Pentax K 18mm f/3.5 for sale


spbalex

Link Posted 05/02/2017 - 21:05
Hi there,

I'm selling up used SMC Pentax K 18mm f/3.5.

Got it a few days ago on flea market and had a possibility to check it quickly. Cosmetically the lens looks fine and everything works as it should.

If there is any interest we can discuss the price

Thanks for looking!





pschlute

Link Posted 05/02/2017 - 21:58
Can't see an ebay sale of these recently so can you suggest a price you are looking for ?

Where are you based so the lens can be inspected/tested on camera ?
Peter



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spbalex

Link Posted 05/02/2017 - 23:01
Thank you for your interest, Peter.

Quick search says that the price is approximately 600-800 euro, according to ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Pentax-SMC-18mm-f-3-5-K-mount-lens-with-filter-caps-LQQK-/112282053497?hash=item1a24882b79:g:T~AAAOSwT~9WjAOK

or

http://www.ebay.de/itm/SMC-Pentax-18mm-F3-5-/162054224442?hash=item25bb2f3a3a:g:...

But, I am not going to sell for this price, as it is not in perfect shape and will be sold "as it is". In addition, I live in Trondheim, Norway, so it will be difficult to arrange testing of the lens.

From my side, I will be happy with 500

JAK

JAK

Link Posted 05/02/2017 - 23:42
Have you got any photos taken with it, perhaps on your K-50?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 05/02/2017 - 23:42

pschlute

Link Posted 05/02/2017 - 23:56
Prices on ebay without a sale are no use at all. It is sale prices that are important. I have found one that sold on PentaxForums last July for $450. That one was described as near mint. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/36-sold-items/326931-sale-sold-pentax-k-18mm...

Without being able to see your lens I have no further interest.
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 05/02/2017 - 23:57

JAK

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 00:17
Like the OP, if I'd seen it for a reasonable sum at a flea market or boot sale I'd have snapped it up too. However I'm not sure I need one that much I'd be prepared to risk big money on an unknown quantity. Having bought a bargain, make the most of it!
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 06/02/2017 - 00:18

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 01:34
Having bought such a wonderful beast as this and having a Pentax to use it with, one's first question is, "why is the guy selling it?"
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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spbalex

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 12:09
I do agree that ebay is not the most trustable source, but it is almost the only source of fresh information. (Thread from 2010 (https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/fs--genuine-pentax-k-18mm-f-3-5-20130) is too old, I think but thanks for the https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/36-sold-items/326931-sale-sold-pentax-k-18mm-f3-5-a.html

Why do I sell it? I am not going to keep it on my shelf, as I am not a big fan of wide-angle lenses. I do use them, but mostly for Aurora shooting and this lens is too dark for this purpose. It is just an unusual lens. And I totally agree with the average rating of this lens on pentaxforums.

I can provide several photos I made two days ago, but later today.

spbalex

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 17:31



kingfisher

Link Posted 08/02/2017 - 21:24
not a bad lens....i used to have one on K20d - thing to consider: it has 3 build in filters
even found this article

http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.archive.org...

in which pentax 18mm 3.5 is quite praised altogether with olympus OM and zeiss. have a look

spbalex

Link Posted 10/02/2017 - 20:28
Thank you for the article, kingfisher
It is not a bad lens, but I have another wide angle lens which is suited better for my goals.

BruceStrachan

Link Posted 10/02/2017 - 21:14
spbalex wrote:
Thank you for the article, kingfisher
It is not a bad lens, but I have another wide angle lens which is suited better for my goals.

If you want to sell the lens you've shot yourself in the foot saying you bought it in a flea market.
Prices on here are normally really really low so most people would be wanting to pay less than you paid ...
Try ebay?
Cheers,

Bruce

JAK

Link Posted 09/09/2018 - 01:03
This lens, or at least one with the same serial number, is presently for sale on eBay.
I was contemplating it but wondering why no one seems to want to own it!
John K
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