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steloz
Posted 28/01/2012 - 19:16 Link
Just collected my Pentax FA 50 F1.4 lens from jessops well impressed so far and getting it for 150 made it a real deal. They informed me this lens has been discontinued.
K-3. K20D, Pentax 18-55mm AL II, Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax FA 50 F1.4, Pentax 18-135 wr, Pentax-AF 80-200, Pentax DA 55-300, DA 10-17, Metz 48
Mike-P
Posted 28/01/2012 - 19:27 Link
They discontinued it a couple of years ago if I remember correctly.

Then they re released it at double the price.
johnriley
Posted 28/01/2012 - 19:41 Link
The 50mm f1.4 must rank as one of the longest lasting discontinued items...and still no trouble selling them it seems.
Best regards, John
George Lazarette
Posted 28/01/2012 - 19:50 Link
Mike-P wrote:
They discontinued it a couple of years ago if I remember correctly.

Then they re released it at double the price.

Perhaps Ricoh has wised up to this. We'll shortly see it on sale again for 700.00.

Mind you, given its quality, why not?

G
(Happy owner of the F version)
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.
japers45
Posted 28/01/2012 - 19:56 Link
Mike-P wrote:
They discontinued it a couple of years ago if I remember correctly.

Then they re released it at double the price.

I paid 300 about six months ago.

I guess I should avoid stocks and shares

I still really like it though- it is attached to my MZ7 ATM and I have exposed only 2 frames this year - 34 to go.
DrOrloff
Posted 28/01/2012 - 19:58 Link
Oh I don't know try shares in Ricoh. Apparently there making a rather good margin on lenses.
Edited by DrOrloff: 28/01/2012 - 19:58
steloz
Posted 28/01/2012 - 20:49 Link
last november was deciding which to buy the FA50 for 320 or the DA55-300 for 280 glad i made the right choise saved my self 180
K-3. K20D, Pentax 18-55mm AL II, Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax FA 50 F1.4, Pentax 18-135 wr, Pentax-AF 80-200, Pentax DA 55-300, DA 10-17, Metz 48
Opethian
Posted 28/01/2012 - 21:48 Link
Heard from a customer at Jessops Richmond that FA 50mm 1.4 will be replaced with a DAL 50mm 1.7 that will cost supposedly cheaper than a 35mm 2.4.

Seriously, I'd like to believe it but man, Pentax sure is missing a cheap fast lens.

Looking forward to your photos Steloz!

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