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12-03-2011, 08:26 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Advice on price of an FA 250-600mm

At an estate sale about an hour ago I ran into a Pentax F 250-600mm. I see the spot for the review in the lens review area here but can not find a cost for this lens anywhere. The one that's for sale from the estate is $175.00 and has a really nice carrying case. The lens looks like it has never been used. This thing is a Huge" lens and I am not sure if it worth purchasing. Any thoughts or recommendations would be most appreciated.

This lens is an F not an FA sorry about the error

12-03-2011, 08:29 AM   #2
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Are you sure there wasn't and extra zero at the end? Even if there was it would be a great price. Sprint back to that sale and hope no one else saw it.
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On my way it's about 1/4 mile away.
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If it is $175 I will hate you forever

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Buy it and I'll pay you double the price to send it my way.
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I think they go for around US$15,000 now ? Maybe that was US$17,500 not US$175.00
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That 1/4 mile is taking forever.....!!
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Bought it. Offered them $150.00 they threw in an old wooden Kodak Tripod with the deal for $170.00. Whats this behemoth lens worth ? Just mounted it on my k7 and it works just fine. The glass looks good but there's a slight amount of dust particles inside.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
I think they go for around US$15,000 now ? Maybe that was US$17,500 not US$175.00
Come on ??? Are you serious?
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I haven't seen any of the F series sell before, but the FA 250-600 might give you a better indication on worth. I've seen the FAs go for $7,000-9,000.

I'd keep it if I were you and enjoy a wonderful lens. Or sell it to me...
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lol bargain of the century ?
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Wow. Just wow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pento57mm Quote
Come on ??? Are you serious?
A guy in the UK paid GBP10,000 for one not too long ago I believe. Post some pics of the condition.
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lucky bastard
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Maybe you should have played the lottery today. You are walking around seriously lucky.
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