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12-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #1
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Awful! 43mm f/1.9 limited silver. Just Awful

Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens 20170 B&H Oh no I didn't know that even silver ones are priced like the black ones. I bought mine for like 800 bucks new in a japanese site and here it is in B&H for just a mere $584.95. If there is a silver edition of the 77mm and the 31mm from B&H then I would gladly buy them. Wishful thinking here now. But I could have saved 250 bucks at least! T__T anyone knows anything about this? Because I'm pretty sure I've checked BH before and have not come across this one being "in stock".

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They go pretty quickly when B&H have them. I missed out on getting one there a while ago, but bought a very good one from a Forum member instead of waiting.

Edit: It's a great lens, so the compensating factor is the pictures you'll get from it. It's the old story about the quality being appreciated long after the price is forgotten.
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Thought the silver had not been in production for several years? Was B&H selling new "old stock" or something? I have the 31, 43 and 77 in silver MIJ first versions that I paid premium for upon initial release. What cost? That was several years ago and any pains of purchase are long gone and replaced by the pleasure of use!
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And now it's gone again.

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Ah yeah VisualDarkness, it's just like a dream.
I hope they stock the 77 and 31, I'll be the first one to buy those from them if ever.
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silver vs black

Is there any difference in image quality or is it just the paint?
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For what I've been reading since I became an avid fan there's none. It's just the feeling and the look you get for having a camera (K-5 silver) + the lens that is different among the lot you take excellent photos and you look d*mn look good carrying it.

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