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09-22-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Used A 50mm 1.2 for $175.00 on craigslist

Found this ad on Craiglists in my area.

I have a Pentax Camera, comes with all 50MM lenses and original manual and Operating Guide and Warranty Card. Has batteries and cords with it. Also comes with a Camera Case to carry it.



Pentax Camera Model Number - P3n, Has a SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm lense and Standard Fit Lense.


Very Cool Camera, Takes Amazing Pictures, Works Great !!!




Sounds like a good deal. Should I buy it?
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that's actually the f/2 version, note how it says 1:2 rather than 1:1.2
as for being a good deal, im pretty sure you can find it for cheaper off ebay
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QuoteOriginally posted by SashasMom Quote
Sounds like a good deal. Should I buy it?
Don't buy it. It's actually a pretty bad deal as it's an A50/2 for sale (as stated in the ad), not the much more valuable A50/1.2.

A used P3n and A50/2 is worth between $25 and $50 (IMO).
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I see several have beaten me to this -- 'A word of warning: your subject says "1.2," but the description says "1:2," which is f/2.'


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That would be a sweet deal, a real 50/ 1.2 would cost more like twice or triple than that.

If that's is your budget, i would say try a used DA 35mm 2.4 or the M or A 50mm's 1.4 or 1.7
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QuoteOriginally posted by taiweitai Quote
That would be a sweet deal, a real 50/ 1.2 would cost more like twice or triple than that.

If that's is your budget, i would say try a used DA 35mm 2.4 or the M or A 50mm's 1.4 or 1.7
yup. sweet deal indeed. I'm having a lot of fun using it right now.
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I have an A 50 f/1.2 - Absolutely recommended. I was lucky and got mine for 250. it has a dinted filter thread but otherwise perfect condition. I also have an A 50 f/1.4 and while the 1.4 is a stunning lens the 1.2 has something special you cannot get from the 1.4. or indeed anything else I've tried. The 1.2 has a beautiful creamy almost vintage feel to it @ 1.2
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As everyone else has noted this is likely not an f/1.2 but the less valuable f/2.0 That means that $50 for that setup would be a fair price. Maybe $75 if it is really good condition.

Of course it says "lenses" so you might want to check and see what they mean by that. If it has additional lenses with it then you would have to see what they were worth.

Sadly, the camera itself is essentially worthless, the lens are where the value is. If you want a 35mm Pentax film camera they are on ebay all the time for next to nothing. Most of the time the outfit is bought for the lenses and then the camera body re-sold for whatever.

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