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


polchraine

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 10:49
I ordered it at 23:10 last night and have just checked the order status and it is showing as despatched.

So, if the couriers get their act together, it could arrive tomorrow.
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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 23/10/2008 - 12:33
cool, please post what you think of it when you get it. i'm in edinburgh from tomorrow, might get tempted if i see it up there, no idea if they have a jessops. whatever happens i'll be snapping away up there.
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

womble

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 13:13
bigcog wrote:
cool, please post what you think of it when you get it. i'm in edinburgh from tomorrow, might get tempted if i see it up there, no idea if they have a jessops. whatever happens i'll be snapping away up there.

It appears to be home delivery only. I cannot find a store in London or Herts which has it in stock.

Best wishes, Kris.
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.

My website

polchraine

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 14:08
Womble - do as I did and add a couple of small items and get free delivery.
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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 ...

womble

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 14:20
polchraine wrote:
Womble - do as I did and add a couple of small items and get free delivery.

Just the skylight filter would do it!
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.

My website

polchraine

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 14:26
A decent Pro1D Skylight or UV is almost the same price as the lens!
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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 ...

womble

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 14:37
polchraine wrote:
A decent Pro1D Skylight or UV is almost the same price as the lens!

I'll stick with the Hoya I think!
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.

My website

polchraine

Link Posted 23/10/2008 - 14:42
I'm talking about Hoya! There was also discussion here, that I initiated, about S1B or UV or Protector filters for use on digital cameras
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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 24/10/2008 - 10:04
I see prices on Ebay are coming down nicely on this lens now, looks like someone has cottoned on to the fact there is money to be made.

HERE

He has 3 on sale at the moment.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr
Last Edited by Mike-P on 24/10/2008 - 10:04

polchraine

Link Posted 24/10/2008 - 10:28
He's a member of this site ...
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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 24/10/2008 - 10:47
polchraine wrote:
He's a member of this site ...

In that case I think a percentage of his profit should be mine for the idea
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

polchraine

Link Posted 25/10/2008 - 11:07
Lens arrived lunchtime yesterday - so next day delivery at no cost.

First impressions are that for £50 is is well worth it, for £100, I would think twice but, at list price it is possibly too expensive.

I do not like the extension of the lens at 200mm - it looks flimsy but the optics to fine.

I need to do some comparison pics between that and my A series 70-210 - but it is half the weight!

But as a lightweight lens for my daughter to use on the *istD which is fitted with a 20-35 it should be fine.
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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 ...

beebee

Link Posted 25/10/2008 - 11:36
My order has just been confirmed - lens plus filter - so excited - can't wait for it to arrive. Thanks for the comments on this forum - might have missed the chance to add to my lens collection if I hadn't come across your dicussion. But then again - I shouldn't spend money I don't have, maybe I should have hinted for Xmas - never mind - done now!!
Everything is possible - just not today.
K7, K100d, 18-55mm kit, 50-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, 50mm f1.4, 16-45mm f4.0, 50-135mm f2.8

petercf

Link Posted 26/10/2008 - 22:38
On the basis that it is small, light and for most sunny locations ideal, then I have gone for one primarily for travel.
Digital: K20D+D-BG2 Grip, K10D+D-BG2 Grip, DA* 300 F4, DA* 50-135 F2.8, DA* 16-50 F2.8, DA 17-70 F4, DA 50-200, FA 100-300, AF540FGZ, F Remote release
Analogue: KM, 200mm M,135mm M, K 2x Conv, 28-80mm A, 55mm M, 28mm M, Vivitar 283
Other: Sony PC Digicam,2x Conv,0.7x Sea&Sea wide conv,Sea&Sea Underwater housing, GreenForce 2 x 50W HID lights + double capacity battery, Fujitsu F31 and Underwater housing, Nikon 7900+Underwater Housing

mikew

Link Posted 29/10/2008 - 08:30
polchraine wrote:
Lens arrived lunchtime yesterday - so next day delivery at no cost.

First impressions are that for £50 is is well worth it, for £100, I would think twice but, at list price it is possibly too expensive.

I do not like the extension of the lens at 200mm - it looks flimsy but the optics to fine.

I need to do some comparison pics between that and my A series 70-210 - but it is half the weight!

But as a lightweight lens for my daughter to use on the *istD which is fitted with a 20-35 it should be fine.

I quite agree with most of the above but at 50 quid I had to get one for my son. It's not as sharp as my 17-50 Tamron but it is better than the kit lens.

I don't like the extension but it doesn't seem at all flimsy. For anyone dithering I think you'd have to go a long way to get better value.

Mike
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