Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
Junior Member

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 30
A 15/3.5. how much is it worth?

Kind of short on money recently. So I'm wondering how much I could get for selling one mint/excellent copy (with caps, without original case). It's a SMC-A version so no aspherical element.

I see some listings on Ebay for 2000usd but there no way Pentax users are going to dig that. not without full frame digital.....

05-23-2011, 01:07 AM   #2
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Check the COMPLETED LISTINGS on eBay to see what people actually did (and didn't!) pay.
Then check KEH and other major lens dealers. Send them inquiries. See what they'll offer.
05-23-2011, 01:27 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Chex's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The 'Stoke, British Columbia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,700
for the average shooter, I can't see it being worth even as much as a DA 15 ltd... I mean who would spend more for bigger, no AF, not as well coated, used, no warranty etc.. other than a collector.
05-23-2011, 03:58 AM   #4
Senior Member
CarbonR's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Posts: 221
AF on wide angle lenses such a 15mm is just a commercial thing. But the 15/3.5 can be used on a film camera... For a minty A, I would say something in the $900-$1300 range on regular auction on ebay

05-23-2011, 05:35 AM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Liverpool, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 12,894
KEH would give you ~$620 so figure at least twice that.
05-23-2011, 08:18 AM   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
gofour3's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,379
Check out this lens price database for recent selling prices:$db/index.htm

Prices for the A15/3.5 range from $685 to $1330.00 depending on condition.

05-23-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 518
For the 'A' version...I'd say $1000 isn't out of the question. I had the Non-A, non-Asp. version I recently traded even up for a 77 limited which I thought was a fair swap.

I thought this was a fantastic lens, almost zero distortion, great color and contrast. A little prone to flare due to it's gigantic front element and lack of coatings. Still...for the collector a must have lens.

In the end, it really comes down to the condition, how fast you want to sell it, and who's looking to buy such a beast at the time you're selling.
05-24-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: May 2010
Location: melbourne
Posts: 934
I have the Aspheric M42 version....I bought it complete with both caps AND its original takumar case (seems to be rare....can't work out why VERY few have the case). It is in lovely condition, bought it from this forum...paid $1500 delivered to my door......maybe a bit dearer than some, but it's unmarked, and unlike many.....has its case.
Cheers, Pickles.

06-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #9
Junior Member

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 30
Original Poster
Thanks for your input guys. I listed it the lens on marketplace for a "modest" tag of $1000

  • 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!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax SDM lenses, how much they are really worth or are they worth it? Pentaxor Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 20 01-17-2015 11:32 PM
How much is it worth? chains1240 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 03-22-2010 03:38 PM
Is DA really worth the $$$??? jboyde Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 12-04-2009 10:30 PM
Worth $60? LMRacing Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 16 08-13-2009 07:42 PM
Is it worth it? flockofbirds Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 31 08-12-2009 02:54 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:37 PM. | See also:, 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?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]