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05-23-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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Value of SMC-K85mm/1.8 ?

Disregard, found answer in marketplace.

Hi everyone
Would anyone know what the approx value of an excellent condition SMC-K85/1.8 goes for these days? I've had a look at the marketplace on this site but it doesn't show up in K mount unless the average price in the lens database is what to go by.

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05-23-2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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I'd say that the 350 in the lens database is likely pretty accurate Pentax Lens Review Database - SMC Pentax 85mm F1.8 Lens Reviews

Keep in mind that that's still well below the price of comparable modern lenses, and it's a great lens.
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Also the same with the Takumar version as well. But as Adam said ... it's MUCH cheaper than it's modern counterparts. With the same if not better IQ to boot.
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Thanks for the replies. I have this lens and it's a gem, it's just that i've been spoilt with AF over the years so it's not getting the usage it deserves. Trying to decide if it's worth keeping. If Pentax go FF in the future and i've sold it, I'd be kicking myself

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QuoteOriginally posted by fotografos Quote
Disregard, found answer in marketplace.

Hi everyone
Would anyone know what the approx value of an excellent condition SMC-K85/1.8 goes for these days? I've had a look at the marketplace on this site but it doesn't show up in K mount unless the average price in the lens database is what to go by.

Thanks
Bill
Here is a link to a lens price database. The K85/1.8 is under the "LNOP" tab.

http://www.jcolwell.ca/photography/lens$db/Lens$db-v12.xls

Phil.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Here is a link to a lens price database. The K85/1.8 is under the "LNOP" tab.

http://www.jcolwell.ca/photography/lens$db/Lens$db-v12.xls

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Thanks for that link Phil, that is real handy

Cheers,
Bill
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