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06-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Fair price for Pentax 50-135mm lens

Hello, I have the chance to buy a 2nd hand but used only a handful of times Pentax 50-135. It is described by seller as in "mint condition".The price is 600. Under warranty until November. It can be collected so the condition can be verified before price is paid. Any thoughts on whether this is a reasonable amount to pay would be appreciated, thanks

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Search the Sold archives in the marketplace to be sure.
06-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Not a bad price, but not amazing in my opinion. I'd look to offer 550 for it.

To put it in perspective: Pentax SMC DA* 50 mm - 135 mm F/2.8 Lens 0027075129276 | eBay

However, I hired this lens from SRS for a 2 week holiday, and it was absolutely fantastic. Easily the best zoom lens I've ever used, and better than a lot of primes!
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I got mine brand new for under 600 a while back with an eBay voucher

But a quick check shows you can get them new for 700 on eBay now, and you'll have a full warranty and peace of mind. It's up to you whether that's worth 100. Personally I'd buy new.

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You likely won't have a warranty on used equipment, and this is a lens that may benefit from one.
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Thanks for your input everyone, much appreciated

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