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10-01-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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New PentaxA 50mm f1.2 assembled in Vietnam

Is anyone know any think about it?
It is on eBay and is going for 980 US$

10-01-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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The lens I got with my K-X were also assembled in Vietnam
10-01-2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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An F1.2 assembled in vietnam must be a relatively new copy.

I got mine in mint condition, made in Japan, along with an MZ-M, for about 550 bucks about 3 years ago. A grand sounds much too steep (unless you're talking about the special silver version!)
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I guess all the new lenses are getting assembled in Vietnam and they are as good as MIJ. There was a debate on 77mm and overall conclusion was that IQ of both Vietnam and Japanese version is the same.

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I've heard rumour of this before but it's hard to get that lens as nobody in UK stocks it...
On a side note: is 43ltd now AIV too?
10-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
I've heard rumour of this before but it's hard to get that lens as nobody in UK stocks it...
On a side note: is 43ltd now AIV too?
yes, all the FA ltds are now AIV - if they're continuing with the line that is...
10-02-2010, 11:13 PM   #7
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They made at least 1 production run of the A 1.2 at the Vietnam plant. They also have made some of the AF 1.7 TC. These A 50/1.2 have showed up on ebay before from the Vietnam plant.

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