31mm Limited : needed!


Flink

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 23:41
I'm trying to finalize my lens kit with a Pentax 31mm Limited; the thing is I can't really find it anywhere, and when I do it's very far away from me, at a very high price, or both.

My plea: is anyone here planning to sell their beloved 31mm for a nice price? Black preferred, but silver is still good. It's the performance I'm looking for, more than aesthetics.

Anyone?

Thanks!

Mannesty

Link Posted 25/04/2007 - 23:54
I found this one. Shipping is a bit expensive to Portugal at 45 though.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 08:24
Send a PM to Spirit of Will. He always seems to have a few hanging around.

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George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 08:29
Also, keep an eye on this Ebay seller:

http://stores.ebay.com/MATSUIYASTORE

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Flink

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 22:48
Thanks lads!

My oncle was supposed to buy one for me in Canada, but it seems the store doesn't have them anymore and can't source them again anytime soon.

I've seen a couple on eBay, I'll see if they're worth it. None black, though.

I'll talk to Spirit of Will as well. If he as a good proposal, that might just be it.

Many thanks!

spirit_of_will

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 07:44
George Lazarette wrote:
Send a PM to Spirit of Will. He always seems to have a few hanging around.

G

Sold my last "spare" one a while ago and the one I have I'm keeping! I think I spotted that SRS have some in stock... Give Chris a try. www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk

Trying to find one at all is an ordeal let alone at a 'good' price - remember that quality costs!!!

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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 17:53
Listed as out of stock on the SRS website, but they've got one listed on ebay...

Pentax SMC 31mm f:1.8

...and it's black.

Dan

Philip Taylor

Link Posted 03/05/2007 - 09:37
Theres a silver one for Au$1350 in Melbourne (city) and a black one for Au$1450 in another shop two doors down. Go to http://www.michaels.com.au/ for the silver and http://www.cameraaction.com.au/ for the black
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ChrisA

Link Posted 03/05/2007 - 10:41
Daniel Bridge wrote:


...and it's black.


Why is black better?

johnriley

Link Posted 03/05/2007 - 11:11
Black isn't better, but personally I find it more aesthetically pleasing when mounted on a black camera body.

In ancient times black versions of SLRs were highly regarded and more expensive than the normal silver ones.
Best regards, John

Reuben0

Link Posted 04/05/2007 - 07:56
ChrisA wrote:

Why is black better?

Black is rarer rather than better

Having compared the silver and black finishes "in the metal", I prefer the silver finish. To my eye it complements better the "retro" look of the FA limiteds.

I also suspect the silver finish will be harder wearing, as it is deposited metal rather than paint.

Cheers,
Reuben0

johnriley

Link Posted 04/05/2007 - 08:14
Quote:
I also suspect the silver finish will be harder wearing

On a metal finish, that is undeniably true. Black finishes wear on corners and edges. However, silve finishes end up "scuffed" anyway, so that gleaming newness is only preserved by very careful and considerate use.
Best regards, John

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 04/05/2007 - 08:59
ChrisA wrote:
Daniel Bridge wrote:


...and it's black.


Why is black better?

I wouldn't say it was necessarily, but the OP said "Black preferred, but silver is still good", so I thought it worth mentioning.

Dan

Ammonyte

Link Posted 09/05/2007 - 15:21
Black is the new Silver.
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pschlute

Link Posted 09/05/2007 - 16:37
Try these people http://shashinki.com/

I got mine from them, arrived in about 10 days, and was able to track its progress online.

If they dont have one in stock you can ask them to email you when they do.
Peter



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