PENTAX FIT Sigma OS APO DG HSM 50 - 500 mm F/4.5-6.3 Lens + HOOD + BAG + BOX


jeallen01

Link Posted 06/09/2019 - 16:43
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123897465604?ul_noapp=true#rwid
Starting price of 299 - no bids yet
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

Defragged

Link Posted 06/09/2019 - 17:27
jeallen01 wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123897465604?ul_noapp=true#rwid
Starting price of 299 - no bids yet

or if you are in a hurry! :- https://www.ffordes.com/p/SOR-18-023676/lenses-sigmapentax-af/50-500mm-f4-63-apo...
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Mike-P

Link Posted 06/09/2019 - 17:43
Defragged wrote:
jeallen01 wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123897465604?ul_noapp=true#rwid
Starting price of 299 - no bids yet

or if you are in a hurry! :- https://www.ffordes.com/p/SOR-18-023676/lenses-sigmapentax-af/50-500mm-f4-63-apo...

That's the older non OS version, not as good optically but not a bad price for 500mm.
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Defragged

Link Posted 06/09/2019 - 19:35
Mike-P wrote:

That's the older non OS version, not as good optically but not a bad price for 500mm.

Thanks for pointing that out which I had not noticed. However, as you rightly also pointed out, it's not a bad price for someone in the market for such as this and with Pentax's built in OS, they wouldn't miss out either. As for the former having better optical quality, that may be the case but for most users in a real life scenario, I think they would be hard pressed to detect any discernable difference.

Have a good weekend....
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

jeallen01

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 10:14
Still no bids - anyone thoughts as to what a reasonable Reserve figure might be (I'm guessing somewhere around 500-600)?
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

JAK

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 11:08
Why don't sellers simply start listings at the minimum price they'd accept? I avoid listings with a reserve price.
John K

jeallen01

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 11:56
JAK wrote:
Why don't sellers simply start listings at the minimum price they'd accept? I avoid listings with a reserve price.

Obviously because someone will try to snap up an item at that price - whereas, with a hidden reserve price, the seller has a decent chance of getting more than that!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

JAK

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 15:53
... Or more than likely not sell it at all.
John K

jeallen01

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 18:36
JAK wrote:
... Or more than likely not sell it at all.

In some cases, I would rather not sell something if the only alternative was to sell it at a ridiculously low price -> wait a bit and try again!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

Mike-P

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 20:28
If you have to put a reserve price then put how much it is in the listing, that way if people aren't interested then they can just move on to the bargain they are looking for. Personally I just start it at the lowest price I am willing to take, if it goes for that then I'm happy enough.

I also don't bid on items with a reserve price.

Edit: Notice there is a bid on it now, having had 3 of these in the past first thing I would do is ditch the UV filter. Wonder if the mount conversion has been done for the K-1/KP.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr
Last Edited by Mike-P on 07/09/2019 - 20:33

jeallen01

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 20:37
Mike

What's your thought (as one who has had several of these lenses) as to a "reasonable" final sale price for it?

PS: Really wish I could be "interested" in buying it, but a combo of circumstances (bad back, dodgy knee, expensive holiday(s?) coming very soon, probably not really able to use it enough to "do it justice", + other things I "need"!) means I am trying to avoid being "tempted"
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 07/09/2019 - 20:55

Algernon

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 20:57
jeallen01 wrote:
JAK wrote:
Why don't sellers simply start listings at the minimum price they'd accept? I avoid listings with a reserve price.

Obviously because someone will try to snap up an item at that price - whereas, with a hidden reserve price, the seller has a decent chance of getting more than that!

Very Clever Seller!! Obviously already fooled all the buyers on here

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Mike-P

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 21:11
jeallen01 wrote:
Mike

What's your thought (as one who has had several of these lenses) as to a "reasonable" final sale price for it?

Anything under 500 is a good price, it's really worth around 600 I would say. As far as I am concerned if you can't run to a 150-450mm then this is a very good second best. The wider capability is handy at times and It also has very good close focus ability, not quite macro but not far off.

Must admit I had seen it before this thread was posted, was toying with making a cheeky bid once the reserve price became known but my cash is needed elsewhere now.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

Mike-P

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 21:17
Last one I had...

500mm f/8


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jeallen01

Link Posted 07/09/2019 - 21:19
@Mike-P

600 was my guess as well.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
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