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01-21-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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I would not buy an FA ltd for that kind of coin.

With the exception of the 24/2, because that fl is so wonderful on digital.


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I'd say the 400mm f5.6 is about 3 times what it should be. : (
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They look so overpriced to me!
China is the place where I bought a FA 31 for 500, 450 for a 77 and 500 for a Voigtlander 125!! Prices have gone mad!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jk333 Quote
Keep in mind that these are in a mall. Just because you CAN buy it online doesn't mean that you should. There's a certain premium that I'd pay to

1) see the lens prior to buying
2) support a store to carry my brands lenses (pentax)
Quicksand : It's a great place on Luban Rd / Xie Tu Rd - all the Pros use it.

jk333 : I've bought my K7, K5 and four lenses all from this mall. The K7 was cheaper here when I bought it than anywhere on-line in the USA ! I paid US$1,300 for my K5 two weeks ago. Lenses are very good prices too. Guarantees generally shorter and restricted to China though. Two floors of used stuff - from M42's through to the latest lenses, seem to pay a premium here on used lenses though (because they are better condition perhaps).


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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Quicksand : It's a great place on Luban Rd / Xie Tu Rd - all the Pros use it.

jk333 : I've bought my K7, K5 and four lenses all from this mall. The K7 was cheaper here when I bought it than anywhere on-line in the USA ! I paid US$1,300 for my K5 two weeks ago. Lenses are very good prices too. Guarantees generally shorter and restricted to China though. Two floors of used stuff - from M42's through to the latest lenses, seem to pay a premium here on used lenses though (because they are better condition perhaps).
Your prices are not out of line for a bricks & mortar store. Prices are also negotiable.

It's a matter of personal risk tolerance. Buying/selling on the internet can mean one party easily ripping off another. But when you hold the item in your hand and can inspect it, both buyer & seller have lower risk -- so that's worth a premium. If I buy from a reputable internet seller (such as KEH) I know I'm paying a bit more, but I know I won't be ripped off so I'm happy to pay that price premium. Everyone's risk tolerance is different.
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