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    Red face Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    Got any new information on release date or anything?

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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    The release was delayed till Spring 2009. So probably will know more in March.

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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    Well March is here, anyone got any new news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    Well March is here, anyone got any new news?
    Still the same old news, available in Spring ...

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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    There were two pieces locked up in a display case in Pentax Forum in Tokyo last week... unfortunately I forgot if there was a release date indicated on the label.

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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Still the same old news, available in Spring ...
    Spring begins in April during Sakura???

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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    Saw on Pentax Japan, the release date is Friday, 24 April.

    http://www.pentax.jp/japan/imaging/d..._longzoom.html

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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    Good News for those who are interested in this lens! I wish it could be a little smaller. :-(

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    News from Japan, DA*60-250 will be available for sales from 24/April.

    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/le.../06/10629.html

    But suggested retail price is a bit.... expensive, 160,000 yen.
    K-5: DA1224,DA2040,DA*50135, FA31,43,24-90, To Sell: DA21,DA1770
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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    That is around $2.4k. Is that list price? When the 300f4 was 1st released, it cost $2k. So I guess that price is kind of expected. It will drop a little after half a year or so.

    Good news is that it is about the same weight as the 300f4, because that is the heaviest I can handhold for an extended period of time.
    Last edited by sbc; 6th April 2009 at 11:46 PM.
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    Default Re: Anyone got news on the 60-250mm yet?

    Looks like Pentax have started shipping the lens. It is available in UK for 799.00. That's about US$1200?

    http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/184...-SDM-Lens.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    Looks like Pentax have started shipping the lens. It is available in UK for 799.00. That's about US$1200?

    http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/184...-SDM-Lens.html
    Bro, that's like SG$1800...not too bad for a weathersealed zoom in that FL/aperture range.
    Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS USM is about SG$1900 in CP these days.
    Only the performance remains to be seen now, and the reliability of the SDM.

    I really hope this lens delivers!.
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