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03-31-2012, 03:15 PM   #61
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Just out of interest, I've just posted a bit on this lens which I used quite recently.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-clubs/32801-club-post1886879.html#post1886879

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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Some of the rise in lens prices can be blamed on sites like this one, which propagate information about Pentax lenses. All those posters who wax enthusiastic about this or that vintage lens drive up demand, and hence price. After all, we're not seeing prices rising on the M 50/2 or M 28/2.8, because, while those lenses have their partisans, they have also have their detractors. But prices are being pushed up on lenses that are almost universally praised, such as the K 35/3.5 and the A 35-105/3.5. A year and a half ago a K 35/3.5 sold for $180 on ebay, which is about the price of a brand new DA 35/2.4! The K 35/3.5 receives a rating of 9.72 over at the PF review section, one of the highest ratings for a non-speciality, non-star manual focus prime lens. I suspect the high rating had something to do with that price.
Keep in mind how many M 50/2 and A 50/2 lenses were made in comparison to lenses like theK 15/3.5, K 28/2 and A* 135mm/1.8 etc. Also take into account the manufacturing costs of some of these. That still plays a part in current pricing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Were the Tak's sharper lenses?
This can get a cyber fist fight started on which ones are the sharpest. Just coming to a consensus on the various 50/1.4 will get it going.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
This can get a cyber fist fight started on which ones are the sharpest. Just coming to a consensus on the various 50/1.4 will get it going.
Should I break out the beer and popcorn yet?

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