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05-25-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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Bad case of LBA & I can't sleep!

It's past 3 a.m. & I'm still up I have a good chance of purchasing 2 Limited lenses, one FA 43mm & Da 70mm, both in like-new condition off C-list. My utimate goal(given my finances), is to complete a trio or so of compact lenses for easy go anywhere/anytime gear. As I already have a DA 40mm, I was inclined just to get the DA 70mm. I have heard so much about the rendering qualities of the FA 43mm & it's very tempting to get both if the seller will work with me in terms of giving me a price break if I decide to get the 2 lenses. Otherwise, I will settle with just the 70mm & continue to lust after the 43mm. What's the best price I can offer for each & possibly both? Need to go back to bed & might find some loose coins under the pillow! Thanks!:ugh:

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I have the 43 and it is my most used lens. My brother-in-law has the DA70 and he loves it.

I think that $550 is a good price for a FA43 in good condition and $450 for a DA70.

You might offer $900 for both and see how you go.
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$450 for the 43mm also, as B&H is selling it for $569 new.
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You have the DA 40 and want the 43 and looking for loose coins? Here is one thing you can do for your LBA, but it is not what you are looking for:ugh:. [And it won't work for everyone]:

Sit in a quiet place and imagine the future a million years from now and think to yourself:

" A million years from now, what will still be remaining here on earth of my fears, wishes, dreams or even my existence?"

Still important to go ahead?

Best of Luck!

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QuoteOriginally posted by raymeedc Quote
$450 for the 43mm also, as B&H is selling it for $569 new.
My mistake. Have they lowered the price recently?

In that case offer $800 for the 2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by heasley Quote
My mistake. Have they lowered the price recently?

In that case offer $800 for the 2.
Yes, I just picked one up a few days ago. On their site, as of today at least, it appears as if the lens is selling for a little less than $800, but when you add it to your cart, they inform you that the price is only $569.
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You have the DA 40 and want the 43 and looking for loose coins
I know, I know my LBA is out of control. Trying to find a good reason to balance my needs vs wants. I'm happy with my DA 40mm. It's just the opportunity is there to experience the beauty of the FA 43mm

QuoteOriginally posted by heasley Quote
In that case offer $800 for the 2.
Sounds reasonable to me.



QuoteOriginally posted by heasley Quote
I have the 43 and it is my most used lens. My brother-in-law has the DA70 and he loves it
Curious as to how it compares to my DA 40mm. I'm eyeing the DA 70mm to add company to it.

QuoteOriginally posted by raymeedc Quote
$450 for the 43mm also, as B&H is selling it for $569 new.
The seller priced it at $600 something, emphasizing the MIJ importance as opposed to the newer versions that are Made in Vietnam. Not sure if it's worth paying the extra premium just because it's MIJ.
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Made in Vietnam or Assembly in Vietnam ??

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Made in Vietnam or Assembly in Vietnam ??
My bad. I meant, Assembled in Vietnam
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stib101 Quote
I know, I know my LBA is out of control. Trying to find a good reason to balance my needs vs wants. I'm happy with my DA 40mm. It's just the opportunity is there to experience the beauty of the FA 43mm


I did the same thing, & probably for similar reasons. I value the 40mm for it's extreme portability, the 43mm for it's 'Pixie Dust"..... that's enough of a difference to me (& probably any true Pentaxian with even a hint of a case of LBS) to justify owning both, IMHO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by heasley Quote
My mistake. Have they lowered the price recently?
No, that's been their in-cart price for quite some time. They're the only online retailer that didn't jack up the FA Ltds. a month or so ago. Makes them aces in my book.
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