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price of FA85/1.4 FA50/1.4 and FA300/4.5 lenses?

WJ Bons
Posted 26/01/2006 - 08:57 Link

does anybody has an idea about the second hand prices of these lenses.
I used them for theater work, but i stopped with it and now are thinking of selling these lenses.

FA 50 1.4 (latest model)
*FA 85 1.4 (with hood)
*FA 300 4.5 (no hood)

Lenses are clean and in very good condition.

thanks for your help.
George Lazarette
Posted 26/01/2006 - 10:20 Link
You want SPLOSdb. It's now a little out of date, but should still be useful.

Here in the UK, I would expect the prices on Ebay to be (very approximately):

SMCP-FA 50 1:1.4 120.00
SMCP-FA* 85 1.4 650.00
SMCP-FA* 300 4.5 400.00

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Posted 26/01/2006 - 11:10 Link
Very interesting site, George!

I'm dreaming about the FA* 85/1.4 ....
Send me a private message before you sell (Though 650 is too steep for me, I'm afraid )

George Lazarette
Posted 26/01/2006 - 13:04 Link

I suspected we might hear from you on this topic!

Incidentally, the 85mm doesn't come up too often, and I have seen them go for as little as 550. Perhaps WJB will do you a deal. Especially if he doesn't have to pay Ebay/Paypal fees.

But if not, get the 77mm Ltd, if you don't already have it. You won't regret it. And if you do already have it, then buying an 85 as well would be the height of extravagance.

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WJ Bons
Posted 26/01/2006 - 13:45 Link
George Lazarette wrote:
More gear-freak than photographer, I regret to say.

Looks like it...
Posted 26/01/2006 - 14:00 Link
"SMCP-FA 50 1:1.4 120.00
SMCP-FA* 85 1.4 650.00
SMCP-FA* 300 4.5 400.00 "

Those sound pretty about right to me, although you might get a bit more for the 50mm and 300mm and a bit less for the 85mm.

I do like the idea of the FA* 85mm F1.4 being worth 650 used though because I paid 475 for mine new!

I'd be interested in the FA 50mm F1.4 if you do decide to sell. I wouldn't mind the 300mm either but I need a decent wide angle zoom more that I need a long telephoto.
WJ Bons
Posted 08/02/2006 - 14:27 Link
i'm selling the 85 and 300 on ebay now....

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