Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 16
My Pentax-A SMC 50mm F2.0 lament?

So I had a Pentax-A SMC 50mm F2.0 with useless film body in my hands yesterday at the thrift store. It was $8. Here's the thing, this thrift store goes 50% off pretty much every other day. So my personal rule is to never buy anything that's not 50% off. I went back today. It was 50% off day. The camera/lens was gone. I'm an idiot. If it was $16 and I got half of for $8, I would have been estatic. Yet, I turned my nose up at it just because it was $8 with no discount.

I also passed up on a Canon with a 35-70mm lens for $12.

04-28-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago suburbs
Photos: Albums
Posts: 848
Depends on what Canon, I might have passed on that as well, but not the Pentax.
04-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #3
Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio (formerly SF Bay Area)
Posts: 1,481
Oh well, that's a pretty cheap lesson learned. It's not like the A 50/2.0 is all that rare or expensive (though $8 would have been a nice deal).

But if it were an A 50/1.2, then I'd give you an earful!
04-28-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
Veteran Member
paperbag846's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,396
IMHO, go for the 50 1.7. You can get the M version for like, 25 bucks. That lens gives the FA 43 a reasonable run for it's money as long as you are willing to colour correct in PP.

04-28-2011, 01:19 PM   #5
Pentaxian
bdery's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,710
My dream is to find a K or A f1,2 somewhere and snag it.

I missed a K 400-500 reflective, like new, by half an hour recently...
04-28-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
stevbike's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newbury, Ontario
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 268
At the $8.00 price tag, I would have jumped at it. There are many people looking for bargins like that as well. The moral of the story, buy it if you gut says to. Otherwise, they disappear fast!!
04-28-2011, 01:46 PM   #7
Inactive Account




Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 16
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by gp1806 Quote
Depends on what Canon, I might have passed on that as well, but not the Pentax.
A Canon EOS. I actually picked up a different one today for $20. It was marked $40 but half off day made it $20. Canon EOS 650, 35-70mm lens, flash, strap, manuals and various blowers/brushes.
04-28-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
Inactive Account




Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 16
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
IMHO, go for the 50 1.7. You can get the M version for like, 25 bucks. That lens gives the FA 43 a reasonable run for it's money as long as you are willing to colour correct in PP.
Oh, I have a variety of 50mm lenses. I have a few 50mm F1.7s. I even have a F 50mm F1.7 that I got on half off day for $10. It was marked $20.

The big Pentax score I missed by a couple of minutes. It was a Tamron camera bag the size of a suit case. I got there in time to see someone else ask to look at it. I discretly hovered over him while he dug through it. There were about 10 lenses in it with a couple of bodies. I saw a F1.2 and a reflex lens. It was $180 and half off day made it $89. I kept trying the Jedi mind trick hoping he would leave it. He didn't. I go to this thrift store a lot. The lady said "You missed a great deal." after he left.

I did hit the F1.4 honey hole last week. A camera case with two bodies, both with a F1.4 lens and a another spare rattling around on the bottom. $50. Now I think I'm one short on having a different Pentax F1.4 for everyday of the week.

04-28-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern England
Posts: 495
QuoteOriginally posted by travfar Quote
Oh, I have a variety of 50mm lenses. I have a few 50mm F1.7s. I even have a F 50mm F1.7 that I got on half off day for $10. It was marked $20...
Then why on Earth would you want to waste money on an inferior (and it is inferior) 50/2? Sounds like you did yourself a favour by saving $8!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
50mm, day, f2.0, k-mount, pentax lens, pentax-a, pentax-a smc 50mm, slr lens, smc, store, thrift
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted - Acquired: SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.7 50mm or SMC Pentax-M 1:1.4 50mm (Aus) Pixley Sold Items 2 08-19-2010 05:56 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC-M 28mm F2.8 and Pentax SMC-A 50mm F1.7 (non func A setting) (US) pxpaulx Sold Items 5 07-23-2010 10:38 PM
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5;SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2;SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm F3. TATA Sold Items 14 06-17-2010 04:05 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top