Possible misprice Jessops Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED Lens


cabstar

Link Posted 20/10/2008 - 23:05
Just looking on Jessops website & saw the Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED Lens is just £49.99 bargain for someone

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womble

Link Posted 21/10/2008 - 00:16
Perhaps it is being phased out in favour of the new 55-300mm lens?
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womble

Link Posted 21/10/2008 - 01:43
More Jessops madness.

K20D, body only... 779.99
K20D plus Mk 2 kit lens... 579.99
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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alfpics

Link Posted 21/10/2008 - 11:22
In one Photo mag (PM?), that price applies IF bought with a DSLR!
Andy
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polchraine

Link Posted 21/10/2008 - 13:07
Is it worth grabbing one?

I have a *istD (original) which I use with my older non auto focus zooms including a 70-210.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

bigcog

Link Posted 21/10/2008 - 13:20
ooh that sounds tempting. I have the tamron 70-300 zoom and ok its longer but have not been overawed with the quality. How does the quality of the Pentax 50-200 lens compare? if it is better then its kind of a no-brainer, i can sell my tamron for £50 i would imagine anyway, and if i want longer range can pick up a cheap teleconvertor.
K10D - Pentax 18-55mm kit - Pentax DA 55-300mm - Pentax FA 50mm 1.4
MX - Pentax-M 50mm 1.7, Pentax-M 28mm 2.8, Pentax-M 100mm 2.8
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Mike-P

Link Posted 21/10/2008 - 13:29
If I was in the UK right now I would be into Jessops as fast as possible with my credit card to buy 40 or so.
Stick them on EBay at £75 each buy it now, brand new with warranty and allow international buyers, they would sell all day long.
Allowing for ebay and paypal charges (plus making a bit on postage) you should make £20 on each one.

That would just about cover a Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4

Edit: Still cant spell.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 21/10/2008 - 13:30

iceblinker

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 02:16
bigcog wrote:
ooh that sounds tempting. I have the tamron 70-300 zoom and ok its longer but have not been overawed with the quality. How does the quality of the Pentax 50-200 lens compare? if it is better then its kind of a no-brainer, i can sell my tamron for £50 i would imagine anyway, and if i want longer range can pick up a cheap teleconvertor.

Get a 50-200 for travelling light and, but keep the Tamron for its faster speed at 200mm (F4.5) as well as its greater reach.

The 50-200 is nice and small, doesn't suffer badly from purple fringing like the Tamron, has Quick Shift focusing, goes down to 50mm, but is not fast enough to use very satisfactorily with a teleconvertor, in my 'umble opinion.

The Tamron is generally sharper according to the MTF charts at www.photozone.de/pentax
~Pete
Last Edited by iceblinker on 22/10/2008 - 02:25

bigcog

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 09:30
thanks iceblinker, its the purple fringing that gets me with the Tamron, whenever it has to handle stark contrast, like recently a horserider with a black hat with a white band on it, the fringing was there. If the 50-200 is markedly better on that I'll seriously consider it for £50.
K10D - Pentax 18-55mm kit - Pentax DA 55-300mm - Pentax FA 50mm 1.4
MX - Pentax-M 50mm 1.7, Pentax-M 28mm 2.8, Pentax-M 100mm 2.8
My Flickr Photostream

Mannesty

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 11:56
What's to 'seriously consider'? Go for it.
Peter E Smith

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polchraine

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 12:16
If anyone is buying 3 - 6 of them online, add a promo code of Autumn10 and get £10 off (£150 to £299) or Autumn20 for £20 off £300+
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Mike-P

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 12:19
You can also go through Quidco for another 6% cashback
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iceblinker

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 14:47
bigcog wrote:
thanks iceblinker, its the purple fringing that gets me with the Tamron, whenever it has to handle stark contrast, like recently a horserider with a black hat with a white band on it, the fringing was there. If the 50-200 is markedly better on that I'll seriously consider it for £50.

It is indeed markedly better on that. You may get a little bit of ordinary CA sometimes, but not the thick pure purple fringing that you often get with the Tamron.
~Pete
Last Edited by iceblinker on 22/10/2008 - 14:51

missmarple

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 21:50
Quidco is i think 3% but jessops5 gets another 5% off.Even I am tempted and I have a 55-300 already.Sometimes I dislike bargains.

polchraine

Link Posted 22/10/2008 - 23:34
Ordered and received confirmation plus Credit Card has had funds reserved.

With Jessops5 it came it at £47.50, so to avoid £5 P&P I added a lens cloth at £2.70 but it gave me another £1.50 off so I had to add another to push it over £50.

Just need to wait until monday now.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...
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