Pentax Lens deals at Microglobe


1stEverPentax

Link Posted 26/07/2015 - 23:00
Lots of Pentax lenses on offer at Microglobe

Some examples: HD DA 16-85WR 349
50-135 599
HD 70 f2.4 DA Ltd silver 269
HD DA 20-40 F2.8-4 ED Ltd 469
HD DA 55-300WR 243
DA* 60-250 709
35 f2.4 AL 75
All prices PLUS postage, but apparently UK sourced stock.

screwdriver222

Link Posted 26/07/2015 - 23:32
Also:-

FA 43 f1.9 Ltd 345
FA 77 f1.8 Ltd 412
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Last Edited by screwdriver222 on 26/07/2015 - 23:32

davem

Link Posted 27/07/2015 - 20:26
wow the 20-40 is almost 200 cheaper than SRS that is a saving! What is the catch?
Last Edited by davem on 27/07/2015 - 20:44

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 27/07/2015 - 21:29
I presume its only a one year warranty like Amazon...but as you say some of the prices are so low...

My only experience of dealing with them is buying a Pentax OEM lens hood for the 18-55 a couple of weeks ago...great saving against RRP and arrived quickly, well packaged...not much to go on but couldn't fault the service or price.

Conqueror

Link Posted 27/07/2015 - 22:00
some are imports some aren't... they are clearly marked though

bought from them before, 0 problems... just read everything

the 20-40 for instance is an import
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davem

Link Posted 27/07/2015 - 22:32
Conqueror wrote:
some are imports some aren't... they are clearly marked though

bought from them before, 0 problems... just read everything

the 20-40 for instance is an import

where does it say import. I can only see a Uk sourced description?

Dave

Conqueror

Link Posted 27/07/2015 - 22:54
"Uk sourced" description - I reckon is effectively an import.

If it doesn't say that, then it means non-import.

(just my take on it)
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gfurm

Link Posted 28/07/2015 - 16:33
If only I had spare 500 quid laying about I'd grab that 20-40 .
Too bad my next bonus is in February.
Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter
Last Edited by gfurm on 28/07/2015 - 16:33

wvbarnes

Link Posted 28/07/2015 - 16:43
Microglobe have always given their own 1 year warranty. I had a Sigma 50mm macro from them that was boxed as Sigma Germany source BUT the UK lot refused its serial number when i tried for the extended for the 3 year warranty. So much for us all being Europeans together eh? I've found Microglobe excellent excellent. It is a long running proper shop London based friends tell me.

I guess these are the sort of prices we'll get from Pro dealers when the next big lens sale comes along. 2 years surely matters for some SDM lenses but not otherwise.
Last Edited by wvbarnes on 28/07/2015 - 16:44

davem

Link Posted 28/07/2015 - 20:24
thanks Bill that is useful.

Dave

Grisha

Link Posted 31/07/2015 - 10:27
wvbarnes wrote:
Microglobe have always given their own 1 year warranty. I had a Sigma 50mm macro from them that was boxed as Sigma Germany source BUT the UK lot refused its serial number when i tried for the extended for the 3 year warranty. So much for us all being Europeans together eh? I've found Microglobe excellent excellent. It is a long running proper shop London based friends tell me.

I guess these are the sort of prices we'll get from Pro dealers when the next big lens sale comes along. 2 years surely matters for some SDM lenses but not otherwise.

The European law is a minimum 2 years warranty unless the customer accepts one year only

http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/shopping/shopping-abroad/guarantees/index_e...
Last Edited by Grisha on 31/07/2015 - 10:30

LennyBloke

Link Posted 31/07/2015 - 12:50
Grisha wrote:
The European law is a minimum 2 years warranty unless the customer accepts one year only
http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/shopping/shopping-abroad/guarantees/index_e...

Interesting read, but I couldn't see the reference to "..unless the customer accepts one year only" - apart from in the section that refers to Second Hand items in which it says a guarantee of less than two years can be agreed as long as it is no shorter than one year! This is quite interesting when you consider that most Camera Shops advertise 3 or 6 month guarantees on Used Equipment.
LennyBloke

Grisha

Link Posted 31/07/2015 - 13:14
Apologizes, yes It was about the second hand goods.
I'm not sure if you have to sign something like when buying a car or it's enough to advertize on the shop or online the amendment
Last Edited by Grisha on 31/07/2015 - 13:23

Garybaldbee

Link Posted 01/08/2015 - 02:20
Whether those lenses are actually in stock is another matter. I ordered an FA 31 Ltd from them some months ago at a similarly tempting price only to discover that it didn't exist. They did apologise and arranged a refund reasonably promptly but even then the written communications were in broken English which really didn't inspire much confidence in the professionalism of the company. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I expect a business transaction with a UK company to be conducted in reasonably clear and grammatical English. I wouldn't completely rule out using them again but its worth exercising some caution and perhaps enquiring whether the lens is in stock before ordering.

Conqueror

Link Posted 01/08/2015 - 09:40
I've used them 3 times now with 0 problem.

They have a physical shop in central London.

Imports are clearly stated as such IMO.
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