 18:28
simonkit wrote:
Warehouse Express currently have it on pre-order at 599, already owning the DA17-70 & DA55-300 that pricing isn't likely to tempt me personally

Simon

Hmm, may be too much for me....... Oh well!
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ISO

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 18:53
simonkit wrote:
Jetsam1 wrote:
I don't know if anyone has heard anything that might give some form of indication what the price for this with the K5 kit might be?

Hopefully it won't be too much.......


Warehouse Express currently have it on pre-order at 599, already owning the DA17-70 & DA55-300 that pricing isn't likely to tempt me personally

Simon

But like alot of things at WExpress - their pricing is not the sharpest in the market.

simonkit

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 19:01
ISO wrote:

But like alot of things at WExpress - their pricing is not the sharpest in the market.

That's true - normally at least 30% above SRS so if we're lucky maybe around 420

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Oggy

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 19:52
simonkit wrote:
ISO wrote:

But like alot of things at WExpress - their pricing is not the sharpest in the market.

That's true - normally at least 30% above SRS so if we're lucky maybe around 420

Simon

Eh?

Not on anything I have looked at.

simonkit

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 20:17
Oggy wrote:

Eh?

Not on anything I have looked at.

OK - it does depend what you look at - a quick comparison..

DA55-300...SRS 219, WEX 274.99
DA60-250...SRS 999, WEX 1078.00

but...

DA12-24...SRS 829, WEX 754
DA17-70...SRS 475, WEX 459

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thoughton

Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 08:08
simonkit wrote:
ISO wrote:

But like alot of things at WExpress - their pricing is not the sharpest in the market.

That's true - normally at least 30% above SRS so if we're lucky maybe around 420

Simon

I asked SRS about the kit prices and the K5 with the 18-135 was something like 480 extra.

MrCynical

Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 10:15
ISO wrote:
But like alot of things at WExpress - their pricing is not the sharpest in the market.

Plus certain places (Park do it too IIRC) put the RRP as the price for preorders until they actually have stock (at which point they charge the preorderers whatever the 'real price' is)

malcolmk

Link Posted 10/11/2010 - 15:12
thoughton wrote:
I asked SRS about the kit prices and the K5 with the 18-135 was something like 480 extra.

That is a little less than they quoted me, but it was a while ago and I think it was a bit of an inspired guess on their part; probably a maximum. OK, I'll tell, it was 500 but they did give me a very good price on the K5 and were fair with a trade in, so I won't be complaining.
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