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01-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Pentax 35mm A lens prices-1986

Cleaning out an old drawer. 47th St photo catalog from 1986 had the following 35mm Pentax listings. Thought everyone here might enjoy this.

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01-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Thank`s for the flash from the past. I was just thumbing through my "Pentax Lenses & Accessories" booklet from 1985.

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Interesting... the A 50mm 1.2 has like tripled in price since then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VaSA Quote
Interesting... the A 50mm 1.2 has like tripled in price since then.
According to this inflation calculator, $180 of 1986 dollars would be worth: $355.80 in 2010.

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Also interesting that there's virtually no difference between a DA*300/4 today and a 300/2.8 then ! Pity Pentax don't have a 300/2.8 today though I bet it would be close to 3k if there was. What does the A*300/2.8 go for today ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
According to this inflation calculator, $180 of 1986 dollars would be worth: $355.80 in 2010.
An A50/1.2 for $355? Yes please!

Cool to see the differences between these back in the day. The difference between the 200 f2.8 & f4 is incredible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
An A50/1.2 for $355? Yes please!

Cool to see the differences between these back in the day. The difference between the 200 f2.8 & f4 is incredible.
That's about the price I got mine for...
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Well that makes me feel good! I paid about 1/2 new price for a A 70-210 F/4.0 IIRC I got mine for about $100.

NaCl(proof positive that they all don't go up)H2O

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
An A50/1.2 for $355? Yes please!

Cool to see the differences between these back in the day. The difference between the 200 f2.8 & f4 is incredible.
you have to consider the shipping, custom fees and taxes nowadays. so $500-$600 would be much of a fair pricing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Also interesting that there's virtually no difference between a DA*300/4 today and a 300/2.8 then ! Pity Pentax don't have a 300/2.8 today though I bet it would be close to 3k if there was. What does the A*300/2.8 go for today ?
I was asking for $2300 for mine here and there were no takers
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