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11-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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Pricing help needed on A* 300mm f2.8 lens

Wow... great forum! It's come a long way from the PDML group. I have a question about pricing. What would be a fair/realistic selling price for an Pentax A-series 300mm f2.8 lens in good shape? I've spent a ton of time googling, but haven't been able to find any records of selling prices. It seems to be a bit of a rare lens.

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11-04-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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$3000-4000, I'd say

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11-04-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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There was an FA*300/2.8 that didn't sell for $3500 on ebay this past week and an A*300/2.8 that didn't sell for $3000 a week before that, so I would venture to say it should be less than $3000.

The only recent sale I found for an A*300/2.8 was on ebay 2 weeks ago; it actually sold for $870, which certainly a lot less than I would have expected.
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Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate the info.


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Hi,
I have sold mine (A* 2.8 300) on ebay this spring. It went for 1500 euros - it was a combo with 2xL Pentax converter. Optical condition was very good, cosmetic condition was average, this lens has been used a while and I had re-painted the white parts to a more discrete camouflage green - nicely math the gary parts too.
I would quote a A*300 f2.8 in mint condition between 1500- 2000 euros; main issue of this lens is its manual focus; but I get convincing results with 1.7 X AF converter. I have sold it to fund a FA*600 f4, bought on ebay, or course optically this lens plays in another league.
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There was one for sale at Adorama used for less than $3k (don't remeber the exact price) and then it was put on sale at ebay. You may find it in the ebay completed listing....it could have been around $2.5k
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PENTAX A* 300mm f/2.8 ED IF Ex** converter 2x + 1.7 af - eBay (item 330477409725 end time Oct-26-10 06:42:12 PDT)

Here is one that was listed for 3K which includes the 1.7X AFA ($300) and the 2X rear converter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
There was one for sale at Adorama used for less than $3k (don't remeber the exact price) and then it was put on sale at ebay. You may find it in the ebay completed listing....it could have been around $2.5k
The one at Adorama was around $1800 IIRC. It was in good condition, with a few cosmetic marks on the body here and there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
The one at Adorama was around $1800 IIRC. It was in good condition, with a few cosmetic marks on the body here and there.
I thought it was less than $2k but seeing Adam's reply I assumed I was mistaken. I know it was for sale for a ridiculously low price and didn't sell for months and had to be listed on ebay...I am pretty sure the normal price is high $2k.
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