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01-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Is this a good price for the Pentax F 50mm f/1.7

I"m in the market for a new 50mm lens to replace the older manual M50mm f1.7 that I have. I saw this on an auction site where there are a few listed all with in this price range. I hope this link shows up but if it doesn't there are asking $239 for it. Here is the link Pentax Pentax-F F 50mm f/1.7 AF dast and sharp for K-7 K-5 K-r K-x | eBay

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The average price is closer to 200, but I wouldn't call $239 unreasonable, especially considering that the 50mm FA is retailing for $360.

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Take a look at KEH, they have a couple for less and they have good return policies.

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Second the recommendation for KEH. Add to that the fact that they are VERY conservative in their grading of lenses and you can walk away with a real bargain.

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+3 for KEH. I've bought several lens from them. Bought a Pentax M 100mm f4 Macro last month for less than 100 bucks. It was listed as bargain grade, but looks more like excellent. Just got a Vivitar 28-85 f2.8 listed as bargain for 20 bucks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by demp10 Quote
Take a look at KEH, they have a couple for less and they have good return policies.
QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Second the recommendation for KEH. Add to that the fact that they are VERY conservative in their grading of lenses and you can walk away with a real bargain.
QuoteOriginally posted by bluestringer Quote
+3 for KEH.
Make that +4 for KEH. I'd personally buy one from KEH before I spent $239 on eBay.

As stated above, their return policy is excellent, their grading is conservative and although their prices aren't always super bargains, they're usually fair (and sometimes even pretty decent).

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+5 for KEH. Agree with all previous posts which were 'spot on'.
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+6 for KEH. I have never bought from them, but I have sold to them and I know how conservative they are with their grading.

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Ok I get it I'm going to check out this KEH website. I'll let you all know what i find. Thanks a bunch.
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