Pentax-A 50mm 1:1.2


robbie_d

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 11:40
Nice lens and all, but £600?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SMC-PENTAX-A-50mm-f1-2-K-Lens-K-7-KM-K20D-K10D-LX-Etc_W0QQ...
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

iceblinker

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 11:49
I guessed the seller before I clicked the link. Their prices are always OTT. They do accept offers though.
~Pete

robbie_d

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 11:56
iceblinker wrote:
I guessed the seller before I clicked the link. Their prices are always OTT. They do accept offers though.

I guess at the end of the day a lens is only worth what soemone will pay for it, and good luck to them if they find someone willing to part with £600.

I wonder, if I offered £100...
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

thoughton

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 13:37
iceblinker wrote:
I guessed the seller before I clicked the link. Their prices are always OTT. They do accept offers though.

A minor correction - their prices are always Way OTT. Crazy stuff like £120 for a 40mm pancake. I refuse to buy anything from them just on principle.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
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Last Edited by thoughton on 26/02/2010 - 13:37

polchraine

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 14:12
The decimal point has slipped ... so I corrected it and sent an appropriate offer at £59.99 !
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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 ...

TOZZA27

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 14:47
I must say I have had bits and bobs from them and they do accept offers and are prompt with delivery and safely packaged.

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

mckendrick

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:04
What price an f-stop...?
Bodies: MX, LX, *ist D, K-50, KP

Optics: SMC Takumar 28-80mm 3.5-4, SMC Takumar 80-200 4, SMC M200mm 2.8, SMC A28mm 2.8mm, SMC A50mm 1.7, SMC A100mm 2.8 macro, DA10-17mm 3.5-4.5 Fisheye, DA18-55mm II 3.5-5.6, DA50-200mm 4-5.6

polchraine

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:09
My offer was declined ! They did suggest an alternative of £549.99

Maybe I should go back with a reduction in my offer - say £54.99 !
.
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 ...

robbie_d

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:43
polchraine wrote:
My offer was declined ! They did suggest an alternative of £549.99

Maybe I should go back with a reduction in my offer - say £54.99 !

The juvenile in me wants to make a low offer then keep going back with 1p increases.

Must resist....
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

polchraine

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:52
£54.99 has gone in ...

you may want to go back with £25 or so ...
.
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 26/02/2010 - 17:16
The A series of this lens usually goes for about 200 or so!

K.
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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thoughton

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:18
womble wrote:
The A series of this lens usually goes for about 200 or so!

K.

Is that right Kris? Over the last six months I've seen several K series ones sell for around £250... I would have thought the A would add quite a bit onto the price (but not an extra £350 )
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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womble

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:22
My ebay sales database has the A series going for between 220 and 260, and the K series for between 150 and 180 but, I got bored inputting data and so it is a bit out of date. I'm surprised that the K went up to 250 and pleased as I got mine for abut 150...

K.
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

thoughton

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 21:40
Nice! I'd be thrilled to find one for 150 I'm in a similar position with my Tak 85/1.8 which I got for £99. I don't use it all that often, and with recent price rises the urge to sell is almost overwhelming
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

Dangermouse

Link Posted 27/02/2010 - 00:33
I'm actually wondering if the mad pricing of 50mm lenses is levelling off?

I've seen a few M 50mm f2s for around the £20 mark of late, and I found an A 50mm f2 for £15 last week (snapped it up for my Super A). It seems to be the turn of the 55mm to go ballistic now - I've seen them priced at £80+!
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
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