Pricing advice needed


Aero

Link Posted 15/05/2018 - 14:12
A bunch of people with LBA are probably the wrong ones to ask for objective pricing advice, but here goes. I want to find a new home a couple of SMC-A lenses a 50mm 1.7 and a 28mm 2.8. I just don't use them. Both are in excellent condition, with no marks, smooth focusing, clean aperture blades and crystal-clear glass. I couldn't find any in the classifieds and eBay prices are all over the place. Any suggestions?

barkin

Link Posted 15/05/2018 - 14:36
Personally, I'd pay probably 60 max for the 28mm and less for a 50mm 1.7

Aero

Link Posted 15/05/2018 - 15:45
barkin wrote:
Personally, I'd pay probably 60 max for the 28mm and less for a 50mm 1.7

Many thanks. That's more than I thought. I'll probably stick them in the classifieds when I have a chance to take some pix.

stu62

Link Posted 15/05/2018 - 20:13
I would look to see what srs are selling for and probably drop 10%

Aero

Link Posted 15/05/2018 - 20:17
Thanks, Stu.

richandfleur

Link Posted 16/05/2018 - 05:30
Lately Ive found a lot of interest in older Pentax lenses, by the video crowd. With modern mirrorless cameras, you can mount most lense types with cheap adaptors.

Pentax film lenses like the 50mm are made really strong, and have physical aperture rings that are missing on the plastic modern cheaper offerings. They look excellent in videos, and are quite popular because of it.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 16/05/2018 - 07:49
A good quality A 50/1.7 with no aperture ring problems (very common on that model) could maybe sell for 40 in today's market. The 28mm maybe a little more, the 60 proposed by barkin is about right.

Both are very good lenses, bar any aperture ring problems. The 28mm is superb from f/4 with very modern rendering.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Aero

Link Posted 16/05/2018 - 16:52
Thanks, Jonathan. The aperture ring on the 50mm works perfectly but clicks more loudly than the one on the 28mm. I'll mention this in the ad in case it's relevant.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 17/05/2018 - 06:16
If it as problems then the aperture ring will feel gritty when turned. The volume of the click is irrelevant.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Aero

Link Posted 17/05/2018 - 13:49
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
If it as problems then the aperture ring will feel gritty when turned. The volume of the click is irrelevant.

Thanks. That's reassuring.
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