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02-21-2012, 08:09 AM   #16
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The hoods are getting expensive also:

ASAHI PENTAX SMC 24mm f/2.8 LENS HOOD SHADE | eBay

02-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #17
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Excellent. My LBA last year is working out perfectly. Of course that means I actually have to sell...
02-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #18
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Lol,...two years ago everyone was crying that Pentax needed to expand their market presence so that the brand wouldn't disappear. Well, they went ahead and introduced newer gear hopefully creating a larger market for used lenses and everyone is crying that prices for used are going up.
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The hoods are getting expensive also: ASAHI PENTAX SMC 24mm f/2.8 LENS HOOD SHADE | eBay
Crazy... I've got the lens hood WITH the original leather case in excellent condition... must be worth thousands of dollar ;-)

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My favorite 'buy it now' auction: The F 3.5-4.5 35-70 mm for 200 /270 $ ...
A 'real bargain'
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QuoteOriginally posted by vrrattko Quote
A 'real bargain'
At that price I have a pristine copy, including box and papers, that I can sell. I'll even attach a perfect SF1n to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VaSA Quote
The hoods are getting expensive also:

ASAHI PENTAX SMC 24mm f/2.8 LENS HOOD SHADE | eBay
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Crazy... I've got the lens hood WITH the original leather case in excellent condition... must be worth thousands of dollar ;-)
Well that one is a pretty tough hood. Not worth $85, but certainly not easy to get. In fact the 52mm hoods are all getting difficult.
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I also been watching the buyers of certain lens etc ... seems that quite a few people also been buying up the market just to PUT them back onto Ebay with a huge mark up in the Buy It Now section. Its sad day for Ebay and us bargain hunters when any good used dealer of camera gear is 20-50% cheaper. I also seen a lot go from BH used to Ebay and get marked up 50%. Lets just say as far as things being picked up and re-sold on Ebay I try and keep a serial number database just to prove this... Yea, I have TOOOO much times on my hands (and I am cheap!!) and its shocking and sad to see this. ANY good Takumar should be being used, not just sitting for 800.00 in some BIN overpriced Abomination. just my 2C

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
In fact the 52mm hoods are all getting difficult.
That may be a problem for collectors.

Photographers, on the other hand,
can just get metal Nikon hoods,
or (my own preference) generic rubber hoods.
That's what's on my 24/2.8.
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But I like the idea of using origanl design metal hoods with my Taks. I have now got hoods that work on all the teles down to 50mm and the 20mm. Still missing a couple for the intermediate wide angles.
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But I like the idea of using origanl design metal hoods with my Taks. I have now got hoods that work on all the teles down to 50mm and the 20mm. Still missing a couple for the intermediate wide angles.
It's still a problem for collectors since you don't have a FF camera (possibly film though). I have a 49mm takumar telephoto hood (135/150/200) that I use for any lens longer than 35mm. It's pretty likely that you could mix and match and cover most lenses without vignetting.

There is something special about the original lens hoods even if they don't match up to the original lens. I just do not like the look of the rubber lens hoods even if they do function relatively well. New generic screw in metal lens hoods are alright though (but not special).
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QuoteOriginally posted by abacus07 Quote
There is something special about the original lens hoods even if they don't match up to the original lens.
That varies from lens to lens.

The M100/2.8 I bought new back in the Bronze Age
came with a plastic hood held by little metal clips.
Very fiddly and flimsy.
Pretty soon, one of the metal clips fell off.

QuoteOriginally posted by abacus07 Quote
I just do not like the look of the rubber lens hoods even if they do function relatively well.
There's a broad spectrum from collector to photographer,
so form versus function will be judged differently
depending on where you place yourself.

For me, "Handsome is as handsome does."

The rubber hoods can stay on the lens,
fold away for storage,
and flip out quickly when you need them.

You can bend them a bit by hand
to mask oblique incoming flare rays.

And they're great for photographing through glass
(like an aquarium or a window),
since you can make the hood give a tight fit all round
up against the glass, regardless of the angle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Davidw0815 Quote
My favorite 'buy it now' auction: The F 3.5-4.5 35-70 mm for 200 /270 $ ...
hilarious....nobody could have LBA this bad???
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QuoteOriginally posted by Davidw0815 Quote
I think gaps in the Pentax prime line-up also drive prices up. If there were an affordable DA 28 mm or DA 135 mm prime options the prices of this F/FA lenses would be much lower. Besides that, some Pentax lenses have a legendary reputation and all the raving reviews don't help either...



My favorite 'buy it now' auction: The F 3.5-4.5 35-70 mm for 200 /270 $ ...
Nah, just shows that there are stupid people out there willing to buy without researching properly and also those willing to sell at prices that would ordinarily seem like robbery. I could not in good conscience sell an optically inferior low end plastic p.o.s like that for that money and sleep easily at night.
I do recall getting slammed a bit for rating Takumar 85s as 8s a few years back because I could not justify a 9 or 10 at the money people were asking for them. Besides, a 77 Limited blows them away :-)
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I do recall getting slammed a bit for rating Takumar 85s as 8s a few years back because I could not justify a 9 or 10 at the money people were asking for them. Besides, a 77 Limited blows them away :-)
Heh, you certainly jumped on somebodys toe with that tak85 rating ....no, im just kidding. I consider rating of 8 to be pretty decent for a lens that is more than 30 years old...
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